Mumbai: Actor-Director Rahul Vohra was conferred with the top French honor Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in New Delhi recently.
According to a statement, Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India, bestowed the French government’s honour on the noted artiste for his contribution to cinema and theatre.
Present at the simple yet moving investiture were an eclectic mix of close family and several personalities including Sandeep and Mona Diskshit, Latika Diskshit, Cultural Icon Rajeev Sethi, Designer Amardeep Behl, Indian Ocean’s Rahul Ram, Mona Irani with her mother and her daughter Shanelle and Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar
The honour is given to persons who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the field of art, culture and literature or for their significant contribution to the arts in France and throughout the world.
Rahul, a senior member and actor of Delhi-based theater group Chingari, has been an actor for Indian and foreign theater and feature film and documentary film productions, advertisements, and television shows and has performed in almost 40 cities across the world.
A founding co-ordinator of Sarthi, a voluntary body addressing basic issues related to artists and artisans, he has directed and managed productions with troupes of performing artists and craftspersons from all across the country.
He has also been an artistic consultant for several French film and television productions, and established an independent performing arts and production company Apostrophe 99.
Among popular films, he was seen in entertainers like “Monsoon Wedding”, “Raghu Romeo”, “Swades”, “Pyaar Impossible!” and “Bheja Fry 2” and is also known for his memorable role in the musical “Bharati”