Her final role was that of Devki Sabarwal in the thriller Mom - and today, her last performance was honoured at the National Film Awards.
S.S. Rajamouli's record-breaking war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, besides scoring in technical categories such as action direction and special effects.
In 2017, Akshay Kumar had won the Best Actor Award for Rustom.
The award jury is headed by Veteran director Shekhar Kapur and includes other ten members with five regional chairpersons who heads the respective regional panels. He said, the standard of the regional cinema is world-beating.
"Sinjar", made in Jasari language, won the Indira Gandhi award for the best debut film of a director to Pampally. Actress Divya Dutta also won the best supporting actress award for Irada.
Hindi film "Newton", a dark comedy on Indian democracy, was named the best Hindi film and a special mention went to its actor Pankaj Tripathi for his portrayal of a cynical CRPF officer Atma Singh. It was also recognised as the best film in Jasari langauge. "I just heard about it is it true?" Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. I am thankful to the government for recognising my work. It is a dream come true.
"Kaccha Limbu" named best Marathi film, "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum" best Malayalam film, "Mayurakshi" best Bengali film, "Ishu" best Assamese film; "To Let" best Tamil film, "Gazi" best Telugu film, and "DHH" best Gujarati film.
Singer Yesudas won the award for Best Playback Singer Male for Poyi.