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Film Awards – 2020-Top 2 Prestigious Film Awards of India


Film Awards are the most awaited awards not only in India but in the whole world. People are mad about films around the whole World. Here I will tell you about the prestigious film awards in India

The Indian Film Industry annually honours the directors, actors, cinematographers, musicians, and many more.

Certainly for the amount of work that they have given towards their art for a particular project or a  film. 

 Indian Film Awards have awarded Indian films and other artistic and technical brilliance in the Indian Cinema. This brilliance is given awards like, National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Oscar Awards, Dada Saheb Phalke award, and many more.

 But the most respected among them are Dada Saheb Phalke and National Film Award


  1. Dada Saheb Phalke Film Awards
  2. National film awards of India
  3. Conclusion
  4. FAQs

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Awards

Dada Saheb Phalke awards was started in 1969. This Indian Film award is given by the Indian government. In order to respect the contribution made by Mr. Dada Saheb Phalke to the Indian cinema.

Dada Saheb Phalke Awards- film Awards
  • History of DADA SAHEB PHALKE

On the other hand, Let me tell you that Dada Saheb Phalke’s award is not just an ordinary award like the ones which are on tv for TRP  purpose.

Therefore It is considered as the highest level of honor a person can receive for his work. However, this award is always given to the people who have worked in this field for a very long time.

In short, this is the most Prestigious film awards

Recently the legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was also honored with this Indian Film award. However You would be surprised to know that he has worked in this field for more than 45 years and is still working.

Mr. Amitabh Bahchan is working for more than 45 years in films as a lead actor. A lot of hard work is required for working for such a long period of time.

Amitabh Bachchan – winner Dada Saheb Phalke Award-

Therefore, you can guess that what a piece of art, hard work, and experience is needed in the films to be honored by Dada Saheb Phalke Film awards.

Let me tell you that Dada Saheb Phalke award is named after the filmmaker of the first feature film of India i.e Mr. Dada Saheb Phalke. He was the first Filmmaker of India.

His first Film was 40 minutes long and also the first mute film in India.


Dundiraj Phalke commonly or popularly known as Dada Saheb Phalke was born on 30 April 1870 in an extremely Marathi speaking family at an area called Trimbak

Firstly, Phalke completed his primary education in Trimbakeshwar.

Dada Saheb Phalke Award- History of Dad saheb phalke

Secondly, In 1885 Phalke joined sir JJ school of art, Bombay, and completed a year course of drawing. After that, he also started testing in photography, processing, and printing.

In addition to that, he did a 6-month professional course of learning Three color ceramic photography, Halftone blocks, and photo-lithium. To know more about filmmaking click here: 4 Stages of Filmmaking


 14th April 1911 was a life-changing day for Phalke.

Because this was the primary time when he visited to see a movie named Amazing Animals, at the America India movie theatre, Girgaon Bombay ( lifetime of Christ ).

He saw the movie along with his elder son Bhalchandra.

  Watching Jesus in the film, Phalke imagined Hindu Gods like Krishna and Rama instead. Therefore he decided to start the business of “Moving Pictures”.

After that for the following, one year Phalke started collecting materials associated or In relation to films like catalogs, books, and also bought some movie-making equipment.

In addition to that he also bought a little camera and reels with it to indicate movies at nighttime, by focusing candlelight on a lens and projecting pictures at the wall.

 On 10th February 1912, Phalke left for London. there He was introduced with Cecil Hepworth of Walton studios.

On 1st April 1912, Phalke returned to India. After coming to India he founded the ‘Phalke films company’.Therefore In India He decided to make films as he was knowing photography.

Raja harishchandra-First film of Dada Saheb Phalke

He decided to make his first film on the legends of Harish-Chandra and also wrote a script for it.

Regarding the cast and crew of the film, no female actress was able to play a task within the film therefore male actors had to portray female roles.

 The film was completed after 6 months and 27 days and was launched on 21st April 1913 at Olympia Theatre, Bombay.

Theatrical release was on 3 May 1913 At the coronation cinema, Girgaon, Bombay. certainly the film was a success and was the First full-length Indian moving picture. This laid the muse of Indian cinema.

To know more about the Indian Film Industry click here: INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY


 Then he decided to make a movie on the romance of Nala, king Nishadha Kingdom.

In Nashik, he met a drama company Chittakarshak Natak company.

Where Durgabai Gokhale was playing the role of Parvati, and on the other hand her daughter Kamlabai Ghokale was playing Mohini who became the first woman to act in Indian cinema.

He also directed the short film Pitache Panje.

He made his third film Satyavan Savitri on the legends of Satyavan and Savitri. All three films of his were successful at that time. These were some artistic films.

