Filmfare Special Award

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Filmfare Special Award is a part of the annual Filmfare Awards. People know these awards with many other names. These names are (1) Jury Award, (2) Special Performance Award, (3) Filmfare Special Award, or (4) Special Award.

Filmfare Awards were inaugurated on 21 March 1954. However, the Filmfare Special Award was introduced in the year 1972.

Jaya Bachchan and Prithviraj Kapoor became the first winners of this award. Jaya Bachchan received the award for her excellent performance in the film Uphaar. Whereas, it was a special commendation for Prithviraj Kapoor

The Filmfare Special Award aims to encourage film personalities to achieve new milestones in their respective fields.

The Special Award can be given to an Actor, Producer, Director, Musician, or any other artist without prejudice to any category.

Thus, the Filmfare special award may also be called Filmfare Miscellaenious Award.

The Filmfare Special Awards is usually given to someone for some extraordinary work in their respective field.

However, the award is occasionally given to film personalities for their remarkable commitment to the entertainment world.

Here is the list of winners of the Filmfare Special Award:-

Filmfare Special Award (1970s)

Filmfare AwardRecipientRoleNotes
19th (1972)Jaya BachchanActressUphaar (Film)
Prithviraj KapoorActorSpecial Commendation Award
20th (1973)V. ShantaramActorSpecial Commendation award
AnubhavFilmSpecial Citation for Basu Bhattacharya
21st (1974)Rajesh KhannaActorAnuraag (Film)
22nd (1975)AnkurFilmMohan J Bijlani
Freni Variava
23rd (1976)Farida JalalActressMajboor (Film)
Preeti SagarSingerMy Heart is Beating (Song)
Uttam KumarActorAmanush (Film)
24th (1977)K. J. YesudasSingerChitchor (Film)
25th (1978)Bhimasin KhuranaDirectorGharaonda (Film)
Amol PalekarActorBhumika (Film)
Naseeruddin ShahActorManthan (Film)
26th (1979)Master RajuChild ActorKitaab (Film)

Filmfare Special Award (1980s)

Filmfare AwardRecipientRoleNotes
27th (1980)Muzaffar AliDirectorGaman (Film)
28th (1981)Mushir Riaz AlamProducerApne Paraye (Film)
29th (1982)Padmini KolhapureActressAhista Ahista (Filme)
36 Chowringhee LaneProducerShashi Kapoor (Producer)
30th (1983)Not Awarded
31st (1984)Not Awarded
32nd (1985)Not Awarded
33rd (1986)Not Awarded
1987Ceremony not held.
1988Ceremony not held.
34th (1989)Not Awarded

Filmfare Special Award (1990s)

Filmfare AwardRecipientRoleNotes
35th (1990)Rajesh KhannaActorfor completing 25 years in the Indian film industry.
38th (1993)Lata MangeshkarSingerDidi Tera Devar Deewana (Song) (Note-1)
Meenakshi SeshadriActressFor contribution to the Hindi film industry.
39th (1994)
40th (1995)
41st (1996)Asha BhosleSingerTanha Tanha (Song) Note-2
42nd (1997)Shobhna SamarthActressFor contribution to the Hindi film industry.
Nasir HussainFilmmakerFor contribution to the Hindi film industry.
PranActorFor contribution to the Hindi film industry.
GovindaActorSaajan Chale Sasural (Film)
43rd (1998)Jaya BachchanActressHazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (Film).
contribution to the film industry.
44th (1999)Shekhar KapurFilmmakerFor his contribution to the film industry and achievement in international cinema.

Note-1

The Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer was introduced in the 6th Filmfare Awards (1959). Lata Mangeshkar received 19 nominations in 13 years from 1959 to 1971.

Thereafter, she requested not to consider her name for a nomination. She did it to promote new talent. Thus, the Jury decided to give Filmfare Special Award for the song Didi Tera Dever Deewana from Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

Note-2

Asha Bhosle received 20 nominations in 12 years from 1968-1979 in the category for Best Female Playback Singer. She also requested not to consider her name for Filmfare nominations like her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar.

Thereafter, she requested not to consider her name for a nomination. She did it to promote new talent. Thus, the Jury decided to give Filmfare Special Award for the song Tanha Tanha Yaahan Pe Jeena from Rangeela.

Filmfare Special Award (2000s)

Filmfare AwardRecipientRoleNotes
45th (2000)Amitabh BachchanActorCrowned as "Superstar of the Millennium"
46th (2001)Anu MalikMusic DirectorRefugee (Film)
47th (2002)Ameesha PatelActressGadar: Ek Prem Katha (Film)
Raveena TandonActressAks (Film)
48th (2003)
49th (2004)Kareena KapoorActressChameli (Film)
Lata MangeshkarSingerGolden trophy presented on the occasion of Filmfare Awards completing 50 years
50th (2005)
51st (2006)
52nd (2007)Deepak DobriyalActorOmkara (Film)
53rd (2008)
54th (2009)Prateik BabbarActorCertificate for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (Film)
Purab KohliActorCertificate for Rock On (Film)

Filmfare Special Award (2010s)

Filmfare AwardRecipientRoleNotes
55th (2010)Nandita DasDirectorFiraaq (Film)
56th (2011)Amitabh BachchanActorFor completing 40 years in the Indian film industry.
57th (2012)Madhuri DixitActressFor completing 25 years in the Indian film industry.
Partho GupteActorCertficate for Stanley Ka Dabba (Films)
58th (2013)SrideviActressFor her outstanding performance in the films Nagina (1986) and Mr. India (1987)
59th (2014)Not Awarded
60th (2015)Not Awarded
61st (2016)Not Awarded
62nd (2017)Not Awarded
63rd (2018)Not Awarded
64th (2019)Hema MaliniActress50 Years of Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

Filmfare Special Award (2020s)

Filmfare Award No.RecipientRoleNotes
65th (2020)Manish MalhotraCostume Designer30 Years of Outstanding Contribution to Bollywood Fashion
GovindaActorExcellence in Indian Cinema
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