|The National Film Award for Best Music Direction, is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards by the Directorate of Film Festivals to a musician who has composed the best score for films produced with in the Indian film industry. The award was first introduced at the 15th National Film Awards in 1967. At the 42nd National Film Awards, an award for "Best Background Score" was instituted. It was however discontinued after that and it was not until the 2009 that the category was re-introduced. Throughout the past 46 years the Government of India has presented a total of 53 awards—including award for Best Background score—to 40 different composers. Although the Indian film industry produces films in around 20 languages and dialects, the recipients of the award include those who have worked in seven major languages: Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi. The first recipient of the award was K. V. Mahadevan who was honoured for his composition in the from Tamil film Kandan Karunai. A. R. Rahman and Ilaiyaraaja are the most frequent winners having won the awards four times. Jaidev is the second-most winner with three awards. Five musicians—B. V.|
Check all the winners of National Film Award for Best Music Direction presented under National Film Awards since 1967 .