'Father of Indian Cinema' is a popular title associated with which of the following famous Indian film personalities?

Options :
  1. Dadasaheb Phalke
  2. V. Shantaram
  3. Ashok Kumar
  4. A. K. Hangal
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 1


Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, born in a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family and popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (30 April 1870 - 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the 'Father of Indian cinema'. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature film, he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).

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