French honour to be conferred on Rahul Vohra Friday

New Delhi: Actor-director Rahul Vohra will be bestowed with the French honour Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) here Friday.

Francois Richier, ambassador of France to India, will confer the French government`s honour on the noted artiste for his contribution to cinema and theatre, said a statement.

The honour is given to persons who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the field of art, culture and literature or for their contribution to the influence of the arts in France and throughout the world.

Rahul, a senior member and actor of Delhi-based theatre group Chingari, has been an actor for Indian and foreign theatre and feature film and documentary film productions, advertisements, and television shows.

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`.

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