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Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2023


Recently, the Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting announced that legendary actress Ms Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2021.


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  1. About Dadasaheb Phalke Award:

About Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest recognition in the cinema industry.
  • It is presented annually during the National Film Awards ceremony.
  • The Directorate of Film Festivals, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, administers the award.
  • Recipients are acknowledged for their remarkable contributions to Indian cinema.
  • The award consists of a Swarna Kamal medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees.
  • The award was established to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke’s significant impact on Indian cinema, earning him the title “the father of Indian cinema.”
  • Actress Devika Rani was the inaugural recipient of the award in 1969.

December 2023