Dadasaheb Phalke, whom we all know as the Father Of Indian Cinema was the producer-director-screenwriter, whose first movie ‘Raja Harishchandra’ marked the beginning of Indian cinema.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour by the Government of India in 1969. The award is one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema and is the highest official recognition for film personalities in the country.
A postage stamp, bearing his face, was released by India Post to honour him in 1971. A variant, honorary Award from The Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Mumbai was introduced in the year 2001, for lifetime achievement in Indian cinema.
On his 145th
Birth Anniversary, let’s have a look at some of the B-Town celebs who are honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award:
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