26th Filmfare Awards 1979

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26th Filmfare Awards were held in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1979. Here is the list of Nominees and Winners of various Award recipients of the 26th Filmfare Awards (1979).

List of Nominees and Winners

+ Indicates winner

Award CateogoryNominee / WinnerFilm
Best FilmRaj Khosla (Producer)+Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Suresh Jindal (Producer)Shatranj Ke Khilari
Prakash Mehra (Producer)Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Gulshan Rai (Producer)Tirshul
Tarachand Barjatya (Producer)Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Best Director+Satyjit RayShatranj Ke Khilari
Yash ChopraTrishul
Raj KapoorSatyam Shivam Sundaram
Raj KhoslaMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Prakash MehraMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Best Actor+Amitabh BachchanDon
Amitabh BachchanMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Trishul
Sanjeev KumarDevata
Pati Patni Aur Woh
Best Actress+NutanMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
RakheeTrishul
Trishna
RekhaGhar
Zeenat AmanSatyam Shivam Sundaram
RanjeetaAnkhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Best Actor in Supporting Role+Saeed JaffreyShatraj Ke Khilari
Sanjeev KumarTrishul
Vinod KhannaMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Randhir KapoorKasme Vaade
Danny DenzongpaDevata
Best Actress in Supporting Role+Reena RoyApnapan
Asha ParkehMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Nutan
RekhaMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
RanjeetaPati Patni Aur Woh
Best Comic Actor+Deven VermaChor Ke Ghar Chor
Deven VermaKhatta Meetha
AsraniPati Patni Aur Woh
Keshto MukherjeeAzaad
Ram SethiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Best Story+Dinesh ThakurGhar
Salim-JavedTrishul
Laxmikant SharmaMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Samaresh BasuKitaab
Chandrakant KakodkarMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Best Screenplay+KamleshwarPati Patni Aur Woh
Best Dialogue+Rahi Masoom RazaMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Best Cinematographer+Radhu KarmakarSatyam Shivam Sundaram
Best Editing+B. PrasadBadaltey Rishtey
Best Sound+Ranjit BiswasDevata
Best Art Director+T.K. DesaiDes Pardes
Special Award+Master Raju (Actor)Kiaab (Film)

List of Nominees and Winners of Music Awards

+ Indicates winner

Award CateogoryNominee / WinnerSongFilm
Best Music Director+Laxmikant-PyarelalSatyam Shivam Sundaram
Rahul Dev BurmanShalimar
Ravindra JainAnkhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Kalyanji-AnandjiDon
Rajesh RoshanDes Pardes
Best Lyricist+Anand BakshiAadmi Musafir HaiApnapan
Anand BakshiMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (Title Song)Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Ravindra JainAnkhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (Title Song)Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Pandit Narendra SharaSatyam Shivam Sundaram (Title Song)Satyam Shivam Sundaram
AnjaanKhaike Paan Banaras WaalaDon
Best Male Playback Singer+Kishore KumarKhaike Paan Banaras WaalaDon
Kishore KumarO Saathi Re Tere Bina Bhi Kya JeenaMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na ThayShalimar
Mohammed RafiAadmi Musafir HaiApnapan
MukeshChanchal Sheetal Komal NirmalSatyam Shivam Sundaram
Best Female Playback Singer+Asha BhosleYe Mera Dil Pyar Ka DeewanaDon
Asha BhosleO Saathi Re Tere Bina Bhi Kya JeenaMuqaddar Ka Sikandar
HemlataAnkhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (Title Song)Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Usha UthupOne Two Cha Cha ChaShalimar

Critic’s Awards

Award CategoryWinner (Film)
Best FilmArvind Desai Ki Aajeeb Dastaan
Best DocumentaryMalfunction
Critic’s Award-26th Filmfare Awards (1979)

26th Filmfare Awards 1979 – Highlights

  • Don and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki received nine (9) awards each. Both the films received the most awards in the 26th Filmfare Awards (1979).
  • Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki received nine (9) nominations. Whereas, Don received five (5) nominations.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki became the most nominated films. However, surprisingly Muqaddar Ka Sikandar could not win even a single award.
  • Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar received the most nominations (9). Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki won three awards out of nine. Whereas, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar could not win a single award.
  • Therefore, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar became the first film in the history of Filmfare Awards when one of the most nominated films could not win even a single award.
  • Similarly, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Trishul received second-most nominations (6) each. Satyam Shivam Sundaram won two out of six nominations. However, Trishul failed to win any award.
  • Thus, Trishul also became the first film in the history of Filmfare Awards that could not win a single award even after having second-most nominations.
  • Nutan received nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for the same film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki. This confusing situation occurred for the fourth time in the history of Filmfare Awards. She won the award in the Best Actress category.
  • Earlier Ashok Kumar was nominated in the category of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for the same film Aashirwad. He won the Best Actor Award in the 17th Filmfare Awards 1970.
  • Thereafter, in the 21st Filmfare Awards (1974), Nutan was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for the same film Saudagar. However, she failed to win either.
  • In the 25th Filmfare Awards (1978) Rakhee received nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for the same film Doosra Aadmi. 
  • Film Don received five (5) nominations and won three (3) of them.
  • Film Pati Patni Aur Woh received four (4) Awards and won only one for Best Screenplay.
  • Film Apnapan and Shatranj Ke Khilari received three nominations each. Both films won two (2) awards each.
  • Film Devata also received three (3) awards. However, the film won only one (1) award for Best Sound.
  • Shalimar too received three nominations but could not win even a single.
  • Film Ghar and Des Pardesh received two nominations. Both films won only one award each.

26th Filmfare Awards (1979)-Most Wins and Nominations

FilmNominationsWins
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki93
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar90
Satyam Shivam Sundaram62
Trishul60
Don53
Pati Patni Aur Woh41
Apnapan32
Shatraj Ke Khilari32
Devata31
Shalimar30
Ghar21
Des Pardes21
Most Wins and Nominations-26th Filmfare Awards

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