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Title : The Dadasaheb Phalke Award
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Posted on: 24 - October - 2012
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The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was first awarded in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian cinema.

The first recipient of the award was Actress Devika Rani.

 

Year

Name

Occupation

2011

Shri Soumitra Chatterjee

Actor

2010

K. Balachander

Director

2009

D. Ramanaidu

Producer

2008

V. K. Murthy

Cinematographer

2007

Manna Dey

Playback Singer

2006

Tapan Sinha

Director

2005

Shyam Benegal

Director

2004

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Director

2003

Mrinal Sen

Director

2002

Dev Anand

Actor, Director, Producer

2001

Yash Chopra

Director, Producer

2000

Asha Bhosle

Playback Singer

 

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