The Filmfare Best Director Award
is one of the main awards presented given by the annual Filmfare Awards
to recognise directors
working in the Hindi film Industry
. It was first presented in 1954 in the inaugural year.
leads the winners with seven Best Director Filmfare awards, followed by Raj Kapoor
and Yash Chopra
, with four apiece. Chopra has the most nominations, 12, followed by Roy with 7, and Raj Kapoor
, Subhash Ghai
and Mahesh Bhatt
with 6 nominations each.Bimal Roy
also has the distinction of winning the award thrice in a row, on two separate occasions (1954-1956 and 1959-1961). Mahesh Bhatt
is the only other director to have been nominated thrice in a row (1984-1986). Also, no director has ever won if he/she has been nominated twice in the same year - Gulzar
in 1974, Basu Chatterjee
in 1977 and Hrishikesh Mukherjee
in 1980.Sai Paranjpye
is the only woman to have ever won the Best Director award. She won it for Sparsh
in 1985. Paranjpye had earlier been nominated for Chashme Buddoor
in 1982. Other women directors to have been nominated are Mira Nair
for Salaam Bombay!
in 1990 and Farah Khan
for Main Hoon Na
in 2005 and for Om Shanti Om
The following 47 directors have received multiple Best Director nominations. The list is sorted by the number of total awards (with the number of total nominations listed in parentheses).