Filmfare Awards

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The Filmfare Awards are annual awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India.[1] The Filmfare ceremony is one of the most famous film events in India.[2] The awards were introduced by the Filmfare magazine of The Times Group in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards.[3] They were initially referred to as the "Clare Awards" or "The Clares" after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India.

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Filmfare Awards
Current: 68th Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Award statuette
Awarded forExcellence in the Hindi film industry
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedMarch 21, 1954; 69 years ago (1954-03-21)
Last awarded27 April 2023 (2023-04-27)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSony Entertainment Television (2000–17)
Colors TV
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Most recent Filmfare Award winners
 2021 Best in films in 2022 2023 
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Award Best Actor Best Actress
Winner Rajkummar Rao
(Badhaai Do)
Alia Bhatt
(Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Award Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Winner Anil Kapoor
(Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Sheeba Chadha
(Badhaai Do)

Previous Best Picture


Best Picture

Gangubai Kathiawadi


A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by the Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts. The ceremony has been sponsored by various private organisations in the past as well as in present provisions. During several years in the 1990s, a live ceremony was broadcast to television audiences but was later discontinued due to unknown reasons.

Since 2001, a recorded and edited version of the awards ceremony was televised on SET a week or two after the ceremony has been held. Since 2018, the ceremony has been televised on Colors. The 65th Filmfare Awards event was held on the 16th of February 2020 at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati.[4] Until the mid-1990s, Filmfare Awards were the preeminent and most-recognised awards in Bollywood until several other awards sprouted up in Mumbai. This has resulted in poor viewership since the 2000s.[1][2][3][5]

In addition to the flagship event, Filmfare also has variants for other Indian film industries, such as Filmfare Awards South for South Indian cinema, Filmfare Marathi Awards for Marathi cinema, and Filmfare Awards East for Eastern Indian cinema.[6]