Smt. Lalita Pawar was born on 18th April 1918. She started her film career in the early teens, and enacted the roles of hero- ines up to 1944 with crowning success. Thereafter she has been working as a Character Artist. Smt. Lalita Pawar is a versatile actress and has appeared in nearly 100 pictures from silent days to talkies. Through her performance she sheds luster on the firmament of the film world and her name is legion. For her pre-eminence in film acting and for her life-long service and devotion to its cause, I pray, Sir, that you may be pleased to grant her recognition as Film Actress of the Year, and award to her a brocade Angavastram, a lotus- embossed leaf in gold and a Sanad in token of that recognition.