He was born on 30 April 1870 and he died on 16 February 1944. He was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the father of Indian cinema. He did 95 movies. His most notable performances were: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919). The Dadasaheb Phalke was farmed in his honor for his contribution. He was born in a deshastha Brahmin family. He was born in Tryambakeshwar, 30 km from Nasik, Maharashtra, India. He completed his education from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1885. Then he joined the J.J. School in 1890. He also went to the Kala Bhavan in Baroda, where he studied sculpture, engineering, drawing, painting and photography. He formed the Hindustan Films in partnership with five businessmen from Mumbai. He last produced his last film Gangavataran (1937), before retiring to Nashik. He was successful in his new art and proceeded to make several silent films, shorts, documentary feature, educational, comic, tapping all the potential of this new medium. Check out this page for more updates on Dadasaheb Phalke.