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9th IIFA Awards

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Best Picture  Chak De! India
Date  8 June 2008
Channel  Star Plus
Most awards  Chak De! India (9)
Other ceremonies  2007, 2009
Site  Siam Paragon
9th IIFA Awards
Hosted by  Boman Irani Ritesh Deshmukh Urmila Matondkar
Best Direction  Shimit Amin (Chak De! India)
Best Actor  Shahrukh Khan (Chak De! India)
Best Actress  Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met)
Hosts  Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh, Urmila Matondkar

The 2008 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 9th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2007 and took place between June 6 – 8, 2008. The official ceremony took place on June 8, 2008, at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 27 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. Actors Boman Irani and Ritesh Deshmukh co-hosted the ceremony for the first time.


The IIFA Music and Fashion Extravaganza took place on June 7, 2008, as did the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum. On June 6th, The IIFA World Premiere was held at Major Cineplex, Bangkok which showcased Sarkar Raj, starring Indian Film icons Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, directed by Ram Gopal Varma.

Chak De! India won nine awards, three of which were popular awards: Best Picture, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male and Best Director. Om Shanti Om won six awards. Other multiple winners included Life in a... Metro with three awards and Jab We Met, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Guru and Saawariya, with two awards each. In addition, Partner received one award (Best Performance In A Comic Role).


The awards began in 2000 and the first ceremony was held in London at The Millennium Dome. From then on the awards were held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. The next award ceremony was announced to be held in Macau, Hong Kong in 2009. The award ceremonies are held in various places around the world.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Note – Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par did not compete for the awards and the movie did not receive a single nomination.

IIFA Award for Style Diva of the Year

  • Katrina Kaif
  • IIFA Award for Style Icon of the Year

  • Abhishek Bachchan
  • IIFA Fresh Face of the Year Award

  • Neil Nitin Mukesh
  • Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema

  • Shyam Benegal
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in International Cinema

  • A. R. Rahman
  • Achievement in Indian Cinema

  • Mumtaz
  • References

    9th IIFA Awards Wikipedia

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