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IIFA Awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi

The most prestigious and awaited academy awards of 2022, the IIFA Awards 2022, have once again been postponed. It is not the first time Bollywood fans have had to wait to see their favourite actors receive the best actor award. The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2022 were initially supposed to be held on March 18 and 19, 2022. Due to the alarming rise in COVID-19, it had to be postponed to May 2022. 

The 22nd edition of the IIFA Academy Awards, IIFA Awards 2022, is once again all set to have a grand opening in Abu Dhabi from May 19 to 21, 2022. However, the IIFA Weekend and Awards were postponed for the second time due to the sad demise of the ruler and President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Currently, the speculated IIFA Awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi dates are June 3 and 4, 2022.

All About IIFA Awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi  

IIFA Awards 2022 at Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi

The International Industry Film Academy Awards (IIFA) are among the most popular events in the Indian entertainment industry. The IIFA awards are conducted annually to honour the previous year’s best performance in various Bollywood categories. This year, IIFA celebrates its 22nd edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards, held at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The celebrations at the IIFA awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi will be grand this year as India marks the 75th anniversary of Independence and the UAE completes its Golden Jubilee. 

IIFA Academy Awards ‘2022 Hosts & Performers 

The official hosts for the IIFA Awards Abu Dhabi are three popular Bollywood actors known for their astonishing performances in the Indian film industry. They are brilliant actors, comedians, and TV personalities who have won millions of hearts with their acting worldwide. 

Hosts for IIFA Awards 2022 at Etihad Arena

Salman Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul will be the host

  • Salman Khan

Born on December 27, 1965 as Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, he is now popularly known as Sallu Bhai or Bhai Jaan in the Bollywood industry. He has an ever-growing and crazy fan base and has been in the Indian film industry for over thirty years. With his dashing personality and blockbuster movies like Dabangg, Sultan and Kick, his fame continues to rise. This is the second time Salman will be hosting the IIFA Academy Awards.  

  • Ritesh Deshmukh 

This multi-talented Indian actor, comedian, film producer, and TV personality is famous for his Hindi and Marathi cinema work. Ritesh was born on December 17th, 1978, to the 14th chief minister of Maharashtra. Ritesh paved the way for himself in the Bollywood industry with his popular roles in movies such as Total Dhamaal, Housefull, and Grand Masti. 

  • Maniesh Paul 

At the age of 40, Manish Paul made a name for himself in Bollywood as a successful Indian actor, anchor, comedian, model, TV presenter, and the list goes on. Paul’s career as a host began in 2007, and his career has thrived since then. The popular reality and award show hosted by him includes Dance India Dance, Femina Miss India, and Big Star Entertainment Award, and he is now adding IIFA 2022 in Abu Dhabi to his list. 

Performers for IIFA 2022 at Etihad Arena

Performers for IIFA Awards at Etihad Arena

There is no doubt that the International Indian Film Academy Awards 2022 will be magnificent! The night is going to be jam-packed with outstanding performances by famous Bollywood actors and actresses. 

The weekend will be star-studded with some famous names from the Indian film industry. Ranveer Singh, Kartik Aryan, and Varun Dhawan, the heartthrobs of Indian women, are ready to steal their hearts with their energetic performances. 

Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Pandey, and, of course, our dancing queen Nora Fatehi are also ready to set the stage on fire with their unique moves. Divya Khosla Kumar, an Indian singer and actress, will also be performing to make the IIFA Awards 2022 Abu Dhabi a memorable event with her mesmerising voice. 

List of IIFA Awards 2022 Nominations

IIFA Awards 2022 Nominations

IIFA Awards 2022 Nominations list was released early in May this year, where Siddhart Malhotra’s ‘Shershah’ bags the most nominations at the IIFA Awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi. Ranveer Singh’s film ‘83’ bagged nine nominations, and Anurag Basu’s ‘Ludo’ bagged six nominations. Below is the entire list of the IIFA Awards 2022 Nominations in Abu Dhabi.

