First Filmfare award winner for best actor, actress, director, music and film.

Who won the first ever Filmfare awards for Bollywood films - facts, records.

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The first Filmfare Awards ceremony took place on March 21, 1954, at the Bombay Metro Theater. The awards were initially called the Clare Awards after critic Clare Mendonca of The Times of India. 

The following people received the first Filmfare Awards:


- Best Film: Do Bigha Zamin
- Best Director: Bimal Roy for Do Bigha Zamin
- Best Actor: Dilip Kumar for Daag
- Best Actress: Meena Kumari for Baiju Bawra
- Best Music Director: Naushad for Baiju Bawra


Dilip Kumar in Daag.



Meena Kumar in Baiju Bawra.



The first winners of Best Director and Best Actor awards, respectively, were Bimal Roy and Dilip Kumar. Almost six decades later, with seven and eight victories each, they continue to hold those titles. Furthermore, Meena Kumari, the first Best Actress winner, held the record for the most wins in the category for 13 years before Nutan broke it with her fifth victory at the 26th Filmfare Award.

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