Indian actor Jackie Shroff has been honoured at the Palace of Westminster here for his contribution to the promotion of South Asian arts and culture through films.
Leading Labour MP and joint chair of the Indo-British
All-Party Parliamentary Group, Virendra Sharma presented a
plaque to Jackie Shroff at a special ceremony last evening.
Shroff, 56, made his acting debut in Dev Anand's movie,
In 1983 he appeared as the main lead in Subhash Ghai's
movie Hero in which he was paired with Meenakshi Sheshadri
and worked with eminent senior co-stars such as Shammi Kapoor,
Sanjeev Kumar and Amrish Puri.
Since then Jackie Shroff has starred in about 150 movies. He
and Anil kapoor have co-acted in several superhit movies such
as Yudh, Andar Baahar, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Parinda,
1942 A Love Story and Trimurti.
In 1990, he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film
Parinda and in 1995 he won the Filmfare Best supporting
Actor Award for 1942 A Love Story. He also won the Special
Honour Jury Award for Outstanding contribution to Indian
Cinema in 2007.