New Delhi (NVI): The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour actor Rajinikanth with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award, This was announced by Union Information & Broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar here on November 2.
Javadekar said that “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ‘Icon of the Golden Jubilee of IFFI 2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri. S. RajiniKanth”.
Rajinikanth has acted in over 170 films in many languages, including Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bengali. He also had a starring role in the Hollywood production, Blood Stone (1988).
The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016).