Ritu Shivpuri bags Dadasaheb Phalke Award for her performance in TV show ’24’



Actress Ritu Shivpuri, who made her smashing debut opposite Govinda in David Dhawan’s laugh-riot Aankhen, had disappeared from the movie scene soon. But the very talented daughter of veteran actor Om Shivpuri makes her comeback on the screen with Anil Kapoor’s “24” season 2.

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The actress made her television debut with the show and essayed the character of Dr Sunny Mehta, a forensic officer at the Anti-Terrorist Unit.

Not only did she garner appreciation from her critics and fans, but Ritu has also been awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2017 (for the achievements of 2016) for Best Debut Actor on Television for 24 Season 2.

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Considered to be the highest ranking award for the Hindi television industry, this award by the Dada Saheb Film Foundation was directed at Ritu for the finesse in her performance and for how strong and pivotal her character was to the show.

The actress shared a picture from the event and wrote, “Tonight to receive best debut at dada saheb phalke awards . Wearing the most beautiful lengha @anamikakhanna and Jewellery @satyanifinejewels.”

Ritu is even now remembered for the popular song ‘O Laal Dupatte Waali’ from the film Aankhen that starred that also had Govinda and Chunky Pandey in the lead roles. The beautiful actress did noted films like ‘Lajja’ and ‘Elaan,’ to name a few.