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Filmfare Award for Best Director

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Awarded for  Best Director
First awarded  1954
Presented by  Filmfare
Category of  Filmfare Awards
Country  India
Official website  Filmfare Awards
Instituted  1954
Filmfare Award for Best Director
Currently held by  Nitesh Tiwari (62nd Filmfare Awards)
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The Filmfare Best Director Award is one of the main awards presented given by the annual Filmfare Awards to recognise directors working in the Hindi film Industry. It was first presented in 1954 in the inaugural year.

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Superlatives

Bimal Roy has the record of winning most Awards 7 and distinction of winning the Award thrice in a row, on two separate occasions (1954–1956 and 1959–1961). He won the Award whenever he was nominated. Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have received the Award four times each. Yash Chopra received 12 nominations, while Raj Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have received 6 nominations each. Mahesh Bhatt was nominated thrice in a row (1984–1986). However, he hasn't received any Award even after receiving 6 nominations. Also, no Director has ever won if one has been nominated twice in the same year – Gulzar in 1974, Basu Chatterjee in 1977 and Hrishikesh Mukherjee in 1980.

Sai Paranjpye was the first of two women to have ever won the Award, the second being Zoya Akhtar. Sai Paranjpye won it for Sparsh in 1985. Paranjpye had earlier been nominated for Chashme Buddoor in 1982 and Zoya Akhtar won it for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in 2012. Other women Directors to have been nominated are Mira Nair for Salaam Bombay! in 1990, Farah Khan for Main Hoon Na in 2005 and for Om Shanti Om in 2008, Gauri Shinde for English Vinglish in 2013 and Meghna Gulzar for Talvar in 2016

Rajkumar Santoshi remains the only Director to have won the Award for his first two films, Ghayal and Damini

Only once have two siblings been nominated in the same year; Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar in 2012.

Multiple nominations

The following Directors have received multiple Best Director nominations. The list is sorted by the number of total awards (with the number of total nominations listed in parentheses).

Winner and nominees

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. The films are listed by the years when the award was presented. The announcing of nominations became regular after 1959.

1950s

  • 1954 Bimal Roy – Do Bigha Zamin
  • 1955 Bimal Roy – Parineeta
  • 1956 Bimal Roy – Biraj Bahu
  • 1957 V. Shantaram – Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje
  • 1958 Mehboob Khan – Mother India
  • 1959 Bimal Roy – Madhumati
  • 1960s

  • 1960 Bimal Roy – Sujata
  • L. V. Prasad – Chhoti Bahen
  • V. Shantaram – Navrang
  • 1961 Bimal Roy – Parakh
  • K. Asif – Mughal-e-Azam
  • Kishore Sahu – Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai
  • 1962 B. R. Chopra – Kanoon
  • Nitin Bose – Gunga Jumna
  • Radhu Karmakar – Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
  • 1963 Abrar Alvi – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
  • Biren Nag – Bees Saal Baad
  • Mehboob Khan – Son of India
  • 1964 Bimal Roy – Bandini
  • B. R. Chopra – Gumrah
  • C. V. Sridhar – Dil Ek Mandir
  • 1965 Raj Kapoor – Sangam
  • Khwaja Ahmad Abbas – Shehar Aur Sapna
  • Satyen Bose – Dosti
  • 1966 Yash Chopra – Waqt
  • Chetan Anand – Haqeeqat
  • Ramanand Sagar – Arzoo
  • 1967 Vijay Anand – Guide
  • Asit Sen – Mamta
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Anupama
  • 1968 Manoj Kumar – Upkar
  • A. Bhimsingh – Mehrbaan
  • A. Subba Rao – Milan
  • 1969 Ramanand Sagar – Ankhen
  • Bhappi Soni – Brahmachari
  • Ram Maheshwari – Neel Kamal
  • 1970s

