Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Filmfare Award for Best Actress

The Filmfare Award for Best Actress is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first given in 1954 for the films released in preceding year 1953.[1]

Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Country India
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded Meena Kumari,
Baiju Bawra (1954)
Currently held by Vidya Balan,
Tumhari Sulu (2018)
Website Filmfare Awards

Contents

SuperlativesEdit

Superlative Actor Record
Actress with most awards Nutan, Kajol 5
Actress with most nominations Madhuri Dixit 14
Actress with all nominations in a single year Meena Kumari (1963) Only Actress to achieve this feat.
Actress with most nominations in a single year Shabana Azmi (1984) 4
Actress with most consecutive year nominations Madhuri Dixit (1989-96) 10
Actress with most nominations without ever winning Tabu 5
Oldest winner Nutan (1979) 42
Oldest nominee Sharmila Tagore (2006) 61
Youngest winner Dimple Kapadia (1974) 16
Youngest nominee Dimple Kapadia (1974) 16
  • Nutan and her niece Kajol, with five wins each, have maximum awards. Meena Kumari, Madhuri Dixit and Vidya Balan have four wins each. Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi have three wins each. Eight actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Waheeda Rehman, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji and Deepika Padukone.
  • Meena Kumari achieved an unusual feat by garnering all of the nominations with no other actress nominated in 1963. Uptil now, no other actress has equaled this record.
  • Meena Kumari is the only actress to be nominated posthumously. She received this posthumous nomination at the 20th Filmfare Awards in 1973 for Pakeezah.
  • Five actresses have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Meena Kumari (1954–55), Jaya Bachchan (1974–75), Shabana Azmi (1984–85), Rani Mukerji (2005–06), and Vidya Balan (2012–13).
  • There has been only one tie in the history of this category. This occurred in 1974 when Jaya Bachchan and Dimple Kapadia were both given the award.
  • Madhuri Dixit holds the record for maximum 14 nominations, followed by Meena Kumari with 12, Hema Malini and Kajol with 11, Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi with 10 nominations. Dixit also holds the record for most consecutive nominations with 10 between 1989 and 1996 (winning in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1998). She thus also holds the record of maximum awards and maximum nominations in a single decade, with 4 awards and 10 nominations in 1990s.
  • On occasion of an actress receiving multiple nominations in the same year and won in either of them: Shabana Azmi received four nominations in 1984 and holds the record for the highest number of nominations in a single year. Meena Kumari and Kajol had three nominations each in 1963 and 1999 respectively. Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Bachchan, Rakhee, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan and Alia Bhatt each received two nominations in 1959, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2017 respectively, where Deepika Padukone is the only actress who achieved this feat twice in 2014 and 2016 and won in both years.
  • On occasion of an actress receiving multiple nominations in the same year but failed to win in any of them: Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Kareena Kapoor each received two nominations in 1972, 1996 and 2010 respectively where Hema Malini is the only actress who achieved this feat twice in 1975 and 1976 but won in none of the years.
  • Vyjayanthimala is the only actress to win the maximum awards, without ever losing, whenever been nominated. She received three awards among four nominations, being nominated twice in 1959 and once each in 1962 and 1965, winning in all three years. She was also the first actress to win both Best Actress Award and Best Supporting Actress Award as well as the first actress to receive multiple nominations.
  • Tabu holds the record of maximum nominations without ever winning, with five, followed by Mala Sinha, Saira Banu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor with four nominations each. Jaya Prada has three nominations.
  • Nutan, who won the award for the fifth time in 1979 at the age of 42, is the eldest winner, while Sharmila Tagore became the eldest nominee in 2006 at the age of 61. Dimple Kapadia, in 1973, became the youngest winner and youngest nominee at the age of 16.
  • Meena Kumari was the most victorious actress with two wins in the 1950s (she won the first two awards consecutively). Nutan peaked with three wins in '60s. Jaya Bachchan ruled the '70s with two wins. Shabana Azmi and Rekha fetched two wins each in the '80s. In the '90s, Madhuri Dixit outperformed all actresses with four wins. Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji and Kajol had two wins each in the 2000s. Until now, Vidya Balan is the most successful actress of 2010s with four wins.
  • Only once have siblings been nominated during the same year: Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in 2002, and twice have cousins been nominated during the same year: Kajol and Rani Mukerji in 2007 and Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra in 2013. Among these, Kajol won in 2007.
  • Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are the only siblings to win the award, while Kajol and Rani Mukerji are the only cousins to win the award.
  • Meena Kumari, Nargis, Smita Patil, Nutan, Bina Rai and Sridevi are the Six recipients who are not alive. They died in 1972, 1981, 1986, 1991, 2009 and 2018 respectively.
  • Fourteen actresses who have won both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards include Vyjayanthimala, Raakhee, Padmini Kolhapure, Nutan, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Karisma Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Shabana Azmi. Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year (2005). Aishwarya Rai was nominated in 2001 for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress but did not win.
  • Nutan and Rakhee were nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards for the same performance: Nutan for Saudagar (1974) and for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1979) and Raakhee for Doosra Aadmi (1978); Nutan won Best Actress award for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1979).
  • Madhuri Dixit and Rakhee are the overall most nominated performers in the female acting categories, each with overall sixteen nominations. While Dixit has fourteen nominations for Best Actress and two for Best Supporting Actress, Rakhee has eight nominations in each of these categories.
  • Eight Actresses have won the Best Actress awards in both the Popular and Critics Categories; in chronological order, they are Dimple Kapadia, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt. Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards for the same role in the same year (2006).
  • Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses to win Filmfare Awards in five different categories, while Kangana Ranaut has won in four categories. All the three actresses have won Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Female Debut awards once each. Kapoor won twice, while Chopra and Ranaut won once each in the Best Actress (Critics) category. Kapoor and Chopra also won one Special Award and one Best Villain Award, respectively. Kapoor, Chopra and Ranaut, thus have 6, 5 and 4 Filmfare Awards respectively.
  • Vidya Balan is the only actress nominated in the leading role of same franchise (Kahaani and Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh) where she won in the former.

