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‘I am honored and humbled by the Padma Shri samman. Would like to thank all my well wishers for their continuous support and faith in me,’ Sridevi wrote on her micro blogging site.
Sridevi has charmed her fans with her performance in several films like SADMA, NAGINA, MR. INDIA, CHANDNI AND CHAALBAAZ.
In 2012, she successfully returned to films after a 15-year hiatus with ENGLISH VINGLISH. The film was declared a hit in India and overseas.
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India’s highest civilian awards were announced by the government on Friday on various fields with the President approving the conferment of 108 Padma Awards that feature this year names like cricketer Rahul Dravid, fashion designer Ritu Kumar and Bollywood performers like Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and late superstar Rajesh Khanna.
The awards this year comprise four Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri Awards. At total of 24 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons in the category of Foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and Posthumous awardees.