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ⓘ Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist




Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist
                                     

ⓘ 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.

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

                                     

1. Superlatives

With 12 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. Akhtars 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.

Shailendra was the first artist to win this award in 1959. Shakeel Badayuni was the most successful lyricist in 60s with three consecutive wins. Verma Malik fetched two awards from 70s. Gulzar ruled 80s with four wins. In 90s Sameer and Javed Akhtar both have three wins each. Javed Akhtar continued his domination in the 2000s with five wins. Irshad Kamil and Gulzar were the most successful lyricist of 2010s with three wins each.

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.

                                     

2.1. List of winners 1950s

  • Shailendra – "Meri Jaan" from Yahudi
  • Sahir Ludhianvi – "Aurat Ne Janam Diya" from Sadhna
  • 1959 Shailendra – "Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hain" from Yahudi
                                     

2.2. List of winners 1970s

  • Anand Bakshi – "Badi Mastani Hai" from Jeene Ki Raah
  • 1970 Neeraj – "Kal Ka Paiya" from Chanda Aur Bijli
  • Anand Bakshi – "Kora Kagaz Tha" from Aradhana
  • Neeraj – "Bas Yehi Apradh" from Pehchan
  • Anand Bakshi – "Bindiya Chamkegi" from Do Raaste
  • 1971 Verma Malik – "Sabse Bada Nadan" from Pehchan
  • 1972 Hasrat Jaipuri – "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" from Andaz
  • Neeraj – "Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo" from Mera Naam Joker
  • Anand Bakshi – "Na Koi Umang Hai" from Kati Patang
  • Anand Bakshi – "Chingari Koi Bhadke" from Amar Prem
  • 1973 Verma Malik – "Jai Bolo Be-Imaan Ki" from Be-Imaan
  • Santosh Anand – "Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hain" from Shor
  • Anand Bakshi – "Main Shayar To Nahin" from Bobby
  • Vithalbhai Patel – "Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate" from Bobby
  • Anand Bakshi – "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein" from Bobby
  • 1974 Gulshan Kumar Mehta – "Yaari Hai Imaan Mera" from Zanjeer
  • Indeevar – "Samjhauta Ghamose Kar Lo" from Samjhauta
  • Anand Bakshi – "Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai" from Dost
  • M.G. Hashmat – "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" from Kora Kagaz
  • 1975 Santosh Anand – "Main Na Bhooloonga" from Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • Indeevar – "Behnane Bhai Ki Kalai" from Resham Ki Dori
  • Santosh Anand – "Aur Nahi Bus Aur Nahin" from Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • Gulzar – "Tere Bina Zindagi Se" from Aandhi
  • Anand Bakshi – "Aayegi Zaroor Chiththi" from Dulhan
  • Vishweshwar Sharma – "Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein" from Sanyasi
  • 1976 Indeevar – "Dil Aisa Kisi" from Amanush
  • Anand Bakshi – "Mehbooba O Mehbooba" from Sholay
  • 1977 Sahir Ludhianvi – "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein" from Kabhi Kabhie
  • Gulzar – "Dil Dhoondta Hai" from Mausam
  • Sahir Ludhianvi – "Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar" from Kabhi Kabhie
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Ek Din Bik Jaayega" from Dharam Karam
  • Anand Bakshi – "Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon" from Mehbooba
  • Gulzar – "Naam Gum Jaayega" from Kinara
  • Preeti Sagar – "Mera Gaon Kadhapane" from Manthan
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Kya Hua Tera Waada" from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • 1978 Gulzar – "Do Deewaane Sheher Mein" from Gharaonda
  • Anand Bakshi – "Parda Hai Parda" from Amar Akbar Anthony
  • Anand Bakshi – "Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki" from Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
  • 1979 Anand Bakshi – "Aadmi Musafir Hai" from Apnapan
  • Pandit Narendra Sharma – "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" from Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Anjaan – "Khaike Paan Banaraswala" from Don
  • Ravindra Jain – "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se" from Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se


                                     

