7th IIFA Awards

The 2006 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 7th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2005 and took place between 15–17 June 2006. Dubai, with its old world charm and new age dynamism played host to the 3 day IIFA Weekend and its many events.

7th IIFA Awards
7th IIFA Awards logo.png
The official logo of the 2006 IIFA Awards
Date15 June 2006 (2006-06-15)
17 June 2006 (2006-06-17)
SiteDubai International Convention Centre
Dubai, UAE
Hosted by
Best PictureBlack
Best DirectionSanjay Leela Bhansali
Best ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Best ActressRani Mukerji
Most awardsBlack (9)
Most nominationsParineeta (17)
Television coverage
ChannelStar Plus
NetworkSTAR TV

The official ceremony took place on 17 June 2006, at the Dubai International Convention Centre, in Dubai, UAE.[1] During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 29 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. Actors Fardeen Khan and Lara Dutta co-hosted the ceremony. Fardeen had also co-hosted the 2005 IIFA awards while Lara had hosted the 2002 awards

The weekend began with the IIFA Inaugural Press Conference. This was followed by the IIFA World Premiere of Jagmohan Mundra's 'Provoked'. The world premiere also featured south Indian films viz., Chandramukhi, Kannathil Muthamittal, Nayakan, Pokiri, Autograph, Anniyan and Ayutha Ezhuthu.[2] A unique IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza was also hosted to raise funds for the IIFA Foundation.[3]

Parineeta received a total of seventeen nominations out of the total twenty nine categories but could only manage to win six, out of which only the (Female Debutant Star) was among the popular one. Black, on the other hand, won nine out of its eleven nominations. Among them the popular awards included: (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male, Best Performance In A Leading Role Female and Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female). Other multiple awards winners included Bunty Aur Babli with four awards and Dus, Apaharan and Aashiq Banaya Aapne receiving two awards each. In addition movies receiving a single awards included, Sarkar for (Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male), Salaam Namaste for (Best Performance In A Comic Role), Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi for (Male Debutant Star) and Iqbal for (Best Story)


The awards began in 2000 and the first ceremony was held in London at The Millennium Dome. From then on, the awards were held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. The next award ceremony was announced to be held in Sheffield, England in 2007.[4]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[5][3]

Popular awardsEdit

Amitabh Bachchan (Best Actor)
Rani Mukerji (Best Actress)
Abhishek Bachchan (Best Supporting Actor)
Ayesha Kapur (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 Story Best Screenplay
Best Dialogue

Technical awardsEdit

Best Art Direction Best Action
  • Parineeta – Keshto Mondol and Elridge Rodrigues
Best Cinematographer Best Choreography
Best Costume Design Best Editing
Best Makeup Best Sound Recording
Best Sound Re-Recording Best Special Effects

Special awardsEdit


IIFA Award for Most Glamorous Star of the YearEdit

Outstanding Achievement In Indian CinemaEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit


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  3. ^ a b ":: Welcome To International Indian Film Academy::". Iifa.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Showcase: IIFA 2007 – Yorkshire". IIFA. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  5. ^ "IIFA 2006 Nominees". Bollywood Hungama. 6 May 2006. Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  6. ^ "IIFA Awards 2006". Whereincity.com. Retrieved 14 June 2012.