Film World Events of 1980
- R.D. Burman marries Asha Bhosle.
- "Junoon" wins Filmfare Award for "Best Picture".
- Mohd. Rafi (singer) dies of a heart attack at the age of 55.
- Laxmikant Pyarelal win Filmfare award for "Best Music Director" for their work in "Sargam".
- The National Film Development Corporation is formed by merging the Motion Picture Export Corporation (MPEC), and the Film Finance Corporation (FFC).
- The report of the Working Group on National Film Policy is published. However, the Indian government refuses to act on any of its recommendations.
- The Bengali actor, producer, and director Uttam Kumar suffers a heart attack while on the stage working on a film. He is dead at the age of 54
- Playback singer / producer / music director Hemant Kumar (Nagin - 1954) suffers a heart attack. He survives but this effects his work.
- K. J. Yesudas wins the Filmfare Award for "Best Male Playback" for the song Dilke Tukde Tukde from "Dada".
- Vani Jayaram wins the Filmfare Award for "Best Female Playback" for the song Meera To Giridhar Gopal from "Meera".
- Sahir Ludhianvi, Urdu lyricist dies at the age of 59. He is famous for such songs as Allah Tero Naam, Ishwar Tero Naam ("Hum Dono" 1961), Kabhi Kabhie (Kabhi Kabhie - 1976),Na To Caarvaan Ki Talaash Hai (Barsat Ki Raat 1960), and a host of others.
- Sohrab Modi (actor/director/producer) is the recipient of the "Dadasaheb Phalke Award" for lifetime achievement.
- Kareena Kapoor is born to film actor Randhir Kapur and actress Babita.
- Rishi Kapoor marries Neetu Singh
- Amol Palekar wins the "Filmfare Best Actor Award" for his performance of Ram/Laxman Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma in "Gol Maal"
- Jaya Bhaduri wins the "Filmfare Best Actress Award" for her performance of Geeta in "Nauker"
- Dharmendra and Hema Malini marry (May 2, 1980)
A Few Notable Films of 1980
Top 10 Hindi Films
- Ram Balram
- Jyoti Bane Jwala
- The Burning Train
- Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
- Aakali Rajyam (Telugu)
- Aanchal (Hindi)
- Aap To Aise Na The (Hindi)
- Abdullah (Hindi)
- Agreement (Hindi)
- Air Hostess (Malayalam)
- Angaadi (Malayalam)
- Apne Paraye (Hindi)
- Billa (Tamil)
- Chaamaram (Malayalam)
- Do Aur Do Paanch (Hindi)
- Ek Baar Kaho (Hindi)
- Humkadam (Hindi)
- Jwalamukhi (Hindi)
- Kali Ghata (Hindi)
- Khubsurat (Hindi)
- Maan Abhiman (Hindi)
- Man Pasand (Hindi)
- Manokaamna (Hindi)
- Oonche Log (Hindi)
- Payal Ki Jhankaar (Hindi)
- Shalini Ente Koottukari (Telugu)
- Sitara (Hindi)
- Subhodayam (Telugu)
- Suthradharulu (Telugu)
- Swayamvar (Hindi)
- Thodisi Bewafai (Hindi)
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