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Dadasaheb Phalke Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 30, 2018

Short Biography

Dadasaheb Phalke was born on 30-04-1870 in Trimbak, Nashik in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian & Film Producer, Film Director & Screenwriter.

Other Name: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, Father of Indian Cinema
Other Professions: Film Director Screenwriter
Appearance: Bollywood Marathi

Dadasaheb Phalke Complete Bio & Career

Dadaaheb Phalke is a famous Indian producer, writer as well as director who is also known as The Father of Indian Cinema. He started his film debut from is famous film “Raja Hirishchandra” in 1913. He made 95 movies and 26 short films in 19 years till 1937. The Government of India has been grateful him by instituting The Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1969, for lifespan involvement to the cinema, which is one of most impressive awards in Indian cinema conferred film personalities in the country and is the uppermost official appreciation. He was well known as he brought the first camera from Germany. The encouragement for the film came from Dadasaheb Phalke.
An enthralled Phalke unfaltering to make a film and was expectant by his wife and two wholehearted children. The Oscar-nominated film ends with Phalke delivering Indian film industry's first hit using his marketing wisdom. The epoch distorted and Phalke fall sufferer to the rising technology of noise film. Not capable of cope with the talkies, the man who had fathered the Indian film business became old-fashioned.
In 1913, he was preferred as India's executive entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film grouping. Then he deeply moved by the film and a great mission to bring the moving picture screen. He was a huge achievement and a significant highlight in Indian cinemas’ history. He even introduced a female actor in the main role in 1913 when specialized acting was banned for women. In 1917, he went to produce several films and known as a talented film technician. He promoted his films as: "A presentation with 57,000 photographs. Raja Harishchandra unconfined in Mumbai's Coronation Theatre and ran for 23 days. It was also exposed in London in 1914. The story of Harishchandra was not present the matter of Dadasaheb's 1913 film but also of the first Marathi talkie, V Shantaram's Ayodhyecha Raja.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Dadasaheb Phalke died on 16-02-1944 in Nashik at the age of 73.

DEATHDAY 16 February,1944 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Nashik, Maharashtra

Life's Important Dates Of Dadasaheb Phalke

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Sir J.J. School of Art
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Raja Harishchandra (1913)
Best Movies Raja Harishchandra (1913), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918), Kaliya Mardan (1919) and Gangavataran (1937)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dadasaheb Phalke

  • His actual name was Dhundiraj Govind Phalke.
  • While pursuing his dreams at Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay in 1885, he acquired a variety of interests and even became adept at magic.
  • He went to Germany to get introduced to new and upcoming technologies. It was there from where he bought his first movie camera.
  • He began his professional career as a photographer.
  • In the honour of him the government of India started "Dadasaheb Phalke Award" in the year 1969. This is the most prestigious award in Indian cinema.
  • On 30th April 2018, Google honoured him with a doodle.

Dadasaheb Phalke Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Dadasaheb Phalke was 73 years 9 months & 16 days old age.