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Google Doodle Celebrates Dadasaheb Phalke 148th Birth Anniversary on 30th April 2018



Google Doodle Celebrates Dadasaheb Phalke 148th Birth Anniversary on 30th April 2018

Google dedicated a doodle to celebrate the 148th birth anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly called as ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ on 30th April 2018.

Google’s doodle has been developed and designed by guest artist Aleesha Nandhra. It shows a young Dadasaheb in action as he went about directing the first few gems in the history of Indian cinema.

Dadasaheb Phalke was born on 30th April 1870 to a family of scholar father in Trimbak (Nashik district), Maharashtra. He died on 16th February 1944, at an age of 73 years in Nashik.

Dadasaheb Phalke took education from JJ School of Art of Mumbai in the year 1885. He also had a keen interest in the arts and studied at various points, photography, lithography, architecture, engineering, and even magic.

Dadasaheb Phalke was an Indian films producer, director and screenwriter. He gave Indian Cinema its first silent film, 'Raja Harishchandra' with special effects, a full-featured super hit film in the year 1913.

Dadasaheb Phalke in his career spanning for 19 years contributed to 95 movies and 27 short films till 1937.

Dadasaheb Phalke’s other most recognised works include: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).

In his honor, the Indian government had established ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ in the year 1969, as India's highest award in cinema.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award was first awarded to Indian actress Devika Rani in the year 1969. It was last accorded posthumously to Late Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna in the year 2018.


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