Multiple nomineesEdit

Multiple winnersEdit

Movie Character year Actress is winner
null null null
null null null
Baiju Bawra Gauri 1954
Parineeta Lalita 1955
Biraj Bahu Biraj Chakravorty 1956
Vachan Kamla 1956
Azaad Shobha 1956
Seema Gauri 1957
Mother India Radha 1958
Sadhna Champabai / Rajani 1959
Sahara Leela 1959
Madhumati Madhumati / Madhavi / Radha 1959
null null 1959
null null 1959
Sujata Sujata 1960
Dhool Ka Phool Meena Khosla 1960
Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan Ratna 1960
Ghunghat Parvati / Jamuna 1961
Mughal-e-Azam Anarkali 1961
Chhalia Shanti 1961
Gunga Jumna Dhanno 1962
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai Kammo 1962
Junglee Rajkumari 'Raj' 1962
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Chhoti Bahu 1963
Aarti Aarti Gupta 1963
Main Chup Rahungi Gayetri 1963
Bandini Kalyani 1964
Bahurani Padma 1964
Dil Ek Mandir Sita 1964
Sangam Radha Khanna 1965
Jahan Ara Jahanara Begum Sahib 1965
Woh Kaun Thi? Sandhya 1965
Kaajal Madhavi 1966
Himalay Ki Godmein Phoolwa 1966
Waqt Meena Mittal 1966
Guide Rosie Marco 1967
Phool Aur Patthar Shanti Devi 1967
Mamta Devyani (Pannabai) / Suparna 1967
Milan Radha R. Rai 1968
Shagird Poonam 1968
Ram Aur Shyam Anjana 1968
Neel Kamal Rajkumari Neel Kamal / Sita Raichand 1969
Raat Aur Din Mrs. Varuna Verma / Peggy 1969
Diwana Kamini Gupta 1969
null null 1969
null null 1969
Aradhana Vandhana Tripathi 1970
Chirag Asha Chibber 1970
Ittefaq Rekha 1970
Khilona Chand 1971
Safar Mrs. Neela Shekhar Kapoor 1971
Khamoshi Radha 1971
Kati Patang Madhavi "Madhu" 1972
Guddi Kusum "Guddi" 1972
Uphaar Minoo 1972
Seeta Aur Geeta Seeta / Geeta 1973
Pakeezah Nargis / Sahibjaan (posthumous nomination) 1973
Aankhon Aankhon Mein Parvati 1973
Bobby Bobby J. Braganza and Jaya BachchanAbhimaan as Uma Kumar 1974
Koshish Aarti Mathur 1974
Anuraag Shivani 1974
Saudagar Mahjubhi 1974
Kora Kagaz Archana Gupta 1975
Amir Garib Sunita "Soni" 1975
Prem Nagar Lata 1975
Sagina Lalita 1975
Ankur Laxmi 1975
Julie Julie 1976
Khushboo Kusum 1976
Sanyasi Champa 1976
Mili Mili Khanna 1976
Aandhi Aarti Devi 1976
Tapasya Indrani "Indu" Sinha 1977
Mehbooba Ratna / Jhumri 1977
Kabhi Kabhie Pooja Khanna 1977
Nagin Nagin 1977
Mausam Chanda Thapa / Kajli Thapa 1977
Swami Saudamini "Mini"' 1978
Kinara Aarti Sanyal 1978
Doosra Aadmi Nisha 1978
Bhumika Usha (Urvashi) Dalvi 1978
Gharaonda Chaya 1978
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki Sanjukta Chouhan 1979
Trishna Mrs. Aarti Gupta 1979
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se Lily Fernandes 1979
Ghar Aarti Chandra 1979
Satyam Shivam Sundaram Rupa 1979
null null 1979
null null 1979
Nauker Geeta 1980
Meera Meera Rathod 1980
Sargam Hema Pradhan 1980
Noorie Noorie Nabi 1980
Jurmana Rama Sharma 1980
Khubsoorat Manju Dayal 1981
Aasha Asha 1981
Judaai Gauri Singh Verma 1981
