The first talk film "Alarm Ara" was produced in 1931 by Ardeshir Irani. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (April 30, 1870-February 16, 1944) is known as the father of Indian cinema. Dadasaheb Phalke was born in Nasik. He made India's first indigenious feature film Raja Harichandra, in 1912 . it was first shown publicly on May 3 1913 at Bombay's Coronation Cinema. The first sanskrit film "Adi Sankara" directed by G. V. Lyer. "Kagaz Ki Phool" was the first cinemascope film in India.
The first actress of the Indian cinema to win a Padmashri Award was Nargis Dutt (1958). The name of the national Award given to the best male actor in India is the Bharat Award and the award given to actress is the Urvasi Award. The first international film festivel of the India was held in1952. Shivaji Ganesan was first Indian to win the Chevaliar Award instituted by French Government. The Satyjit Ray film and Television Institute (SRFTI) is situated in kolkata. M.G. Ramachandran was the first star to become the Chief Minister of an Indian state (Tamil Nadu) Deepa mehta (born 1950in Amitsar, India is an Indian -born Canadian film director and screenwriter. The film Fire , Water and Earth are directed by Deepa Mehta.
" Gandhi " film was directed by Richard Attenborough. In the film Ben Kingsely acted the role of Gandhi and Rohini Hathangadi acted Hasturba. The film Making of Mahatma was directed by Shyam Benegal. Bhanu Athaiya is Indian cinema's most well regarded costume designer. She won the Oscar award for the film Gandhi in the year 1982 with John Mollo thus she become the first indian to win the Oscar Award.
Ardeshir Irani made the first colour feature film of India, Kisan Kanya in 1937.
Thomas Alwa Edison is the father of cinema. The Dadhasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969. the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke ,concidered the father of Indian cinema. First Award was Devika Rani Roerich
The Jazz Singer (1927) is the first fuature-length motion picture with talking sequences in the world. It was directed by Alan Crosland and starred Al Jolson who sings five songs. the film is based on the play Day of Atonement by Samson Raphaelson.
Aiswarya Rai become the first Indian cine artist to become the jury Member of Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes Film Festival founded in 1939 is considered one of the world's most prestigious film festivals. Goa is the permanent venue of international Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Pather panchali released in 1955 is the first film of director Satyjith Ray. The Apu trilogy is a series of three film directed by Satyajith Ray. These films are Pather Panchali, Aparajita and Apur Sansar. The Venice Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. It was started in the year 1932. Filmfare Awards are the oldest and most prominent film Awards given for Hindi films in India.The film fare Awards were first introduced in 1953. Do Bigha Zameen (1953) is a Hindi movie, directed by Bengali director Bimal Roy. It was the first movie to win the film fare award for the best film.
Salaam Bombay is a 1988 Hindi film directed by Mira Nair. The film chronicles the day-to-day life of children living on the streets of Bombay. Mississippi Masala (1991) is a film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala. Kamasutra and My Own Country were also directed by Mira Nair. Gandhi (1982) is an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning British-Indian production directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi The film won eight Oscar in 1982 including the Academy Award for Best Picture.