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National Award: “This is History”



Rajinikanth with son-in-law Dhanush. (Image courtesy: aishwarya_r_dhanush)


  • Rajinikanth, Dhanush holding their awards in the first picture
  • The second shows the stars happily posing with a “proud” Aishwarya
  • Rajinikanth received his Dadasaheb Phalke Award this morning

New Delhi:

On Monday, Rajinikanth received his Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 67th National Film Awards, where his son-in-law and actor-filmmaker Dhanush won the Best Actor award and created a flutter on the internet. This is the first time that Rajinikanth and Dhanush received their respective coveted awards at the same event and it would not be wrong to call it “history”. On Monday evening, Rajinikanth’s daughter and Dhanush’s wife, director-singer Aishwarya posted two pictures of the actors and wrote: “They are mine… and this is history #prouddot #proudwife.” The first picture shows Rajinikanth and Dhanush holding their respective awards, while the second picture shows the stars happily posing with a “proud” Aishwarya.

Check out Aishwarya’s post here:

Rajinikanth received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today. He dedicated it to his old bus driver friend, the late filmmaker K Balachander, who directed Rajinikanth’s debut film Apoorva Ragangal, his brother Satyanarayana Rao and his “directors, producers, theater owners, technicians and fans”.

Here’s a picture of Rajinikanth from the 67th National Awards:


Rajinikanth received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. (courtesy: Doordarshan)

Dhanush received the Best Actor Award for his performance Asurni. He shared the award with Manoj Bajpayee, who won it Bhonsle.

Dhanush also posted a photo of his award on Twitter and dedicated it to his fans. “To my fans,” he wrote with a heart symbol.

Take a look at the picture of Dhanush receiving the National Award this morning:


Dhanush got the award Asurni. (courtesy: Doordarshan)

Dhanush now has four National Awards to his name.

Earlier on Monday, Aishwarya shared a picture with her son Yatra from their hotel in Delhi and wrote: “Swag son ever! #yathradhanush. The love of my life! #delhitimes.”

Rajinikanth’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award and National Awards were announced earlier this year. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presented the awards to the awardees. Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress Award Manikarnika (2019) and panga (2020).


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