For her outstanding contribution to cinema, actress Asha Kale was felicitated in Kolhapur recently. The actress was awarded the Bhalji Award. The 71-year-old actress has been loved by all in the Marathi film industry. She has been awarded the V Shantaram lifetime achievement award by the State Government of Maharashtra in 2010.
Driven by destiny she transformed from a dancer to a multi talented actress. Known for films like Tambdi Maati, Aai Pahije, Bala Gau Kashi Angai among others, she is one of the most prominent figures in the Marathi film industry. To hand over the award to the veteran actress, present on the occasions were Jayant Begumpure, Vijay Gajbar, Appa Kulkarni, Subhash Bhurke, Srikant Drigrajkar among others