Ranveer Singh has received much praise for his portrayal of the merciless Alauddin Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’. He has also delivered outstanding box office collections as he recorded his first ever 300 crore blockbuster.

Singh’s acting as Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’ has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ and ‘path-breaking’ and both critics and audiences have unanimously credited him for giving Bollywood one of its most iconic villains of all time.

So, it comes as no surprise that Singh has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award as Best Actor this year for ‘Padmaavat’. Some of Hindi cinema’s biggest stars have been recognized with this award in the past for their contribution to cinema.

“We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the memorable role for the Padmaavat,” the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to Singh announcing his award.

This is already the third Best Actor award that Singh has picked up for his stand out performance in ‘Padmaavat’. Given his brilliance in the film, this year should be a clean sweep for Singh.