Versatile actress Sharmila Tagore will be honoured with the Excellence in Cinema India Award at the 19th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival at New Delhi.
The actress and former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) head will receive the honour at the opening ceremony of the festival, run by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), on October 12.
It feels very good. It is a peer group that has given me this award, so it feels very good and nice,” Sharmila told on phone from Mumbai.
72 years old this actress, made her acting debut at the age of 13 with Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar”. The film was released on May 1, 1959. After that she has given many superhit movies.
She continued her acting career even after her marriage to Indian cricketing legend Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She has three children — son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan. Soha and Saif both are popular in Bollywood film industry.