To know more about artistic film genre click here : Film Genres


  • 1969- Devika Rani
  • 1970 -B. N. Sircar
  • 1971 -Prithviraj Kapoor
  • 1972 -Pankaj Mullick
  • 1973 -Ruby Myers (Sulochana)
  • 1974 -Bomireddi Narasimha Reddy
  • 1975 -Dhirendranath Ganguly
  • 1976 -Kanan Devi
  • 1977 -Nitin Bose
  • 1978 -Rai Chand Boral
  • 1979 -Sohrab Modi
  • 1980 -Paidi Jairaj
  • 1981 -Naushad Ali
  • 1982 -L. V. Prasad
  • 1983 -Durga Khote
  • 1984 -Satyajit Ray
  • 1985 -V. Shantaram
  • 1986 -B. Nagi Reddy
  • 1987 -Raj Kapoor
  • 1988 -Ashok Kumar
  • 1989 -Lata Mangeshkar
  • 1990 -A. Nageswara Rao
  • 1991 -Bhalji Pendharkar
  • 1992 -Bhupen Hazarika
  • 1993 -Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • 1994 -Dilip Kumar
  • 1995 -Dr. Rajkumar
  • 1996 -Sivaji Ganesan
  • 1997 -Pradeep
  • 1998 -B.R. Chopra
  • 1999 -Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • 2000 -Asha Bhosle
  • 2001 -Yash Chopra
  • 2002 -Dev Anand
  • 2003 -Mrinal Sen
  • 2004 -Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • 2005 -Shyam Benegal
  • 2006 -Tapan Sinha
  • 2007 -Manna Dev
  • 2008 -V. K. Murthy
  • 2009 -D. Ramanaidu
  • 2010 -K. Balachander
  • 2011 -Soumitra Chatterjee
  • 2012 -Mr. Pran Sikand
  • 2013 -Mr. Gulzar
  • 2014 -Shashi Kapoor
  • 2015 -Manoj Kumar
  • 2016-k.Viswanath
  • 2o17-Vinod Khanna
  • 2018-Amitabh  Bachchan

SOURCE of the above list : Jagran josh


National film awards were established in 1954 and it is the most respected Film award similar to the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Rajat Kamal Award to the Actor: Shri Vicky Kaushal for Best Actor: URI: The Surgical Strike,

Other than those private award nights where awards are purchased and are not given on the basis of any criteria. On the other hand, the National film award is managed along with the Indian Film Festival.

In addition to that, the Indian Panorama by the Indian Governments Directorate of Film Festivals. Above all is The Directorate is the organization that helps in appointing the members of the jury panel. But it has no hand in the selection of the film.


Each year a national jury is appointed by the Directorate of Film festival.

Majorly the National film awards are divided  into two main categories : 


A total of 100 films which are made in the country are entered or selected in each category ( Feature and Non Feature films). The films are selected by the members on the jury panel based on some criteria.

Whether the film is a feature film or a Non-feature film it is decided by the film jury.


Clauses :

  1. The Film Maker or the director of the film should be Indian citizens
  2. The producer of the film should be also born in Indian or if the co-producer film is a foreign entity then there are six conditions that are to be satisfied
  3. The film should be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January and 31 December


These Film Awards are divided into three main categories that is  Feature Films, Non Feature films, and Best Writing on Cinema.

Basically, Feature films are those films that are made on a high budget and with a high technical and social standard.

Nonfeature films are generally documentaries and more story-based. Best writing in the cinema award is given to the best writer.

National Film Awards of India

Feature Film Awards

Feature Film Awards
Best FilmHellaro (Gujarati)
Best DirectorAditya Dhar (Uri)
Best Hindi film AwardAndhadhun
Best ActorAyushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun)Vicky Kaushal (Uri)
Best Actress Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati)
Best Film on Social IssuesPadman
Best Film on Environment ConversationPaani (Mararthi)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentBadhaai Ho
Best Supporting ActorSwanand Kirkire for Chumbak
Best Supporting ActressSurekha Sikri for Andhadhun
Nargis Dutt AwardOndalla Eradalla (Kannada)
Best Debut Film of a DirectorNaal by Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Best Adapted ScreenplayAndhadhun
 Best Original ScreenplayChi La Sow
Best Female Playback SingerBindhumalinif for Nathicharami song “Maayavi Manave”
Best Male Playback SingerArijit Singh for Padmaavat song “Binte Dil”
Best Music DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat
Best Sound DesignerUri
Best Child ArtistPV Rohit, Sahib Singh, Talha Arshad Reshi and Shrinivas Pokale
Best ActionKGF
Best ChoreographyKruti Mahesh Midya and Jyoti D Tommar for Padmaavat song “Ghoomar”
Best Special EffectsTelugu film Awe, Kannada film KGF
Best Makeup ArtistAwe
Best Costume DesignerMahanati
Best Production DesignKammara Sambhavam
Best EditingNathicharami (Kannada)
Best LyricsNathicharami (Kannada Film)
Best DialogueTarikh (Bengali)
Best Urdu FilmHamid
Best Malayalam FilmSundani
Best Telugu FilmMahanati
Best Tamil FilmBaaram
Best Assamese FilmBulbul Can Sing
Best Punjabi FilmHarjeeta
Best Marathi filmBhonga
Best Garu FilmMama
Best Rajasthani filmTurtle
Most Film-Friendly StateUttarakhand 


So these were some of the Prestigious film awards which the country gives t0 respect the enormous art of some personalities.


1.Which film awards are the most prestigious

Above all, the National Film Awards and Dada, Saheb Phalke award is the most prestigious film awards of India

2.When is national film awards 2020

The national film awards ceremony will be held on 3 May 2020

3.What are the Other Film Awards that are held Internationally?

The another Film awards that are held internationally are Oscars, Cannes Film Festival.

4.Which film of India has won the Oscar awards ?

A film called Slum-Dog Millionarie has won the Oscar Film Awards.



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