Ranveer Singh has been on cloud 9 since the beginning of this year. Not only did the controversial film, Padmaavat, break worldwide box office records, but his role as the menacing Alauddin Khilji was also highly appreciated. The film also became the first ever 300 crore blockbuster in the country this year. Critics have been showering him with praises for his role in the film, describing his performance to be “outstanding” and “path breaking”. His role as Khilji has definitely turned out to be one of the most iconic villainous roles of all time.  Perhaps, that’s why it comes as no surprise to know that Ranveer has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award as the Best Actor this year for Padmaavat.

It goes without saying that the award is prestigious as some of Hindi Cinema’s biggest stars have been recognised with this award in the past for their contribution in the world of movies. The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to Ranveer announcing his award, which read as, “We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the memorable role for the Padmaavat.” Incidentally, Ranveer’s ex-girlfriend, Anushka Sharma will also be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for being an “outstanding” producer.

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This has already turned out to be the third Best Actor Award that Ranveer has received for his stand out performance in Padmaavat. This has been a clean sweep for the actor who’s brilliant performance as the Delhi Sultanate ruler won millions of hearts. The actor is currently recovering from a shoulder injury that he acquired during a football match. Meanwhile, on the professional front, he is busy with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy with Alia Bhatt and will soon start work on Rohit Shetty’s cop film, Simmba.