Complete List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners (1969-2018)

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the supreme award in Indian cinema. This award is conferred every year at the National Film Awards function by the Directorate of Film Festivals. Directorate of Film Festivals is an institution set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The remittee is honoured for his “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.” The remittee is selected by a committee comprising prominent personalities from the Indian film industry. This award consists of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs. 1,000,000 (US$14,000). Phalke was an Indian film-maker who directed India’s first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913. His life pan is from 1870 to 1944. He is popularly considered as “the father of Indian cinema.” The Dadasaheb Phalke Award firstly given in 1969. This award was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke’s contribution to Indian cinema. The first remittee of this award was actress Devika Rani. She was honoured at the 17th National Film Awards.

List of latest recipients of Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Ceremonial Year Recipient Film industry
2018 (66th)
2017 (65th) Vinod Khanna Hindi
2016 (64th) Kasinathuni Viswanath Telugu
2015 (63rd) Manoj Kumar Hindi
2014 (62nd) Shashi Kapoor Hindi
2013 (61st) Gulzar Hindi
2012 (60th) Pran Hindi
2011 (59th) Soumitra Chatterjee Bengali
2010 (58th) K. Balachander Tamil, Telugu
2009 (57th) D. Ramanaidu Telugu
2008 (56th) V. K. Murthy Hindi
2007(55th) Manna Dey Bengali, Hindi
2006 (54th) Tapan Sinha Bengali, Hindi
2005 (53rd) Shyam Benegal Hindi
2004 (52nd) Adoor Gopalakrishnan Malayalam
2003 (51st) Mrinal Sen Bengali
2002 (50th) Dev Anand Hindi
2001 (49th) Yash Chopra Hindi
2000 (48th) Asha Bhosle  Hindi, Marathi
1999 (47th) Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hindi
1998 (46th) B. R. Chopra Hindi
1997 (45th) Kavi Pradeep Hindi
1996 (44th) Sivaji Ganesan Tamil
1995 (43rd) Rajkumar Kannada
1994 (42nd) Dilip Kumar Hindi
1993 (41st) Majrooh Sultanpuri Hindi
1992 (40th) Bhupen Hazarika Assamese
1991 (39th) Bhalji Pendharkar Marathi
1990 (38th) Akkineni Nageswara Rao Telugu
1989 (37th) Lata Mangeshkar  Hindi, Marathi
1988 (36th) Ashok Kumar Hindi
1987 (35th) Raj Kapoor Hindi
1986 (34th) B. Nagi Reddy Telugu
1985 (33rd) V. Shantaram  Hindi, Marathi
1984 (32nd) Satyajit Ray Bengali
1983 (31st) Durga Khote Hindi, Marathi
1982 (30th) L. V. Prasad Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
1981 (29th) Naushad Hindi
1980 (28th) Paidi Jairaj Hindi, Telugu
1979 (27th) Sohrab Modi Hindi
1978 (26th) Raichand Boral Bengali, Hindi
1977 (25th) Nitin Bose Bengali, Hindi
1976 (24th) Kanan Devi Bengali
1975 (23rd) Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Bengali
1974 (22nd) Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy Telugu
1973 (21st) Ruby Myers (Sulochana) Hindi
1972 (20th) Pankaj Mullick Bengali & Hindi
1971 (19th) Prithviraj Kapoor Hindi
1970 (18th) Birendranath Sircar Bengali
1969 (17th) Devika Rani Hindi

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