Awards of the International Indian Film Academy

Special Award [Winner] (2008)

Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema

Berlin International Film Festival

Golden Berlin Bear [Nominee] (1974)


Ankur (1974)

Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'Or [Nominee] (1976)


Nishant (1975)

Chicago International Film Festival

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (1993)

Best Feature

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (1987)

Best Feature

Susman (1987)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (1983)

Best Feature

Arohan (1983)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (1979)

Best Feature

Junoon (1979)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (1978)

Best Feature

Bhumika (1977)

Dubai International Film Festival

Muhr AsiaAfrica Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Film - Feature

Well Done Abba! (2009)

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Award [Winner] (1980)

Best Director

Junoon (1979)

Kerala International Film Festival

Golden Crow Pheasant [Nominee] (2000)


Hari-Bhari (2000)

Moscow International Film Festival

Golden St. George [Nominee] (1997)


Sardari Begum (1996)

Golden Prize [Nominee] (1981)


Kalyug (1981)

National Film Awards, India

Nargees Dutt Award [Winner] (2005)


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)

Silver Lotus Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Regional Film (Hindi)

Zubeidaa (2001)

Golden Lotus Award [Winner] (1995)

Best Feature Film

Mammo (1994)

President's Silver Medal [Winner] (1992)

Best Feature Film in Hindi

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992)

Golden Lotus Award [Winner] (1986)

Best Direction

Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985)

Silver Lotus Award [Winner] (1978)

Best Screenplay

Bhumika (1977)

Silver Lotus Award [Winner] (1975)

Second Best Film

Ankur (1974)

Screen Weekly Awards

Screen [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Zubeidaa (2001)

Telluride Film Festival, US

Silver Medallion Award [Winner] (2007)