Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners from Tamil Industry

The Dadasaheb Phalke is an Indian producer-director-screenwriter and also known as the Father of Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded for lifetime contribution to cinema by the Government of India, is named in his honor. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest prestigious award in the Indian cinema field. In every year of the Indian National Film Festival Award ceremony, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award will be honored for the "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema" and is selected by a committee consisting of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000. Here the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners from the Tamil industry are listed out. In this list, the award winners of popular Tamil celebrities like L. V. Prasad, Sivaji Ganesan, K Balachander, and Rajinikanth are listed.
1. L. V. Prasad - 1982

L. V. Prasad, was an Indian film producer, actor, director, cinematographer and businessman. He was one of the pioneers of Indian cinema and in 1982 he was honored and awared the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest Award for films in India.

2. Sivaji Ganesan - 1996
Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai "Sivaji" Ganesan was an Indian film actor and one of the first method actors in India, active during the latter half of the 20th century. His fame came from his versatility and expressive prowess in Tamil cinema. He was the first South Indian film actor who won a best actor award in an international film festival, the ...
3. K Balachander - 2010
Kailasam Balachander was an Indian producer, director and screenwriter. He directed films in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi. He was known for his distinct film-making style; the films he scripted and directed analysed unusual or complicated interpersonal relationships and social themes. In his career, he has contributed to the Tamil film ...
4. Rajinikanth - 2019
Rajinikanth (aka Superstar Rajinikanth )   is one of the most influential and bankable movie stars in Indian cinema. Rajinikanth's mass popularity and appeal is largely drawn from his mannerisms and stylized delivery of dialogue. He received India's third highest honour, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Other than acting, ...
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