Pran Saheb (Performing Artist) Even for an actor like Pran who has won more awards than he can count, the Bimal Roy Award for Lifetime Achievement is special. His association with the legendary director, Bimal Roy, goes back to the … Continue reading
Shri V. Babasaheb (Director of Photography) V.Babasaheb continues to inspire young aspiring members of the profession and was awarded the Kodak Technical Excellence Award in 2002. The profound & powerful impact, constructed through imageries in the film Ganga Jamuna, continues … Continue reading
Pandit Ramnarain (Classical Musician) Pandit Ramnarain has waged a lifelong struggle to give the sarangi its rightful place in the arena of international music. Pandit Ramnarain takes pride in the Indian origin of the sarangi. Shri Damodar V. Kamat (Still Photographer) … Continue reading
Dr. Vyjayantimala Bali (Performing Artist) The first South Indian actress to grace the Hindi film scene was Vyjayantimala. She reigned here for two decades without surrendering her position in Tamil films. Vyjayantimala’s golden period came, however, with films like Madhumati, Ganga … Continue reading
Shri Manna Dey (Singer) Manna Dey is a true representative of the Golden Age of Hindi Film Music. His versatility as a singer is something of a marvel. Even in folk music based numbers like Hariyala Sawan Dhol Bajata Aaya (Do … Continue reading
Smt. Pramila (Performing Artist) Pramila or Esther Victoria Abraham, the first Miss India, is a trail-blazer. As early as 1942 she starred in Ulti Ganga, a spirited woman, a feminist’s delight who fantasized a world where men had a taste … Continue reading
Smt. Suraiya Sheikh (Performing Artist) Despite lack of musical training, Suraiya was one of the greatest singing stars of the forties and fifties. Suraiya commanded great respect and popularity during her career with musical hits like: Mirza Ghalib, Dastaan, Sharda. … Continue reading
Shri Kidar Sharma (Writer – Director) Sharma was a pioneer in his way. He was a Writer/ Director of several meaningful films, such as Jogan, and others. The credit of discovering stars like Raj Kapoor goes to the director.
Shri Dilip Gupta (Director of Photography) Cinematographer of Madhumati, Yahudi, Biraj Bahu, Prem Patra.