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The 26th Filmfare Awards were held in 1979. Raj Khosla's Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki was named the Best Film of the Year. Amitabh Bachchan won his second consecutive Best Actor Award for his double role in Don. Satyajit Ray won his sole Best Director Award for Shatranj Ke Khiladi. The event is also notable as Nutan became the first actress in the history of Indian Cinema to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actress five times, breaking the record held by Meena Kumari for 13 years.

26th Filmfare Awards
Date1979
SiteBombay
Highlights
Best FilmMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Most awardsDon
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (3)
Most nominationsMuqaddar Ka Sikandar and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (9)

Contents

Main awardsEdit

Best FilmEdit

Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki

Best DirectorEdit

Satyajit RayShatranj Ke Khilari

Best ActorEdit

Amitabh BachchanDon

Best ActressEdit

NutanMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Saeed JaffreyShatranj Ke Khiladi

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Reena RoyApnapan

Best Comic ActorEdit

Deven VermaChor Ke Ghar Chor

Best StoryEdit

GharDinesh Thakur

Best ScreenplayEdit

Pati Patni Aur WohKamleshwar

Best DialogueEdit

Main Tulsi Tere Aangan KiRahi Masoom Raza

Best MusicEdit

Satyam Shivam SundaramLaxmikant-Pyarelal

Best LyricsEdit

ApnapanAnand Bakshi for Aadmi Musafir Hai

Best Playback Singer, MaleEdit

DonKishore Kumar for Khaike Paan

Best Playback Singer, FemaleEdit

DonAsha Bhosle for Yeh Mera Dil

Best Art DirectionEdit

Des Pardes

Best CinematographyEdit

Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Best EditingEdit

Badaltey Rishtey

Best SoundEdit

Devata

Critics' awardsEdit

Best FilmEdit

Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan

Best DocumentaryEdit

Malfunction

Biggest WinnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit