Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

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Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Awarded forBest Performance by a Music Director
CountryIndia
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded Naushad Ali,
Baiju Bawra
"Tu Ganga Ki Mauj" (1954)
Currently held by Pritam Ludo (2021)
Website Filmfare Awards

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.

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Superlatives

A. R. Rahman with his award of 2012 for the film Rockstar. He holds the record of maximum wins in this category. A.R.Rahman at 57th FF Awards with Award.jpg
A. R. Rahman with his award of 2012 for the film Rockstar . He holds the record of maximum wins in this category.
CategoryNameSuperlativeNotes
Most Awards A. R. Rahman 10 awardsAwards resulted from 15 nominations
Most Nominations Laxmikant Pyarelal 25 nominationsNominations resulted in 7 awards
Most Nominations In 10 Years (2008-2018) Pritam 14 nominationsNominations resulted in 3 awards
Most Nominations without a Win Jatin Lalit 11 nominations
Filmfare Special Award Anu Malik For Refugee(2000)

Most wins

WinnerNumber of winsNumber of nominationsYears
A. R. Rahman 10161996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Shankar–Jaikishan 9201957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973
Laxmikant–Pyarelal 7251965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
Nadeem–Shravan 4101991, 1992, 1993, 1997
Pritam 4192013, 2017, 2018, 2021
R. D. Burman 3171983, 1984, 1995
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy 3142004, 2006, 2015
Anu Malik 2141994, 2005

Multiple nominees

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

ArtistNumber of NominationsWins
Laxmikant–Pyarelal 257
Shankar Jaikishan 209
Pritam 194
R. D. Burman 173
A. R. Rahman 1510
Anu Malik 143
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 133
Nadeem-Shravan 104
Rajesh Roshan 102
Vishal-Shekhar 100

Winners and nominees

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
Double-dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates the winner

1950s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
1954
(1st)
Naushadsaab1.jpg
Naushad Ali Double-dagger-14-plain.png Baiju Bawra (for the "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj")
1955
(2nd)
Sachin Dev Burman 2007 stamp of India.jpg
S. D. Burman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Taxi Driver (for the "Jaaye To Jaaye Kahan")
1956
(3rd)
Hemant Kumar 2016 stamp of India.jpg
Hemant Kumar Double-dagger-14-plain.png Nagin
C. Ramchandra Azaad
Naushad Ali Uran Khatola
1957
(4th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Chori Chori
O. P. Nayyar C.I.D.
1958
(5th)
OP Nayyar 2013 stamp of India.jpg
O. P. Nayyar Double-dagger-14-plain.png Naya Daur
C. Ramchandra Asha
1959
(6th)
SalilChowdhury1002.jpg
Salil Chowdhury Double-dagger-14-plain.png Madhumati
O. P. Nayyar Phagun
Shankar Jaikishan Yahudi

1960s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
1960
(7th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Anari
S. D. Burman Sujata
Shankar Jaikishan Chhoti Bahen
1961
(8th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai
Naushad Ali Mughal-e-Azam
Ravi Chaudhvin Ka Chand
1962
(9th)
Ravi Double-dagger-14-plain.png Gharana
Naushad Ali Gunga Jumna
Shankar Jaikishan Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
1963
(10th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Professor
Hemant Kumar Bees Saal Baad
Madan Mohan Anpadh
1964
(11th)
Roshan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Taj Mahal
Naushad Ali Mere Mehboob
Shankar Jaikishan Dil Ek Mandir
1965
(12th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Dosti
Madan Mohan Woh Kaun Thi?
Shankar Jaikishan Sangam
1966
(13th)
Ravi Double-dagger-14-plain.png Khandan
Kalyanji Anandji Himalaya Ki God Mein
Shankar Jaikishan Arzoo
1967
(14th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Suraj
Ravi Do Badan
S. D. Burman Guide
1968
(15th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Milan
Kalyanji Anandji Upkar
Ravi Hamraaz
1969
(16th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Brahmachari
Ravi Ankhen
Shankar Jaikishan Diwana

