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Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Complete list of Padma awardees 2015

Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza are among the Padma awardees this year. Here is a look at this year Padma awardees.

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On the eve of Republic Day, the government has announced the list for the Padma Awards 2016. Eminent personalities from across the fields of sports, entertainment and public service are to be awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards.

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South superstar Rajinikanth, who is almost considered as a God especially when it come to his huge fan following down South, has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan.

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Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar awarded Padma Vibhushan

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Reliance Industries founder late Dhirubhai Ambani awarded Padma Vibhushan

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Former Jammu And Kashmir Governor Jagmohan: Awarded Padma Vibhushan

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Ramoji Rao: Awarded Padma Vibhushan

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Anupam Kher, who has entertained the world with his acts on stage and big screen, has always won over fans with his performances. He has also been named among the Padma Bhushan awardees. On receiving the honour, Anupam Kher said, "It reaffirms my belief that anything can happen if you work hard."

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Saina Nehwal: Awarded Padma Bhushan

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Sania Mirza: Awarded Padma Bhushan

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Another personality from entertainment industry to join the league of Padma Bhushan awardees this year is singer Udit Narayan.

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Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co gets Padma Bhushan

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Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill: Awarded Padma Bhushan

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Actor Ajay Devgn, who has appeared in films like Gangaajal, Zakhm, Singham has also been named as the Padma Shri awardee. The actor will next be seen in 'Shivaay'.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra has been bestowed with the Padma Shri Award. The actress is garnering applause for her performance in American TV show 'Quantico'. She is also named the new brand ambassador of Incredible India along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

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Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam: Awarded Padma Shri