Indian Film Industry celebrated the golden jubilee of the Indian Talkie (1981).
Death of comedian Maruti (12th March), famous dancer Kukku (30th September), Music director Kanu Roy (20th December), character artist David Abrahim (28th December).
First films in Brijbhasha (Brij Bhoomi) and Malvi (Bhadwa Mata), released (1982).
Naseeruddin Shah married Ratna Pathak (1st April), 60 yrs old Dilip Kumar married Asmaa.
Death of music director C Ramchandra (5th January), lyricist Bharat Vyas (4th July), Music director R C Boral (25th November).
Mrinal Sen's Kharij won special Special Jury Prize at Cannes (1983).
First film in Garhwali (Jagwal), released.
Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Oscar for costumes designed for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1983).
First film in Sanskrit (Aadi Shankracharya) , released, which also won the National award for the best film (1984).
Death of film-maker Sohrab Modi (28th Januray) and actor Nana Palsikar (1984). Death of actor Sajeev Kumar (6th November) and character artist Nitin Sethi (1985).