Information about Dadasaheb Phalke Award:

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema and is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organization set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani, who received it on the occasion of the 17th National Film Awards in 1969.

Dadasaheb Phalke is called the 'Father of Indian Cinema'. He made India's first feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. Therefore, in the memory of Dadasaheb Phalke, the Government of India instituted the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1969.

Quick info of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award:

Category of the award Cinema
Establishment Year 1969
Prize Money 10 lakh rupees
1st winner Devika Rani
Winner for the year 2023 Rekha

Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2023 Winners

Actress Rekha was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2023 for "Outstanding Contribution to the Film Industry" at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards/Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival ceremony held in Mumbai on 21 February 2023. Till now he has acted in more than 180 films and has also received many awards. In 2010, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Rekha started her career as a child actress in the Telugu films Iti Guttu (1958) and Rangula Ratnam (1966). His first Kannada film as a lead role was Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D. 999 (1969).

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023

The National Film Awards are presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organization set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The recipient is honored for his “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema” and is selected by a committee of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. The award consists of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000 (US$13,000).

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Price Money 2023

The National Film Awards are presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organization set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The recipient is honored for his “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema” and is selected by a committee of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. The award consists of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000 (US$13,000).

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners from 1969 to 2023:-

Below are the awards given at the National Film Awards (NFA) ceremony from the year 1969 to 2020.

Year Name of the winners Contribution
2023 Rekha Actress
2020 Asha Parekh Actress
2019 Rajinikanth Actor
2018 Amitabh Bachchan Actor
2017 Vinod Khanna Actor
2016 Kasinadhuni Vishwanath Telugu film actor and director
2015 Manoj Kumar Actor and film producer-director
2014 Shashi Kapoor Actor
2013 Gulzar Poet, Filmmaker
2012 Pran Kishan Shikand Actor
2011 Soumitra Chatterjee Actor
2010 K. Balchandra Director
2009 D. Rama Naidu Filmmaker
2008 V. K. idol Photographer
2007 Manna Day Singer
2006 Shyam Benegal Director
2005 Brij Bhushan Chaturvedi Director
2004 Adoor Gopalakrishnan Director
2003 Mrinal Sen Director
2002 Dev Anand Director, Film Producer, Actor
2001 Yash Chopra Director, Film Producer
2000 Asha Bhosle Singer
1999 Hrishikesh Mukherjee Director
1998 B. R. Chopda Director, Film Producer
1997 Kavi Pradeep Lyricist
1996 Shivaji Ganesan Actor
1995 Rajkumar (Singanallur Puttaswamayya Muthuraj) Actor
1994 Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) Actor
1993 Majrooh Sultanpuri Lyricist
1992 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Director
1991 Balachandra Govind Pendkar Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
1990 Akkineni Nageswara Rao Actor
1989 Lata Mangeshkar Singer
1988 Ashok Kumar Actor
1987 Raj Kapoor Actor, Director
1986 B. Nagi Reddy Filmmaker
1985 V. Shantaram Director, Film Producer, Actor
1984 Satyajit Ray Director
1983 Durga Khote Actress
1982 L. V. Prasad Actor, director, film producer
1981 Naushad Ali Music Director
1980 Paidi Jayaraj Actor, Director
1979 Sohrab Modi Actor, director, film producer
1978 Raichand Boral Music Director, Director
1977 Nitin Bose Cinematographer, Director, Screenwriter
1976 Kanan Devi Actress
1975 Dhirennath Ganguly Actor, Director
1974 Bomireddy Narasimha Reddy Director
1973 Ruby Meyers (Sulochana) Actress
1972 Pankaj Malik Music Director
1971 Prathviraj Kapoor (posthumously) Actor
1970 Virendranath Government filmmaker
1969 Devika Rani Actress

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