Padma Awards: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan, Pullela Gopichand, others receive honourshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/padma-awards-vidya-balan-kamal-haasan-pullela-gopichand-others-receive-honours/

Padma Awards: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan, Pullela Gopichand, others receive honours

Vidya Balan was presented the Padma Shri awards, while Kamal Haasan was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan received Padma Shri award from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today (March 31).
The actress was thrilled to receive the honour, “I’m thrilled. I’m overjoyed. I’m overwhelmed. I’m honoured. I’m humbled…! I’m running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude,” she said dedicating her award to her family. (PTI)

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan, who received the Padma Bhushan award, looked handsome as ever as he went up to receive his award. (PTI)

“Proud to be an Indian. India is a country with great talents in various many fields. While legions await to be honoured, I am honoured that I have been chosen for Padma Bhushan by my government,” said the proud actor. (PTI)

The National-awarding winning actress has been honoured for her immense contribution to Indian cinema with her performances in films like 'Kahaani’, ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’. (PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri award to squash player Dipika Rebecca Pallikal during Padma Awards 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (PTI)

Vidya Balan looked lovely in a bright yellow sari with stunning gold jewellery. (PTI)

Vidya will next be seen in Samar Shaikh’s 'Bobby Jasoos', where she will play a female detective. (PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri award to prominent community leader of the Ladakh, Tashi Tondup. (PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri award to Sekhar Basu, Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC). (PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri award to Dr Balram Bhargava, Prof of Cardiology Cardio. Thoracic Center, AIIMS. (PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan award to Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I Rudolph, professors of political science from the University of Chicago. (PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan award to Tamil poet and lyricist, Vairamuthu. (PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan award to former Indian badminton player Pullela Gopichand. (PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan award to Vijayendra Nath Kaul , Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) from 2002 to 2008. (PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee along with Padma Awardees 2014 poses for a group photo at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (PTI)