Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners List
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award of Indian film industry, which was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke's contribution to Indian cinema.
Dadasaheb Phalke is also known as "the father of Indian cinema", who was a veteran filmmaker, moreover, directed India's first full-length feature film titled Raja Harishchandra in 1913. The award is presented at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals to honor the artists for their "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema." The awardees are honored with a Swarna Kamal medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000. The first recipient was veteran actress Devika Rani, who was honored at the 17th National Film Awards. There have been total 51 awardees till Year-2019.
Here is the full list of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awardees.