International Indian Film Academy Awards

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IIFA Awards
Current: 23rd IIFA Awards
The Official IIFA Awards Trophy
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements for Indian cinema
Presented byInternational Indian Film Academy
First awarded2000
Last awarded2023
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSony TV
Colors TV
Produced byWizcraft International

The International Indian Film Academy Awards, popularly known as IIFA, is an annual awards ceremony for Bollywood. Produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the winners of the awards are decided by fans, who vote online for their favourite actors from the Hindi film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year.

The IIFA Utsavam is the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The awards were introduced in 2016, around the films released in 2015. The 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24 and 25 January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India.[1]


The first awards were presented in 2000 at The Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. From then onwards, the awards are held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. Since 2000, the event has expanded from a one-night event to a three-day celebration, hosting various events and activities relating to the Indian film industry.[2]

These awards honour films from the previous calendar year. Salman Khan has been the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception in 2000, five special awards were introduced: Star of the Decade (Male and Female), Movie of the Decade, Music of the Decade, and Director of the Decade.[3]

Awards ceremonies[edit]

The following is a listing of all International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000.

Ceremony Date Best Film winner Host(s) Venue City Country Continent
1st IIFA Awards 24 June 2000 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Yukta Mookhey
Anupam Kher
Millennium Dome London  United Kingdom Europe
2nd IIFA Awards 16 June 2001 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Priyanka Chopra
Kabir Bedi
Superbowl Arena Sun City  South Africa Africa
3rd IIFA Awards 6 April 2002 Lagaan Lara Dutta Arena of Stars Genting Highlands  Malaysia Asia
4th IIFA Awards 17 May 2003 Devdas Anil Kapoor
Dia Mirza
Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg  South Africa Africa
5th IIFA Awards 22 May 2004 Kal Ho Naa Ho Rahul Khanna Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore  Singapore Asia
6th IIFA Awards 11 June 2005 Veer-Zaara Shahrukh Khan
Fardeen Khan
Karan Johar
Amsterdam Arena Amsterdam  Netherlands Europe
7th IIFA Awards 17 June 2006 Black Fardeen Khan
Lara Dutta
Dubai International Convention Centre Dubai  United Arab Emirates Asia
8th IIFA Awards 9 June 2007 Rang De Basanti Boman Irani
Lara Dutta
Hallam FM Arena Sheffield  United Kingdom Europe
9th IIFA Awards 8 June 2008 Chak De! India Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Siam Paragon Bangkok  Thailand Asia
10th IIFA Awards 13 June 2009 Jodhaa Akbar Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Lara Dutta
The Venetian Macao Macau  Macau
11th IIFA Awards 5 June 2010 3 Idiots Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo  Sri Lanka
12th IIFA Awards 25 June 2011 Dabangg Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Rogers Centre Toronto  Canada North America
13th IIFA Awards 9 June 2012 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore  Singapore Asia
14th IIFA Awards 6 July 2013 Barfi! Salman Khan
Akshay Kumar
The Venetian Macao Macau  Macau
15th IIFA Awards 26 April 2014 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Raymond James Stadium Tampa  United States North America
16th IIFA Awards 7 June 2015 Queen Arjun Kapoor
Ranveer Singh
Putra Indoor Stadium Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Asia
17th IIFA Awards 25 June 2016 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar[4]
IFEMA Madrid  Spain Europe
18th IIFA Awards 14–15 July 2017[5] Neerja Karan Johar

Saif Ali Khan[6]

MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey  United States North America
19th IIFA Awards 22–24 June 2018 Tumhari Sulu Karan Johar
Riteish Deshmukh
Siam Niramit Theatre Bangkok  Thailand Asia
20th IIFA Awards 18 September 2019
Raazi Ayushmann Khurrana
Aparshakti Khurana
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium Mumbai  India
21st IIFA Awards 24 November 2021 Kabir Singh The Ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. The winners were announced through Instagram.
22nd IIFA Awards 2-4 June 2022 Shershaah Salman Khan[7]
Riteish Deshmukh
Maniesh Paul
Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Asia
23rd IIFA Awards[8][9] 26-27 May 2023 Drishyam 2 Vicky Kaushal
Abhishek Bachchan


Popular awards[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Technical awards[edit]

Records and facts[edit]

  • Most acting awards – female (Best Actress + Best Supporting Actress)
  • Most music awards (Best Music Director + Best Background Score)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IIFA Utsavam 2016: Baahubali and Thani Oruvan win maximum number of awards".
  2. ^ "IIFA AWARDS 2012 Singapore Watch Online". BoloIndia. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Golden Decade Honours to be given at IIFA 2009". 24 May 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  4. ^ "IIFA 2016: Hosts Farhan, Shahid poke fun at censor board, award wapsi". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ "WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES IIFA FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2017". IIFA. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  6. ^ Iyengar, Aarti. "Karan Johar to co-host IIFA 2017 with Saif Ali Khan and we can't contain our excitement!". Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  7. ^ "IIFA 2022 to host several Bollywood stars at Abu Dhabi Yas Island". The Brew.
  8. ^ "IIFA 2023 nominations announced: Brahmastra, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 lead the list". The Indian Express. 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  9. ^ "IIFA 2023: Awards to be Held in May. Details Here".

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