Over the years, several veteran actors have been awarded for their incredible contribution to the Bollywood industry. They are the ones who entertained and ruled millions of hearts with their onscreen grace and histrionics. Similarly, singer-actor Salma Aagha was recently bestowed upon by Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar award 2014 for serving her fourth generation in Bollywood. Salma’s first film was B.R Chopra’s Nikaah for which she won the Filmfare award and Best Female Playback Award for the Ghazal Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye.
An elated Salma said, “I feel extremely humbled to receive the award. I couldn’t have asked for more. I fell in love with Hindi movies because love seems to exist only in Bollywood.”
Salma’s maternal grandparents are actor Jugal Kishore Mehra and actress Anwari Begum who starred in the first ever made Heer Ranjha (1932). Salma’s mother Nasreen was paired opposite K.L. Saigal in A.K. Kardar’s Shahjahan (1946) and Ek Roz (1947). Now Salma’s daughter Shasha Agha is trying her hand out in Bollywood. She was launched by Yash Raj Films’ Aurangzeb featuring Arjun Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Rishi Kapoor.
The high-profile event was attended by several renowned personalities from Bollywood. The prestigious award was received by several actors, singers, journalists and social activists like singers Udit Narayan, Anup Jalota, actress Divya Dutta, Kavita Kaushik, Ratan Rajput and social activist Pushpa Milind Bhole and many others.