Thodisi Bewafaii Nima Choudhary 1981
Insaaf Ka Tarazu Bharti Saxena 1981
Chakra Amma 1982
Naseeb Asha 1982
Silsila Shobha Malhotra 1982
Baseraa Sharda Balraj Kohli 1982
Ek Duuje Ke Liye Sapna 1982
Umrao Jaan Umrao Jaan 1982
Prem Rog Manorama "Rama" 1983
Shakti Sheetal Kumar 1983
Jeevan Dhaara Sangeeta Shrivastav 1983
Nikaah Niloufer Bano / Habiba Shabnam Rehmani 1983
Bazaar Najma 1983
Arth Mrs. Pooja Inder Malhotra 1984
Avtaar Radha Krishen 1984
Mandi Rukmini Bai 1984
Masoom Indu D. Malhotra 1984
Sadma Nehalata Malhotra 1984
Bhavna Bhavna Saxena 1985
Sharaabi Meena 1985
Saaransh Parvati Pradhan 1985
Sparsh Kavita 1985
Aaj Ki Awaaz Rajni V. Deshmukh 1985
Saagar Mona D'Silva 1986
Sanjog Yashoda / Asha 1986
Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ganga Singh 1986
Pyaar Jhukta Nahin Preeti B. Pratap 1986
Tawaif Sultana 1986
null null 1987
null null 1988
Khoon Bhari Maang Aarti Verma/Jyoti 1989
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Rashmi 1989
Tezaab Mohini 1989
null null 1989
null null 1989
ChaalBaaz Anju Das / Manju Das 1990
Maine Pyar Kiya Suman 1990
Prem Pratigyaa Laxmi M. Rao 1990
Chandni Chandni Mathur 1990
Eeshwar Lalita 1990
Dil Madhu Mehra 1991
Rihaee Taku 1991
Pratibandh Shanti 1991
Jurm Meena S. Varma 1991
Lamhe Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar 1992
Lekin... Reva 1992
Saajan Pooja Saxena 1992
Phool Bane Angaray Namrita Singh 1992
Henna Henna 1992
Beta Saraswati 1993
Bol Radha Bol Radha / Rita 1993
Khuda Gawah Benazir / Mehndi 1993
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Vaijanti Iyer 1994
Rudaali Shanichari 1994
Khalnayak Gangotri "Ganga" Devi 1994
Damini Damini Gupta 1994
Gumrah Roshni Chadha 1994
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Nisha Choudhury 1995
Yeh Dillagi Sapna Bannerjee 1995
Anjaam Shivani Chopra 1995
1942: A Love Story Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak 1995
Laadla Sheetal Jetley 1995
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Simran Singh 1996 Kajol
Raja Madhu Garewal 1996
Yaraana Lalita 1996
Akele Hum Akele Tum Kiran Kumar 1996
Rangeela Mili Joshi 1996
Raja Hindustani Aarti Sehgal 1997 Karisma Kapoor
Daraar Priya Bhatia 1997
Khamoshi: The Musical Annie J. Braganza 1997
Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi 1997
Maachis Virender "Veeru" Kaur 1997
Dil To Pagal Hai Pooja 1998 Madhuri Dixit
Yes Boss Seema Kapoor 1998 Juhi Chawla
Pardes Kusum Ganga 1998 Mahima Chaudhry
Judaai Kaajal Verma 1998 Sridevi
Virasat Gehna 1998 Tabu
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali Sharma 1999 Kajol
Dushman Sonia / Naina Saigal 1999 Kajol
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Sanjana 1999 Kajol
Dil Se.. Moina alias Meghna 1999 Manisha Koirala
Satya Vidya 1999 Urmila Matondkar
null null 1999
null null 1999
