JFF honours Pankaj Kapoor with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award

New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) The ninth edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF) will honour actor and Director, Pankaj Kapoor with the “Icons of Indian Cinema” Award during the closing ceremony of the Mumbai edition on September 30.

Pankaj Kapoor is an Indian theatre, television and film actor.

He began his career with theatre acting until he was offered a role in the film Gandhi (1982).

His most acclaimed films were ‘Raakh’ (1989), ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ (1991) Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Macbeth, ‘Maqbool’ (2003), all three films for which he received National Film Awards.

Some of his other works were Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987), The Blue Umbrella (2005), Dus (2005) and Halla Bol(2007) Pankaj Kapoor has appeared in several television serials but made a mark with Karamchand (1980s) and Office Office(2001). Pankaj Kapoor has also directed several films like Mausam (2011), Mohandas B.A.L.L.B. (1998) and Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013).

The Festival started on June 29 in Delhi before moving on with the journey to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur.

The journey will culminate in Mumbai between September 27-30.

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