Ever since Dada Saheb Phalke’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’ became Bollywood’s first officially released film in 1913, there have been many landmarks, accomplishments and records, which have been achieved as well as broken, over the years. As followers of cinema, we hardly are aware of some of the records that have been established in various categories by our films and its people. This section exclusively displays a few of them, which we have compiled for you.
Satyajit Ray – Most National Awards Won By An Individual
Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray holds the record for winning the maximum number of National Awards, which amounted to 32. Six of these 32 times were for the ‘Best Director.’
Dadasaheb Phalke – Most Films Directed (95)
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke alias Dadasaheb Phalke – the father of Indian cinema who was an eminent director, cinematographer, writer and producer has the honour of directing the most films to date which included feature films, short films as well as documentaries.
Indar Sabha (1932) - Most Songs In A Hindi Movie (72)
J. J. Madan's ‘Indar Sabha’, which released in 1932 had the maximum songs in a Hindi movie which amounted to 72. Music was by Nagardas Nayak while the star cast included Nissar, Jehanara Kajjan, Abdul Rehman and Mukhtar Begum.
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) – Most Awards Won By A Film
Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai’ released in 2000 starring Hrithik Roshan and actress Amisha Patel went on to win the maximum number of awards in the history of Indian cinema. It reportedly won 92 awards in all, which is a Guinness World Record.
Jagdish Raj - Most Typecast Actor - Cop
The late Jagdish Raj holds the dubious distinction of being the most typecast Bollywood actor for playing the role of a police officer in more than 144 films. He holds the Guinness World Record for being 'the most typecast actor'.
Sameer Anjaan - Most Songs Penned by a Lyricist
Well-known lyricist Sameer has penned over 4000 songs to date and continues to increase by the day. Guinness World Records have officially recognized him as the most prolific Bollywood lyricist ever.