Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke (1870-1944) is a Bollywood Director, Writer, Producer known for the movies Raja harishchandra(1913), Mohini Bhasmasur(1913), Bhakta Pralhad(1926)

NameDadasaheb Phalke (दादासाहेब फाळके)
Titlesfather of Indian cinema
Other NamesDhundiraj Govind Phalke
Date Of Birth30 April 1870
Age(Age at Death: 73 years 9 months 17 days)
Place Of BirthTryambakeshwar, Maharashtra, India
Date Of Death16 February 1944
Place Of DeathNashik, Maharashtra, India
He is famously known as the father of Indian cinema. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was born in a deshastha Brahmin family on 30 April 1870 in Marathi family at Tryambakeshwar, 30 km from Nasik, Maharashtra, India, where his father was an accomplished scholar.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. He has three great grand sons, two among them are settled in Mumbai.
  2. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour by the Government of India in 1969
  3. Debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913
  4. Phalke formed a film company, Hindustan Films in partnership with five businessmen from Mumbai.

Dadasaheb Phalke: Filmography (8)

(All Dadasaheb Phalke Movies)
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1926 Raam Rajya Vijay[Director]
1926 Bhakta Pralhad[Director,Writer (story)]
1924 Seetha Shuddi[Director]
1923 Bhaktha Gora Kumbhar[Director]
1923 Ram Maruthi Yuddh[Director]
1917 Lanka Dahan[Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
1913 Mohini Bhasmasur[Director,Writer (Screenplay),Producer,Cinematography,Choreography]
1913 Raja harishchandra[Director,Writer (Screenplay),Producer]