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Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist

The Filmfare Lyricist Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist
Awarded forBest Performance by a Lyricist
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedShailendra,
"Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hain"
Yahudi (1959)
Currently held byAmitabh Bhattacharya,
"Ullu Ka Pattha"
Jagga Jasoos (2018)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

The awards were first given in 1954; however, the Award for the best lyricist was first given in 1959.



Gulzar holds the record of maximum wins in this category.
Javed Akhtar has all nominations in 2005.
Superlative Lyricist
Most awards Gulzar 11
(from 32 nominations)
Most nominations Anand Bakshi 41
(resulted in 4 wins)
Most nominations in a single year Javed Akhtar (2005) 5
Most nominations without ever winning a single award Anjaan 6

With 11 wins, Gulzar holds the record for most awards in this category, followed by Javed Akhtar with 8 awards and Anand Bakshi with 4. Five lyricists won the award thrice: Shakeel Badayuni, Shailendra, Sameer, Prasoon Joshi and Irshad Kamil. Badayuni, who won the award for three consecutive years from 1961 to 1963, holds the record for most consecutive wins.

In 2005, Javed Akhtar was the single nominee, having all the five nominations of this category to his credit (and eventually winning for "Tere Liye" from Veer-Zaara). Akhtar's five nominations in that year also gave him the record for most number of Best Lyricist nominations in a single year, thus surpassing a previous record by Anand Bakshi, who received four of the five nominations in 1981.

Anand Bakshi holds the record of getting nominated for consecutively 13 years from 1970 till 1982, resulting in 23 nominations and only 2 wins. Anand Bakshi in 1981 lost all four nominations he received to Gulzar and in 1998 lost all three nominations to Javed Akhtar.

Rashmi Singh is the only woman to win the award in 2015 for "Muskurane Ki Wajah" from CityLights.

Kausar Munir holds several records of female. She has gained half of all 8 nominations by female songwriters in history. She is also the 2nd most nominated person without ever winning (4) after Anjaan (6). She is the only woman lyricist to have multiple nominations ever and also in a single year.

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