Dadasaheb Falke Award is India’s most prestigious Award of Indian Cinema, It is awarded and named in a memoir of Late Dadasaheb Phalke, first Indian Director of Hindi Cinema made first full – length Hindi Feature Film "Raja Harishchandra". It is presented and organized annually at the National Film Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Directorate of Film festival, this organization was set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. For the Outstanding Contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema the recipient of the Award is honoured and reward is Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) worth of INR Rs. 10,00,000 or US $ 14,000.
Ten Lines on DadaSaheb Phalke Awards
1) First Awardee of DadaSaheb Phalke Award was Devika Rani, in the year 1969 she honoured by this prestigious award.
2) DadaSaheb Phalke (1870-1944) titled with the name "Father of Indian Cinema".
3) The first Hindi Language Feature film “Raja Harishchandra” was Directed by Late Dada Sahab Phalke.
4) Along with Swarna Kamal Recipients are honoured by Shawl & cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000.
5) Recently in 66th National Film Awards Amitabh Bachchan was awarded by Dada Sahab Phalke Award.
6) There are total of 50 Dada Saheb Phalke Awards are honoured to various Indian Cinema Legends.
7) There are various similar name awards and honours are organized by other Cinematic events.
8) Vinod Khanna & Prithviraj Kapoor was honoured posthumously by this award.
9) Birendranath Sircar, Founder of two theatres in Calcutta was the second recipient of this prestigious award.
10) Bomireddy Narsimha Reddy was the first South Industry Person was awarded by Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
1) The Real Name of DadaSaheb Phalke was Dhundiraj Govind Phalke.
2) In the Year 1971, A Postage Stamp from the name of this Legendary Late filmmaker was released in India.
3) The first Award was given during the 17th National Films Awards Ceremony.
4) Famous Filmmaker Satyajit Ray honoured by this prestigious award for his worldwide Popular Movie Pather Pancheli.
5) In the year 1989, Lata Mangeshkar was honoured by this prestigious award.
6) Siblings Baldevraj Chopra & Yash Chopra was honoured by this award in the year 1998 & 2001 respectively.
7) In 2019, Dada Saheb Phalke Award Ceremony was delayed due to Elections.
8) In the Year 2007, The Legendary Singer of the era Late Manna Dey was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
9) One of Hindi Cinema Great Actor Pran was also honoured by this Honourable Award in the year 2012.
10) In the Journey of this Golden Lotus Award, it has now completed 50 Years.
For Indian Cinema Personalities, Dadasaheb Phalke Award is awarded for their contribution to Indian Cinema, their Outstanding performances and like Raj Kapoor, he was not only famous in India he recognized the Indian Cinema word in the world level. Dadasaheb Phalke Award was named after the first Indian Filmmaker of Indian Cinema.