List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners (1969-2022)

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 27th, 2022

Dadasaheb Phalke award winners receive this recognition annually during the National Film Awards (NFA) event by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an institution formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's largest laurel in cinema. A committee of prominent Indian movie industry figures selects the laureate for their "significant contribution to the evolution and advancement of Indian cinema."

The award was first presented in 1969 by the Indian Government to honor Dadasaheb Phalke's contribution to Indian film. Phalke (1870–1944), also known as "the Father of Indian Painting," was a painter in India who lived from 1870 to 1944. Dadasaheb Phalke award winners are given in the form of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000.

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About Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners

Dadasaheb Phalke was a producer, director, and screenwriter who directed Raja Harishchandra, India's first feature-length film, in 1913. During his 19-year career, he made 95 feature-length films and 27 short films. These are some of his notable films:

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners List PDF

  • Mohini Bhasmasur (1913)
  • Satyavan Savitri (1914)
  • Lanka Dahan (1917)
  • Shri Krishna Janma (1918)
  • Kaliya Mardan (1919)

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners Year-Wise

Rajinikanth won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019 and got awarded in 2021, whereas Asha Parekh won this award in 2020 but will receive it in 2022 due to the COVID pandemic. Below is the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners list with Ceremonial Year, Recipient, and Film Industry.

Recipient

Ceremonial Year (NFA year in brackets)

Movie Industry

Asha Parekh (Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2022 Winner)

2022

Hindi

Rajnikanth

2021

Tamil

Asha Parekh

2020

Hindi

Rajnikanth

2019 (67th)

Tamil

Amitabh Bachchan

2018 (66th)

Hindi

Vinod Khanna

2017 (65th)

Hindi

Kasinathuni Viswanath

2016 (64th)

Telugu

Manoj Kumar

2015 (63rd)

Hindi

Shashi Kapoor

2014 (62nd)

Hindi

Gulzar

2013 (61st)

Hindi

Pran

2012 (60th)

Hindi

Soumitra Chatterjee

2011 (59th)

Bengali

K. Balachander

2010 (58th)

Tamil, Telugu

D. Ramanaidu

2009 (57th)

Telugu

V. K. Murthy

2008 (56th)

Hindi

Manna Dey

2007(55th)

Bengali, Hindi

Tapan Sinha

2006 (54th)

Bengali, Hindi

Shyam Benegal

2005 (53rd)

Hindi

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

2004 (52 Dada Saheb Phalke award)

Malayalam

Mrinal Sen

2003 (51st)

Bengali

Dev Anand (50th Dadasaheb Phalke award winner)

2002

Hindi

Yash Chopra

2001 (49th)

Hindi

Asha Bhosle

2000 (48th)

Hindi, Marathi

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

1999 (47th)

Hindi

B. R. Chopra

1998 (46th)

Hindi

Kavi Pradeep

1997 (45th)

Hindi

Sivaji Ganesan

1996 (44th)

Tamil

Rajkumar

1995 (43rd)

Kannada

Dilip Kumar

1994 (42nd)

Hindi

Majrooh Sultanpuri

1993 (41st)

Hindi

Bhupen Hazarika

1992 (40th)

Assamese

Bhalji Pendharkar

1991 (39th)

Marathi

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

1990 (38th)

Telugu

Lata Mangeshkar

1989 (37th)

Hindi, Marathi

Ashok Kumar

1988 (36th)

Hindi

Raj Kapoor

1987 (35th)

Hindi

B. Nagi Reddy

1986 (34th)

Telugu

V. Shantaram

1985 (33rd)

Hindi, Marathi

Satyajit Ray

1984 (32nd)

Bengali

Durga Khote

1983 (31st)

Hindi, Marathi

L. V. Prasad

1982 (30th)

Hindi, Tamil, Telugu

Naushad

1981 (29th)

Hindi

Paidi Jairaj

1980 (28th)

Hindi, Telugu

Sohrab Modi

1979 (27th)

Hindi

Raichand Boral

1978 (26th)

Bengali, Hindi

Nitin Bose

1977 (25th)

Bengali, Hindi

Kanan Devi

1976 (24th)

Bengali

Dhirendra Nath Ganguly

1975 (23rd)

Bengali

Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy

1974 (22nd)

Telugu

Ruby Myers (Sulochana)

1973 (21st)

Hindi

Pankaj Mullick

1972 (20th)

Bengali, Hindi

Prithviraj Kapoor

1971 (19th)

Hindi

Birendranath Sircar

1970 (18th)

Bengali

Devika Rani

1969 (17th)

Hindi

International Film Festival - Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners 2022

Have a look at the Dadasaheb Phalke award winners list 2022 was conducted on February 20 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The event marked the magnificence of Indian Cinema and celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav or 75 years of Independence.

