IIFA Awards 2017 – Shahid-Alia win Best Actor and Actress, Neerja wins Best Film

IIFA Awards 2017, officially known as 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony was held on 14–15 July 2017 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA.

  • IIFA Awards 2017 honoured the best Hindi films of 2016.The Award Ceremony was hosted by Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan.
  • Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award for playing the role of a migrant girl trapped in a drug lord’s house in film ‘Udta Punjab’.
  • Shahid Kapoor won the Best Actor Award for playing Tommy Singh, a Punjabi rockstar struggling with a drug addiction in the film ‘Udta Punjab’.
  • ‘Neerja’ won the Best Film Award, while ‘Pink’ director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury won the award for Best Director.
  • Music maestro AR Rahman, who completed 25 years in Indian cinema, was awarded for IIFA Awards 2017 - Shahid-Alia win Best Actor and Actress, Neerja wins Best Filmhis contribution to films.
  • Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajpur and Kriti Sanon entertained the guests with their on-stage performances.

IIFA Awards 2017 – Winners List

CategoryWinner
Best FilmNeerja
Best Actor – MaleShahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
Best Actor – FemaleAlia Bhatt (Udta Punjab)
Best Actor in Supporting Role – MaleAnupam Kher (M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Best Actor in Supporting Role – FemaleShabana Azmi (Neerja)
Best Debutant – MaleDiljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)
Best Debutant – FemaleDisha Patani (M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Best DirectorAniruddha Roy Chowdhury (Pink)
Best Actor in a Comic RoleVarun Dhawan (Dishoom)
Best Actor in a Negative RoleJim Sarbh (Neerja)
Special Contribution to Indian CinemaA R Rahman
Woman of the YearTaapsee Pannu
Best Music DirectionPritam Chakraborty ( Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best LyricistAmitabh Bhattacharya (Channa Mereya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best Playback Singer – MaleAmit Mishra (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best Playback Singer – FemaleTulsi Kumar (Airlift) and Kanika Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
Best StoryShakun Batra and Ayesha DeVitre Dhillon (Kapoor & Sons)

About IIFA Awards:

IIFA Awards are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Hindi Cinema.

  • IIFA awards were first awarded in year 2000.
  • IIFA Utsavam (first awarded in 2016) is the South Indian segment of annual IIFA awards.
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