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The 6th Filmfare Awards were held in 10 May 1959, at Bombay, honoring the best films in Hindi Cinema for the year 1958.[1] Madhumati became the biggest winner when it received Best Film of 1958 and Best Director, both for Bimal Roy.[2]

6th Filmfare Awards
Date10 May 1959
Hosted byJ. C. Jain
Best FilmMadhumati
Most awardsMadhumati (9)
Most nominationsMadhumati (11)

Dev Anand won his first Best Actor trophy for Kala Pani. Vyjayanthimala won her second Filmfare and first Best Actress trophy for Sadhna, the same year she was also nominated for Madhumati. Madhumati has the highest nomination with eleven nominations and was a record winner where the film has won nine awards altogether.[3] Madhumati was followed by B. R. Chopra's Sadhna (1958 film)| with six nomination and two wins, incidentally both had Vyjayanthimala in the lead.


Main awardsEdit

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Music Director Best Lyricist
Best Playback Singer – Male Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Award won by a female singer

Technical AwardsEdit

Multiple nominations and winsEdit

The following films received multiple awards and nominations.

Movie Awards Nominations
Madhumati 9 12
Sadhna 2 6
Kala Pani 2 2
Yahudi 1 5
Chandan 1 1
Talaaq 0 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Times Group (10 May 1959). "1961 Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ "The Winners 1958". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ "The Nominations – 1958". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.

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