Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards 2021 announced

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : February 24th, 2021

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards 2021 has been announced to honour the best in Indian cinema, television, music, and OTT every year. Sushant Singh Rajput has been posthumously awarded as the best critic actor.

The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards 2021 is a unique platform to honour and encourage the most creative Artists, Creators, filmmakers, and to infuse life into their career.

About Dadasaheb Phalke Awards

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award is highest award in cinema of India.
  • It is presented first in 1969.
  • First recipient: Devika Rani.
  • Presented by: Directorate of Film Festivals during National Film Awards ceremony under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • It is given to pay tribute to Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (1870–1944). He is popularly known as the father of Indian cinema. He was an Indian filmmaker who directed India's first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra.
  • Award is presented for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema and is selected by a committee consisting of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry.
  • Award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000 (US$14,000).

List of winners of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award 2021



Best Actor (Female)

Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak

Best Actor (Male)

Akshay Kumar, Laxmii

Critic’s Best Actress

Kiara Advani, Guilty

Critic’s Best Actor

Late Sushant Singh Rajput, Dil Bechara

Best Film

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Best International Feature Film


Most Versatile Actor

Kay Kay Menon

Best Director

Anurag Basu, Ludo

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Vikrant Massey, Chhapaak

Best Actress in Supporting Role

Radhika Madan, Angrezi Medium

Best Actor in Comic Role  

Kunal Kemmu, Lootcase

Best Actor (Web Series)

Bobby Deol, Aashram

Best Actress (Web Series)

Sushmita Sen, Aarya

Best Web Series

Scam: 1992

Album of the Year


Best Television Series

Kundali Bhagya

Photographer of the Year

Daboo Ratnani

Style Diva of the Year

Divya Khosla Kumar

Best Actress in Television Series

Surbhi Chandna

Best Actor in Television Series

Dheeraj Dhoopar

Performer of the Year

Nora Fatehi

Outstanding Contribution to Film Industry


Outstanding Contribution to Literature in Indian Cinema

Chetan Bhagat

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