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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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.