Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • Gulzar refers to Dadasaheb Phalke Award as 'shakhaa pe phool' and thanks fans for their well wishes in an audio message May 7, 2014

    In an audio message which has been released on YouTube, veteran lyricist Gulzar has thanked his fans for their unconditional support, love and appreciation on his winning Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. "Sab doston ka, pehchaan walon, aur jo nahi pehchaante un sabka shukirya," Gulzar says. ...
  • Gulzar gets overwhelmed as he accepts Dadasaheb Phalke Award; thanks his 'gurus' Bimal Roy, SD Burman May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Clad in his trademark white kurta pyjama, Gulzar turned towards the audience to take a bow before he approached the stage to receive the Swarna Kamal, Rs.1 million and a shawl, conferred upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Vigyan Bhavan here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb...
  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When I...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2014

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose huge...
  • It's a feeling of fulfilment: Gulzar on Dadasaheb Phalke Award April 12, 2014

    Veteran lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, who has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, feels fulfilled and blessed to be named as the recipient of the highest cinematic honour of the country. Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 April 12, 2014

    Delhi: Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India's highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. Gulzar is an Academy Award-winning lyricist and has also directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as, 'Mere Apne', 'Parichay', 'Koshish' and...
  • Dilip Kumar still in ICU, under observation September 18, 2013

    Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is recovering but continues to remain in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Mumbai as he is still under observation. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. "He (Dilip Kumar) is recovering. He is still in...
  • Bollywood remembers legendary actor Pran July 13, 2013

    Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. ...
  • Watch: Manish Tewari pays his tribute to Pran July 13, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari says the legendary actor Pran has essayed various charcters on screen with elan and I feel lucky to have been able to honour him with the Dadasaheb Phalke award at his residence. ...
  • PM Manmohan Singh condoles Pran's death, calls him an icon July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the demise of Pran Kishan Sikand, known as Pran, describing him as "an icon" and a talent whose "versatility in etching a lasting impression on cinema audience's mind improved with time". Pran, who has over 400 films to his credit in a career spanning...
  • Amitabh, Gulzar, Karan Johar pay their last respects to Pran July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The 93-year-old veteran actor had recently received the Dadasaheb Phalke award. In a career spanning over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 films and played a vast range of roles, from a hero to a villain...
  • Pran Krishan Sikand's filmography mirrors his versatility July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: As a Bollywood villain whom movie-goers loved to hate, Pran, who died here Friday evening, has left behind a volley of film projects where he played rough-and-tough roles with immense eloquence. His filmography boasts of over 400 projects, which prove his versatility in essaying a hero, character artist and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Pran was a delightful companion July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: "A gentleman of the finest order, an admirable colleague and a considerate human" is how Amitabh Bachchan described Pran, his co-star of many films, who passed away today after a prolonged illness at the age of 93. "A gentleman of the finest order...an admirable colleague ...a thorough professional .....
  • SRK, Priyanka Chopra take to Twitter to mourn Pran's death July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollwood superstar Shah Rukh Khan mourned the death of Pran, one of Indian cinema's most hated yet most respected and versatile actors, and said that he will always live in the hearts of his fans. Pran Kishan Sikand, popular as Pran, breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital here late...
  • Legendary actor Pran's funeral to be held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai today July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The funeral of legendary actor Pran will be held on Saturday afternoon at Shivaji park in Dadar. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee passed away on Friday night at a suburban hospital in Mumbai. "He died after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter said. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital a...
  • Remembering Pran (1920 to 2013): The 'bad man' of Indian cinema July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The 93-year-old veteran actor had recently received the Dadasaheb Phalke award. In a career spanning over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 films and played a vast range of roles, from a hero to a villain...
  • Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passes away July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passed away in Mumbai on Friday evening. Pran, who was 93 years old, received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to cinema in May this year. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who had presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award to Pran,...
  • Snapshot: 93-year-old Pran smiles, waves as he wears his Dadasaheb Phalke medal May 11, 2013

    Bollywood veteran actor Pran Krishan Sikand was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by I&B Minister Manish Tewari at his residence in Mumbai. He is seen with his son Sunil and daugter Pinky Bhalla. PTI Photo. ...
  • Veteran actor Pran receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Pran received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to cinema at his residence in Mumbai. Due to health reasons, the actor could not travel to New Delhi earlier and was presented with award by I&B minister Manish Tewari at Pran's residence today. The 93-year-old...
  • No one from Pran's family came to receive Phalke award May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary actor Pran could not make it to the 60th National Film Awards ceremony Friday here to receive Dadasaheb Phalke honour for health reasons. However, no one from his family was present either to receive the award on behalf of the 93-year-old. The actor, who acted in over 400...
  • Mala Sinha upset with Dadasaheb Phalke Awards committee May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: If media reports are to be believed then Mala Sinha is very upset with the committee responsible for giving Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. Earlier, her name was announced along with Asha Bhosle, Rajesh Khanna and Yash Chopra for 'Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards'. She is reportedly angry over the fact that...
  • Kannada actor Dr Rajakumar's 85th birth anniversary today April 24, 2013

    It was the 85th birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Dr Rajakumar today. There was a festive mood at Dr Rajakumar memorial in Kanteerava studios as the family members of Dr Rajakumar and his fans visited the Dr Raj Memorial. As the fans celebrated the birth anniversary of Dr Rajakumar...
  • Pran remains the star villain: Bhawana Somaaya April 15, 2013

    Pran Krishan Sikand, known as just Pran, has been enthralling movie lovers since the 1940s. He has appeared in over 350 films and has acted with nearly every who's who in the world of Indian cinema. Film critic Bhawana Somaaya joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Pran winning the...
  • Has the Dadasaheb Phalke award for Pran come late? April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, who played villain and character roles with elan in classics like 'Milan', 'Madhumati' and 'Zanjeer', was today chosen for the country's highest cinema honour -- Dada Saheb Phalke award. The 93-year-old actor, who was in hospital recently due to ill health, retired from acting after...
  • Amitabh: Pran is a large pillar of the film industry April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The Dadasaheb Phalke honour for veteran actor Pran, 'a large pillar of the Indian film industry', is most deserving, believes Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. "A glorious tribute to a great human and a large pillar of the Indian film industry... Pran... the Dadasaheb Phalke award by the state," the 70-year-old...
  • Happy that Pran has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Amitabh Bachchan April 13, 2013

    Veteran actor Pran will receive the 2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to cinema. ...
  • Bollywood actor Pran to get Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Pran will receive the 2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest cinematic honour bestowed annually by the Government of India. The 93-year-old Pran, whose real name is Pran Krishan Sikand, has appeared in 350 films from the 1940s...
  • Soumitra: What have I done to deserve accolades? May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: In another recognition of his contribution to the world of films, drama and poetry, this year's Dadasaheb Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee was felicitated by a leading business group. Stating that he was overwhelmed by the ecstatic response of the people in the wake of his receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • Hamid Ansari gives away the National Film Awards May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Talents from India's $2-billion Indian movie industry received from Vice President Hamid Ansari the 59th National Film Awards across various categories here Thursday. Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was also honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, highest honour in Indian cinema at the event. Regional cinema dominated the award...