Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

The Filmfare Best Music Album Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to the best composer/arranger of a soundtrack. This category was first presented in 1954. Naushad Ali was the first recipient of this award for his song "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj" from the film Baiju Bawra. For the first two years, it was awarded to the composer for a particular song and not the entire album. From 1956 onwards, awards in this category have been given for the entire soundtrack. From 2017, the name of this was category changed from best music direction to music album.

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Awarded forBest Performance by a Music Director
CountryIndia
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedNaushad Ali,
Baiju Bawra
"Tu Ganga Ki Mauj" (1954)
Currently held byZoya Akhtar, Ankur Tewari – Gully Boy &
Amaal Malik, Mithoon, Vishal Mishra, Sachet–Parampara, Akhil SachdevaKabir Singh (2020)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

SuperlativesEdit

 
A. R. Rahman with his award of 2012 for the film Rockstar. He holds the record of maximum wins in this category.
Category Name Superlative Notes
Most Awards A. R. Rahman 10 awards Awards resulted from 15 nominations
Most Nominations Laxmikant Pyarelal 25 nominations Nominations resulted in 7 awards
Most Nominations In 10 Years (2008-2018) Pritam 14 nominations Nominations resulted in 3 awards
Most Nominations without a Win Jatin Lalit 11 nominations
Filmfare Special Award Anu Malik For Refugee(2000)
  • A. R. Rahman leads the winners with 10 Best Music Director Filmfare awards, followed by the music director duo of Shankar Jaikishan, who have 9. Laxmikant Pyarelal have the most nominations with 25, followed by Shankar Jaikishan with 20, and R. D. Burman with 17.
  • Shankar Jaikishan holds the record for the highest number of consecutive nominations (10), having been nominated for the award every year from 1959 till 1967, winning the award four times.
  • Laxmikant Pyarelal and A. R. Rahman have the distinction of winning the award four times in a row between 1978 and 1981 and between 2007 and 2010, respectively. Those who have won the award thrice in a row are Shankar Jaikishan (1971–1973) and Nadeem Shravan (1991–1993). Also, there have been three instances when a music director (or duo) were nominated thrice in the same year – Bappi Lahiri in 1985, Laxmikant Pyarelal in 1986 and A. R. Rahman in 2009.
  • Pritam received six consecutive nominations between 2013 and 2018, and won in 2013, 2017 and 2018.
  • Usha Khanna and Sneha Khanwalkar are the only two women to have ever been nominated for this award for their work in the 1983 film Souten and 2012 film Gangs of Wasseypur respectively. Parampara Thakur was nominated and won the award for her work in 'Kabir Singh' in 2020, becoming the first women to win this award.
  • Jatin Lalit has never won this award after getting 11 nominations from (1992-2006) followed by Vishal Shekhar who have not won this award after getting 10 nominations from (2005-2020). Anu Malik has got a special award in 2001 for the film Refugee.

Most winsEdit

Winner Number of wins Number of nominations Years
A. R. Rahman 10 15 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Shankar–Jaikishan 9 20 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973
Laxmikant–Pyarelal 7 25 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
Nadeem–Shravan 4 10 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997
R. D. Burman 3 17 1983, 1984, 1995
Pritam 3 17 2013, 2017, 2018
Anu Malik 3 14 1994, 2001 (Special Award), 2005
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy 3 13 2004, 2006, 2015

Multiple nomineesEdit

Multiple music directors (or duo/trio) have received multiple Best Music Director nominations.

Artist Number of Nominations Wins
Laxmikant–Pyarelal 25 7
Shankar Jaikishan 20 9
R. D. Burman 17 3
Pritam 17 3
A. R. Rahman 15 10
Anu Malik 14 3
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 13 3
Nadeem-Shravan 10 4
Rajesh Roshan 10 2
Vishal-Shekhar 10 0

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. The films are listed by the years when the award was presented. The announcing of nominations became regular after 1956.

