Padma Shri awarded to Nirmal Rishi for Punjabi films

Punjabi cinema and theater actress Nirmal Rishi has been conferred Padma Shri this year for her outstanding contribution to the world of Art, solidifying her inseparable connection to Punjab’s vibrant art and culture scene.

She shot to fame with her role as Gulabo Maasi in her debut movie “Long Da Lishkara” (1983). She was also a big hit in recent  films such as “Nikka Zaildar” and its sequel, “Nikka Zaildar 2.”


With an illustrious career spanning six decades in theatre and films, the legendary Nirmal Rishi, 80,  declares that acting is not just a profession but her life’s essence.

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