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About Dadasaheb Phalke Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (Marathi: दादासाहेब फाळके) (30 April 1870 - 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the father of Indian cinema . Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career span of 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works, Mohini Bhasmasur (1913),Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to Cinema, was instituted in his honour, by Govt. of India in 1969, and is the most prestigious and coveted award in Indian Cinema.

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1. Mani Ratnam 18494
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3. S.S. Rajamouli 8772
4. Dadasaheb Phalke 5977
5. Krishna Vamsi 4244
6. shankar 2155
7. Karimuddin Asif 1799
8. Rajkumar Hirani 1756
9. AR Murugadoss 1543
10. Bala 1522

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35. Krishna Vamsi 4244
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