Dadasaheb Phalke

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Dadasaheb Phalke
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

30 April 1870
Died16 February 1944(1944-02-16) (aged 73)
Nashik, Bombay, British India
Alma materSir J. J. School of Art
Occupation(s)Movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1913–1937

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter. He is known as the father of Indian cinema.[1][2][3] The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded to people who worked for a long time to the Indian cinema, was created in his honor by the Government of India in 1969. He made India's first feature-length film, Raja Harishchandra, in 1913. The award is considered the highest honor in the Indian film industry and is given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field.

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  1. Vatave, Bapu; Trust, National Book (2004). Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. National Book Trust. ISBN 978-81-237-4319-6. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. Sachin Sharma, TNN 28 June 2012, 03.36AM IST (2012-06-28). "Godhra forgets its days spent with Dadasaheb Phalke - Times Of India". Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. Vilanilam, J. V. (2005). Mass Communication in India: A Sociological Perspective. New Delhi: Sage Publications. p. 128. ISBN 978-81-7829-515-2.

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