Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners: 1969-2022

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest honor given to the cinema field in India. The Directorate of Film Festivals, a unit established by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, presents it each year during the National Film Awards ceremony. The honoree is chosen by a committee made up of prominent figures from the Indian film industry for their “great contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.” The prize consists of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and $13,000 in cash.

The award, which was first given out in 1969, was created by the Indian government to honor Dadasaheb Phalke’s contribution to Indian cinema. Raja Harishchandra, India’s first feature-length motion picture, was directed by Phalke (1870–1944), a famous Indian filmmaker who is frequently referred to as “the founder of Indian cinema.

Actress Devika Rani, who was honored at the 17th National Film Awards, was the first recipient of the prize. 51 recipients have received awards as of 2022. The only posthumous winners among them are actors Vinod Khanna (2017) and Prithviraj Kapoor (1971).  Raj Kapoor, an actor, and filmmaker collected the prize on his father’s behalf at the 19th National Film Awards in 1971 and later received one himself at the 35th National Film Awards event in 1987.

Here we are sharing the list of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner list

 

Name
Year
Occupation
Devika Rani
1969
Actress
Birendranath Sircar
1970
Producer
Prithviraj Kapoor
1971
Actor
Pankaj Mullick
1972
Composer (Music Director)
Ruby Myers
1973
Actress
Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy
1974
Director
Dhirendra Nath Ganguly
1975
Actor and Director
Kanan Devi
1976
Actress
Nitin Bose
1977
Cinematographer, Director and Writer,
Raichand Boral
1978
Composer and Director
Sohrab Modi
1979
Actor, Director and Producer
Paidi Jairaj
1980
Actor and Director
Naushad
1981
Composer (Music Director)
L. V. Prasad
1982
Actor, Director and Producer
Durga Khote
1983
Actress
Satyajit Ray
1984
Director
V. Shantaram
1985
Actor, Director and Producer
B. Nagi Reddy
1986
Producer
Raj Kapoor
1987
Actor and Director
Ashok Kumar
1988
Actor
Lata Mangeshkar
1989
Singer
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
1990
Actor
Bhalji Pendharkar
1991
Director, Producer and Writer
Bhupen Hazarika
1992
Composer (Music Director)
Majrooh Sultanpuri
1993
Lyricist
Dilip Kumar
1994
Actor
Rajkumar
1995
Actor
Sivaji Ganesan
1996
Actor
Kavi Pradeep
1997
Lyricist
B. R. Chopra
1998
Director and Producer
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
1999
Director
Asha Bhosle
2000
Singer
Yash Chopra
2001
Director and Producer
Dev Anand
2002
Actor, Director and Producer
Mrinal Sen
2003
Director
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
2004
Director
Shyam Benegal
2005
Director
Tapan Sinha
2006
Director
Manna Dey
2007
Singer
V. K. Murthy
2008
Cinematographer
D. Ramanaidu
2009
Producer
K. Balachander
2010
Director
Soumitra Chatterjee
2011
Actor
Pran
2012
Actor
Gulzar
2013
Poet, Lyricist and Director
Shashi Kapoor
2014
Actor, Director and Producer
Manoj Kumar
2015
Actor and Director
Kasinathuni Viswanath
2016
Director
Vinod Khanna
2017
Actor
Amitabh Bachchan
2018
Actor
Rajinikanth
2019
Actor