Life Time Achievement Award for Super Star Rajesh Khann at iffa – 2009

New Delhi: Yesteryear’s superstar Rajesh Khanna will be given the lifetime achievement award at the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau on June 13. Rajesh khanna, who gave super hits like Aradhana, Kati Patang, Anand and Amar Prem, will be felicitated at the award ceremony of the big event, an IIFA press statement said. “Over the years, we have paid tribute to the greats of the Indian film industry, recognising their contribution to cinema. In our 10th year at the IIFA Awards in Macau, we will honour Rajesh Khanna who has undoubtedly defined romance in our films,” Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, Sabbas Joseph said. “He (Rajesh) is considered as the first superstar of Indian cinema who has influenced an entire genre of romantic movies, creating a legendary persona that strikes a chord with the youth, even today.”Joseph added. In the past, IIFA has awarded Bollywood stalwarts like Waheeda Raham, Asha Parekh, Yash Chopra, Dharmendra, Mumtaz and others for their contribution to Indian cinema. Over 500 luminaries from the Indian film industry are expected to watch Rajesh Khanna receive the award. The 10th IIFA Weekend will be held at The Venetian Macau Resort on June 11 to June 13. The three-day event will see a host of Indian celebrities as well as international film personalities including brand ambassador megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family, actors Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapur, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor will be among the star performers at the event.

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Super Star Rajesh Khanna at iffa 2009

Lifetime Achievement Award for Super Star Rajesh Khanna at iffa 2009


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