Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners

Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winners: The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest commendation award given in the field of cinema. This award is presented annually at the National Film Awards by the organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting which is the Directorate of Film. The beneficiary of this award is selected by the committee comprising eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. Dada saheb Phalke is honoured for the "Outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema". 

About Dadasaheb Phalke Award 

Dada Saheb Phalke is recognised as the “father of Indian cinema”, the award, Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given to commemorate the contribution of this Indian filmmaker. Dada saheb Phalke was the first Indian filmmaker who directed India's First Fill-length feature film, namely, Raja Harishchandra in the year 1913. The Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winners are given a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹10 lakh. Some prominent personalities such as Asha Parekh, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar and many more are awarded this prestigious honour.

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners (1969 -2022) 

Devaki rani was the first awardee of this prestigious honour at the 17th National Films Awards. As of 2022, there are 52 winners on the list. Veteran actor Asha Parekh is the 52nd recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke award, she was awarded for the year 2020 in the year 2022 due to the Covid Pandemic for her majestic journey in the film industry. She was presented with the award by President Droupadi Murmu during the 68th National Film Awards ceremony. As this award is presented annually, the Dada saheb Phalke ward was suspended for the years 2021 and 2022 due to the pandemic. Here is the list of Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winners (1969 -2022) -

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners (1969 -2022) 
YearRecipientCategory
2020 (68th)Asha ParekhHindi
2019 (67th)RajnikanthTamil
2018 (66th)Amitabh BachchanHindi
2017 (65th)Vinod KhannaHindi
2016 (64th)Kasinathuni ViswanathTelugu
2015 (63rd)Manoj KumarHindi
2014 (62nd)Shashi KapoorHindi
2013 (61st)GulzarHindi
2015 (63rd)Manoj KumarHindi
2014 (62nd)Shashi KapoorHindi
2013 (61st)GulzarHindi
2012 (60th)PranHindi
2011 (59th)Soumitra ChatterjeeBengali
2010 (58th)K. BalachanderTamil, Telugu
2009 (57th)D. RamanaiduTelugu
2008 (56th)V. K. MurthyHindi
2007(55th)Manna DeyBengali, Hindi
2006 (54th)Tapan SinhaBengali, Hindi
2005 (53rd)Shyam BenegalHindi
2004 (52nd)Adoor GopalakrishnanMalayalam
2003 (51st)Mrinal SenBengali
2002 (50th)Dev AnandHindi
2001 (49th)Yash ChopraHindi
2000 (48th)Asha Bhosle Hindi, Marathi
1999 (47th)Hrishikesh MukherjeeHindi
1998 (46th)B. R. ChopraHindi
1997 (45th)Kavi PradeepHindi
1996 (44th)Sivaji GanesanTamil
1995 (43rd)RajkumarKannada
1994 (42nd)Dilip KumarHindi
1993 (41st)Majrooh SultanpuriHindi
1992 (40th)Bhupen HazarikaAssamese
1991 (39th)B. G. PendharkarMarathi
1990 (38th)Akkineni Nageswara RaoTelugu
1989 (37th)Lata Mangeshkar Hindi, Marathi
1988 (36th)Ashok KumarHindi
1987 (35th)Raj KapoorHindi
1995 (43rd)RajkumarKannada
1994 (42nd)Dilip KumarHindi
1993 (41st)Majrooh SultanpuriHindi
1992 (40th)Bhupen HazarikaAssamese
1991 (39th)B.G. PendharkarMarathi
1990 (38th)Akkineni Nageswara RaoTelugu
1989 (37th)Lata Mangeshkar Hindi, Marathi
1988 (36th)Ashok KumarHindi
1987 (35th)Raj KapoorHindi
1986 (34th)B. Nagi ReddyTelugu
1985 (33rd)V. Shantaram Hindi, Marathi
1984 (32nd)Satyajit RayBengali
1983 (31st)Durga KhoteHindi, Marathi
1982 (30th)L. V. PrasadHindi, Tamil, Telugu
1992 (40th)Bhupen HazarikaAssamese
1991 (39th)B. G. PendharkarMarathi
1990 (38th)Akkineni Nageswara RaoTelugu
1989 (37th)Lata Mangeshkar Hindi, Marathi
1988 (36th)Ashok KumarHindi
1987 (35th)Raj KapoorHindi
1986 (34th)B. Nagi ReddyTelugu
1985 (33rd)V. Shantaram Hindi, Marathi
1984 (32nd)Satyajit RayBengali
1983 (31st)Durga KhoteHindi, Marathi
1982 (30th)L. V. PrasadHindi, Tamil, Telugu
1981 (29th)NaushadHindi
1980 (28th)Paidi JairajHindi, Telugu
1979 (27th)Sohrab ModiHindi
1978 (26th)Raichand BoralBengali, Hindi
1977 (25th)Nitin BoseBengali, Hindi
1976 (24th)Kanan DeviBengali
1975 (23rd)Dhirendra Nath GangulyBengali
1974 (22nd)Bommireddy Narasimha ReddyTelugu
1973 (21st)Ruby Myers (Sulochana)Hindi
1972 (20th)Pankaj MullickBengali & Hindi
1971 (19th)Prithviraj KapoorHindi
1970 (18th)Birendranath SircarBengali
1969 (17th)Devika RaniHindi

 

DadaSaheb Phalke Award Winners- FAQs

Ans. Dada Saheb Phalke is recognised as the “father of Indian cinema”, the award, Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given to commemorate the contribution of this Indian filmmaker. Dada saheb Phalke was the first Indian filmmaker who directed India's First Fill-length feature film, namely, Raja Harishchandra in the year 1913.

Ans. Dadasaheb Phalke is honored for the "Outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema".

Ans. Devaki rani was the first awardee of this prestigious honor at the 17th National Films Awards in the year 1969.

Ans. Actors Prithviraj Kapoor (1971) and Vinod Khanna (2017) were awarded posthumously.

Ans. Veteran actor Asha Parekh is the 52nd recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke award, she was awarded for the year 2020 in the year 2022 due to the Covid Pandemic for her majestic journey in the film industry. She was presented with the award by President Droupadi Murmu during the 68th National Film Awards ceremony.

Ans. The four pairs of siblings have won the Dadasaheb Phalke award are- Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy (1974) and Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (1986); Raj Kapoor (1987) and Shashi Kapoor (2014); Lata Mangeshkar (1989) and Asha Bhosle (2000); Baldev Raj Chopra (1998) and Yash Chopra (2001).

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