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Nandini Durbar 2000 Aishwarya Rai
Taal Mansi Shankar 2000 Aishwarya Rai
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Megha 2000 Kajol
Biwi No.1 Pooja Mehra 2000 Karisma Kapoor
Hu Tu Tu Panna Barve 2000 Tabu
Fiza Fiza Ikramullah 2001 Karisma Kapoor
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Preeti Vyas 2001 Aishwarya Rai
Pukar Anjali 2001 Madhuri Dixit
Kya Kehna Priya Baxi 2001 Preity Zinta
Astitva Aditi Pandit 2001 Tabu
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Anjali Sharma Raichand 2002 Kajol
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Sakina 2002 Amisha Patel
Asoka Kaurwaki 2002 Kareena Kapoor
Zubeidaa Zubeida Begum 2002 Karisma Kapoor
Chandni Bar Mumtaz Ali Ansari 2002 Tabu
Devdas Parvati "Paro" Chakraborty 2003 Aishwarya Rai
Humraaz Priya Singhania 2003 Ameesha Patel
Raaz Sanjana Aditya Dhanraj 2003 Bipasha Basu
Shakti: The Power Nandini 2003 Karisma Kapoor
Saathiya Suhani Sharma 2003 Rani Mukherjee
Kal Ho Naa Ho Naina Catherine Kapur 2004 Preity Zinta
Tere Naam Nirjara Bharadwaj 2004 Bhumika Chawla
Baghban Pooja Malhotra 2004 Hema Malini
Koi... Mil Gaya Nisha 2004 Preity Zinta
Chalte Chalte Priya Chopra 2004 Rani Mukherjee
Bhoot Swati 2004 Urmila Matondkar
Hum Tum Rhea Prakash 2005 Rani Mukherjee
Raincoat Neerja "Neeru" 2005 Aishwarya Rai
Veer-Zaara Zaara Hayaat Khan 2005 Preity Zinta
Phir Milenge Tamanna Sahni 2005 Shilpa Shetty
Ek Hasina Thi Sarika Vartak 2005 Urmila Matondkar
Black Michelle McNally 2006 Rani Mukherjee
Salaam Namaste Ambar "Amby" Malhotra 2006 Preity Zinta
Bunty Aur Babli Vimmi "Babli" Saluja 2006 Rani Mukherjee
Viruddh... Family Comes First Sumitra V. Patwardhan 2006 Sharmila Tagore
Parineeta Lalita 2006 Vidya Balan
Fanaa Zooni Ali Baig 2007 Kajol
Dhoom 2 Sunehri 2007 Aishwarya Rai
Corporate Nishiganda 'Nishi' Dasgupta 2007 Bipasha Basu
Omkara Dolly Mishra 2007 Kareena Kapoor
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Maya Talwar 2007 Rani Mukherjee
Jab We Met Geet Dhillon 2008 Kareena Kapoor
Guru Sujata Desai 2008 Aishwarya Rai
Om Shanti Om Shantipriya / Sandhya "Sandy" 2008 Deepika Padukone
Aaja Nachle Dia Srivastav 2008 Madhuri Dixit
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Vibhavari "Badki" S. Sahay 2008 Rani Mukherjee
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Avni S. Chaturvedi / Manjulika 2008 Vidya Balan
Fashion Meghna Mathur 2009 Priyanka Chopra
Ghajini Kalpana Shetty 2009 Asin
Jodhaa Akbar Jodhaa Bai 2009 Aishwarya Rai
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Taani Sahni 2009 Anushka Sharma
U Me Aur Hum Piya Saxena Malhotra 2009 Kajol
null null 2009
null null 2009
Paa Vidya 2010 Vidya Balan
Love Aaj Kal Meera Pandit 2010 Deepika Padukone
3 Idiots Pia Sahastrabuddhe 2010 Kareena Kapoor
Kurbaan Avantika Ahuja Khan 2010 Kareena Kapoor
New York Maya Shaikh 2010 Katrina Kaif
