Dadasaheb Phalke: Dadasaheb Phalke was an Indian producer, director, and screenwriter, born in Mumbai on 30 April 1870. He is known as the “Father of Indian Cinema”. In his golden memory, and honor for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, the Government of India introduced the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 1969.
Dadasaheb Phalke Ji made a total of 95 movies and 26 short films during his entire film career. One of his most appreciated and noted works includes Shri Krishna Janma in the year 1918.
Dadasaheb Phalke Ji began his career as a small-town photographer in Godhra. He worked for the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as a draftsman. He later became a printer opened a printing press at Lonavla under the name of “Phalke Engraving and Printing Works” or “Shri Phalke’s Engraving and Photo Printing” and became quite successful in it. However, after a fallout with his partner, he turned to the motion picture. Phalke Ji made his first film, Raja Harishchandra, in 1912-13 and thereby becoming the first Indian to make a film.
Phalke Ji formed a film company, named Hindustan Films and set up a model studio to trained technicians, actors, but unfortunately, the idea failed miserably. His last silent movie Setubandhan was released in the year 1932. This film was later released with dubbing. During 1936-38, he produced his last film Gangavataran (1937), before retiring and settling down in Nashik. He died on 16 February 1944.
About Dadasaheb Phalke Award:
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of Cinema and Television is presented every year at the National Films Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which is an organization set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The very first recipient of this award was Devika Rani who received it in the year 1969 on the ceremonial occasion of the 17th National Films Awards.
The recipients of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award are honored for their “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the Indian cinema.” The winners of this award are selected by an independent committee that incorporates eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. The award consists of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs. 10 Lakh.
Who was the first winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
The answer is, Devika Rani in the year 1969
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2020 Winners:
|1||Best Film||Super 30|
|2||Best Actor||Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)|
|3||Most Promising Actor||Kiccha Sudeep|
|4||Best Actor in Television Series||Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|5||Best Actress in Television||Divyanka Tripathi|
|6||Most Favourite Television Actor||Harshad Chopda|
|7||Most Favourite Jodi in Television Series||Sriti Jha and Shabbir Ahluwalia (Kumkum Bhagya)|
|8||Best Television Series||Kumkum Bhagya|
|9||Best Playback Singer Male||Armaan Malik|
|10||Best Reality Show||Bigg Boss 13|
List of previous recipients of Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner List
|Ceremonial Year||Recipient||Film industry|
|2018 (66th)||Amitabh Bachchan||Hindi|
|2017 (65th)||Vinod Khanna||Hindi|
|2016 (64th)||Kasinathuni Viswanath||Telugu|
|2015 (63rd)||Manoj Kumar||Hindi|
|2014 (62nd)||Shashi Kapoor||Hindi|
|2011 (59th)||Soumitra Chatterjee||Bengali|
|2010 (58th)||K. Balachander||Tamil, Telugu|
|2009 (57th)||D. Ramanaidu||Telugu|
|2008 (56th)||V. K. Murthy||Hindi|
|2007(55th)||Manna Dey||Bengali, Hindi|
|2006 (54th)||Tapan Sinha||Bengali, Hindi|
|2005 (53rd)||Shyam Benegal||Hindi|
|2004 (52nd)||Adoor Gopalakrishnan||Malayalam|
|2003 (51st)||Mrinal Sen||Bengali|
|2002 (50th)||Dev Anand||Hindi|
|2001 (49th)||Yash Chopra||Hindi|
|2000 (48th)||Asha Bhosle||Hindi, Marathi|
|1999 (47th)||Hrishikesh Mukherjee||Hindi|
|1998 (46th)||B. R. Chopra||Hindi|
|1997 (45th)||Kavi Pradeep||Hindi|
|1996 (44th)||Sivaji Ganesan||Tamil|
|1994 (42nd)||Dilip Kumar||Hindi|
|1993 (41st)||Majrooh Sultanpuri||Hindi|
|1992 (40th)||Bhupen Hazarika||Assamese|
|1991 (39th)||Bhalji Pendharkar||Marathi|
|1990 (38th)||Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Telugu|
|1989 (37th)||Lata Mangeshkar||Hindi, Marathi|
|1988 (36th)||Ashok Kumar||Hindi|
|1987 (35th)||Raj Kapoor||Hindi|
|1986 (34th)||B. Nagi Reddy||Telugu|
|1985 (33rd)||V. Shantaram||Hindi, Marathi|
|1984 (32nd)||Satyajit Ray||Bengali|
|1983 (31st)||Durga Khote||Hindi, Marathi|
|1982 (30th)||L. V. Prasad||Hindi, Tamil, Telugu|
|1980 (28th)||Paidi Jairaj||Hindi, Telugu|
|1979 (27th)||Sohrab Modi||Hindi|
|1978 (26th)||Raichand Boral||Bengali, Hindi|
|1977 (25th)||Nitin Bose||Bengali, Hindi|
|1976 (24th)||Kanan Devi||Bengali|
|1975 (23rd)||Dhirendra Nath Ganguly||Bengali|
|1974 (22nd)||Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy||Telugu|
|1973 (21st)||Ruby Myers (Sulochana)||Hindi|
|1972 (20th)||Pankaj Mullick||Bengali & Hindi|
|1971 (19th)||Prithviraj Kapoor||Hindi|
|1970 (18th)||Birendranath Sircar||Bengali|
|1969 (17th)||Devika Rani||Hindi|
Who was the first recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award?
Devika Rani in the year 1969
When Government of India introduced the Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
In the year 1969.
Who was Dadasaheb Phalke’s wife?
Girija Karandika. She was renamed Saraswati after the marriage.
How many Movies did Dadasaheb Phalke made?
Dadasaheb Phalke Ji made a total of 95 movies and 26 short films during his entire film career.
Who won Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2021?
The award is not declared still Publication of this Post.
What is the name of the first Indian movie?
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