Dec. 30, 2019

The President of India presented Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan.


  • Dadasaheb Phalke award, India's highest award in cinema, is presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals (an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting).

  • The award prize consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of ₹10 lakh and a shawl.

  • The award is given to people for their "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema".

  • It was first presented in 1969. The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani, “the first lady of Indian cinema.” 

Source : PIB