Important Events Devika Rani, the ‘first lady’ of the Indian Screen and co-owner of Bombay Talkies, is the first recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Births Saif Ali Khan (actor and
Important Events Rajesh Khanna becomes India’s frist superstar with a string of super-hit films like Aradhana and Anand. The Film Finance Corporation finances Bhuvan Shome (Mrinal Sen) and Uski
Important Events The first 70 mm wide-screen film is shown in India.
Important Events Dilip Kumar (nicknamed ‘tragedy king’ for his string of tragi-heroic roles) weds screen siren Saira Bano, who debuted in Junglee (1961). Ritwik Ghatak becomes Director of
Important Events The National Film Archives of India (NFAI) is set up in Pune. Deaths Mehboob Khan, who directed classics such as Andaz (1949) and Mother India (1957), passes away. Actor director Guru
Important Events The Indian film industry celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Suraiya bids farewell to Film Industry by acting in her last Hindi film Rustom Sohrab (1963) and settling for a retired life in