2.3. List of winners 1980s

  • 1980 Gulzar – "Aanewala Pal" from Gol Maal
  • Jan Nisar Akhtar – "Aaja Re Mere Dilbar Aaja" from Noorie
  • Sahir Ludhianvi – "Dil Ke Tukde Kar Ke" from Dada
  • Anand Bakshi – "Dafliwale" from Sargam
  • Anand Bakshi – "Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade" from Jurmana
  • Anand Bakshi – "Shisha Ho Ya Dil Ho" from Aasha
  • 1981 Gulzar – "Hazaar Raahen Mud Ke Dekhi" from Thodisi Bewafaii
  • Anand Bakshi – "Salaamat Rahe Dostana Hamara" from Dostana
  • Anand Bakshi – "Dard-e-Dil" from Karz
  • Anand Bakshi – "Om Shanti Om" from Karz
  • Santosh Anand – "Zindagi Ki Naa Toote" from Kranti
  • Anand Bakshi – "Solah Baras Ki Bali Umar" from Ek Duuje Ke Liye
  • 1982 Anand Bakshi – "Tere Mere Beech Mein" from Ek Duuje Ke Liye
  • Anand Bakshi – "Yaad Aa Rahi Hai" from Love Story
  • Gulzar – "Jahaan Pe Savera" from Baseraa
  • Hasan Kamal – "Dil Ki Yeh Arzoo Thi" from Nikaah
  • Hasan Kamal – "Dil Ke Armaan" from Nikaah
  • Anjaan / Prakash Mehra – "Pag Ghungroo Baandh" from Namak Halaal
  • 1983 Santosh Anand – "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez" from Prem Rog
  • Amir Qazalbash – "Meri Kismat" from Prem Rog
  • Sawan Kumar Tak – "Shayad Meri Shaadi" from Souten
  • Anand Bakshi – "Jab Hum Jawan Hoge" from Betaab
  • 1984 Gulzar – "Tujhse Naaraz Nahi Zindagi" from Masoom
  • Sawan Kumar Tak – "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" from Souten
  • Gulshan Kumar Mehta – "Hamen Aur Jeene Ki" from Agar Tum Na Hote
  • Anjaan / Prakash Mehra – "Inteha Ho Gayi" from Sharaabi
  • Anjaan – "Manzilein Apni Jagah Hain" from Sharaabi
  • 1985 Hasan Kamal – "Aaj Ki Awaaz" from Aaj Ki Awaaz
  • Anand Bakshi – "Sohni Chinam Di" from Sohni Mahiwal
  • Indeevar – "Pyar Ka Tohfa Tera" from Tohfa
  • Hasrat Jaipuri – "Sun Sahiba Sun" from Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Anand Bakshi – "Zindagi Har Kadam" from Meri Jung
  • Anjaan – "Yaar Bina Chain Kahaan Re" from Saaheb
  • Javed Akhtar – "Saagar Kinare" from Saagar
  • Hasan Kamal – "Bahut Der Se" from Tawaif
  • 1986 Vasant Dev – "Man Kyon Behka" from Utsav
  • 1987 No award given
  • 1988 No award given
  • 1989 Gulzar – "Mera Kuchh Saamaan" from Ijaazat
  • Javed Akhtar – "Ek Do Teen" from Tezaab
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Papa Kehte Hain" from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
                                     

2.4. List of winners 1990s

  • Dev Kohli – "Jaate Hanste Gaate" from Maine Pyar Kiya
  • Anand Bakshi – "Lagi Aaj Sawan" from Chandni
  • 1990 Asad Bhopali – "Dil Deewana" from Maine Pyar Kiya
  • Sameer – "Naa Jaane Kahan Dil Kho Gaya" from Dil
  • Rani Malik – "Dheere Se" from Aashiqui
  • 1991 Sameer – "Nazar Ke Saamne" from Aashiqui
  • Sameer – "Mera Dil Bhi" from Saajan
  • 1992 Gulzar – "Yaara Seeli Seeli" from Lekin.
  • Ravindra Jain – "Main Hoon Khushrang Henna" from Henna
  • Faiz Anwar – "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin" from Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
  • 1993 Sameer – "Teri Umeed Tera Intezar Karte Hai" from Deewana
  • Sameer – "Aisi Deewangi" from Deewana
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Woh Sikander Hi Dosto" from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
  • Anand Bakshi – "Jaadu Teri Nazar" from Darr
  • Anand Bakshi – "Choli Ke Peeche" from Khalnayak
  • Gulzar – "Dil Hum Hum" from Rudaali
  • Dev Kohli – "Yeh Kaali Ankhen" from Baazigar
  • 1994 Sameer – "Ghungat Ke Aad Se" from Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
  • Anand Bakshi – "Tu Cheez Badi" from Mohra
  • Dev Kohli – "Hum Aapke Hain Koun" from Hum Aapke Hain Koun.!
  • Sameer – "Ole Ole" from Yeh Dillagi
  • 1995 Javed Akhtar – "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha" from 1942: A Love Story
  • Mehboob – "Tanha Tanha" from Rangeela
  • 1996 Anand Bakshi – "Tujhe Dekha To" from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Mehboob – "Kya Kare" from Rangeela
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar" from Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • Anand Bakshi – "Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko To Pyar Sajna" from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Nida Fazli – "Jeevan Kya Hai" from Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
  • Sameer – "Pardesi Pardesi" from Raja Hindustani
  • 1997 Javed Akhtar – "Ghar Se Nikalte" from Papa Kehte Hai
  • Gulzar – "Chappa Charkha Chale" from Maachis
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri – "Aaj Main Upar" from Khamoshi: The Musical
  • Anand Bakshi – "Zara Tasveer Se Tu" from Pardes
  • Javed Akhtar – "Chand Taare" from Yes Boss
  • 1998 Javed Akhtar – "Sandese Aate Hai" from Border
  • Anand Bakshi – "I Love My India" from Pardes
  • Anand Bakshi – "Bholi Si Surat" from Dil To Pagal Hai
  • Gulzar – "Ae Ajnabi" from Dil Se.
  • 1999 Gulzar – "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se.
  • Javed Akhtar – "Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam" from Duplicate
  • Sameer – "Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai" from Kuch Hota Hai
  • Sameer – "Tum Paas Aaye" from Kuch Hota Hai
                                     

