Nutan to be awarded Meena Kumari Excellance in Acting Award

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Mumbai, July 18 (UNI) Versatile actress Late Nutan has been declared posthumously the recipient of the inaugural 'Meena Kumari award', announced today by the Meena Kumari Fans Club and its chairman Shaandar Amrohi, son of legendary filmmaker Kamal Amrohi.

The club has instituted two awards, one to be presented to a actress of the current era and another to a contemporary of Meena Kumari, a release issued here today said.

The awards will be presented in September, with the leading lady of current generation to be announced later.

Each award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a trophy and a citation, the release said.

One of Hindi cinema's greatest actress Meena Kumari began her acting career at age six as a child star and her first movie was ''Farzand-e-watan'' in the year 1939.

She grew into a very talented actress and enacted a variety of roles in films like ''Parineeta'', ''Sharda'', ''Dil Apna Preet Parayi'' and ''Pakeezah''.

Mr Amrohi said that the award is his way of paying tribute to his parents, according to the release.

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