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First in Film and TV


First Sound Film Alam Ara, 1931
First Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya for the Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982
First Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film Mother India in 1957
First National Film Award for Cinema Shyamchi Aai in 1954
First Colorized Film Mughal-e-Azam in 2004(the original black-and-white version was released in 1960)
First Sponsored TV Serial Hum Log, started in 1984, was also the first soap opera of India
First Actor to entact 10 roles Kamal Haasan

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