April 24, 2017 GKmojo

Bullet Points on Films and Television in India

It is a short note on films and television topic..Generally Questions do appear in exam from this topic.

1) Doordarshan was founded in year– 1959

2) Film and Television institute of India is located in Pune and established in 1960

3) First Indian movie submitted for Oscar– Mother India

4) First Indian to won Oscar – Bhanu Athaiya
She got the coveted award for costume design for the Richard Attenborough directed film Gandhi.

5) 1st in Films

  • 1st Indian film– Raja Harishchandra
  • 1st Indian sound film– Alam Ara
  • 1st Indian color film– Kishan Kanha
  • 1st 3D animated film– Roadside Romeo

6) 1st actor to won film fare award– Dilip Kumar

7)  Awards starting year:-

  • Filmfare awards started in 1954
  • National film awards started in 1954

8) Satyajit Ray- won 32 national film awards in his life, he won Oscar in 1992.

9) AR Rehman, Gulzar and Resul Pookutty are another Indians who won Oscar awards for their work in Slumdog millionaire

10) Father of Indian cinema– Dadasaheb Phalke

11) Chairman of censor Board: Prasoon Joshi 

12)  India’s official entry to Oscars 2024: 2018

13) Amitabh Bachchan made his acting debut in 1969 with Saat Hindustani.

14) Radio Broadcasting started in India in the early 1920’s. The first Programme was broadcast in 1923 the Radio club of Bombay. 

15) Television came to India on September 15, 1959 with experimental transmission from Delhi. 

16) Current minister for information and broadcasting: Anurag Thakur

17) National School of Drama is a theatre training institute situated at New Delhi, India. It is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It was set up in 1959 the Sangeet Natak Akademi and became an independent school in 1975.

18) Natu Natu Song ( Movie-RRR): It won the Oscar for Best Original Song, becoming the first ever Indian song to do so. Naatu Naatu composer MM Keeravaani and writer Chandrabose accepted the Oscar for Best Original Song.

19) Actor-comic Vir Das has become the first Indian to win the International Emmy Award for his Netflix stand-up special “Vir Das: Landing” in the best comedy category and has dedicated the honour to his home country, India.

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