The 2006 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 7th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honored the best films of 2005 and took place between June 15-17, 2006. Dubai, with its old world charm and new age dynamism played host to the 3 day IIFA Weekend and its many events.
The official ceremony took place on June 17, 2006, at the Dubai International Convention Center,in Dubai, UAE. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 29 competitive categories. Actors Fardeen Khan and Lara Dutta co hosted the ceremony.
Parineeta received a total of seventeen nominations out of the total twenty nine categories but could only manage to win six, out of which only the (Female Debutant Star) was among the popular one.Black on the other hand won nine out of its eleven nominations. Among them the popular awards included: (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male, Best Performance In A Leading Role Female and Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female).
Other multiple awards winners included Bunty Aur Babli with four awards and Dus, Apaharan and Aashiq Banaya Aapne receiving two awards each.
In addition movies receiving a single awards included, Sarkar for (Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male), Salaam Namaste for (Best Performance In A Comic Role), Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi for (Male Debutant Star) and Iqbal for (Best Story)