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Padma Shri Awards 2020: Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar And Other Celebs To Be Conferred

Filmmakers Karan Johar And Ekta Kapoor And Actor Kangana Ranaut Have Been Awarded The Padma Shri.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 25 Jan 2020, 11:29:08 PM
Padma Shri Awards

Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar conferred Padma Shri. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Filmmakers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor and actor Kangana Ranaut have been awarded the Padma Shri, officials said on Saturday. Singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, as well as veteran TV actor Sarita Joshi have also been conferred with the fourth highest civilian award of the country.

Kangana, who made her debut in movies in 2006 with Gangster, is regarded as one of the most successful female artistes of this generation. After a series of films with Mahesh Bhatt's banner, Ranaut found success with Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion, for which she won her first National Film Award in 2009. She went on to win two back-to-back National Film Awards for her performances in Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). Kangana's latest release is Panga.

Talking being honoured with Padma Shri, Kangana Ranaut said, "I'm humbled and I’m honoured. I thank my country for this recognition and I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter... to every mother... and to the dreams of women who will shape the future of our country."

Sharing his excitement, Karan Johar wrote on Twitter, ''It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion... The PadmaShri. Such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream everyday, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me. #blessed.''

Son of veteran Bollywood producer late Yash Johar, Karan started his career as a director in Hindi cinema with the 1998 hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The 47-year-old, who runs Dharma Productions, went on to direct several commercial blockbusters in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), My Name Is Khan (2010), Student of the Year (2012) and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil among others.

Ekta, who started her showbiz journey with soap operas, most notably Kyunki Saas Bhi Bahu Thi, is the daughter of veteran actor Jeetendra. She launched her banner Balaji Telefilms in 1994 and backed many popular TV shows, eventually branching out into movie production.

Ekta, 44, has produced films such as  Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, The Dirty Picture, Udta Punjab and Veere Di Wedding. The producer took to Twitter to thank the fraternity members after she was flooded with congratulatory messages on the social media platform.

Here's the list of other Padma Shri awardees: 

