IIFA Award for Best Cinematography



  1. About IIFA Award for Best Cinematography
  2. Winners List
  3. Most Awarded Artists
  4. 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 Cinematography is being given since the inception of the IIFA Awards in 2000. Anil Mehta became the first recipient of the Best Cinematography award. He received the award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999).

The Award for Best Cinematography is a Technical Award and a part of the Annual IIFA Awards.

The IIFA Award for Best Cinematography Award is meant to honor the Cinematographers / Directors of Photography for their excellent work to present an extraordinary Cinematic experience with the Camera.

Here is the list of the Winners of the IIFA Award for Best Cinematography:

Winners – IFFA Award for Best Cinematography

Winners of the 2000s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
1st IIFA Awards (2000)Anil MehtaHum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2nd IIFA Awards (2001)Binod PradhanMission Kashmir
3rd IIFA Awards (2002)Santosh SivanAshoka
4th IIFA Awards (2003)Binod PradhanDevdas
5th IIFA Awards (2004)Anil MehtaKal Ho Naa Ho
6th IIFA Awards (2005)Aseem BajajChameli
7th IIFA Awards (2006)Ravi K. ChandranBlack
8th IIFA Awards (2007)Binod PradhanRang De Basanti
9th IIFA Awards (2008)Sudeep ChatterjeeChak De India
10th IIFA Awards (2009)Jason WestRock On

Winners of the 2010s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
11th IIFA Awards (2010)C. K. Muraleedharan3 Idiots
12th IIFA Awards (2011)Sudeep ChatterjeeGuzaarish
13th IIFA Awards (2012)Carlos CatalanZindagi Na Milegi Dobara
14th IIFA Awards (2013)Ravi VarmanBarfi
15th IIFA Awards (2014)Binod PradhanBhaag Milkha Bhaag
16th IIFA Awards (2015)Binod Pradhan2 States
17th IIFA Awards (2016)Sudeep ChatterjeeBajirao Mastani
18th IIFA Awards (2017)Anil MehtaAe Dil Hai Mushkil
19th IIFA Awards (2018)Marcin LaskawiecTiger Zinda Hai
20th IIFA Awards (2019)Sudeep ChatterjeePadmaavat

Winners of the 2020s

IIFA AwardWinner(s)Film
21st IIFA Awards (2021)Jay OzaGully Boy
22nd IIFA Awards (2022)Coming upMarch 2022

Most awarded Artists-IFFA Award for Best Cinematography

ArtistNumber of Awards
Binod Pradhan5
Sudeep Chatterjee4
Anil Mehta3

Binod Pradhan | Win = 5

S. No.IIFA AwardYearFilm
12nd IIFA Awards2001Mission Kashmir
24th IIFA Awards2003Devdas
38th IIFA Awards2007Rang De Basanti
414th IIFA Awards2015Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
515th IIFA Awards20162 States

Sudeep Chatterjee | Win = 4

S. No.IIFA AwardYearFilm
19th IIFA Awards2008Chak De India
212th IIFA Awards2011Guzaarish
317th IIFA Awards2016Bajirao Mastani
420th IIFA Awards2019Padmaavat

Anil Mehta | Win = 3

S. No.IIFA AwardYearFilm
11st IIFA Awards2000Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
25th IIFA Awards2004Kal Ho Naa Ho
318th IIFA Awards2017Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Highlights-IFFA Award for Best Cinematography

  1. Binod Pradhan has grabbed the most number of the IIFA Award for Best Cinematography.
    • He has won the award five (5) times.
  2. Binod Pradhan is the only Cinematographer, until now, who has won IIFA Award for Best Cinematographer in consecutive years.
  3. Jason West, who won the IIFA Award for Best Cinematography for Rock On in the 10th IIFA Awards (2009), is a London-based Cinematographer.
    • Rock On was the first Bollywood film for Jason West as a Cinematographer. Later he shot films like Delhi Belly and Don 2 (2011).
    • Jason West is married to Indian playback singer Suneeta Rao and now lives in Bandra with his wife Suneeta Rao and Daughter Maya.
  4. Carlos Catalan won the IIFA Award for Best Cinematographer for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in the 13th IIFA Awards (2012).
    • Carlos is a British Cinematographer. He has also worked in the films Luck By Chance (2009) and Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), in addition to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).
    • Zoya Akhtar has directed all three films, whereas Farhan Akhtar has played a pivotal role in all three films.
  5. Marcin Laskawiec is a Cinematographer based in Warsaw, Poland.
    • He won the IIFA Award for Best Cinematography in the 19th IIFA Awards (2018) for Tiger Zinda hai featured Salman Khan in the lead role.
    • Marcin also worked as Director of Photography in Bollywood film Bharat (2019). The film features Salman Khan in a lead role too.

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