IIFA Award for Best Director

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IIFA Award for Best Director
Awarded for "Excellence in cinematic direction achievement"
Country India
Presented by International Indian Film Academy
First awarded 2000 (for direction in films released during the 1999 film season)
Currently held by Sanjay Leela Bhansali ,
Bajirao Mastani (2016)
Website iifa.com

The IIFA Best Director Award is chosen by the viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony. The nominations for the category are given by the film fraternity. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has 4 and Rajkumar Hirani with 3 awards.Rakesh Roshan and Ashutosh Gowariker has the most wins with 2 awards.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Indian film director, producer and screenwriter

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a Bollywood director, producer, screenwriter, and music director. One of the most successful filmmakers in Indian cinema, Bhansali is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards and a BAFTA nomination. In 2015, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award.

Rajkumar Hirani Indian film director

Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian film director and editor. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed filmmakers in the history of Indian Cinema. Hirani is known for directing the Hindi films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014) and Sanju (2018). All of his films have been huge commercial and critical successes. Most have won several awards, including the national awards, and have often been regarded by the media and audiences as some of the most path-breaking films in the history of Hindi cinema. He has won 11 Filmfare Awards. He is the founder of production house Rajkumar Hirani Films.

Rakesh Roshan Indian film director and producer

Rakesh Roshan is an Indian producer, director, screenwriter, editor, former actor and music director in Hindi films. He is the son Roshanlal Nagrath, who was born in the Pakistani city Gujranwala, Punjab, in a Khatri family. He appeared in 84 films throughout the 1970s and 1980s till 1989. As an actor, he was mostly known for his supporting roles in big-budget films starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Later, he achieved fame for directing films with titles beginning with the letter "K" since 1987. As a filmmaker, his most notable work includes the drama Khudgarz (1987), the revenge drama Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), the comedy-drama Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), the crime thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the romance Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), the science fiction Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and the superhero Krrish film series (2006—2013). Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi... Mil Gaya. He is father of iconic star Hrithik Roshan.

The winners are listed below:-

Year Director Film
2000 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2001 Rakesh Roshan Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2002 Ashutosh Gowarikar Lagaan
2003 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Devdas
2004 Rakesh Roshan Koi... Mil Gaya
2005 Yash Chopra Veer-Zaara
2006 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Black
2007 Rajkumar Hirani Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2008 Shimit Amin Chak De India
2009 Ashutosh Gowarikar Jodhaa Akbar
2010 Rajkumar Hirani 3 Idiots
2011 Karan Johar My Name Is Khan
2012 Zoya Akhtar Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2013 Anurag Basu Barfi!
2014 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
2015 Rajkumar Hirani PK
2016 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bajirao Mastani
2017 Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Pink

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