The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 was an evening of glitz and glamour with a galaxy of stars from Bollywood Indian television and music fraternity walking down the red carpet. Organized at St. Andrew’s in Bandra, Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 recognized some of the best performances and talents of 2017.
The awards night was anchored by RJ Anurag Pandey, the evening witnessed live performances by Shayan Italia who played a rendition of National Anthem on the piano followed brilliant dance performance by ABM dance music and soulful singing by Raja Hasan, Avijeet Roy, Rani Hazarika amongst others.
There was a special 3 minute performance by Smile Foundation kids. Organized by Harsh Mehta of HR Entertainment along with actress and producer Poonam Jhawer, Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards
2018 has associated with Smile Foundation the National level development organization as the charity partner to support their initiative of – SHE CAN FLY. The Award also focused on bringing attention to the pay gaps that affect women in the industry. Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards has been powered by Emars Events and VEGO, with Dream catcher being the event partner.
The glittering evening kick-started with the lamp lightening ceremony which was followed by the announcement of winners in different categories.
Since long we are hearing news of many B-town actors being awarded with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Actress Kriti Sanon received the award for outstanding performance in leading role in BAREILY KI BARFI, Actor Ranveer Singh won the Best Actor Peoples choice award for his stellar performance in PADMAVAT.
Actress Simi Garewal was her effervescent self when she walked the stage to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Versatile actor Sanjay Dutt was honored with the award of Pride of Indian Cinema.
Check out the complete list of awardees.
Shahid Kapoor: Best Actor (Male) – PADMAAVAT
Ranveer Singh: Best actor people's choice for PADMAAVAT
Anushka Sharma & Karnesh Sharma: Path breaking producer of the year
Kartik Aryan: Entertainer of the year
Rani Mukerji: Socially Conscious performance of the year – Mr. Sidhaarth Malhotra the director of HICHKI
Rajkummar Rao: Outstanding performance (Male)- NEWTON
Tamannaah Bhatia: Outstanding performance (Female) – BAAHUBALI
Rana Daggubati: Outstanding performance (Male) – BAAHUBALI
Kriti Sanon: Outstanding performance in leading role (Female) – BAREILLY KI BARFI
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: Best director for BAREILLY KI BARFI
Aahana Kumra: Promising face of the year for LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Tusshar Kapoor: Best comic role – GOLMAAL RETURNS
Aditi Rao Haidri: Best Actress – Critics (BHOOMI)
Divya Khosla Kumar: Best performance in a Short film BULBUL
Vaibhav Tatwawaadi: Best Actor (Male) – Marathi
Pooja Sawant: Best Actor (Female) – Marathi
Sanjukta Dutta: Best Fashion Designer of the year
Hina Khan: Entertaining performance in reality show Bigg Boss (Female)
Karan Patel: Best Actor – Television (Male)
Shilpa Shetty: Best reality show judge
Karan Johar: Best talk show host – Koffee with Karan
Manoj Muntashir: Best Lyricist
Hans Raj Hans: Iconic contribution towards music
Sumona Chakraborty: Best comedy – comedy night with Kapil Sharma
Rani Hazarika: Versatile singer
Simi Garewal: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sanjay Dutt: Pride of Indian Cinema
Jaya Misra: Social & Business entrepreneur of the year