Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist

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The Filmfare Lyricist Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

The awards were first given in 1954, however the Award for the best lyricist was first given in 1959.


Gulzar holds the record of maximum wins in this category.
Javed Akhtar has all nominations in 2005.
Superlative Lyricist
Most awards Gulzar 11
(from 28 nominations)
Most nominations Anand Bakshi 40
(resulted in 4 wins)
Most nominations in a single year Javed Akhtar (2005) 5
Most nominations without ever winning Mehboob 4

With 11 wins, Gulzar holds the record for most awards in this category, followed by Javed Akhtar with 8 awards and Anand Bakshi with 4. Four lyricists won the award thrice: Shakeel Badayuni, Shailendra, Sameer and Prasoon Joshi. Badayuni, who won the award for three consecutive years from 1961 to 1963, holds the record for most consecutive wins.

In 2005, Javed Akhtar was the single nominee, having all the five nominations of this category to his credit (and eventually winning for "Tere Liye" from Veer-Zaara). Akhtar's five nominations in that year also gave him the record for most number of Best Lyricist nominations in a single year, thus surpassing a previous record by Anand Bakshi, who received four of the five nominations in 1981.

Anand Bakshi holds the record of getting nominated for consecutively 13 years from 1970 till 1982, resulting in 23 nominations and only 2 wins.

Rashmi Singh is the first woman to win the award in 2015 for "Muskurane Ki Wajah" from CityLights.

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