Table key
  Indicates the winner

1950sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
1954
(1st)
Naushad Ali   Baiju Bawra (for the "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj")
1955
(2nd)
S. D. Burman   Taxi Driver (for the "Jaaye To Jaaye Kahan")
1956
(3rd)
Hemant Kumar   Nagin
C. Ramchandra Azaad
Naushad Ali Uran Khatola
1957
(4th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Chori Chori
O. P. Nayyar C.I.D.
1958
(5th)
O. P. Nayyar   Naya Daur
C. Ramchandra Asha
1959
(6th)
Salil Chowdhury   Madhumati
O. P. Nayyar Phagun
Shankar Jaikishan Yahudi

1960sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
1960
(7th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Anari
S. D. Burman Sujata
Shankar Jaikishan Chhoti Bahen
1961
(8th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai
Naushad Ali Mughal-e-Azam
Ravi Chaudhvin Ka Chand
1962
(9th)
NA Ravi   Gharana
Naushad Ali Gunga Jumna
Shankar Jaikishan Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
1963
(10th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Professor
Hemant Kumar Bees Saal Baad
Madan Mohan Anpadh
1964
(11th)
NA Roshan   Taj Mahal
Naushad Ali Mere Mehboob
Shankar Jaikishan Dil Ek Mandir
1965
(12th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Dosti
Madan Mohan Woh Kaun Thi?
Shankar Jaikishan Sangam
1966
(13th)
NA Ravi   Khandan
Kalyanji Anandji Himalaya Ki God Mein
Shankar Jaikishan Arzoo
1967
(14th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Suraj
Ravi Do Badan
S. D. Burman Guide
1968
(15th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Milan
Kalyanji Anandji Upkar
Ravi Hamraaz
1969
(16th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Brahmachari
Ravi Ankhen
Shankar Jaikishan Diwana

1970sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
1970
(17th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Jeene Ki Raah
S. D. Burman Aradhana
Shankar Jaikishan Chanda Aur Bijli
1971
(18th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Pehchaan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Do Raaste
S. D. Burman Talaash
1972
(19th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Mera Naam Joker
R. D. Burman Caravan
Shankar Jaikishan Andaz
1973
(20th)
Shankar Jaikishan   Be-Imaan
Ghulam Mohammed Pakeezah
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Shor
1974
(21st)
S. D. Burman   Abhimaan
Kalyanji Anandji Zanjeer
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Daag
R. D. Burman Yaadon Ki Baaraat
1975
(22nd)
NA Kalyanji Anandji   Kora Kagaz
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
R. D. Burman Aap Ki Kasam
S. D. Burman Prem Nagar
Shankar Jaikishan Resham Ki Dori
1976
(23rd)
Rajesh Roshan   Julie
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Dulhan
R. D. Burman Khel Khel Mein
R. D. Burman Sholay
Shankar Jaikishan Sanyasi
1977
(24th)
Khayyam   Kabhi Kabhie
Kalyanji Anandji Bairaag
Madan Mohan Mausam
R. D. Burman Mehbooba
Ravindra Jain Chitchor
1978
(25th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Amar Akbar Anthony
Jaidev Alaap
R. D. Burman Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
R. D. Burman Kinara
Rajesh Roshan Swami
1979
(26th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Kalyanji Anandji Don
R. D. Burman
Rajesh Roshan Des Pardes
Ravindra Jain Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se

