Winners of the IIFA 2022 Awards

The biggest Bollywood stars descended on Abu Dhabi for the IIFA 2022 Awards. Find out which actors and films won.


"It has taken me eight years to come back to me"

The IIFA 2022 Awards returned after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the glitz and glamour were bigger than ever.

Celebrating the best of Indian cinema from the last 12 months, the industry’s biggest stars arrived for a weekend of entertainment and glitzy events.

The event took place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi as part of IIFA Weekend.

The likes of Tiger Shroff, Shahid Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Bobby Deol enjoyed a spectacular IIFA Rocks show on June 3, 2022.

But for the main event on June 4, hosts Salman Khan, Maniesh Paul and Riteish Deshmukh brought laughter and entertainment as they revealed the winners of IIFA 2022.

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The big winners included Shershaah, which won ‘Best Film’.

The Sidharth Malhotra-starrer beat the likes of 83, Sardar Udham, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Thappad to win the prestigious award.

Vishnuvaradhan also won ‘Best Director’ for his work on the film, which was based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra.

Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal and Kriti Sanon took home the ‘Best Actor’ awards.

At the awards ceremony, Vicky said:

“Thank you, Ma for that faith, I love you. Thank you, Papa, for being the pillar of strength.

“My brother Sunny, my beautiful wife Katrina… This is for the people who made me who I am.”

Vicky later said on Instagram: “Behind all that jazz it’s that boy who once thought everything he wished to achieve was all too far.

“Waited for you since forever… not leaving you tonight! IIFA Best Actor!

“Thank You Shoojit Sircar for believing in me and making it possible for me and thank you Team Sardar Udham, this one’s for all of us.”

Kriti, who won for her performance in Mimi, said:

“I came on the stage to receive my first IIFA Award for my debut performance eight years back.

“It has taken me eight years to come back to me … it is my first ‘Best Actress award.”

The stars brought the glitz and glamour to the green carpet.

Nora Fatehi turned heads with her bespoke gown.

The strapless black gown featured shimmering print, ornate gold-toned buttons, safety-pin embellishments on the front, and a risqué thigh-high slit.

Nora styled her outfit with a chain-link choker necklace, chunky bracelets, a mini shoulder bag, minimal makeup, black pumps, and a half-tied high-rise ponytail.

Sara Ali Khan brought Indian glamour with her ivory sharara set from designer Faraz Manan.

She completed her look with minimal jewellery, bold eye makeup, open tresses and shimmering silver pumps.

Fardeen Khan also made a rare appearance out, attending the awards ceremony with his daughter.

However, one notable absentee was Kartik Aaryan who revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19.

In an Instagram post, he wrote:

“All was going fine so Covid couldn’t stop itself.”

Aside from the big wins of the night, guests were treated to an array of showstopping dance performances.

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While Ananya Panday excited the crowd with her moves, Abhishek Bachchan showed off his dance moves in a surprise performance.

The star stood out among the lights in a white outfit. Abhishek completed his look with sunglasses.

He arrived at the event in a classy black tuxedo with Aishwarya Rai.

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IIFA 2022 concluded with Shahid Kapoor’s tribute to the late Bappi Lahiri.

Here is the Full List of Winners at the IIFA 2022 Awards

Best Picture
Shershaah

Best Director
Vishnuvaradhan – Shershaah

Best Actor (Male)
Vicky Kaushal – Sardar Udham

Best Actor (Female)
Kriti Sanon – Mimi

Best Supporting Actor
Pankaj Tripathi – Ludo

Best Supporting Actress
Sai Tamhankar – Mimi

Best Debut (Male)
Ahan Shetty – Tadap

Best Debut (Female)
Sharvari Wagh – Bunty Aur Babli 2

Best Story (Original)
Ludo

Best Story (Adapted)
83

Best Screenplay
Sandeep Shrivastava – Shershaah

Best Dialogue
Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo – Thappad

Best Cinematography
Avik Mukhopadhyay – Sardar Udham

Best Choreography
Vijay Ganguly for ‘Chaka Chak’ – Atrangi Re

Best Editing
Chandrashekhar Prajapati – Sardar Udham

Best Special Effects
Naveen Paul – Sardar Udham

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Jubin Nautiyal for ‘Raatan Lambiyan’ – Shershaah

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Asees Kaur for ‘Raatan Lambiyan’ – Shershaah

Best Lyrics
Kausar Munir for ‘Lehra Do’ – 83

Best Music (Joint Winners)
AR Rahman – Atrangi Re
Tanishk Bagchi, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin, B Praak and Jaani – Shershaah

Best Background Score
AR Rahman – Atrangi Re

Best Sound Design
Lochan Kanvinde – Tanhaji

Best Sound Mixing
Ajay Kumar and Manik Batra – 83

As expected, the IIFA 2022 Awards proved to be the biggest Bollywood party of the year! We can’t wait to see where the stars jet off for the next instalment!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”