3rd (Third) Filmfare Awards 1956
The 3rd Filmfare Awards (At a Glance)
|Number of Award Categories||12|
|Most Awards||Biraj Bahu (2),|
|Previous Filmfare Awards||2nd Filmfare Awards 1955|
|Next Filmfare Awards||4th Filmfare Awards 1957|
Filmfare Awards is one of the oldest awards for Indian Cinema. These awards are presented to the artists of Hindi Cinema for their excellent work to motivate and admire their talent. The 3rd Filmfare Awards was the third installment of the Filmfare Series.
The original name of the Filmfare Award was Clare Award, named after Clare Mendonca. He was a film critic of The Times of India who unfortunately died in the same year.
Filmfare Awards started in the year 1954, the 1st award ceremony was held on 21st March 1954. The first award ceremony was held in the Metro Cinema (Established 1938), situated in Bombay (now Mumbai).
3rd Filmfare Awards were held in Bombay like the earlier two award functions. Film personalities received awards in twelve (12) categories.
Winners of 3rd Filmfare Awards (1956)
|1||Best Film||Jagriti (1954)|
|2||Best Director||Bimal Roy for Biraj Bahu (1954)|
|3||Best Actor||Dilip Kumar for Azaad (1955)|
|4||Best Actress||Kamini Kaushal for Biraj Bahu (1954)|
|5||Best Actor in Supporting Role||Abhi Bhattacharya for Jagriti (1954)|
|6||Best Actress in Supporting Role||Nirupa Roy for Minimji (1955)|
|7||Best Music Director||Hemant Kumar for Nagin (1954)|
|8||Best Story||Pandit Mukhram Sharma for Vachan|
|9||Best Cinematographer B & W||Dwarka Divecha for Yasmin|
|10||Best Editing||Hrishikesh Mukherjee for Naukari|
|11||Best Sound Recordist||R. Kaushik for Amar|
|12||Best Art Director (B&W)||Rusi Banker for Mirza Ghalib|
Highlights-3rd Filmfare Awards 1956
- Bimal Roy won Filmfafe Award for Best Director for the 3rd Consecutive Year. He won the first for Do Bigha Zamin (1953) and for Boot Polish (1954) in the 1st Filmfare Awards and 2nd Filmfare Awards, respectively.
- Dilip Kumar won his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He won the first one for Daag (1952).
- Film Biraj Bahu (1954) and Jagriti (1954) won most numbers of awards i.e. 2 each. Biraj Bahu grabbed awards for Best Director and Best Actress whereas Jagriti won for Best Film and Best Actor in Supporting Role.
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