• search

'Dada Saheb Phalke' to Shyam Benegal

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 8: Noted film director and Rajya Sabha member Shyam Benegal has got the country's highest honour for cinema 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award', for 2005.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the honour for the veteran filmmaker here today.

Earlier, last evening it had announced the National Film Awards for 2005.

Born in 1934 in Andhra Pradesh, Mr Benegal made his mark in Hindi cinema by films like Ankur, Nishant and Bhumika.

He is known as founder of what has come to be called the 'Middle Cinema'.

Benegal has also produced movies for government organisations and a 53-episode television series on Jawaharlal Nehru's 'Discovery of India' called Bharat Ek Khoj (1988).

Recently, he produced a documentary on the early years of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa: The Making of the Mahatma.

He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha about a year ago.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more