Today, the Google doodle honors none-other-than the creator of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke who gave Hindi cinema it’s first-ever, silent film 'Raja Harishchandra' in 1913. On this day, 30th of April this legendary artist was born and today is his 134th birth anniversary.
Dadasaheb Phalke gave Indian cinema its first movie
Phalke who had a long, prosperous career of 19 years, gave Indian cinema 95 movies along with 27 short films to the Indian cinema. Born in Trimbak, Maharashtra Phalke and his father both were renowned literates. Phalke had a keen interest in arts and hence, he followed his passion and learned photography, architecture, engineering, lithography and many more subjects.
In the year 1910, Phalke worked as a painter and designed sets where he got a chance to witness the making of real movies. Since then, Phalke devoted his life into movie-making. Dadasaheb Phalke has made intense contribution to the field of entertainment.
In 1969, the government paid a tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke by introducing an award for the artists who devoted their life to Indian cinema. Some of his best works include Lanka Dahan, Birth of Sri Krishna, Setu Bandhan, Kabir Kamal and many more.