The French government has bestowed the prestigious award of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) on Indian actor-director Rahul Vohra for his contribution to cinema and theatre.

Vohra, 48, a Delhi University graduate, is the founding member of the theatre group ‘Chingari.’ He also works in other theatre, television and film productions.

He said: “This is dedicated to all the lost and forgotten artistes of India and the world at large, with whom I have had the honour of working over the years.” — PTI