The Dadasaheb Phalke Awards is the highest award in cinema. It is annually presented at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals.
The award is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke. Dadasaheb Phalke is regarded as the ‘father of Indian cinema’.
On February 2021, Deepika Padukone received the Dadasaheb Phalke award for best actress award for her film Chhapaak while Akshay Kumar got the awards for his performance in the film Laxmi.
The prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award will be honoured to superstar Rajinikanth, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on April 1st, 2021. The award ceremony for the same will take place in May 2021
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Brief facts about Dadasaheb Phalke
Ddasheb Phalke was a producer-director-screenwriter who made India’s first feature-length film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913. He made 95 feature-length films and 27 short films in his career, spanning 19 years, until 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).
His contributions to Indian cinema were legendary and thus was the reason why the Indian government instituted an award in his honour.
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Recipients of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards
The following table gives the list of winners of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards through the years
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Recipients (1969-1979)
|1973||Ruby Myers (Sulochana)||Hindi|
|1974||Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy||Telugu|
|1975||Dhirendra Nath Ganguly||Bengali|
|1977||Nitin Bose||Bengali Hindi|
The following table gives the list of winners from 1980-1989
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Recipients (1980-1989)
|1982||L. V. Prasad||
|1986||B. Nagi Reddy||Telugu|
The following table gives the list of winners from 1990-1999
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Recipients (1990-1999)
|1990||Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Telugu|
|1998||B. R. Chopra||Hindi|
The following table gives the list of winners from 2000-2010
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Recipients (2000-2009)
|2008||V. K. Murthy||Hindi|
The following table gives the list of winners from 2010-2019
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Recipients (2010-2018)
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