The National Awards for films, which were started as an annual incentive by the Government of India , for the making of artistic, competent and meaningful films have come a long way, to cover the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema, to judge merit by the highest possible yardstick and to become the most coveted and prestigious awards in the country.

Here we are sharing 12 unique facts about National Awards!

12. Origin

11. Categories

10. First Award!

9. First Hindi Film

8. No award!

7. Most Winners!!

6. Start!

5. Unique Language

4. The beginners!

3. Gems!!

2. Satyajit Ray of hope!

1. Sanskrit bhasha trivia!