Serial Number

68th Dadasaheb Phalke award

Awarded to

1

Television Series of the Year

Anupama

2

Critics Best Actress

Kiara Advani for Shershaah

3

Best Actor in Supporting Role

Satish Kaushik for Kaagaz

4

Best Debut

Ahan Shetty for Tadap

5

Best Playback Singer Female

Kanika Kapoor

6

Best Actress in online web series

Raveena Tandon for the series Aranyak

7

Critics Best Film

Sardar Udham

8

Best Playback Singer Male

Vishal Mishra

9

Best Actor in Web Series

Manoj Bajpayee for The Family Man 2

10

People's Choice Best Actress

Radhika Madan

11

Best Actress in Supporting Role

Lara Dutta for Bell Bottom

12

Excellent Film Industry Contribution

Asha Parekh

13

Best Short Film

Pauli

14

Best Cinematographer

Jayakrishna Gummadi for Haseen Dilruba

15

International Best Feature Film

Another Round

16

Best Director

Ken Ghosh for State of Siege: Temple Attack

17

Best Actor in a Negative Part

Aayush Sharma for Antim: The Final Truth

18

Best Web Series

Candy

19

Most Promising Actress in Television Series

Rupali Ganguly for Anupama

20

Most Promising Actor in Television Series

Dheeraj Dhoopar for Kundali Bhagya

21

People's Choice Best Actor

Abhimanyu Dassani

22

Best Actor in Television Series

Shaheer Sheikh from Kuch Rang Pyar ke Aise Bhi

23

Critics Best Actor

Sidharth Malhotra for Shershaah

24

Film of the Year

Pushpa: The Rise

25

Television Series - Best Actress

Shraddha Arya for Kundali Bhagya

26

Best Film

Shershaah

27

Best Actress

Kriti Sanon for 'Mimi'

28

Best Actor

Ranveer Singh for '83'

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners 2021

Below are the Dadasaheb Phalke award winners 2021. It took place in Mumbai and was showcased live on ZEE5. These winners of the Dadasaheb Phalke award is decided by a committee consisting of notable personalities from the Indian film industry.

Award Name

Winners

Remarkable Contribution to Cinema in the field of Indian Literature

Chetan Bhagat

Excellent Contribution to Film Industry

Dharmendra

Performer of the Year

Nora Fatehi

Best Actor in Television Series

Dheeraj Dhoopar

Best Actress in Television Series

Surbhi Chandna

Style Diva of the Year

Divya Khosla Kumar

Photographer of the Year

Daboo Ratnani

Best Television Series

Kundali Bhagya

Album of the Year

Titliyaan

Best Web Series

Scam: 1992

Best Actress (Web Series)

Sushmita Sen, Aarya

Best Actor (Web Series)

Bobby Deol, Aashram

Best Actor in Comic Role

Kunal Kemmu, Lootcase

Best Actress in Supporting Role

Radhika Madan

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Vikrant Massey, Chhapaak

Best Director

Anurag Basu, Ludo

Most Versatile Actor

Kay Kay Menon

Top International Feature Film

Parasite

Best Film

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Critic's Best Actor

Sushant Singh Rajput

Critic's Best Actress

Kiara Advani, Guilty

Best Actor (Male)

Akshay Kumar, Laxmii

Best Actor (Female)

Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners 2021

Have a look at the 2020 Dadasaheb Phalke award winner list given below. In the memory of the Father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, the Indian Government introduced the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1969.

Serial Number

Award

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners

1

Most Favourite Jodi in Television Series

Sriti Jha and Shabbir Ahluwalia (Kumkum Bhagya)

2

Best Actor in Television Series

Dheeraj Dhoopar

3

Best Reality Show

Bigg Boss 13

4

Most Favourite Television Actor

Harshad Chopda

5

Best Playback Singer Male

Armaan Malik

6

Best Actress in Television

Divyanka Tripathi

7

Best Television Series

Kumkum Bhagya

8

Best Actor

Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)

9

Best Film

Super 30

10

Most Promising Actor

Kiccha Sudeep

 

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FAQs on List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners in India

  • Some of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners are Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, K. Viswanath, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Gulzar, Pran, etc.

  • Dev Menaria was given Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2022 for his excellence in filmmaking. The Dada Saheb Phalke Award is the most honored and highly rated film award.

  • Devika Rani was the first recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She was honored at the 17th National Film Awards.

  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was established in 1969 by the Indian government to honor the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. After 1969, there are many Dadasaheb Phalke award winners till 2022.

  • Dadasaheb Phalke is known as India's "Father of Cinema." He is also known as Dhundiraj Govind Phalke and was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter before India's independence.

  • Rajnikant, a well-known actor, received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019. He was praised at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony.

  • Rajnikanth and Kasinathuni Viswanath are the south India Dadasaheb Phalke award winners.

  • Deepika Padukone got the Dadasaheb Phalke award for best actress award for Chhapaak, and Akshay Kumar got the awards for the film Laxmi on February 2021.

  • In 2020, actor Rajinikanth became the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony.

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