Dada Saheb Phalke Award

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First Awardee was Devika Rani (1969).  

RecipientContribution ASYear
Kasinathuni Viswanath Director 2016
Manoj Kumar Actor 2015
Shashi Kapoor Actor 2014
Gulzar Lyricist 2013
Pran Krishan Sikand (Pran) Actor 2012
Soumitra Chatterjee Actor 2011
K. Balachander Director 2010
D. Ramanaidu Producer2009
V. K. Murthy Cinematographer2008
Manna Dey Singer2007
Tapan SinhaDirector 2006
Shyam BenegalDirector2005
Adoor GopalakrishnanDirector2004
Mrinal SenDirector2003
Dev AnandActor, Director, Producer2002
Yash ChopraDirector, Producer2001
Asha Bhosle Singer2000
Hrishikesh Mukherjee Director1999
B.R. Chopra Director, Producer1998
Pradeep Lyricist, Poet1997
Sivaji Ganesan Actor1996
Dr. Raj Kumar Actor, Singer, Producer1995
Dilip KumarActor1994
Majrooh SultanpuriLyricist1993
Bhupen HazarikaComposer, Singer, Producer1992
Bhalji PendharkarProducer, Director1991
A. Nageshwar RaoActor1990
Lata MangeshkarSinger, Producer1989
Ashok KumarActor, Singer1988
Raj KapoorActor, Director1987
B. Nagi ReddiProducer1986
V.ShantaramDirector, producer, actor1985
Satyajit RayDirector, Producer1984
Durga KhoteActress1983
L.V. PrasadActor, Director, Producer1982
NaushadComposer1981
JairajActor, Director, Producer1980
Sohrab ModiActor, Director, Producer1979
R.C. BoralComposer1978
Nitin BoseCinematographer, Director, Producer1977
Kanan DeviActress, Singer, Producer1976
Dhiren GangulyActor, Director, Producer1975
B.N. ReddiDirector, Producer1974
SulochanaActress1973
Pankaj MallickSinger, Actor, Composer1972
Prithviarj KapoorActor, Director, Producer1971
B.N. SircarProducer1970
Devika RaniActress1969

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