SN Name Field State/Country
24. Guru Shashadhar Acharya Art Jharkhand
25. Dr. Yogi Aeron Medicine Uttarakhand
26. Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal Trade and Industry Delhi
27. Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja Social Work Punjab
28. Kazi Masum Akhtar Literature and Education West Bengal
29. Ms. Gloria Arieira Literature and Education Brazil
30. Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan Sports Maharashtra
31. Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay Medicine Uttar Pradesh
32. Dr. Sushovan Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
33. Dr. Digambar Behera Medicine Chandigarh
34. Dr. Damayanti Beshra Literature and Education Odisha
35. Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji Social Work Maharashtra
36. Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu Social Work Rajasthan
37. Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh
38. Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia Trade and Industry Gujarat
39. Shri Bob Blackman Public Affairs United Kingdom
40. Ms. Indira P. P. Bora Art Assam
41. Shri Madan Singh Chauhan Art Chhattisgarh
42. Ms. Usha Chaumar Social Work Rajasthan
43. Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri Literature and Education Assam
44. Ms.    Lalitha    &    Ms.    Saroja
Chidambaram (Duo)*
Art Tamil Nadu
45. Dr. Vajira Chitrasena Art Sri Lanka
46. Dr. Purushottam Dadheech Art Madhya Pradesh
47. Shri Utsav Charan Das Art Odisha
48. Prof. Indra Dassanayake
Literature and Education Sri Lanka
49. Shri H. M. Desai Literature and Education Gujarat
50. Shri Manohar Devadoss Art Tamil Nadu
51. Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi Sports Manipur
52. Ms. Lia Diskin Social Work Brazil
53. Shri M. P. Ganesh Sports Karnataka
54. Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar Medicine Karnataka
55. Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar Science and Engineering Maharashtra
56. Shri Barry Gardiner Public Affairs United Kingdom
57. Shri Chewang Motup Goba Trade and Industry Ladakh
58. Shri Bharat Goenka Trade and Industry Karnataka
59. Shri Yadla Gopalarao Art Andhra Pradesh
60. Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia Art Odisha
61. Ms. Tulasi Gowda Social Work Karnataka
62. Shri Sujoy K. Guha Science and Engineering Bihar
63. Ms. Harekala Hajabba Social Work Karnataka
64. Shri Enamul Haque Others-Archaeology Bangladesh
65. Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh Art Jharkhand
66. Shri Abdul Jabbar
Social Work Madhya Pradesh
67. Shri Bimal Kumar Jain Social Work Bihar
68. Ms. Meenakshi Jain Literature and Education Delhi
69. Shri Nemnath Jain Trade and Industry Madhya Pradesh
70. Ms. Shanti Jain Art Bihar
71. Shri Sudhir Jain Science and Engineering Gujarat
72. Shri Benichandra Jamatia Literature and Education Tripura
73. Shri  K.  V.  Sampath  Kumar  & Ms.   Vidushi   Jayalakshmi   K.S.
Literature                  and Education-Journalism Karnataka
74. Shri Karan Johar Art Maharashtra
75. Dr. Leela Joshi Medicine Madhya Pradesh
76. Ms. Sarita Joshi Art Maharashtra
77. Shri C. Kamlova Literature and Education Mizoram
78. Dr. Ravi Kannan R. Medicine Assam
79. Ms. Ekta Kapoor Art Maharashtra
80. Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia Art Gujarat
81. Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal Literature and Education Gujarat
82. Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna Medicine Uttar Pradesh
83. Shri Naveen Khanna Science and Engineering Delhi
84. Shri S. P. Kothari Literature and Education USA
85. Shri       V.       K.       Munusamy
Art Puducherry
86. Shri M. K. Kunjol Social Work Kerala
87. Shri Manmohan Mahapatra
Art Odisha
88. Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar Art Rajasthan
89. Shri    Kattungal    Subramaniam
Science and Engineering Kerala
90. Shri Munna Master Art Rajasthan
91. Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh
92. Ms. Binapani Mohanty Literature and Education Odisha
93. Dr. Arunoday Mondal Medicine West Bengal
94. Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee Literature and Education France
95. Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
96. Shri Manilal Nag Art West Bengal
97. Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair Literature and Education Kerala
98. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura
Social Work Afghanistan
99. Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi Literature and Education Jammu               and
100. Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau Literature                  and
101. Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Art Kerala
102. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik Literature and Education USA
103. Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan Literature and Education Assam
104. Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere Others-Agriculture Maharashtra
105. Shri Yogesh Praveen Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
106. Shri Jitu Rai Sports Uttar Pradesh
107. Shri Tarundeep Rai Sports Sikkim
108. Shri S. Ramakrishnan Social Work Tamil Nadu
109. Ms. Rani Rampal Sports Haryana
110. Ms. Kangana Ranaut Art Maharashtra
111. Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
112. Shri Shahbuddin Rathod Literature and Education Gujarat
113. Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat Social Work Uttarakhand
114. Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy Others-Agriculture Telangana
115. Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy Medicine Bihar
116. Shri    Radhammohan    &    Ms.
Sabarmatee (Duo)*
Others-Agriculture Odisha
117. Shri Batakrushna Sahoo Others-Animal
118. Ms. Trinity Saioo Others-Agriculture Meghalaya
119. Shri Adnan Sami Art Maharashtra
120. Shri Vijay Sankeshwar Trade and Industry Karnataka
121. Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma Medicine Assam
122. Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri
alias Sayedbhai
Social Work Maharashtra
123. Shri Mohammed Sharif Social Work Uttar Pradesh
124. Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma Art Bihar
125. Dr. Gurdip Singh Medicine Gujarat
126. Shri Ramjee Singh Social Work Bihar
127. Shri  Vashishtha  Narayan  Singh
Science and Engineering Bihar
128. Shri Daya Prakash Sinha Art Uttar Pradesh
129. Dr. Sandra Desa Souza Medicine Maharashtra
130. Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam Literature and Education Telangana
131. Smt.  Kalee  Shabi  Mahaboob  & Shri   Sheik   Mahaboob   Subani
Art Tamil Nadu
132. Shri Javed Ahmad Tak Social Work Jammu               and
133. Shri Pradeep Thalappil Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
134. Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Literature and Education Arunachal Pradesh
135. Shri Robert Thurman Literature and Education USA
136. Shri Agus Indra Udayana Social Work Indonesia
137. Shri Harish Chandra Verma Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
138. Shri Sundaram Verma Social Work Rajasthan
139. Dr.          Romesh          Tekchand
Trade and Industry USA
140. Shri Suresh Wadkar Art Maharashtra
141. Shri Prem Watsa Trade and Industry Canada

PM Narendra Modi also extended his congratulations to all the winners that included director Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and singer Adnan Sami, among many others. He sent out a tweet that read, "Congratulations to all those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. The awardees include extraordinary individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our society, nation and humanity."

The Padma Shri for this year has been awarded to a total of 118 eminent personalities across fields of art, literature and education, medicine, trade and industry, sports, public affairs, social work and science and engineering.

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First Published : 25 Jan 2020, 09:12:55 PM