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The 2001 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 2nd International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2000 and took place between June16, 2001. This year, the city of Sun City played host to the Indian Film Industry.

2nd IIFA Awards
Date16 June 2001 (2001-06-16)
SiteSuper Bowl Arena, Sun City, South Africa
Hosted byPriyanka Chopra and Kabir Bedi
Best PictureKaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Best DirectionRakesh Roshan
(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai)
Best ActorHrithik Roshan
(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai)
Best ActressKarisma Kapoor
Most nominations(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai) (10)

The official ceremony took place on June16, 2001, at the Sun City, in Super Bowl Arena Sun City . During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 27 competitive categories.

Reflective of its guiding philosophy, the venue for IIFA 2001 was the splendorous Sun City in South Africa. The hype gained intensity, as performers descended on Sun City. The Indian stars were welcomed by thousands of fans and traditional African dancers. Film enthusiasts swarmed the Sun City.The first ever IIFA World Premiere was held. The film – Lagaan, which went on to win a nomination at the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film. An exclusive session with the media at a special Press Meet post show discussed the increasing awareness about Indian Cinema on a global platform. Sun City outshone the sun itself on show day. The venue sparkled as the red carpet awaited its brightest stars. The crowd stirred as limousines rolled in. And the television cameras zoomed in. The hosts for the evening, Miss World Priyanka Chopra and the dashing Kabir Bedi, welcomed the guests. The dances from African Footprint set the rhythm of excitement for the night.


Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Popular awardsEdit


Rakesh Roshan (Best Director)
Hrithik Roshan (Best Actor)
Karisma Kapoor (Best Actress)
Amitabh Bachchan (Best Supporting Actor)
Jaya Bachchan (Best Supporting Actress)
Best Picture Best Director
Best Performance In A Leading Role Male Best Performance In A Leading Role Female
Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female
Best Performance In A Comic Role Best Performance In A Negative Role
Male Debutant Star Female Debutant Star

Musical awardsEdit

Best Music Director Best Lyrics
Best Male Playback Singer Best Female Playback Singer
Best Song Recording Best Background score

Backstage awardsEdit

Best Dialogue Best Screenplay
Best Story

Technical awardsEdit

Best Cinematographer Best Choreography
Best Costume Design Best Editing
Best Makeup Best Sound Recording
Best Sound Re-Recording Best Special Effects

Special awardsEdit

Outstanding Contribution to Indian CinemaEdit

Outstanding Contribution In Indian CinemaEdit

Outstanding Achievement in International CinemaEdit

Kelvinator Personality of The YearEdit


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