1970s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
1970
(17th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Jeene Ki Raah
S. D. Burman Aradhana
Shankar Jaikishan Chanda Aur Bijli
1971
(18th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Pehchaan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Do Raaste
S. D. Burman Talaash
1972
(19th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Mera Naam Joker
R. D. Burman Caravan
Shankar Jaikishan Andaz
1973
(20th)
Shankar Jaikishan 2013 stamp of India.jpg
Shankar Jaikishan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Be-Imaan
Ghulam Mohammed Pakeezah
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Shor
1974
(21st)
Sachin Dev Burman 2007 stamp of India.jpg
S. D. Burman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Abhimaan
Kalyanji Anandji Zanjeer
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Daag
R. D. Burman Yaadon Ki Baaraat
1975
(22nd)
Kalyanji Anandji Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
Rajesh Roshan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Julie
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Dulhan
R. D. Burman Khel Khel Mein
R. D. Burman Sholay
Shankar Jaikishan Sanyasi
1977
(24th)
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.jpg
Khayyam Double-dagger-14-plain.png Kabhi Kabhie
Kalyanji Anandji Bairaag
Madan Mohan Mausam
R. D. Burman Mehbooba
Ravindra Jain Chitchor
1978
(25th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Amar Akbar Anthony
Jaidev Alaap
R. D. Burman Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
R. D. Burman Kinara
Rajesh Roshan Swami
1979
(26th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Kalyanji Anandji Don
R. D. Burman
Rajesh Roshan Des Pardes
Ravindra Jain Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se

1980s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
1980
(27th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sargam
Khayyam Noorie
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Jaani Dushman
Rajesh Roshan Kaala Patthar
Rajesh Roshan Mr. Natwarlal
1981
(28th)
LPs01.jpg
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Double-dagger-14-plain.png Karz
Kalyanji Anandji Qurbani
Khayyam Thodisi Bewafaii
R. D. Burman Shaan
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Aasha
1982
(29th)
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.jpg
Khayyam Double-dagger-14-plain.png Umrao Jaan
Bappi Lahiri Armaan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Ek Duuje Ke Liye
R. D. Burman Love Story
Shiv-Hari Silsila
1983
(30th)
Rahul Dev Burman.jpg
R. D. Burman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sanam Teri Kasam
Bappi Lahiri Namak Halaal
Khayyam Bazaar
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Prem Rog
Ravi Nikaah
1984
(31st)
Rahul Dev Burman.jpg
R. D. Burman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Masoom
Khayyam Razia Sultan
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Hero
R. D. Burman Betaab
Usha Khanna Souten
1985
(32nd)
Bappi Lahiri.png
Bappi Lahiri Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sharaabi
Anu Malik Sohni Mahiwal
Bappi Lahiri Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
Bappi Lahiri Tohfa
R. D. Burman Jawani
1986
(33rd)
RavindraJain.jpg
Ravindra Jain Double-dagger-14-plain.png Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Meri Jung
Laxmikant-Pyarelal Pyaar Jhukta Nahin
Laxmikant-PyarelalSur Sangham
R. D. Burman Saagar
1987NO CEREMONY
1988NO CEREMONY
1989
(34th)
Anand-Milind Double-dagger-14-plain.png Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Tezaab
Rajesh Roshan Khoon Bhari Maang

1990s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
1990
(35th)
NA Raam Laxman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Maine Pyar Kiya
Viju Shah Tridev
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Ram Lakhan
Shiv-Hari Chandni
1991
(36th)
Nadeem-Shravan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Aashiqui
Anand-Milind Baaghi
Anand Milind Dil
Bappi Lahiri Aaj Ka Arjun
1992
(37th)
Nadeem-Shravan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Saajan
Hridaynath Mangeshkar Lekin...
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Saudagar
Nadeem-Shravan Phool Aur Kaante
1993
(38th)
Nadeem-Shravan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Deewana
Anand-Milind Beta
Jatin Lalit Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
1994
(39th)
Anu Malik 2009 - still 88210 crop.jpg
Anu Malik Double-dagger-14-plain.png Baazigar
Bhupen Hazarika Rudaali
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Khalnayak
Nadeem-Shravan Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
Shiv-Hari Darr
1995
(40th)
Rahul Dev Burman.jpg
R. D. Burman (posthumous)Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Rangeela
Anu Malik Akele Hum Akele Tum
Jatin Lalit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Nadeem-Shravan Raja
Rajesh Roshan Karan Arjun
1997
(42nd)
Nadeem-Shravan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Raja Hindustani
Jatin Lalit Khamoshi
Rajesh Roshan Papa Kehte Hai
Viju Shah Tere Mere Sapne
Vishal Bhardwaj Maachis
1998
(43rd)
Uttam Singh Double-dagger-14-plain.png Dil To Pagal Hai
Anu Malik Border
Jatin Lalit Yes Boss
Nadeem-Shravan Pardes
Viju Shah Gupt
1999
(44th)
A. R. Rahman.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Dil Se..
Anu Malik Soldier
Jatin Lalit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Jatin Lalit Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
Viju Shah Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

