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The Filmfare Awards are yearly awards that recognize artistic and technical achievements in India's Hindi-language film industry. The Filmfare ceremony is one of India's most well-known cinema events. The Times Group's Filmfare magazine originally presented the awards in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. Originally known as the Clare Awards or The Clares, they were named after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India.

In 1956, a split voting system was created. The Filmfare Awards are decided upon by the general public and an expert panel under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are chosen by a committee chosen by the Indian Government. In the past and under the current rules, the ceremony has been sponsored by several private organizations. Several years in the 1990s, a live ceremony was televised to television audiences. However, it was later canceled for unknown reasons.

Since 2001, SET has broadcast and edited taped versions of the awards show a week or two after it took place. The ceremony has been broadcast on Colors since 2018. The 69th Filmfare Awards ceremony was held on January 28th, 2024, at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The Filmfare Awards have frequently been compared to the American Academy Awards for the Hindi cinema industry. Filmfare Awards were the most prestigious and well-known honors in Bollywood until the middle of the 1990s when several other awards began to appear in Mumbai. Since the 2000s, this has resulted in low viewership.

Along with the main event, Filmfare also hosts sub-events for other Indian film industries, including Filmfare Awards East for eastern Indian cinema, Filmfare Awards South for south Indian cinema, and Filmfare Marathi Awards for Marathi cinema.

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Event Name

Filmfare Awards

Organized By


Country Of Origin


Started On

March 21st, 1954

 Filmfare Awards 2024

January 28th, 2024


Sony Entertainment Television (2000-2017), Colors TV ( Present)

Hosted By 

Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana


GIFT City Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Aired on 

Colors TV 



filmfare awards history originIn 1954, the Filmfare awards were first presented. The award ceremony was initially referred to as The Clares after Clare Mendonca, a critic for The Times of India. Over 20,000 readers from all over India participated in the polls that determined the winners, and those who received the most votes received trophies. Only five awards were given out at the inaugural ceremony, which took place on March 21, 1954, at Mumbai's Metro Theatre: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Music Director.

The first film to receive the Best Film award was Do Bigha Zameen. The first winners in the other four categories were: Bimal Roy for his direction of Do Bigha Zameen, Dilip Kumar for his performance in Daag, Meena Kumari for her performance in Baiju Bawra, and Naushad Ali for his music in Baiju Bawra. In 2017, the Filmfare Awards added a category for short films, and the jury included Vidya Balan and Gauri Shinde. Khamakha received the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film. Awards were also given to short films such as Chutney, Matitali Kusti, and Taandav.

Hollywood actor Gregory Peck was invited to attend the inaugural awards ceremony on March 21, 1954, at the Metro Theatre in Mumbai but was unable to attend due to a delayed aircraft from Colombo. Peck did, however, attend the reception that followed the award ceremony at Mumbai's Wellington Club (Gymkhana).

Statue/ Trophy

filmfare awards historyThe sculpture, which depicts a woman with her arms outstretched in a dance number and her fingers touching, is known colloquially as The Black Lady or The Lady in Black. N.G. Pansare created its original design under the guidance of Walter Langhammer, the Times of India's art director. It is typically made of bronze, is 46.5 cm in height, and weighs about 5 kg. The statues were made in silver to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the awards and in gold to mark the 50th anniversary.

The Award Gallery has been producing the Filmfare trophy since 2000. The trophy had undergone very little alteration before 2012. But as of 2013, a significant alteration was done to give the trophy a 3-D appearance. For this alteration, there were two justifications stated.

First, according to the organizers, keeping up with the numerous technological advancements that have already occurred and will undoubtedly occur in the ensuing years was essential. This was also an attempt to adhere to the 2013 Filmfare in Mumbai award set's theme, A hundred years jump into the future.

Popular Awards

                                                                                                69th Filmfare Awards Winner 2024
Award Category  Nominated For  Winner 
Best Actress  Rocky Aur Rani  Alia Bhatt 
Best Actor  Animal  Ranbir Kapoor 
Best Actor (Critics)  12th Fail   Vikrant Massey 
Best Actress (Critics)  Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway Rani Mukherji 
Best Actress (Critics)  Three Of Us Shefali Shah
Best Actor (Critics) Sam Bahadur  Vicky Kaushal 
Best Supporting Role (Male) Dunki  Vicky Kaushal 
Best Debut (Male) Faraaz  Aditya Rawal
Best Debut (Female)  Farrey Alizeh Agnihotri
Best Supporting Role (Female)  Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Shabana Azmi 
Lifetime Achievement Award - David Dhawan 
Best Music Album  Animal Pritam, Vishal Mishra, Manan Bhardwaj, Shreyas Puranik, Jaani, Bhupinder Babbal, Ashim Kemson, Harshwardhan Rameshwar, Gurinder Seagal
Best Story OMG 2  Amit Rai

For more information and in-depth knowledge about the winners. Check out the complete winners list of filmfare 2024.

The Red Carpet Event 2024

Before the official ceremony starts, there is a part called The Red Carpet. Here, celebrities from Bollywood and beyond showcased their impeccable taste in fashion. The Red Carpet Event is studded with Bollywood's profound stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Jhanvi Kapoor, Tripti Dimri, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan etc.



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