Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan & Paresh Rawal

This year many a Bollywood celebrity were honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri Awards. We had Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan and Paresh Rawal to name a few of them. The President of India conferred over 127 Padma awards on Sunday, and people from various fields were awarded for their achievements and contributions.

According to sources, National award winning actress Vidya Balan is thrilled at being selected for the Padma Shri, saying it is a matter of “great pride” for her. Dedicating the honour to her family, she said, “I’m thrilled. I’m overjoyed. I’m overwhelmed. I’m honoured. I’m humbled…! I’m running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude.”


Veteran actor Kamal Haasan received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award. The southern superstar expressed his gratitude by saying, “I think it is sheer chance and my good fortune that I have been chosen. I hope that I would live long to do more to deserve this award.” Kamal Haasan had previously received the Padma Shri in 1990.