Categories Nominees 
Best Film
  • Shershaah
  • 83
  • Ludo
  • Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
  • Thappad
Best Director
  • Kabir Khan for 83
  • Anurag Basu for Ludo
  • Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham
  • Vishnuvardhan for Shershaah
  • Anubhav Sinha for Thappad
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
  • Vidya Balan, Sherni
  • Kriti Sanon, Mimi
  • Sanya Malhotra, Pagglait
  • Kiara Advani, Shershaah
  • Taapsee Pannu, Thappad
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
  • Ranveer Singh, 83
  • Vicky Kaushal, Sardar Udham
  • Sidharth Malhotra, Shershaah
  • Late Irrfan Khan, Angrezi Medium
  • Manoj Bajpayee, Bhonsle
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
  • Gauahar Khan, 14 Phere
  • Radhika Madan, Angrezi Medium
  • Lara Dutta, Bell Bottom
  • Shalini Vatsa, Ludo
  • Sai Tamhankar, Mimi
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
  • Jiiva, 83
  • Pankaj Tripathi, 83
  • Pankaj Tripathi, Ludo
  • Saif Ali Khan, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
  • Kumud Mishra, Thappad
Best Music Direction
  • Pritam, 83
  • A R Rahman, 99 Songs
  • A R Rahman, Atrangi Re
  • Pritam, Ludo
  • Tanishk Bagchi, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin, Vikram Montrose, B Praak and Jaani, Shershaah
Best Playback Singer (Female)
  • Shreya Ghoshal for Chaka Chak in Atrangi Re
  • Priya Saraiya for Kalle Kalle in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
  • Shreya Ghoshal for Param Sundari in Mimi
  • Jasleen Royal for Ranjha in Shershaah
  • Asees Kaur for Raataan Lambiyan in Shershaah
Best Playback Singer (Male)
  • Arijit Singh for Lehra Do in 83
  • Arijit Singh for Rait Zara Si in Atrangi Re
  • Arijit Singh for Aabaad Barbaad in Ludo
  • Jubin Nautiyal for Raataan Lambiyan in Shershaah
  • B Praak for Mann Bharya in Shershaah
Best Story (Original)
  • Himanshu Sharma, Atrangi Re
  • Shubham, Eeb Allay Ooo!
  • Anurag Basu, Ludo
  • Sandeep Shrivastava, Shershaah
Best Story (Adapted)
  • Kabir Khan and Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, 83
  • Abhishek Chaubey and Hussain Haidry, Ankahi Kahaniya
  • Laxman Utekar and Rohan Shankar, Mimi
  • Om Raut, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
  • Vijayendra Prasad, Thalaivii
Best Lyrics
  • Kausar Munir for Lehra Do in 83
  • Irshad Kamil for Rait Zara Si in Atrangi Re
  • Irshad Kamil for Shayad in Love Aaj Kal
  • Tanishk Bagchi for Raataan Lambiyan in Shershaah
  • B Praak and Jaani for Mann Bharryaa 2.0 in Shershaah

Records Made at IIFA Awards

Category Name No. of Awards
Movie with most awards 3 Idiots   18
Male actors with most awards Hrithik Roshan 


Female actor with most awards Rani Mujharjee  4
Director with most awards  Sanjay Leela Bhansali  4
Singer with most awards  Shreya Ghoshal 

Wrapping up

Every year, the IIFA Awards take place at a variety of noteworthy locations across the globe, which makes them truly unique. This allows die-hard Bollywood fans from all over the globe to see their favourite actors performing live on stage as well as receiving exemplary awards. At the IIFA Awards 2022 in Abu Dhabi, the voices of millions of fans from all around the world will be heard. You can vote for your favourite films, your favourite performances, and the greatest soundtracks. The greatest achievers of the Indian film industry are honoured, with dazzling performances by the biggest Bollywood stars. The IIFA 2022 in Abu Dhabi is most certainly going to be the biggest night in Bollywood oozing glamours on a glitzy green carpet.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is a ticket for IIFA Awards 2022?

The price of the IIFA Awards 2022 tickets varies according to the various categories. The Lower-tier C tickets for IIFA 2022 in Abu Dhabi start from AED 110 (2328 INR) and go up to AED 1350 (28562 INR), which is for Lower-tier A. All the IIFA Awards 2022 tickets have been sold out except the middle-tier C tickets, which cost AED 440 (9309 INR). You can buy the IIFA Awards 2022 tickets from the official website of IIFA.

What will be the COVID-19 related protocols for fans in attendance?

It is mandatory for all the vaccinated attendees to show their Green Pass on the Al Hosn app. They can also present a negative PCR test report, which should be taken within 96 hours before attending the award show. | The ones who are not vaccinated must present a negative PCR test report from a clinic in the UAE. If you fail to provide the valid reports, you will not be allowed to enter the award show nor will you get a refund. | It is mandatory to cover your face with a face mask at all times during the course of the event.

What is the IIFA Awards 2022 location?

The 22nd edition of the IIFA awards 2022 venue is the Etihad Arena, Yas Bay Waterfront on the Yas Islands of Abu Dhabi, United States of Emirates (UAE).

What is the IIFA Awards 2022 ticket price?

IIFA Awards 2022 tickets cost according to the tier you choose to sit in. It starts from AED 110, which is 2328 in Indian rupees, and goes up to AED 1350, which is 28562 in Indian rupees.

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