48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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Renowned Film Director & Actor Shri Kasinadhuni Viswanath was conferred the 48thDadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016.

The Award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.

The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.

A presenter of classical and traditional art, music and dance, Shri K Viswanath has been a guiding force in the Indian film industry. As a director he has made fifty films since 1965 known for their strong content, endearing narrative, honest handling and cultural authenticity. His films on wide range of social & human issues had great appeal to the masses.

His contributions have received recognition in the form of Padmashri Award in 1992 by the Government of India for his contribution to film making. He has also been awarded 5 National Awards, 20 Nandi Awards (awarded by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh), 10Filmfare Awards including Lifetime Achievement Award.

His national award winning SwathiMuthyam was the India’s official entry to the 59th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.

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