Aamir Khan's performance as Bhuvan in his debut film as a producer, Lagaan won him the Best Actor Award at the Filmfare Awards 2001, held at Mumbai's bandra-Kurla's MMRDA grounds. Lagaan also won the best picture and best director award for Ashutosh Gowarikar.
Indian Actress Kajol was the popular choice for Best Actress for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Film star Amitabh Bachchan won the Critics' Award for his role in Aks, Karisma Kapoor won the Critics' Award for her performance of the young, spirited but confused girl in Zubeidaa
Farhan Akhtar won the Critics' award for his direction in Dil Chahta Hai. Veteran lyricist-poet Hindi Film Director Gulzar won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. Indian Actress of the 1960s, Asha Parekh, was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to cinema.