Bollywood celebs who have hosted the IIFA Awards

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Over the years, the IIFA awards have been hosted by the best of the best in the industry. Here’s a walk down memory lane of our fantastic hosts.

Shah Rukh Khan

The actor has hosted multiple times. The first was with Fardeen Khan and Karan Johar during the 6th IIFA awards in 2005 in Amsterdam. The second time was in Macau with Shahid Kapoor for the 14th IIFA awards in 2013. 

Priyanka Chopra

The second IIFA Awards in 2001 were hosted by none other than Priyanka Chopra. She co-hosted along with Kabir Bedi in Sun City.

Shahid Kapoor

The actor is easily one of the favourite hosts. He has hosted a total of 4 times! The first time was at the 13th IIFA Awards in 2012 with Farhan Akhtar in Singapore. The very next year, he hosted with King Khan at the 14th IIFA Awards in Macau. The third time was with Farhan Akhtar again at the 15th IIFA Awards in 2014 in Tampa. The hit duo hosted the 17th IIFA Awards in 2016 in Madrid as well.

Farhan Akhtar

The actor has hosted IIFA three times with Shahid Kapoor. The first was the 13th IIFA Awards in 2012 in Singapore. The second time was during the 15th IIFA Awards in 2014 in Tampa. The most recent was the 17th IIFA Awards in 2016 in Madrid.

Riteish Deshmukh

The actor has hosted IIFA a total of 5 times! The first time was at the 9th IIFA Awards in 2008 in Bangkok with Boman Irani. The duo hosted the 10th and 11th IIFA Awards with Lara Dutta in Macau and Colombo, respectively. Post this, he hosted the 12th IIFA Awards in 2011 with Boman Irani in Toronto. Later, in 2018, he hosted the 19th IIFA Awards in Bangkok with Karan Johar. 

Boman Irani

The actor hosted with Ritesh Deshmukh during the 9th and 12th IIFA awards in 2008 and 2011 in Bangkok and Toronto. Along with Lara Dutta, they hosted the 10th and 11th IIFA Awards in Macau and Colombo, respectively.

Karan Johar

He hosted the 6th IIFA Awards in 2005 with Shahrukh Khan and Fardeen Khan in Amsterdam. His second hosting stint was at the 18th IIFA Awards in 2017 with Saif Ali Khan in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The most recent time he hosted IIFA was in Bangkok at the 19th IIFA Awards in 2018, along with Riteish Deshmukh.

Lara Datta

The actress hosted the 3rd IIFA Awards in 2002 in Malaysia. She also hosted the 7th IIFA Awards with Fardeen Khan in Dubai in 2006. She hosted the 10th and 11th IIFA Awards in 2009 and 2010 with Boman Irani and Ritesh Deshmukh in Macau and Colombo, respectively.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Aparshakti Khurrana

He hosted the 20th IIFA Awards in 2019 with his brother Aparshakti Khurana in Mumbai.

Saif Ali Khan

The actor hosted the 18th IIFA Awards in 2017 with Karan Johar in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor

The energetic actor hosted the 16th IIFA Awards in 2015 with Arjun Kapoor in Kuala Lumpur.

Dia Mirza and Anil Kapoor

The actress hosted the 4th IIFA Awards in 2003 with Anil Kapoor in Johannesburg.

Anupam Kher and Yukhta Mookhey

The very first IIFA was hosted by Yukta Mookhey and Anupam Kher in 2000 in London.