2000s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
2000
(45th)
A. R. Rahman.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
Rajesh Roshan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Anu Malik Fiza
Anu Malik Josh
Anu Malik Refugee
Jatin Lalit Mohabbatein
Nadeem-Shravan Dhadkan
2002
(47th)
A. R. Rahman.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Saathiya
Anand Raj Anand Kaante
Himesh Reshammiya Humraaz
Ismail Darbar Devdas
Nadeem-Shravan Raaz
2004
(49th)
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Raymond Weil.jpg
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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 2009 - still 88210 crop.jpg
Anu Malik Double-dagger-14-plain.png Main Hoon Na
A. R. Rahman Swades
Anu Malik Murder
Pritam Dhoom
Madan Mohan (posthumous) Veer-Zaara
2006
(51st)
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Raymond Weil.jpg
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Guru
Vishal-Shekhar Om Shanti Om
Monty Sharma Saawariya
Pritam Jab We Met
Pritam Life in a... Metro
2009
(54th)
A. R. Rahman.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
A. R. Rahman Ghajini
A. R. Rahman Jodhaa Akbar
Vishal-Shekhar Dostana
Pritam Race
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Rock On!!

2010s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
2010
(55th)
A. R. Rahman.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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)
Jatin and Lalit Pandit.jpg
Sajid–Wajid and Lalit Pandit Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
A. R. Rahman Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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 Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam Double-dagger-14-plain.png Barfi!
Vishal-Shekhar Student Of The Year
Amit Trivedi Ishaqzaade
Pritam Cocktail
Sneha Khanwalkar Gangs Of Wasseypur
2014
(59th)
Ankit Tiwari Filmfare.jpg
Mithoon at the 4th Gionnee Star Global Indian Music Academy Awards.jpg
Jeet Gannguli image.crop.jpg
Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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 Raymond Weil.jpg
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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.jpg
Ankit Tiwari Filmfare.jpg
Meet bros award.jpg
Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Double-dagger-14-plain.png Roy
Anupam Roy Piku
A. R. Rahman Tamasha
Pritam Dilwale
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bajirao Mastani
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Dil Dhadakne Do
2017
(62nd)
Pritam Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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 Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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 Double-dagger-14-plain.png 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

2020s

YearPhotos of winnersMusic DirectorFilm
2020
(65th)
Zoya Akhtar, Ankur TewariDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Gully Boy
Amaal Malik, Mithoon, Vishal Mishra, Sachet–Parampara, Akhil Sachdeva Double-dagger-14-plain.png Kabir Singh
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Jasbir Jassi, Chirantan Bhatt, Gurmoh, Jasleen Royal Kesari
Pritam Kalank
Vishal-Shekhar Bharat
2021
(66th)
Pritam Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam Double-dagger-14-plain.png Ludo
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Chhapaak
A. R. Rahman Dil Bechara
Pritam Love Aaj Kal
Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Ved Sharma, The Fusion Project, Adnan Dhool and Rabi Ahmed Malang

See also

Notes

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.

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The 20th Filmfare Awards were held in 1973, awarding the films made in 1972.

The 18th Filmfare Awards were held on April 18, 1971, honouring the best in Hindi Cinema in the year 1970.

This article is about the contribution of Goans to the musical composition of Bollywood songs, associated with the Filmi genre.

The 1st Filmfare Awards were held on 21 March 1954, honoring the best in Hindi cinema in 1953.

References

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