2nd Filmfare Awards


2nd (Second) Filmfare Awards 1955

The 2nd Filmfare Awards (At a Glance)

Place HeldBombay
(now Mumbai)
Number of Award Categories10
Most AwardsBoot Polish (3)
Previous Filmfare Awards1st Filmfare Awards 1955
Next Filmfare Awards3rd Filmfare Awards 1956

There are many film awards in India and Filmfare Awards are one of the oldest. These awards meant for the artist of Hindi Cinema Artists for their hard work, motivation and to admire their talent. The Second Filmfare Awards was the 2nd Installment of Filmfare Award Series.

Originally the awards were known as Clare Award after the name of Clare Mendonca. He was a film critic of The Times of India who unfortunately died in the same year.

Filmare Awards initiated in the year 1954. The award ceremony held on 21st March 1954. The first award ceremony held in the Metro Cinema (Established 1938), situated in Bombay (now Mumbai).

2nd Filmfare Awards held in Bombay too. Some award categories were added and total number of 10 Awards were presented in the award function held in the year 1955.

Winners of 2nd Filmfare Awards (1955)

S. No. Name Of AwardWinners
1Best FilmBoot Polish (1954)
2Best DirectorBimal Roy for Parineeta (1953)
3Best ActorBharat Bhushan for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)
4Best ActressMeena Kumari for Parineeta (1953)
5Best Actor in Supporting RoleDavid for Boot Polish (1954)
6Best Actress in Supporting RoleUsha Kiron for Baadbaan (1954)
7Best Music DirectorS D Burman for Taxi Driver (1954)
8Best StoryPandit Mukhram Sharama for Aulad
9Best Cinematographer B & WTara Dutt for Boot Polish (1954)
10Best Sound RecordistIshan Ghosh for Jeevan Jyoti (1953)
Filmfare Awards 1955

Highlights-2nd Filmfare Awards 1955

  • Bimal Roy won Filmfare Award for Best Director for the 2nd Consecutive Year.
    • He won the first for Do Bigha Zamin (1953).
  • Meena Kumari won her second consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
    • She won the first for Baiju Bawra.
  • Boot Polish won three Filmfare Awards in the Second Filmfare Awards 1955.
    1. By winning three Filmfare Awards, Boot Polish became the Most Awarded Film in the Second Filmfare Awards (1955).
    2. The film won it for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematographer (B & W).
  • Parineeta won two awards in the Second Filmfare Awards.
    • The film grabbed awards for Best Actress and Best Director.

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