Directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, India's first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra (1913) had an all-male cast. The female lead role of Rani Taramati was also played by a male actor
called Anna Salunke. Here's how Phalke found his heroine. [Salunke became the first to play a double role in Indian cinema. He played both Ram and Sita in Lanka Dahan in 1917].