Kaminey Sweety Shekhar Bhope 2010 Priyanka Chopra
My Name is Khan Mandira Khan 2011 Kajol
Guzaarish Sofia D'Souza 2011 Aishwarya Rai
Band Baaja Baaraat Shruti Kakkar 2011 Anushka Sharma
Golmaal 3 Daboo 2011 Kareena Kapoor
Ishqiya Krishna Verma 2011 Vidya Balan
The Dirty Picture Reshma / Silk 2012 Vidya Balan
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Dimple Dixit 2012 Katrina Kaif
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Madhavi Devi 2012 Mahi Gill
7 Khoon Maaf Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes 2012 Priyanka Chopra
No One Killed Jessica Sabrina Lal 2012 Vidya Balan
Kahaani Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi 2013 Vidya Balan
Cocktail Veronica Malaney 2013 Deepika Padukone
Heroine Mahi Arora 2013 Kareena Kapoor
Ishaqzaade Zoya Qureshi 2013 Parineeti Chopra
Barfi! Jhilmil Chatterjee 2013 Priyanka Chopra
English Vinglish Shashi Godbole 2013 Sridevi
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Leela Sanera 2014 Deepika Padukone
Chennai Express Meenalochini Azhagusundaram / Meenamma 'Meena' 2014 Deepika Padukone
Shuddh Desi Romance Gayatri 2014 Parineeti Chopra
Aashiqui 2 Aarohi Keshav Shirke 2014 Shraddha Kapoor
Lootera Pakhi Roy Chaudhary 2014 Sonakshi Sinha
Raanjhanaa Zoya Haider 2014 Sonam Kapoor
Queen Rani Mehra 2015 Kangana Ranaut
Highway Veera Tripathi 2015 Alia Bhatt
Dedh Ishqiya Begum Para 2015 Madhuri Dixit
Mary Kom Mary Kom 2015 Priyanka Chopra
Mardaani Shivani Shivaji Roy 2015 Rani Mukherjee
Khoobsurat Dr Mrinalini "Milli" Chakravarty 2015 Sonam Kapoor
Piku Piku Banerjee 2016 Deepika Padukone
NH10 Meera 2016 Anushka Sharma
Bajirao Mastani Mastani 2016 Deepika Padukone
Dilwale Meera Dev Malik 2016 Kajol
Tanu Weds Manu Returns Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi / Kumari "Kusum" Sangwan (Datto) 2016 Kangana Ranaut
Dolly Ki Doli Dolly / Madhuri / Priya / Bhagyashree 2016 Sonam Kapoor
Udta Punjab Mary Jane/Bauria[2] 2017 Alia Bhatt
Sarbjit Dalbir Kaur 2017 Aishwarya Rai
Dear Zindagi Kaira 2017 Alia Bhatt
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Alizeh Khan 2017 Anushka Sharma
Neerja Neerja Bhanot 2017 Sonam Kapoor
Kahaani 2 Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh 2017 Vidya Balan
Tumhari Sulu Sulochana "Sulu" Dubey 2018 Vidya Balan
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Vaidehi Trivedi 2018 Alia Bhatt
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Sugandha 2018 Bhumi Pednekar
Hindi Medium Meeta Batra 2018 Saba Qamar
Mom Devki Sabarwal 2018 Sridevi
Secret Superstar Insia Malik 2018 Zaira Wasim

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Best Actress Award (1953-2000)". Official Listings, Indiatimes. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Winners' list". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

External linksEdit