Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Question: Who has been awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2018?
(a) Amitabh Bacchan
(b) Gulzar
(c) Salim Khan
(d) Dilip Kumar
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 29 December 2019, Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan was presented the 2018 Dadasaheb Phalkaward by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • He has been felicitated for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
  • Amitabh Bachchan won four National Film Awards for Best Actor through his illustrious career, last winning it for his performance in the 2015 film Piku.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award:

  • The award is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke,revered as the father of Indian cinema.
  • Instituted in 1969,the award is considered as the highest honour for an artiste in Indian cinema.
  • The award comprises a Swarna Kamal medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees.
  • It was conferred upon late actor Vinod Khanna in 2017.


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