Actor Sachin Parikh, of Aamir Khan starrer PK, Paa, Aligarh, Kafilaa among others fame, was felicitated with prestigious Dadasaheb Film Foundation award on Sunday for his noteworthy contribution to all the three important fields of performing arts, viz. stage, film and television. He is also a very popular model and has done several TVCs for leading brands including LIC of India, Tata Sky, Kellogs Cornflakes, Goodknight, Nestle, etc. He was presented this award in the glittering presence of celebrities and dignitaries, at a function held at Celebration Club.
Sachin, who hails from the Gujarati stage world, has been acting in Gujarati as well as Hindi plays for 15 years now. Besides, he is a successful producer in the theatre and his current production Tota Maina Ki Kahani is running successfully all over.
The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award, conferred upon personalities of the glamour world for their notable contribution to their respective fields. This year, Sachin Parikh was selected for the award for his long standing contribution to the Gujarati stage, television as well as film industry. The award was given to Sachin in the presence of political leaders Smita Thackeray and Ramdas Athawale, actors Prem Chopra, Sharman Joshi, Darshan Jariwala, Divya Dutta and many other leading film, TV and stage personalities.
Speaking about the award, a visibly happy Sachin said, “I was pleasantly surprised when I was informed about the award to be given to me. This happened because my work was noticed by jury members, including veteran filmmaker Anees Bazmee, singer Udit Narayan, choreographer Saroj Khan, actor Sudesh Berry, composer Shravan Rathod, among others, who believe in encouraging talents. I feel humbled for being chosen as a recipient of such a renowned award. Also, I believe I would have to work harder not only to live up to everyone’s expectation but also to fulfill dreams of my father, Mahesh Parikh, who was also an inseparable part of the Gujarati stage since 1960, and my mother Devila Parikh. While dedicating this award to my parents, I am also looking forward for challenging roles in forms of performance, be it films in Hindi or Gujarati and other languages, or daily soaps with a really fascinating story and characters, as well as theatre, which is my first love. I thank God, all my fans, my wife and daughter, as well as my friends and well-wishers for being my support system throughout my journey as an actor.”