  • 1970 Yash Chopra – Ittefaq
  • L. V. Prasad – Jeene Ki Raah
  • Shakti Samanta – Aradhana
  • 1971 Asit Sen – Safar
  • Raj Khosla – Do Raaste
  • Sohanlal Kanwar – Pehchaan
  • 1972 Raj Kapoor – Mera Naam Joker
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Anand
  • Shakti Samanta – Kati Patang
  • 1973 Sohanlal Kanwar – Be-Imaan
  • Kamal Amrohi – Pakeezah
  • Manoj Kumar – Shor
  • 1974 Yash Chopra – Daag
  • Gulzar – Achanak
  • Gulzar – Koshish
  • Raj Kapoor – Bobby
  • Rajendra Bhatia – Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar
  • 1975 Manoj Kumar – Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • Anil Ganguly – Kora Kagaz
  • Basu Bhattacharya – Avishkaar
  • M. S. Sathyu – Garm Hava
  • Shyam Benegal – Ankur
  • 1976 Yash Chopra – Deewar
  • Gulzar – Aandhi
  • Ramesh Sippy – Sholay
  • Shakti Samanta – Amanush
  • Sohanlal Kanwar – Sanyasi
  • 1977 Gulzar – Mausam
  • Basu Chatterjee – Chhoti Si Baat
  • Basu Chatterjee – Chitchor
  • Rajkumar Kohli – Nagin
  • Yash Chopra – Kabhi Kabhie
  • 1978 Basu Chatterjee – Swami
  • Asrani – Chala Murari Hero Banne
  • Bhimsain – Gharaonda
  • Gulzar – Kinara
  • Manmohan Desai – Amar Akbar Anthony
  • 1979 Satyajit Ray – Shatranj Ke Khilari
  • Prakash Mehra – Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
  • Raj Khosla – Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
  • Raj Kapoor – Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Yash Chopra – Trishul
  • 1980s

  • 1980 Shyam Benegal – Junoon
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Jurmana
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Gol Maal
  • Manmohan Krishna – Noorie
  • Yash Chopra – Kaala Patthar
  • 1981 Govind Nihalani – Aakrosh
  • B. R. Chopra – Insaaf Ka Tarazu
  • Esmayeel Shroff – Thodisi Bewafaii
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Khubsoorat
  • J. Om Prakash – Aasha
  • 1982 Muzaffar Ali – Umrao Jaan
  • K. Balachander – Ek Duuje Ke Liye
  • Rabindra Dharamraj – Chakra
  • Ramesh Talwar – Baseraa
  • Sai Paranjpye – Chashme Buddoor
  • Shyam Benegal – Kalyug
  • 1983 Raj Kapoor – Prem Rog
  • B. R. Chopra – Nikaah
  • Ramesh Sippy – Shakti
  • Sagar Sarhadi – Bazaar
  • Subhash Ghai – Vidhaata
  • 1984 Govind Nihalani – Ardh Satya
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Arth
  • Mohan Kumar – Avtaar
  • Rahul Rawail – Betaab
  • Shekhar Kapur – Masoom
  • 1985 Sai Paranjpye – Sparsh
  • Kundan Shah – Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Saaransh
  • Prakash Mehra – Sharaabi
  • Ravi Chopra – Aaj Ki Awaaz
  • 1986 Raj Kapoor – Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Janam
  • Rahul Rawail – Arjun
  • Ramesh Sippy – Saagar
  • 1987 No Award
  • 1988 No Award
  • 1989 Mansoor Khan – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
  • N. Chandra – Tezaab
  • Rakesh Roshan – Khoon Bhari Maang
  • 1990s

  • 1990 Vidhu Vinod Chopra – Parinda
  • Mira Nair – Salaam Bombay!
  • Sooraj Barjatya – Maine Pyar Kiya
  • Subhash Ghai – Ram Lakhan
  • Yash Chopra – Chandni
  • 1991 Rajkumar Santoshi – Ghayal
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Aashiqui
  • Mukul Anand – Agneepath
  • Ravi Raja – Pratibandh
  • 1992 Subhash Ghai – Saudagar
  • Yash Chopra – Lamhe
  • Lawrence D'Souza – Saajan
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
  • Randhir Kapoor – Henna
  • 1993 Mukul S. Anand – Khuda Gawah
  • Indra Kumar – Beta
  • Mansoor Khan – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
  • 1994 Rajkumar Santoshi – Damini
  • David Dhawan – Aankhen
  • Mahesh Bhatt – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
  • Subhash Ghai – Khalnayak
  • Yash Chopra – Darr
  • 1995 Sooraj Barjatya – Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
  • Mehul Kumar – Krantiveer
  • Rajiv Rai – Mohra
  • Rajkumar Santoshi – Andaz Apna Apna
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra – 1942: A Love Story
  • 1996 Aditya Chopra – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Indra Kumar – Raja
  • Mansoor Khan – Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • Rakesh Roshan – Karan Arjun
  • Ram Gopal Varma – Rangeela
  • 1997 Shekhar Kapur – Bandit Queen
  • Dharmesh Darshan – Raja Hindustani
  • Gulzar – Maachis
  • Parto Ghosh – Agni Sakshi
  • Rajkumar Santoshi – Ghatak
  • 1998 J. P. Dutta – Border
  • Priyadarshan – Virasat
  • Rajiv Rai – Gupt
  • Subhash Ghai – Pardes
  • Yash Chopra – Dil To Pagal Hai
  • 1999 Karan Johar – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla and Mustan Alibhai Burmawalla – Soldier
  • Ram Gopal Varma – Satya
  • Sohail Khan – Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
  • Vikram Bhatt – Ghulam
  • 2000s

