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Dadashaheb phalke biography

Dadashaheb phalke

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Birth nameDhundiraj Govind PhalkeDadashaheb phalke
Known asDadashaheb phalke
Born30 April 1870
Tryambakeshwar, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died16 February 1944 (aged 73)
Nashik, Bombay, British India
educationSir J. J. School of Art
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
  

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Dadasaheb Phalke (born as dhundiraj govind phalke) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter in indian cinema. He was known as the father of Indian cinema. He starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature. He made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his famous works - Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919), Sairandari (1920), and Shakuntala (1920). Phalke’s contribution to the Indian cinema, the India government instituted the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1969.

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