Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award to be given to the personalities for their unparalleled service in the film industry. The recipient is honoured for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. For the year 2019, this prestigious award has been conferred to superstar Rajinikanth for his outstanding service towards the development of Indian cinema.
About Dadasaheb Phalke Award
To honour the Father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the National Film Awards named the most prestigious and coveted award of Indian Cinema after him. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was introduced in 1969 by the government to recognise the contribution of film personalities towards the development of Indian Cinema. The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to a film personality for his/her outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The award comprises of a Swarna Kamal, a cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakhs)certificate,silk scroll and a shawl.