Actress Anushka Sharma , who is now one of the biggest and most bankable actresses in Bollywood has added another feather in her cap. The actress who has just completed 10 years in Bollywood was honoured with the prestigious Smita Patil memorial award . The award is well deserved as she has many Blockbusters under her belt and several big projects in the pipeline.
The awards are given by Priyadarshini Academy. Anushka was presented the award by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal .
Addressing the media later on Anushka said : “I haven’t really prepared a speech but I am just going to speak from the heart. It’s a great honour for me to have lived and witnessed the work of Smita Patilji. She has been a true inspiration not just to me but many y actresses and many women for the bold, the difficult, fearless choices that she’s made with her work. She managed to be disruptive and not adhere to the norms of the industry where usually the rules are set for the leading ladies by others. So I really appreciate and admire her and needless to say it’s a great honour to receive the Smita Patil Award by the Priyadarshani Academy. Thank you, everybody, thank you to the academy for considering me for this. I also feel like it’s very special because I complete 10 years in the industry today so receiving an award like this in a huge way validates the choices that I have made”.
On her Bollywood journey she remarked : “I don’t come from this industry. I don’t have anyone who could have guided me too much. My parents don’t know anything about the work that I do apart from the films that I do. It really is a huge validation for the sometimes different, sometimes mad choices I have made in my career. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the writers who have written such incredibly amazing roles for me and to the directors who envision me in those roles. I don’t think any actor’s career can be complete without the contribution of these two people in films. And a huge thank you to every supporter all around the world who have supported me and accepted me for who I am, as I am and for encouraging me all along the way. ”
The spontaneous actress has made her mark in Bollywood with films like – Her debut film Rab Ne Bane di Jodi ( 2008) opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) opposite Ranveer Singh , Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif ; PK ( 2014) with Aamir Khan, Dil Dhadakne Do in 2015, Karan johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016 with Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sultan with Salman Khan in 2016, 2018 Sanju where she played a writer.
The 30 – year -old is married to Indian cricket superstar and skipper Virat Kohli. The actress will be soon seen in her forthcoming film Sui Dhaaga- Made In India with Varun Dhawan. She had turned producer with films -NH 10 ( 2015) , Phillauri ( 2017) and Pari ( 2018).