The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's most elevated honor in film. It is introduced every year at the National Film Awards service by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an association set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The beneficiary is regarded for their "remarkable commitment to the development and advancement of Indian film" and is chosen by a panel comprising of prominent characters from the Indian film industry.As of 2017, the honor includes a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) emblem, a wrap, and a monetary reward of ₹1,000,000 (US$14,000).
Introduced first in 1969, the respect was presented by the govt of India to celebrate Dadasaheb Phalke's commitment to Indian film. Phalke (1870–1944), who is prevalently referred to as and frequently viewed as "the dad of Indian film", was an Indian producer who coordinated India's first full-length highlight film, Raja Harishchandra (1913).
The primary beneficiary of the honor was entertainer Devika Rani, who was respected at the seventeenth National Film Awards. Starting at 2018, there have been 50 awardees. Among those,
entertainer Prithviraj Kapoor (1971) and entertainer Vinod Khanna (2017) are the solitary after death recipients.Kapoor's entertainer producer child, Raj Kapoor, acknowledged the honor for his benefit at the nineteenth National Film Awards in 1971 and was himself a beneficiary in 1987 at the 35th National Film Awards ceremony.Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy (1974) and Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (1986);Raj Kapoor (1987) and Shashi Kapoor (2014); Lata Mangeshkar (1989) and Asha Bhosle (2000) alongside Baldev Raj Chopra (1998) and Yash Chopra (2001) are the kin who have won the honor. The latest beneficiary of the honor is entertainer Amitabh Bachchan who was regarded at the 66th National Film Awards function .