1980sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
1980
(27th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Sargam
Khayyam Noorie
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Jaani Dushman
Rajesh Roshan Kaala Patthar
Rajesh Roshan Mr. Natwarlal
1981
(28th)
Laxmikant–Pyarelal   Karz
Kalyanji Anandji Qurbani
Khayyam Thodisi Bewafaii
R. D. Burman Shaan
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Aasha
1982
(29th)
Khayyam   Umrao Jaan
Bappi Lahiri Armaan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Ek Duuje Ke Liye
R. D. Burman Love Story
Shiv-Hari Silsila
1983
(30th)
R. D. Burman   Sanam Teri Kasam
Bappi Lahiri Namak Halaal
Khayyam Bazaar
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Prem Rog
Ravi Nikaah
1984
(31st)
R. D. Burman   Masoom
Khayyam Razia Sultan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Hero
R. D. Burman Betaab
Usha Khanna Souten
1985
(32nd)
Bappi Lahiri   Sharaabi
Anu Malik Sohni Mahiwal
Bappi Lahiri Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
Bappi Lahiri Tohfa
R. D. Burman Jawani
1986
(33rd)
Ravindra Jain   Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Meri Jung
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Pyaar Jhukta Nahin
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Sur Sangham
R. D. Burman Saagar
1987 NO CEREMONY
1988 NO CEREMONY
1989
(34th)
NA Anand-Milind   Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Tezaab
Rajesh Roshan Khoon Bhari Maang

1990sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
1990
(35th)
NA Raam Laxman   Maine Pyar Kiya
Viju Shah Tridev
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Ram Lakhan
Shiv-Hari Chandni
1991
(36th)
NA Nadeem-Shravan   Aashiqui
Anand-Milind Baaghi
Anand Milind Dil
Bappi Lahiri Aaj Ka Arjun
1992
(37th)
NA Nadeem-Shravan   Saajan
Hridaynath Mangeshkar Lekin...
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Saudagar
Nadeem-Shravan Phool Aur Kaante
1993
(38th)
NA Nadeem-Shravan   Deewana
Anand-Milind Beta
Jatin Lalit Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
1994
(39th)
Anu Malik   Baazigar
Bhupen Hazarika Rudaali
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Khalnayak
Nadeem-Shravan Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
Shiv-Hari Darr
1995
(40th)
R. D. Burman (posthumous)   1942: A Love Story
Anu Malik Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Dilip Sen and Sameer Sen Yeh Dillagi
Raam Laxman Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Viju Shah Mohra
1996
(41st)
A. R. Rahman   Rangeela
Anu Malik Akele Hum Akele Tum
Jatin Lalit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Nadeem-Shravan Raja
Rajesh Roshan Karan Arjun
1997
(42nd)
NA Nadeem-Shravan   Raja Hindustani
Jatin Lalit Khamoshi
Rajesh Roshan Papa Kehte Hai
Viju Shah Tere Mere Sapne
Vishal Bhardwaj Maachis
1998
(43rd)
NA Uttam Singh   Dil To Pagal Hai
Anu Malik Border
Jatin Lalit Yes Boss
Nadeem-Shravan Pardes
Viju Shah Gupt
1999
(44th)
A. R. Rahman   Dil Se..
Anu Malik Soldier
Jatin Lalit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Jatin Lalit Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
Viju Shah Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

2000sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
2000
(45th)
A. R. Rahman   Taal
Anu Malik Biwi No.1
Anu Malik Haseena Maan Jayegi
Ismail Darbar Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Jatin Lalit Sarfarosh
2001
(46th)
Rajesh Roshan   Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Anu Malik Fiza
Anu Malik Josh
Anu Malik Refugee
Jatin Lalit Mohabbatein
Nadeem-Shravan Dhadkan
2002
(47th)
A. R. Rahman   Lagaan
Anu Malik Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
Jatin Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya Aadesh Srivastav Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Dil Chahta Hai
Uttam Singh Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
2003
(48th)
A. R. Rahman   Saathiya
Anand Raj Anand Kaante
Himesh Reshammiya Humraaz
Ismail Darbar Devdas
Nadeem-Shravan Raaz
2004
(49th)
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy   Kal Ho Naa Ho
Anu Malik LOC Kargil
Himesh Reshammiya Tere Naam
Jatin Lalit, Aadesh Srivastav Chalte Chalte
Rajesh Roshan Koi... Mil Gaya
2005
(50th)
Anu Malik   Main Hoon Na
A. R. Rahman Swades
Anu Malik Murder
Pritam Dhoom
Madan Mohan (posthumous) Veer-Zaara
2006
(51st)
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy   Bunty Aur Babli
Adnan Sami Lucky: No Time for Love
Himesh Reshammiya Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Shantanu Moitra Parineeta
Vishal-Shekhar Dus
2007
(52nd)
A. R. Rahman   Rang De Basanti
Himesh Reshammiya Aksar
Jatin Lalit Fanaa
Pritam Dhoom 2
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Don
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2008
(53rd)
A. R. Rahman   Guru
Vishal-Shekhar Om Shanti Om
Monty Sharma Saawariya
Pritam Jab We Met
Pritam Life in a... Metro
2009
(54th)
A. R. Rahman   Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
A. R. Rahman Ghajini
A. R. Rahman Jodhaa Akbar
Vishal-Shekhar Dostana
Pritam Race
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Rock On!!

