Bollywood diva Rekha, who has mesmerised audience for over three decades now, will be felicitated for her outstanding
achievement in Indian cinema at the upcoming IIFA Awards 2012.
The 57-year-old actress, who began her journey with Sawan Bhadon
in 1970, has come a long way with films like
, Umrao Jaan
adorning her glittering career spanning 30 years.
Each year, IIFA honours a member of the film fraternity who has made significant contributions to Indian cinema and
this year Rekha will be recognised for her achievements.
"I am extremely humbled to be appreciated... It has been a long journey and hopefully my passion and love for cinema
will continue to reach out to all my fans. I am especially happy to be honoured at a time when the industry celebrates a
centenary of Indian films," said Rekha.
Stalwarts of Indian cinema like VK Murthy and Yash Johar, among others have previously been recipients of this award.
"Over the years, we have paid tribute to the biggest names in the Indian film industry, recognising their
contribution towards cinema. In our 13th year, IIFA is proud to honour India's most loved actress Rekha for her immense
work and contribution to the Indian film industry," said Andre Timmins, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment.
The IIFA Weekend will be hosted in the Lion City of Singapore from the June 7-9.
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