  • 2000 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • David Dhawan – Biwi No.1
  • John Matthew Matthan – Sarfarosh
  • Mahesh Manjrekar – Vaastav
  • Subhash Ghai – Taal
  • 2001 Rakesh Roshan – Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
  • Aditya Chopra – Mohabbatein
  • Dharmesh Darshan – Dhadkan
  • Mansoor Khan – Josh
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra – Mission Kashmir
  • 2002 Ashutosh Gowariker – Lagaan
  • Anil Sharma – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  • Farhan Akhtar – Dil Chahta Hai
  • Karan Johar – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
  • Santosh Sivan – Asoka
  • 2003 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Devdas
  • Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla and Mustan Alibhai Burmawalla – Humraaz
  • Ram Gopal Varma – Company
  • Sanjay Gupta – Kaante
  • Vikram Bhatt – Raaz
  • 2004 Rakesh Roshan – Koi... Mil Gaya
  • J. P. Dutta – LOC Kargil
  • Nikhil Advani – Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Rajkumar Hirani – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
  • Ram Gopal Varma – Bhoot
  • Satish Kaushik – Tere Naam
  • 2005 Kunal Kohli – Hum Tum
  • Ashutosh Gowariker – Swades
  • Farah Khan – Main Hoon Na
  • Farhan Akhtar – Lakshya
  • Rajkumar Santoshi – Khakee
  • Yash Chopra – Veer-Zaara
  • 2006 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Black
  • Madhur Bhandarkar – Page 3
  • Nagesh Kukunoor – Iqbal
  • Pradeep Sarkar – Parineeta
  • Ram Gopal Varma – Sarkar
  • 2007 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Rang De Basanti
  • Karan Johar – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
  • Rakesh Roshan – Krrish
  • Rajkumar Hirani – Lage Raho Munna Bhai
  • Sanjay Gadhvi – Dhoom 2
  • Vishal Bhardwaj – Omkara
  • 2008 Aamir Khan – Taare Zameen Par
  • Anurag Basu – Life in a... Metro
  • Farah Khan – Om Shanti Om
  • Imtiaz Ali – Jab We Met
  • Mani Ratnam – Guru
  • Shimit Amin – Chak De! India
  • 2009 Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
  • A. R. Murugadoss – Ghajini
  • Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On!!
  • Aditya Chopra – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  • Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
  • Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!
  • 2010s

  • 2010 Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots
  • Anurag Kashyap – Dev.D
  • Ayan Mukerji – Wake Up Sid
  • Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
  • R. Balki – Paa
  • Vishal Bhardwaj – Kaminey
  • 2011 Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan
  • Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg
  • Manish Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish
  • Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
  • 2012 Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly
  • Farhan Akhtar – Don 2
  • Imtiaz Ali – Rockstar
  • Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture
  • Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica
  • 2013 Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
  • Anurag Basu – Barfi!
  • Anurag Kashyap – Gangs of Wasseypur
  • Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
  • Shoojit Sircar – Vicky Donor
  • 2014 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  • Anand L. Rai – Raanjhanaa
  • Abhishek Kapoor – Kai Po Che!
  • Ayan Mukerji – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
  • Rohit Shetty – Chennai Express
  • 2015 Vikas Bahl – Queen
  • Abhishek Varman – 2 States
  • Anurag Kashyap – Ugly
  • Rajkumar Hirani – PK
  • Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
  • 2016 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani
  • Kabir Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Anand L. Rai – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
  • Meghna Gulzar – Talvar
  • Shoojit Sircar – Piku
  • Sriram Raghavan – Badlapur
  • 2017 Nitesh Tiwari – Dangal
  • Abhishek Chaubey – Udta Punjab
  • Ali Abbas Zafar – Sultan
  • Karan Johar – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Ram Madhvani – Neerja
  • Shakun Batra – Kapoor & Sons
  • References

    Filmfare Award for Best Director Wikipedia


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