DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD
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Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.
- President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the award.
- It consists of a Swarn Kamal and a cash prize of ten lakh rupees.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award:
- The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema.
- It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- The recipient is honoured for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema and is selected by a committee consisting of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry.
- First presented in 1969, the award was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke’s contribution to Indian cinema.
- Phalke (1870–1944), who is popularly known as and often regarded as “the father of Indian cinema”, was an Indian film-maker who directed India’s first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913).
- The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani.
- Among 46 awardees, actor Prithviraj Kapoor is the sole posthumous recipient.
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