Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner 2015 -Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner 2015 -Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Veteran Film Actor and Director Shri Manoj Kumar is to be conferred the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. Award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner 2015 -Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

About Manoj Kumar 

  • Manoj Kumar was born in July 1937, in Abbottabad, then part of Pre-Independent India.
  • When he was 10, he shifted to Delhi. After graduating from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he decided to enter the film industry.
  • Shri Manoj Kumar is an Award-winning actor and director.
  • He is remembered for his films Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkaar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes.

Other Winners of This Award Are

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  • This Hall of Fame includes Sarva Shri Dilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Gulzar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen who were conferred the Award in the past few years.

About Dada Saheb Phalke Award

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  • The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.
  • The Award is given on the basis of recommendations of a Committee of eminent personalities set up by the Government for this purpose.
  • This year, a five member jury viz. Latha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota, unanimously recommended Shri Manoj Kumar for the prestigious Award. Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley spoke to Shri Manoj Kumar today and congratulated him on being conferred the Award.