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.
In a short ceremony held at Metro Cinema in Bombay (now Mumbai), awards in only 5 categories were handed out. 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.
Do Bigha Zamin
Bimal Roy - Do Bigha Zamin
Meena Kumari - Baiju Bawra
Dilip Kumar - Daag
Naushad for the song 'Tu Ganga Ki Mauj' from Baiju Bawra
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- ^ "The Winners - 1953". Official Listings, Filmfare Awards, Indiatimes. Retrieved May 8, 2013.