The Padma Shri Award is the civilian award presented to the individuals who have flourished in their respective fields. It is a dream of almost every Indian to take it home, and our favourite celebrities have succeeded in getting one to their names.
The ‘Shehenshah of Bollywood’, Amitabh Bachchan has had a rising exponential career since he started acting. He has been dedicated to cinema since the last four decades and has a lot to show for his stupendous journey. Having won many Filmfare Awards and also four
National Film Awards
, this man sure knows how to rule the hearts of his millions of fans. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
Taare Zameen Par
', are some of the films which have shown us what Aamir Khan can do with his acting skills at its peaks. He has four National Film awards, has received the Padma Shri in 2003 and also received the Padma Bhushan award 2010.
Shah Rukh Khan
The wealthiest actor in Bollywood, the ‘
’ has charms which can stun even the ominous critics. Having a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, a multi-million dollar cricket team and convener of Red Chillies Entertainment, the proud owner of 14 Filmfare Awards, King Khan has proved us that he has no boundaries. He was awarded with the Padma Shri in 2005 and we wish that many more will be coming his way.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai started her acting career with a Tamilian film ‘
’ in 1997. She is internationally acclaimed for her works in Bollywood as well as in Hollywood. Her performances in movies '
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
', 'Dhoom 2',
' and '
' have rendered us speechless. Her comeback in ‘
’ (2015) and her recent ‘
’ proved that her skills have enhanced over time. She received the Padma Shri in 2009.
Be it action, romance or comedy, this Khiladi knows how to mark his territory just fine. The 'Khiladi' series, '
' and '
' have touched our hearts. He is excellent at performing stunts and knows martial arts. Akshay has the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Windsor. He received the Padma Shri in 2009.
She is known as Bollywood's ‘Desi Girl’ for her blockbuster 'Dostana'. PC won the Miss World pageant in 2000. Her entrance in Hollywood has also increased the number of her followers. She has received 5 Filmfare awards till date and has also received the Padma Shri in 2016. After taking the People's Choice Award home this time, Priyanka is clearly signalling that she has just begun to spread her wings.
Vidya Balan's performances have made us love her more every time we see her on-stage. Some of her exemplary roles include Vidya in ‘
’, Vidya Bagchi in ‘
’ and Reshma in ‘
The Dirty Picture
’. With 5 Filmfare Awards, 1 National Film Award and the Padma Shri Award (2014) to her name, do I need to say more?
8. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn transcended since his very first film "
Phool Aur Kaante
" and he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for the same. His super hit Blockbusters include 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', '
The Legend Of Bhagat Singh
' and '
'. He has received several nominations & acquired various awards. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2016.
Kajol, our favourite Simran, has received numerous accolades for her outstanding work. ‘
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
’, ‘Pyar To Hona Hi Tha’ and ‘
My Name Is Khan
’, are few of her works that add up to a definite watch list.
Also known as the ‘
’ of Bollywood in the past, Madhuri Dixit still continues to stun us with her flawless acts. 'Dil', '
Dil To Pagal Hai
', and 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' are close to the heart of every fan. She has won 6 Filmfare Awards & was nominated for the same 14 times. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2008. All these actors have succeeded in forming a dent in Indian cinema.
Some of the other honourable mentions include ‘
’, who has not received the Padma Shri but he has earned the Padma Bhushan Award & the Padma Vibhushan Award, the higher category of the civilian award.
are some of the others that we love.