Dadasaheb Phalke Award Recipients : First awardee - Devika Rani [ 1969 ].
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Dadasaheb Phalke Award Recipients : First awardee – Devika Rani [ 1969 ].

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Recipients : First awardee - Devika Rani [ 1969 ].12 May 2013 :: The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.

The Award is given to a prominent personality from the Indian film industry, noted and respected for significant contributions to Indian cinema.

The award for a particular year is given during the end of the following year along with the National Film Awards. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a cash prize of Ten Lakh and a shawl.

First awarded    1969

Total awarded   44

Awarded by       Govt. of India

Cash award         INR 1,000,000

Medal   Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)

First awardee(s)               Devika Rani

Recent awardee(s)         Pran.

List of award recipients

1969 – Devika Rani Chaudhuri [ Actress ]

1970 – B. N. Sircar [ Producer ]

1971 – Prithviraj Kapoor [ Actor ](Awarded posthumously)

1972 – Pankaj Mullick [ Music Director ]

1973 – Ruby Myers (Sulochana) [ Actress ]

1974 – Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy[ Director ]

1975 – Dhirendranath Ganguly [ Actor, Director ]

1976 – Kanan Devi [ Actress ]

1977 – Nitin Bose [ Cinematographer, Director, Screenwriter ]

1978 – Raichand Boral [ Music Director, Director ]

1979 – Sohrab Modi [ Actor, Director, Producer ]

1980 – Paidi Jairaj [ Actor, Director ]

1981-  Naushad [ Music Director ]

1982 – L. V. Prasad [ Actor, Director, Producer ]

1983 – Durga Khote [ Actress ]

1984 – Satyajit Ray [ Director ]

1985 – V. Shantaram [ Actor, Director, Producer ]

1986 – Bommireddy Nagi Reddy [ Producer ]

1987 – Raj Kapoor [ Actor, Director, Producer ]

1988 – Ashok Kumar [ Actor ]

1989 – Lata Mangeshkar [ Playback singer ]

1990 – Akkineni Nageswara Rao [ Actor ]

1991 – Bhalji Pendharkar [ Director, Producer, Screenwriter ]

1992 –  Bhupen Hazarika [ Musician, singer, poet, filmmaker, lyricist ]

1993 – Majrooh Sultanpuri [ Lyricist ]

1994 – Dilip Kumar [ Actor ]

1995 – Rajkumar [ Actor, Singer ]

1996 – Sivaji Ganesan [ Actor ]

1997 – Pradeep [ Lyricist ]

1998 – B. R. Chopra [ Director, Producer ]

1999 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee [ Director ]

2000 – Asha Bhosle [ Playback Singer ]

2001 – Yash Chopra [ Director, Producer ]

2002 – Dev Anand [ Actor, Director, Producer ]

2003 – Mrinal Sen [ Director ]

2004 – Adoor Gopalakrishnan [ Director ]

2005 – Shyam Benegal [ Director ]

2006 – Tapan Sinha [ Director ]

2007 – Manna Dey [ Playback singer ]

2008 – V. K. Murthy [ Cinematographer ]

2009 – D. Ramanaidu [ Producer, Director ]

2010 – K. Balachander [ Director ]

2011 – Soumitra Chatterjee [ Actor ]

2012 – Pran [ Actor ]

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