The Times of India Film Awards 2016 Winners

The second edition of the Times of India Film Awards 2016 saw Bollywood stars celebrate the best of 2015. Find out who won what here.

“My gown’s train was longer than the red carpet"

Dubai invited more celebrity glamour to its gold-paved streets as The Times of India Film Awards 2016 took place on March 18, 2016.

Stars of India and Bollywood entertainment gathered to celebrate some of the biggest films, talents and performances of 2015.

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest moments of the entire night was Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan performing live on stage.


Salman made a jaw-dropping entry in a white Lamborghini that took him right to the stage.

Shahrukh performed to some of his biggest songs, included ‘Gerua’ and the new Fan song, ‘Jabra’. He also performed the Lungi Dance with Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Ranveer Singh also lit the stage up by performing a tribute to veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, with a compilation of his best songs.

The actor had a great night, winning the ‘Best Jodi’ award with Deepika Padukone. He reportedly said:

“I have the most beautiful woman by my side [Deepika Padukone] and with her I can conquer the world!”

Bollywood’s most treasured beauties wowed on the red carpet in their gorgeous designer gowns.

Parineeti Chopra in a stunning midnight blue Georges Chakra gown. She jokingly posted Instagram: “My gown’s train was longer than the red carpet hahaha.”


Here are the winners of the Times of India Film Awards 2016:

Best Film
Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Best Actor – Male
Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor – Female
Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Director
Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani

Best Supporting Actor – Male
Anil Kapoor – Dil Dhadakne Do

Best Supporting Actor – Female
Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Badlapur

Best Actor Critics – Male
Amitabh Bachchan – Piku

Best Actor Critics – Female
Kalki Koechlin – Margarita With A Straw

Best Film Critics

Best Debut Director
Neeraj Ghaywan – Masaan

Best Debut Actor (Male)
Sooraj Pancholi

Best Jodi Of The Year
Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani

Best Lyricist
Varun Grower for ‘Moh Moh ke Dhagey’ – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Playback Singer – Male
Papon Angaraag ‘Moh Moh ke Dhagey’ – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Song of the Year
Hamari Adhuri Khaani – Jeet Gangauli, Hamari Adhoori Kahani

Best Album
Roy – Ankit Tiwari, Meet Brothers and Amal Mallik

Lifetime Achievement Award
Amitabh Bachchan


Here are the winners of the Times of India Film Technical Awards 2016:

Best Cinematography
Sudeep Chatterjee – Bajirao Mastani

Best Story
KV Vijayendra – Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Best Costume
Anju Modi and Maxima Basu – Bajirao Mastani

Best Dialogue
Himanshu Sharma – Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Choreography
Remo D’Souza – ABCD 2

Best Editing
A Sreekar Prasad – Talvar

Best Screenplay
Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku

Best Art Direction
Saloni Dhatrak, Sriram Iyengar and Sujeet Sawant – Bajirao Mastani

No doubt, the last 12 months have seen an incredible array of cinematic masterpieces, and with 2016 off to a promising start, we can expect many more.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Aisha is an editor and a creative writer. Her passions include music, theatre, art and reading. Her motto is “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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