Dada Saheb Phalke Award Overview

To honour the Father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the National Film Awards named the most prestigious and coveted award of Indian Cinema after him. He is the man who made the first Indian Feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. Popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, he then went on to make 95 films and 26 short films in a span of 19 years. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was introduced in 1969 by the government to recognise the contribution of film personalities towards the development of Indian Cinema. The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to a film personality for his/her outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The award comprises of a Swarna Kamal, a cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakhs)certificate,silk scroll and a shawl.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Past Recipients

K Viswanath

2016

Manoj Kumar

2015

Shashi Kapoor

2014

Gulzar

2013

Pran

2012

Soumitra Chatterjee

2011

K Balachander

2010

D Ramanaidu

2009

V K Murthy

2008

Manna Dey

2007

Tapan Sinha

2006

Shyam Benegal

2005

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

2004

Mrinal Sen

2003

Dev Anand

2002

Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra

2001

Asha Bhosle

2000

Hrishikesh Mukerjee

1999

B. R. Chopra

1998

Kavi Pradeep

1997

Shivaji Ganesan

1996

Dr. Rajkumar

1995

Dilip Kumar

1994

Majrooh Sultan Puri

1993

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika

1992

B. G. Pendharkar

1991

A. Nageswar Rao

1990

Lata Mangeshkar

1989

Ashok Kumar

1988

Raj Kapoor

1987

B. Nagi Reddy

1986

V. Shantaram

1985

Satyajit Ray

1984

Durga Khote

1983

L. V. Prasad

1982

Naushad Ali

1981

P. Jairaj

1980

Sohrab Modi

1979

R. C. Boral

1978

Nitin Bose

1977

Kanan Devi

1976

Dhiren Ganguly

1975

B. N. Reddy

1974

Sulochana (Ruby Myers)

1973

Pankaj Mullick

1972

Prithviraj Kapoor

1971

B. N. Sircar

1970

Devika Rani Roerich

1969