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Who is the father of Indian film industry? – Tap to know

by Ratan Srivastava
Indian film industry

If you are a Bollywood buff you must be knowing about his person, who is also acknowledged as the father of the Indian film Industry. Read below to know about the pioneer of Indian Cinema.

Dadasaheb Phalke

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was Dadasaheb Phalke’s previous name. He was born in Trimbak, British India, on April 30, 1870. now situated in Maharashtra. He was dubbed the “Father of Indian Cinema” by many. He was artistic by nature and had a strong interest in the creative arts in his younger years. He died at Nashik, Maharashtra, on February 16, 1944.

Dadasaheb Phalke exposed India’s people to the wonders of film and spawned the world’s greatest entertainment business. Raja Harishchandra, India’s first full-length feature film, was directed by him (1913). He was a well-known Indian cinema producer, director, screenwriter, storyteller, set designer, costume designer, editor, and distributor, among other things.

As a result, the “Dadasaheb Phalke Award,” which is a “Life Time Achievement Award” given to renowned individuals in the Indian film industry for their outstanding contribution to the promotion and growth of Indian cinema, was named after him.

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Let us remind you that the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was created in 1969 to honour his contribution to contemporary Indian film. A group of renowned people from the Indian cinema industry chooses the recipient of the Phalke award. It is India’s highest film honour. The Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation created by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, presents it yearly during the National Film Awards event.

The 66th Dada Saheb Phalke Honor was presented to Amitabh Bachchan in 2018, whereas Vinod Khanna received the award in 2017.

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