2.5. List of winners 2000s

  • 2000 Anand Bakshi – "Ishq Bina" from Taal
  • Israr Ansari – "Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaaye" from Sarfarosh
  • Mehboob – "Tadap Ke" from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • Mehboob – "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan" from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • Anand Bakshi – "Taal Se Taal Mila" from Taal
  • Ibrahim Ashq – "Naa Tum Jaano Naa Hum" from Kaho Naa. Pyaar Hai
  • Anand Bakshi – "Hum Ko Humise Chura Lo" from Mohabbatein
  • Sameer – "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Me" from Dhadkan
  • 2001 Javed Akhtar – "Panchchi Nadiyaan" from Refugee
  • Gulzar – "Aaja Mahiya" from Fiza
  • Sameer – "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
  • Anil Pandey – "Suraj Hua Maddham" from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
  • Anand Bakshi – "Udja Kale Kawan" from Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  • 2002 Javed Akhtar – "Mitwa" from Lagaan
  • Javed Akhtar – "Radha Kaise Naa Jale" from Lagaan
  • Sudhakar Sharma – "Sanam Mere Humraaz" from Humraaz
  • Sameer – "Aapke Pyaar Mein" from Raaz
  • 2003 Gulzar – "Saathiya" from Saathiya
  • Sudhakar Sharma – "Tumne Zindagi Mein Aake" from Humraaz
  • Nusrat Badr – "Dola Re" from Devdas
  • Javed Akhtar – "Ek Saathi" from LOC Kargil
  • Sameer – "Tere Naam" from Tere Naam
  • Sameer – "Kissi Se Tum Pyar Karo" from Andaaz
  • 2004 Javed Akhtar – "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Javed Akhtar – "Tauba Tumhare" from Chalte
  • Javed Akhtar – "Yeh Taara Woh Taara" from Swades
  • Javed Akhtar – "Main Yahan Hoon" from Veer-Zaara
  • Javed Akhtar – "Aisa Des Hai Mera" from Veer-Zaara
  • 2005 Javed Akhtar – "Tere Liye" from Veer-Zaara
  • Javed Akhtar – "Main Hoon Na" from Main Hoon Na
  • 2006 Gulzar – "Kajra Re" from Bunty Aur Babli
  • Gulzar – "Chup Ke" from Bunty Aur Babli
  • Gulzar – "Dheere Jalna" from Paheli
  • Swanand Kirkire – "Piyu Bole" from Parineeta
  • Sameer – "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" from Aashiq Banaya Aapne
  • Javed Akhtar – "Mitwa" from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
  • Prasoon Joshi – "Roobaroo" from Rang De Basanti
  • Gulzar – "Beedi" from Omkara
  • Javed Akhtar – "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
  • 2007 Prasoon Joshi – "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa
  • Gulzar – "Tere Bina" from Guru
  • 2008 Prasoon Joshi – "Maa" from Taare Zameen Par
  • Vishal Dadlani – "Aankhon Mein Teri" from Om Shanti Om
  • Sameer – "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya
  • Javed Akhtar – "Main Agar Kahoon" from Om Shanti Om
  • Prasoon Joshi – "Guzarish" from Ghajini
  • 2009 Javed Akhtar – "Jashn-E-Bahara" from Jodhaa Akbar
  • Jaideep Sahni – "Haule Haule" from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  • Abbas Tyrewala – "Kabhi Aditi" from Jaane Tu. Ya Jaane Na
  • Gulzar – "Tu Meri Dost Hai" from Yuvvraaj
  • Javed Akhtar – "Socha Hai" from Rock On!!


