Padma Shri Awards 2023 was conferred on April 5th in New Delhi by President Droupadi Murmu. Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon was honored with the fourth-highest civilian award. Oscar 2023 winner music composer MM Keeravani also received the prestigious honor. Both received the title from the entertainment industry during a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. During the presentation ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were also in attendance. Also Read – Filmfare Awards 2023: Salman Khan praises new actors; ‘I don’t want anything, younger generations should win the awards’ [Watch Video]
Raveena Tandon and MM Keeravani received the civilian award Padma Shri from President Droupadi Murmu. The actress garnered appreciation for her performance in Yash starrer KGF 2 which became a pan-India blockbuster hit. She is serving the industry since 1991 after her debut film Patthar Ke Phool and has emerged as an a-lister with films like Mohra, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Andaaz Apna Apna, Dhule Raja, and others. Also Read – Urvashi Rautela reacts to the ‘Thank God Urvashi is not here’ placard after Rishabh Pant’s recent appearance at a match

Music composer MM Keeravani has become a sensation for composing the popular track Naatu Naatu from blockbuster RRR. He has received several accolades for the energetic track number from SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus period drama. Lately, the composer bagged most coveted Oscars 2023 for Naatu Naatu in the best original song category. Now he has been honored with the fourth highest civilian award – Padma Shri. Also Read – Did Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan have an argument at NMACC event; netizens call Pathaan star a ‘jealous man’ after video goes viral

A total of 106 Padma Awards across different categories were announced by the Central government in early January. The categories were art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, and more. From the entertainment industry, apart from Raveena Tandon and MM Keeravani others to have been awarded Padma Shri were tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, and singer Vani Jairam.
Raveena Tandon attended the awards show with her family, and children Sasha and Ranbir were seen by her side. RRR director SS Rajamouli came to support his cousin brother MM Keeravani. Photos from the event went viral and people across the nation are congratulating the two for their honor.

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