Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra’s film Mirzya, received the best debut award at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017.

Saiyami was feted with the award on Friday night.

After receiving the award the, she said: “Dadasaheb Phalke belonged to my hometown, Nashik. I’ve grown up knowing what immense contribution he has had to Indian cinema. It’s such an honour to have received an award from the Dadasaheb Phalke foundation.” Also Read: Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 winners list: Hema Malini, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Saiyami Kher honoured

The actress starred in “Mirzya” opposite veteran actor Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor. The event was graced by many personalities including Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Javed Akhtar and Divya Khosla.