1st Filmfare Awards

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1st Filmfare Awards
Date March 21, 1953 [1]
Site Metro Cinema, Bombay
Best Film Do Bigha Zamin
Most awards Do Bigha Zamin & Baiju Bawra (2)
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The 1st Filmfare Awards were held on March 21, 1953, honoring the best in Hindi cinema in 1952. That year they were known as Clare Awards, after Clare Mendonca, film critic of The Times of India who had died in the same year.[1]

In a short ceremony held at Metro Cinema in Bombay (now Mumbai), awards in only 5 categories were handed out.[1] No nominations were announced, just the winners. Ironically, Bimal Roy and Dilip Kumar were the first winners of the Filmfare Award for Best Director and Filmfare Award for Best Actor respectively, and remain almost six decades later, the ones with the most wins in either category. Ace music director Naushad won his first and only Filmfare Award.[2]

Best Movie[edit]

Do Bigha Zamin

Best Director[edit]

Bimal Roy - Do Bigha Zamin

Best Actress[edit]

Meena Kumari - Baiju Bawra

Best Actor[edit]

Dilip Kumar - Daag

Best Music[edit]

Naushad for the song 'Tu Ganga Ki Mauj' from Baiju Bawra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Tollywood's tryst with Black Lady". The Times of India. March 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ "The Winners - 1953". Official Listings, Filmfare Awards, Indiatimes. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 

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