Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography

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The Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography is a part of the annual Filmfare Awards. These awards are presented by the Filmfare Magazine (Times Group). 

The First Filmfare Awards were held on 21 March 1954 in Bombay (now Mumbai). However, the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography was introduced in the 2nd Filmfare Awards (1955).

Taru Dutt became the first winner of this award. Avik Mukhopadhyay won the award in the 66th Filmfare Awards (2021).

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Most Awards (Fimfare Best Cinematography Award)

NameWins
Kamal Bose5
Radhu Karmakar4
Jal Mistry4
Santosh Sivan3
V. K. Murthy2
Fali Mistry2
Faredoon Irani2
Binod Pradhan2
Manmohan Singh2
Ravi K. Chandran2
Govind Nihlani2
Jaywant Vashirda2
Krishnarao Vashird2
Most Awards

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (1950s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
2nd1955Taru DuttBoot Polish (B&W)
3rd1956Dwarka DivechaYasmin (B&W)
4th1957Radhu KarmakarShree 420 (B&W)
5th1958Faredoon A. IraniMother India (Color)
6th1959Dilip GuptaMadhumati (B&W)

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (1960s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
7th1960V. K. MurthyKaagaz Ke Phool (B&W)
8th1961R. D. MathurMughal-E-Azam (B&W)
9th1962V. BalasahebGanga Jamuna (Color)
10th1963V. K. MurthySahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (B&W)
11th1964Kamal BoseBandini (B&W)
Krishnarao VashirdaSehra (Color)
12th1965K. H. KapadiaWoh Kaun Thi (B&W)
Krishnarao VashirdaGeet Gaya Patharon Ne (Color)
13th1966S. RamachandraYaadein (B&W)
Dharam ChopraWaqt (Color)
14th1967Jaywant PathareAnupama (B&W)
Fali MistryGuide (Color)
15th1968Jal MistryBaharon Ke Sapne (B&W)
M. N. MalhotraHumraaz (Color)
16th1969Nariman A. IraniSaraswatichandra (B&W)
G. SinghAankhen (Color)

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (1970s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
17th1970Kamal BoseAnokhi Raat (B&W)
Faredoon IraniDuniya (Color)
18th1971Kamal BoseKhamoshi (B&W)
Jal MistryHeer Raanjha (Color)
19th1972Kamal BoseDastak (B&W)
Radhu KarmakarMera Naam Joker (Color)
20th1973P. VaikunthSeeta Aur Geeta
21st1974Jal MistryJheel Ke Us Paar
22nd1975A. VincentPrem Nagar
23rd1976Kamal BoseDharmatma
24th1977Fali MistryFakira
25th1978Munir KhanHum Kisise Kum Naheen
26th1979Radhu KarmakarSatyam Shivam Sundaram

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (1980s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
27th1980Govind NihalaniJunoon
28th1981S. M. AnwarShaan
29th1982Jal MistryKudrat
30th1983Jaywant PathareBemisal
31st1984Govind NihalaniVijeta
32nd1985P. L. RajJaag Utha Insaan
33rd1986S. M. AnwarSaagar
-1987No Ceremony HeldNo Ceremony Held
-1988No Ceremony HeldNo Ceremony Held
34th1989Kiran DeohansQayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (1990s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
35th1990Manmohan SinghChandni
36th1991Rajan KothariGhayal
37th1992Radhu KarmakarHenna
38th1993S. KumarMuskurahat
39th1994Manmohan SinghDarr
40th1995Binod Pradhan1942: A Love Story
41st1996Santosh SivanBarsaat
42nd1997Ashok MehtaBandit Queen
43rd1998Ravi K. ChandranVirasat
44th1999Santosh SivanDil Se

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (2000s)

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
45th2000Kabir LalTaal
46th2001Bashir AliRefugee
47th2002Santosh SivanAsoka
48th2003Binod PradhanDevdas
49th2004Asim BajajChameli
50th2005Christopher PoppLakshya
51st2006Ravi K. ChandranBlack
52nd2007Binod PradhanRang De Basanti
53rd2008Sudeep ChatterjeeChak De India
54th2009Jason WestRock On

Nominees and Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (2010s)

+ indicates winner

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
55th2010+Rajeev RaviDev.D
56t52011+Mahendra ShettyUdaan
57th2012+Carlos CatalanZindagi Na Milegi Dobara
58th2013+SetuKahaani
59th2014+Kamaljeet NegiMadras Cafe
60th2015+Bobby Singh (Posthumously)Queen
+Siddharth Diwan
Anil MehtaFinding Fanny
Highway
MohananMiss Lovely
Artur ZurawskiMardaani
61st2016+Manu AnandDum Laga Ke Haisha
62nd2017+Mitesh MirchandaniNeerja
63rd2018+Sirsha RayA Death in the Gunj
Jessica Lee GagneDaddy
Pankaj Kumar
Swapnil S. SonawanNewton
Pankaj KumarRangoon
Ravi BurmanJagga Jasoos
64th2019+Pankaj KumarTumbbad
Sudeep ChatterjeePadmaavat
Abhik MukhopadhyayOctober
Ranjan PalitPataakha
Kartik Vijay Manto
Siddharth DiwanBhavesh Joshi Superhero

Nominees and Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography (2020s)

+ indicates winner

Filmfare AwardYearCinematographerFilm
65th2020+Jay OzaGully Boy
Ewan MulliganArticle 15
Pankaj KumarJudgementall Hai Kya
Jay I PatelMard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Anuj Rakesh DawanSonchiriya
Mitesh MirchandaniUri: The Surgical Strike
66th2021+Abhik MukhopadhyayGulabo Sitabo
Keiko NakaharaTanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Saumyananda SahiEeb Allay Ooo
Soumik Sarmila MukherjeeThappad
Jay I. PatelPanga
Archit Patel
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