                                     

2.6. List of winners 2010s

  • Prasoon Joshi – "Masakali" from Delhi-6
  • Gulzar – "Dhan Te Nan" from Kaminey
  • 2010 Irshad Kamil – "Aaj Din Chadheya" from Love Aaj Kal
  • Javed Akhtar – "Iktara" from Wake Up Sid
  • Prasoon Joshi – "Rehna Tu" from Delhi-6
  • Gulzar – "Kaminey" from Kaminey
  • 2011 Gulzar – "Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji" from Ishqiya
  • Niranjan Iyengar – "Sajda" from My Name Is Khan
  • Niranjan Iyengar – "Noor-e-Khuda" from My Name Is Khan
  • Faiz Anwar – "Tere Mast Do Nain" from Dabangg
  • Vishal Dadlani – "Bin Tere" from I Hate Luv Storys
  • Irshad Kamil – "Sadda Haq" from Rockstar
  • Javed Akhtar – "Señorita" from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • 2012 Irshad Kamil – "Nadaan Parindey" from Rockstar
  • Vishal Dadlani and Niranjan Iyengar – "Chammak Challo" from Ra.One
  • Gulzar – "Darling" from 7 Khoon Maaf
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin" from Agneepath
  • Swanand Kirkire – "Aashiyan" from Barfi!
  • 2013 Gulzar – "Challa" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Gulzar – "Saans" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Javed Akhtar – "Jee Le Zaara" from Talaash
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Shikayatein" – Lootera
  • Swanand Kirkire - "Manja" - Kai Po Che!
  • 2014 Prasoon Joshi - "Zinda" - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Kabira" – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
  • Mithoon – "Tum Hi Ho" – Aashiqui 2
  • 2015 Rashmi Singh – "Muskurane" from CityLights
  • Gulzar – "Bismil" from Haider
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Zehnaseeb" from Hasee Toh Phasee
  • Kausar Munir – "Suno Na Sangemarmar" from Youngistaan
  • Irshad Kamil – "Pathaka Guddi" from Highway
  • Gulzar – "Zinda" – Talvar
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Gerua" – Dilwale
  • Anvita Dutt Guptan – "Gulaabo" – Shaandaar
  • 2016 Irshad Kamil – "Agar Tum Saath Ho" – Tamasha
  • Kumaar – "Sooraj Dooba Hain" – Roy
  • Varun Grover – "Moh Ke Dhaage" – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
  • Irshad Kamil – "Jag Ghoomeya" – Sultan
  • Gulzar – "Mirzya" – Mirzya
  • Kausar Munir – "Love You Zindagi" – Dear Zindagi
  • Shiv Kumar Batalvi – "Ikk Kudi" – Udta Punjab
  • Gulzar – "Aave Re Hitchki" – Mirzya
  • 2017 Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Channa Mereya" – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Santanu Ghatak - "Rafu" - Tumhari Sulu
  • Arko Pravo Mukherjee - "Nazm Nazm" - Bareilly Ki Barfi
  • Kausar Munir - "Nachdi Phira" - Secret Superstar
  • 2018 Amitabh Bhattacharya - "Ullu Ka Pattha" - Jagga Jasoos
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya - "Galti Se Mistake" - Jagga Jasoos
  • Kausar Munir - "Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin" - Meri Pyaari Bindu
  • A.M Turaz – "Binte Dil" – Padmaavat
  • Irshad Kamil – "Mera Naam Tu" – Zero
  • 2019 Gulzar – "Ae Watan" – Raazi
  • Kumaar – "Tera Yaar Hoon Main" – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • Gulzar – "Dilbaro" – Raazi
  • Shekhar Astitva – "Kar Har Maidaan Fateh" – Sanju
                                     

2.7. List of winners 2020s

  • Mithoon – "Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage Hum" – Kabir Singh
  • Irshad Kamil – "Bekhayali" – Kabir Singh
  • Tanishk Bagchi – "Ve Maahi" – Kesari
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – "Kalank" – Kalank
  • Divine, Ankur Tewari – "Apna Time Aayega – Gully Boy
  • Manoj Muntashir – "Teri Mitti" – Kesari
                                     
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