IIFA Award for Best Art Direction



  1. About IIFA Award for Best Art Direction
  2. Winners List
  3. Highlights


The 1st IIFA Awards was held on 24 June 2000 at Millennium Dom, London, United Kingdom. Since then, the Award Ceremony is being held in different countries and continents. Above all, the IIFA Awards have become a symbol of glorifying the success of Bollywood in the world.

The IIFA Award for Best Art Direction was first given in the 1st IIFA Awards (2000). Keshto Mandal became the first recipient of the Best Art Direction award. He received the award for Sarfarosh (1999).

The Best Art Direction Award is a Technical Award and a part of the Annual IIFA Awards

The IIFA Best Art Direction Award is meant to honor the Production Designer / Art Director for excellent work for making every object period accurate.

Indian Film Academy to honor both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood. Here is the list of the Winners of the IIFA Best Art Direction Award.

Winners – IFFA Award for Best Art Direction

Winners of the 2000s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
1st IIFA Awards (2000)Keshto MandalSarfarosh
2nd IIFA Awards (2001)Nitin Chandrakant DesaiJosh
3rd IIFA Awards (2002)Sharmista RoyKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
4th IIFA Awards (2003)Nitin Chandrakant DesaiDevdas
5th IIFA Awards (2004)Not Awarded
6th IIFA Awards (2005)Sharmista RoyMujhse Shaadi Karogi
7th IIFA Awards (2006)Keshto Mandal,
Elridge Rodrigues
8th IIFA Awards (2007)Samir ChandaRang De Basanti
9th IIFA Awards (2008)Sabu CyrilOm Shanti Om
10th IIFA Awards (2009)Nitin Chandrakant DesaiJodhaa Akbar

Winners of the 2010s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
11th IIFA Awards (2010)Sabu CyrilAladin
12th IIFA Awards (2011)Sabu CyrilRobot
13th IIFA Awards (2012)Sabu CyrilRa. one
14th IIFA Awards (2013)Rajat PoddarBarfi
15th IIFA Awards (2014)Wasiq KhanGoliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
16th IIFA Awards (2015)Chakraborty,
Amit Ray
17th IIFA Awards (2016)Saloni Dhatrak,
Sriram Iyengar,
Sujeet Sawant
Bajirao Mastani
18th IIFA Awards (2017)Apara Sud,
Ananya Ipe
19th IIFA Awards (2018)Not Awarded
20th IIFA Awards (2019)Not Awarded

Winners of the 2020s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
21st IIFA Awards (2021)Not Awarded
22nd IIFA Awards (2022)Coming upMarch 2022

Highlights-IFFA Award for Best Art Direction

  1. Sabu Cyril has won the IIFA Award for Best Art Director four (4) times.
  2. Nitin Chandrakant Desai has won the IIFA Award for Best Art Director three (3) times.
  3. Keshto Mandal has won the IIFA Award for Best Art Director two times.
    • For Sarfarosh in the 1st IIFA Awards (2000), he thus became the first one to receive the IIFA Award for Best Art Direction.
    • He received his second IIFA Best Art Director Award with Elridge Rodrigues for Parineeta in the 7th IIFA Awards (2006).
  4. Sharmista Roy has also won the IIFA Award for Best Art Director twice. 

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