Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography



  1. About Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography
  2. Winners List
  3. Most Awarded Artists


The 1st Zee Cine Awards was held on 14 March 1998 in Mumbai India. Since then, the Award Ceremony is being held in different countries and continents. The Zee Cine Awards have become a symbol of glorifying the success of Bollywood in the world.

The Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography was first given in the 1st Zee Cine Awards (1998). Manmohan Singh became the first recipient of the Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography. He received the award for Dil To Pagal Hai (1997).

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

The Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography is meant to honor the technical excellence of a Director of Photography and Cinematographers.

Zee Cine Awards honors both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood. Here is the list of the Winners of the Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography.

Winners – Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography

Winners of the 1990s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
1st Zee Cine Awards (1998)Manmohan SinghDil To Pagal Hai
2nd Zee Cine Awards (1999)Not AwardedNot Awarded

Winners of the 2000s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
3rd Zee Cine Awards (2000)Anil MehtaHum Dil De Chuke Sanam
4th Zee Cine Awards (2001)Not AwardedNot Awarded
5th Zee Cine Awards (2002)Not AwardedNot Awarded
6th Zee Cine Awards (2003)Binod PradhanDevdas
7th Zee Cine Awards (2004)Binod PradhanMunnabhai M.B.B.S.
8th Zee Cine Awards (2005)Santosh SivanMeenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
9th Zee Cine Awards (2006)Ravi K. ChandranBlack
10th Zee Cine Awards (2007)Binod PradhanRang De Basanti
11th Zee Cine Awards (2008)Sudeep ChatterjeeChak De India

Winners of the 2010s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
12th Zee Cine Awards (2011)Ayananka BoseKites
13th Zee Cine Awards (2012)Carlos CatalanZindagi Na Milegi Dobara
14th Zee Cine Awards (2013)S. Ravi VarmanBarfi
15th Zee Cine Awards (2014)S. Ravi VarmanGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
16th Zee Cine Awards (2016)Sudeep ChatterjeePiku
17th Zee Cine Awards (2017)Aseem BajajShivaay
18th Zee Cine Awards (2018)Jamon T. JohnGolmaal
19th Zee Cine Awards (2019)Sudeep ChatterjeePadmaavat

Winners of the 2020s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
20th Zee Cine Awards (2020)Jay OzaGully Boy

Most awarded Artists-Zee Cine Award for Best Cinematography

ArtistNumber of Awards
Binod Pradhan3
Sudeep Chatterjee3
S. Ravi Varman2

Binod Pradhan | Win = 3

S. NoZee Cine AwardsFilm
16th Zee Cine Awards (2003)Devdas
27th Zee Cine Awards (2004)Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
310th Zee Cine Awards (2007)Rang De Basanti

Sudeep Chatterjee | Win = 3

S. NoZee Cine AwardsFilm
111th Zee Cine Awards (2008)Chak De India
216th Zee Cine Awards (2016)Piku
319th Zee Cine Awards (2019)Padmaavat

S. Ravi Varman | Win = 2

S. NoZee Cine AwardsFilm
114th Zee Cine Awards (2013)Barfi
215th Zee Cine Awards (2014)Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

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Zee Cine Technical Awards

  1. Best Action
  2. Best Art Direction/Best Production Design
  3. Best Audiography/Best Sound Design
  4. Best Background Score
  5. Best Choreography
  6. Best Cinematography
  7. Best Costume Design
  8. Best Dialogue
  9. Best Editing
  10. Best Makeup
  11. Best Processing
  12. Best Publicity
  13. Best Screenplay
  14. Best Song Recording
  15. Best Sound Recording
  16. Best Sound Re-Recording
  17. Best Story
  18. Best Special (Visual) Effects


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