Actor Mohanlal received India’s third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.
Other than Mohanlal actor-choreographer-director Prabhudeva and musician Shankar Mahadevan were among those who received their Padma Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi today.
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, star of acclaimed films such as ‘Iruvar’, ‘Vanaprastham’ and ‘Bharatham’, received the Padma Bhushan, Indian's third-highest civilian award.
Mohanlal has been in films made in several Southern languages as well as Hindi projects such as ‘Company’.
Mohanlal has won five National Awards for his work in the films ‘Kireedam’, ‘Bharatham’, ‘Vanaprastham’, ‘Janatha Garage’ and ‘Pulimurugan’.
"It's a great honour. It's a great achievement as an individual, as an actor. It's my 41st year in the film industry so I'm giving all the credit to my colleagues, my family and those who supported me in this beautiful journey”, Mohanlal said after receiving his Padma Bhushan, reports news agency ANI.
Prabhudeva and Shankar Mahadevan received Padma Shri for their excellence in film and media industry from President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi today.