Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director

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Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director is a part of the Annual Filmfare Award. The first Filmfare Awards was held on 21 March 1954 in Bombay (now Mumbai). However, the Award for Best Debut Director was introduced in the year 2010.

Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji won the first award of this category for the films Luck By Chance and Wake Up Sid, respectively. Ayan also received nominations for Filmfare Best Director for Wake Up Sid but could not win.

Zoya Akhtar received two (2) nominations for the Filmfare Best Director Award in the years 2012 and 2020. She won both times for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Gully Boy respectively.

Here is the list of winners for this award:-

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director (2010s)

Filmfare Award No.YearDirectorFilm
55th2010Zoya AkhtarLuck by Chance
Ayan MukerjiWake Up Sid
56th2011Maneesh SharmaBand Baaja Baaraat
57th2012Abhinay DeoDelhi Belly
58th2013Gauri ShindeEnglish Vinglish
59th2014Ritesh Batra The Lunchbox
60th2015Abhishek Varman2 States
61st2016Neeraj GhaywanMasaan
62nd2017Ashwiny Iyer TiwariNil Battey Sannata
63rd2018Konkona Sen SharmaA Death in the Gunj
64th2019Amar KaushikStree

Winners of Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director (2020s)

Filmfare Award No.YearDirectorFilm
65th2020Aditya DharUri: The Surgical Strike
66th2021Rajesh KrishnanLootcase
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