National Film Award for Best Biographical Film

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National Film Award for Best Biographical Film
Type National
Category Short films
Instituted 1984
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 32
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$820)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
First awardee(s) Padmashri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair
Recent awardee(s) The Last Adieu

The National Film Award for Best Biographical Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for non-feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for the short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
Indicates a joint award for the year
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Awarded as Best Biographical Film / Best Historical Reconstruction Film
List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1984
(32nd)
Padmashri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair[1] Malayalam James Paul Matthew Paul  –
1985
(33rd)
Satyajit Ray[2] English Films Division Shyam Benegal
1985
(33rd)
The Seer Who Walks Alone[2] English G. Aravindan G. Aravindan
1986
(34th)
Sister Alphonsa of Bharananganam[3] English  • Dejo Kappen
 • George Sebastian
Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
1986
(34th)
Kamala Nehru[3] English Uma Shankar Ashish Mukherjee
1987
(35th)
Basheer: The Man [4] English Kannakulam Abdulla M. R. Rahman
1988
(36th)
No Award[5]
1989
(37th)
C. V. Raman: The Scientist and His Legacy [6] English N. K. Saigal Nandan Kudhyadi
1990
(38th)
Baba[7] English Mediart Film Pvt. Ltd Rajiv Mehrotra
1991
(39th)
Bhavantarana[8] Oriya Bombay Cinematograph Kumar Shahani
1991
(39th)
Kabitar Ananta Jatrapathe[8] Bengali Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal Sanat Kumar Dasgupta
1992
(40th)
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi[9] Hindi Gulzar for Films Division Gulzar
1993
(41st)
Colors of Absence[10] English  • Shanta Gokhale
 • Arun Khopkar
Arun khopkar
1994
(42nd)
No Award[11]
1995
(43rd)
A Living Legend[12] English Aurora Film Corporation Satadru Chaki
1996
(44th)
Hastir Kanya[13] Assamese Digbijay Medhi Prabin Hazarika
1997
(45th)
Mounam Sowmanasyam[14] Malayalam Ravindranath Ravindran
1998
(46th)
 • 'Premji': Ithihasathinte Sparsam
 • Unarvinte Kalam: M.R.B.
[15]
Malayalam Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi M. R. Rajan
1999
(47th)
Nottam[16] Malayalam Bina Narayan M. R. Rajan
1999
(47th)
Mallika Sarabhai[16] English Films Division Aruna Raje Patil
2000
(48th)
Devanarthakan
(The Divine Dancer)
[17]
Malayalam A. V. Ali Koya for Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Sudish Gopalakrishnan
2001
(49th)
Teejan Bai[18] Hindi Kuldeep Sinha for Films Division V. Packirisamy
2002
(50th)
Meeting Manjit[19] English Ina Puri Buddhadeb Dasgupta
2003
(51st)
No Award[20]
2004
(52nd)
It’s Prabhat[21] Marathi A. V. Damle Madhavi Vaidya
2005
(53rd)
Hans Akela: Kumar Gandharva dagger [22] Hindi Films Division Jabbar Patel
2006
(54th)
Minukku[23] Malayalam  • Devadasan Keezhpatt
 • Bina Narayanan
M. R. Rajan
2006
(54th)
Guru Laimayum Thambalngoubi Devi[23] Meitei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
2007
(55th)
Antardhwani dagger[24] Hindi Films Division Jabbar Patel
2008
(56th)
The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: A Reconstruction [25] English Films Division R. Krishna Mohan
2009
(57th)
Pancham Unmixed[26]  • Bengali
 • Hindi
 • English
Brahmanand S Siingh Brahmanand S Siingh
2010
(58th)
Nilamadhaba[27] English Films Division Dilip Patnaik
2011
(59th)
Vishnupant Damle: Bolpatancha Mook Nayak dagger [28] Marathi Anil Anant Damle Virendra Valsangkar
2012
(60th)
Celluloid Man dagger [29]  • English
 • Hindi
 • Kannada
 • Bengali
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
2013
(61st)
The Last Adieu dagger [30] English Films Division Shabnam Sukhdev

References[edit]

  1. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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