The most popular actor of 90s Shanthi priya has been honored with the Shri Dadasaheb Phalke International Film and Television Award 2022, a prestigious award in the field of show business.
Shanthi priya was presented with the trophy by Oscar Academy member and SMPTE-India Chairman Ujwal Nirgudkar during a star-studded ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mumbai on November 13, 2022.
The actress said she was grateful to receive the prestigious award and thanked the Ministry of Culture for this recognition.
Speak with DH over the phone, the actress said, “It is a great honor for me to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and I am very grateful to receive this recognition as I am coming back to showbiz after a good 10 years.”
“This is the best honor I could have received at this moment and I take this opportunity to thank the jury for the recognition they have given me,” said actress Shanthi.
“This recognition motivates me to work and achieve more in life, and I’m glad that what I get from show business is really beyond anyone’s imagination. I am overwhelmed with work but I make sure that I choose my projects very wisely and carefully,” concluded Shanthi priya.
When asked about her role in the upcoming crime thriller series Dharavi Bankshe said, “I am very excited about my OTT debut and I can promise that this role will appeal to many people. I play a very raw and robust lady who always stands by his brother (played by Suniel Shetty) who is the ‘Thailaivan’ of the Dharavi. The series brilliantly tells the dark secrets of the millions of people who live there.”
Shanthi will be seen essaying the role of Suniel Shetty’s sister Bonamma in the serial which will be streamed on MX Player from November 19. Shanthi will also be seen in Sarojini Naidu’s biopic titled Sarojini Naidu – Unsung Freedom Fighter.
Shanthi, whose stardom was at its peak in the 1990s, started her acting career alongside Akshay Kumar in the film. Saugandh (1990) and received immense love from the audience for her work in films like Phool Aur Angaar (1993), Veerta (1993) and others.