2010sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
2010
(55th)
A. R. Rahman   Delhi-6
Amit Trivedi Dev.D
Pritam Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Pritam Love Aaj Kal
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Wake Up Sid
Vishal Bhardwaj Kaminey
2011
(56th)
Sajid-Wajid and Lalit Pandit   Dabangg
Vishal-Shekhar Anjaana Anjaani
Vishal-Shekhar I Hate Luv Storys
Pritam Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy My Name Is Khan
Vishal Bhardwaj Ishqiya
2012
(57th)
A. R. Rahman   Rockstar
Vishal-Shekhar Ra.One
Ram Sampath Delhi Belly
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Sohail Sen Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
2013
(58th)
Pritam   Barfi!
Vishal-Shekhar Student Of The Year
Amit Trivedi Ishaqzaade
Pritam Cocktail
Sneha Khanwalkar Gangs Of Wasseypur
2014
(59th)
Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly   Aashiqui 2
Vishal-Shekhar Chennai Express
Amit Trivedi Kai Po Che
A. R. Rahman Raanjhanaa
Pritam Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
2015
(60th)
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy   2 States
Amit Trivedi Queen
Pritam, Anupam Amod, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mithoon Yaariyan
Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh Kick
Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Soch Ek Villain
2016
(61st)
Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan   Roy
Anupam Roy Piku
A.R. Rahman Tamasha
Pritam Dilwale
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bajirao Mastani
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Dil Dhadakne Do
2017
(62nd)
Pritam   Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Vishal-Shekhar Sultan
Meet Bros, Amaal Mallik, Manj Musik, Ankit Tiwari Baaghi
Amit Trivedi Udta Punjab
Amaal Mallik, Badshah, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Benny Dayal, Nucleya Kapoor & Sons
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Mirzya
2018
(63rd)
Pritam   Jagga Jasoos
Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Samira Koppikar, Sameer Uddin and Vayu Bareilly Ki Barfi
Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Rahul Mishra, Ami Mishra Half Girlfriend
Pritam Jab Harry Met Sejal
Amit Trivedi Secret Superstar
2019
(64th)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali   Padmaavat
Ajay-Atul Dhadak
Ajay-Atul Zero
Amit Trivedi Manmarziyaan
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Raazi
Amaal Malik, Rochak Kohli, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Guru Randhawa, Zack Knight, Saurabh-Vaibhav and Rajat Nagpal Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

2020sEdit

Year Photos of winners Music Director Film
2020
(65th)
NA Zoya Akhtar, Ankur Tewari  Gully Boy
Amaal Malik, Mithoon, Vishal Mishra, Sachet–Parampara, Akhil Sachdeva  Kabir Singh
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Jasbir Jassi, Chirantan Bhatt, Gurmoh, Jasleen Royal Kesari
Pritam Kalank
Vishal-Shekhar Bharat

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

A^ :Naushad won the 1954 award for the song "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj", sung by Mohammed Rafi, and not the entire album.[1]
B^ :S. D. Burman won the 1955 award for the song "Jaye To Jaye Kahan", sung by Talat Mahmood, and not the entire album.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naushad: Composer of the Century". Rediff.com. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2018.

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