Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman, heartthrobs and superstars of the sixties, will be the recipients of the "Outstanding Contribution to the Motion Picture Industry of India" Awards at the eighth annual Bollywood Movie Awards in Trinidad (Centre of Excellence) to be held on the 10th of June 2006.
The Bollywood Awards is organized to honor the movie artists from India for the best performances during the prior year. Over 270 million people in over 90 countries around the globe will witness the much awaited annual event on television.
Rajesh Khanna, heart-throb and superstar of the sixties, with his handsome looks, cute smile, naughty eyes caused mass hysteria with the women and his hit films such as Aradhna, Do Raaste, Safar, Sacha Jhutha, Kati Patang, Anand, Amar Prem, Bawarchi, Namak Haram, Andaaz, Daag, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehbooba won him critical acclaim. He broke the hearts of millions of women by marrying Dimple Kapadia. Although the marriage did not last, the union produced two talented actresses, both of whom have participated in the Bollywood Awards previously, Twinkle and Rinki Khanna.
Zeenat Aman, one of the sexiest sirens to hit the big screen, revolutionized Indian cinema by bringing an element of sensuality into Indian Cinema never seen before. A former Miss India, Zeenat`s talent was tapped in films such as Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Roti Kapda, Aur Makan, Dharam Veer, Don, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Qurbani and Kalabaaz. Zeenat has recently been seen making many television and theater appearances and her influence is evident every time one watches a Hindi movie with an actress doing a modern and contemporary role.
The distinguished Bollywood Group of Companies has played host to hundreds of members of the Indian film Industry, business tycoons, socialites, as well as mainstream American personalities such as Michael Jackson, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone,Steven Seagal, Tyra Banks, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jean Claude Vandamme,Gerry Hall, Ismail Merchant, Shekhar Kapur,David Hasselhoff, Late Senator Patrick Moynihan (Former U.S. Ambassador to India), Congressman B. Gillman â€“just to name a few. Bollywood stars from Shah Rukh Khan to Aishwarya Rai (Miss World) have performed at the Bollywood Awards.
The most extensive and elaborate preparations are under way to make the Bollywood Awards night a spectacular and dazzling event, which will outshine even the movie spectaculars. No effort will be spared to make this event both different and memorable.
India's leading stars who will perform at the Bollywood Awards: Akshay Kumar, Dino Morea, Urmila Matondkar, Karisma Kapoor, Gulshan Grover,Chunky Panday, Kunal Ganjawala, Alisha Chinoy,Sukhwinder Singh,Amir Jamal, Anuradha Sriram, Tanaz Currim, Indar Kanhai, and Ravi Bissambhir.