IIFA Awards


The International Indian Film Academy Awards, popularly known as IIFA Awards, is one of the admired Indian Film Awards.

The Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., an International Event Management Company (Head Quarter Mumbai, India), created the IIFA Awards. The company has been continuously managing the Annual IIFA Awards since its inception.

Unlike most other Indian Film Awards, IIFA Awards are held in various countries on different continents.


  1. Chronology
  2. IIFA Awards-Date and Venues
  3. IIFA Award Categories
  4. IIFA-Most Nominated Films
  5. IIFA-Most Awarded Films


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.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan became the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception.

Winner Selection Method

The organizer allows the general public to vote online for their favorite contestant. Therefore, the winner in each category is decided through public voting.

IIFA Utsavam

In 2016, the IIFA also introduced the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The South Indian Segment of the annual IIFA Awards is named IIFA Utsavam. Thereafter, the 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24-25 January 2016 at Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India.

1st IIFA Awards

The Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd introduced the IIFA Awards in the year 2000. The 1st ceremony was held on 24 June 2000 in London.

The 1st IIFA Awards delivered awards in Twenty-six (26) categories, including Popular Categories (8 Awards), Music Categories (Awards), and Technical Categories (14 Awards).

IIFA Awards are mainly in three categories:

  1. Popular Awards
  2. Special Awards
  3. Technical Awards

IIFA Award Categories

There are various categories and sub-categories for IIFA Awards. Here is the list of Categories and Sub-Categories OF IIFA Awards:

  1. Best Film
  2. Best Director
  3. Best Actor (Female)/Actress
  4. Best Actor (Male)
  5. Best Supporting Actor (Female)/Actress
  6. Best Supporting Actor (Male)
  7. Best Performance in a Negative Role
  8. Best Performance in a Comic Role
  9. IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year (Male)
  10. Star Debut of the Year (Female)

Music Awards

  1. Best Music Director
  2. Best Lyricist
  3. Best Female Playback Singer
  4. Best Male Playback Singer
  5. Best Song Recording

Technical Awards

  1. Best Action
  2. Best Art Direction
  3. Best Background Score
  4. Best Choreography
  5. Best Cinematography
  6. Best Costume Design
  7. Best Dialogue
  8. Best Editing
  9. Best Makeup
  10. Best Screenplay
  11. Best Sound Recording
  12. Best Sound Re-Recording
  13. Best Special Effects
  14. Best Story

Special Awards

  1. IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. Most Glamorous Star of the Year
  3. Style Icon of the Year
  4. Style Diva of the Year

IIFA Awards – Date and Venues

IIFA Awards 2000s – Date and Venues

1st IIFA Awards24 June 2000Millennium DomeLondonUnited Kingdom
2nd IIFA Awards16 June 2001Superbowl ArenaSun CitySouth Africa
3rd IIFA Awards6 April 2002Arena of StarsGenting HighlandsMalaysia
4th IIFA Awards17 May 2003Coca-Cola DomJohannesburgSouth Africa
5th IIFA Awards22 May 2004Singapore Indoor StadiumSingaporeSingapore
6th IIFA Awards11 June 2005Amsterdam ArenaAmsterdamNetherlands
7th IIFA Awards17 June 2006Dubai International Convention CentreDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
8th IIFA Awards9 June 2007Hallam FM ArenaSheffieldUnited Kingdom
9th IIFA Awards8 June 2008Siam ParagonBangkokThailand
10th IIFA Awards13 June 2009The Venetian MacaoMacauMacau

IIFA Awards 2010s – Date and Venues

11th IIFA Awards5 June 2010Sugathadasa StadiumColomboSri Lanka
12th IIFA Awards25 June 2011Rogers CentreTorontoCanada
13th IIFA Awards9 June 2012Singapore Indoor StadiumSingaporeSingapore
14th IIFA Awards6 July 2013The Venetian MacaoMacauMacau
15th IIFA Awards26 April 2014Raymond James StadiumTampaUnited States
16th IIFA Awards7 June 2015Putra Indoor StadiumKuala LumpurMalaysia
17th IIFA Awards25 June 2016IFEMAMadridSpain
18th IIFA Awards14-15 July 2017MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, New JerseyUnited States
19th IIFA Awards22-24 June 2018Siam Niramit TheatreBangkokThailand
20th IIFA Awards18 September 2019Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor StadiumMumbaiIndia
No ceremony was held in 2020 due to ongoing Corona epidemics.

IIFA Awards 2020s – Date and Venues

21st IIFA Awards24 November 2021Winners were announced on InstagramNo Physical Ceremony.The physical ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 epidemics.
22nd IIFA Awards20-21 May 2022Yas IslandAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

IIFA Records

More IIFA Awards

1st IIFA Awards (2000)2nd IIFA Awards (2001)
3rd IIFA Awards (2002)4th IIFA Awards (2003)
5th IIFA Awards (2004)6th IIFA Awards (2005)
7th IIFA Awards (2006)8th IIFA Awards (2007)
9th IIFA Awards (2008)10th IIFA Awards (2009)
11th IIFA Awards (2010)12th IIFA Awards (2011)
13th IIFA Awards (2012)14th IIFA Awards (2013)
15th IIFA Awards (2014)16th IIFA Awards (2015)
17th IIFA Awards (2016)18th IIFA Awards (2017)
19th IIFA Awards (2018)20th IIFA Awards (2019)
21st IIFA Awards (2021)22nd IIFA Awards (2022)

IIFA Awards – Most Nominated Films

FilmNominationsWonIIFA Awards
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham2483rd (2002)
3 Idiots221611th (2010)
Rang De Basanti22118th (2007)
Barfi211414th (2013)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam21111st (2000)
Devdas19174th (2003)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag191415th (2014)
Bajirao Mastani181317th (2016)
Kal Ho Naa Ho18135th (2004)
Gully Boy17621st (2021)
Parineeta1767th (2006)
Jodhaa Akbar161010th (2009)
Dabangg151012th (2011)
Lagaan15103rd (2002)

IIFA Awards – Most Awarded Films

FilmAwards WonNominations
Filmfare Awards
3 Idiots162211th (2010)
Devdas16184th (2003)
Barfi142114th (2013)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag141915th (2014)
Bajirao Mastani131817th (2016)
Kal Ho Naa Ho13185th (2004)
Rang De Basanti11228th (2007)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam11211st (2000)
Jodhaa Akbar101610th (2009)
Dabangg101512th (2011)
Lagaan10153rd (2002)

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