Famous Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar will be awarded Dada Saheb Phalke award for year 2015. Dada Saheb Phalke award is given every year to person for his life time contribution to Indian cinema. The award carries a prize of Rs. 10 lakh cash, a Swaran Kamal and a shawl.
The award is given every year since 1969 to any actor, producer or director for his or her life time contribution to Indian cinema. The first award was given to Devika Rani.
Manoj Kumar was born in 1937 at Abbotabad located in North-west Frontier province of erstwhile British rule.
His earlier name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. His first film was Fashion. He is known for his role in patriotic films.