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Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer

The Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award is given by Indian film magazine Filmfare as a part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male playback singer who has delivered an outstanding performance in a film song.

Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer Male
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The 2019 recipient: Arijit Singh
Awarded forBest Performance by a Playback Singer Male
CountryIndia
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedMukesh,
"Sab Kuch Seekha Humne"
Anari (1960)
Currently held byArijit Singh,
"Ae Watan"
Raazi (2019)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

Although the Filmfare Awards started in 1954, awards for the best playback singer category started in 1959. From inception of the category through 1967, both the female and male singers used to compete for a single award, after which separate categories were created for female and male singers respectively.

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SuperlativesEdit

Superlative Artist Record
Most awards Kishore Kumar 8
Most nominations Kishore Kumar 28
Most consecutive wins Kumar Sanu 5
Most decades Udit Narayan 3
First Winner Mukesh 1960
Most nominations without ever winning KK 7
Most nominations in a single year Kishore Kumar (1985) 4
Oldest winner Kishore Kumar (1986) 57 (age)
Oldest nominee Kishore Kumar (1986) 57 (age)
Youngest winner Arijit Singh 26 (age)
Youngest nominee Master Vignesh (2005) 11 (age)

Kishore Kumar won the award the maximum number of times 8 in this category, whereas Mohammad Rafi won it 6 times. Three singers: Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Arijit Singh have won the award five times each. Mukesh has won this award four times. Mahendra Kapoor have won it thrice.

Mohammad Rafi dominated the 60's with 5 wins. Kishore Kumar & Mukesh had the highest win during 70's winning the award 3 times each. Kishore Kumar continued domination during 80's with 5 wins. Kumar Sanu ruled the 90's with 5 consecutive wins. The decade 2000-09 was evenly divided between Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam & Shaan with 2 wins each. Arijit Singh dominated 2010's with 5 wins.

Kishore Kumar has most nomination (28) followed by Mohammad Rafi (21) and Udit Narayan (20) . Others Sonu Nigam (16) , Mukesh (14), Kumar Sanu (12) & Arijit Singh (12)

Udit Narayan holds a unique record of receiving nominations in this category in 3 different decades ( 1980s , 1990s and 2000s ) and getting award in all 3 different decades also the only singer of different origin (Nepali) to win 5 times till date.

Kumar Sanu holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh won the award four times in a row from 1983 to 1986 and 2016 to 2019 respectively.

Himesh Reshammiya became the first music director to win this award in 2006.

Ayushmann Khurrana is the only Actor to win the award in 2013.

Two singers have achieved the feat of receiving all the nominations of this category in a particular year: Mohammed Rafi was the single nominee in 1969, having all the three nominations to his credit, while Kishore Kumar was the single nominee in 1985, having all the four nominations to his credit. Incidentally, Kishore Kumar's all nominated songs were from a single movie, Sharaabi.


Most WinsEdit

Rank Winner Number of wins Number of nominations Years
1 Kishore Kumar 8 28 1970, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
2 Mohammed Rafi 6 21 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1978
3 Kumar Sanu 5 12 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995s
Udit Narayan 20 1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002
Arijit Singh 12 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
4 Mukesh 4 14 1960, 1971, 1973, 1977
5 Mahendra Kapoor 3 5 1964, 1968, 1975

Most Consecutive WinEdit

Rank Artist Number of Win Year
1 Kumar Sanu 5 1991-1995
2 Arijit Singh 5
3 Kishore Kumar 4 1983-1986
2016-2019

Rank of singers above is according to total number of Consecutive wins. The top 3 singers of All time are:-Kumar Sanu, who holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh won the award four times in a row from 1983 to 1986 and 2016 to 2019 respectively.

Multiple NomineesEdit

Rank Singer No. of nominations No. of wins
1 Kishore Kumar 28 8
2 Mohammed Rafi 21 6
3 Udit Narayan 20 5
4 Sonu Nigam 16 2
5 Mukesh 14 4
6 Arijit Singh 12 5
7 Kumar Sanu 12 5
8 K K 7 0
9 Sukhwinder Singh 6 2
10 Suresh Wadkar 6 0
11 Mahendra Kapoor 5 3
12 Shaan 5 2
13 Mohit Chauhan 5 2
14 Amit Kumar 5 1
15 Atif Aslam 5 0
16 Manna Dey 4 1
17 K. J. Yesudas 4 1
18 Abhijeet Bhattacharya 4 1
19 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4 1
20 Shabbir Kumar 4 0
21 Lucky Ali 3 1
22 Hariharan 3 0
23 Himesh Reshammiya 2 1
24 Mohammed Aziz 2 0
25 Vinod Rathod 2 0
  • Rank of singers above is according to total number of nominees for all singers nominated in Filmfare Awards

List of winnersEdit

1950sEdit

Note: The category for Best Playback Singer was established in 1959, and until 1966 both male and female singers used to compete for a single award.

  • 1959 award won by a female singer

1960sEdit

 
Mukesh is the first Male Playback singer to win the award with 4 wins
 
Mohammed Rafi holds the record of second highest win(6 times) with 5 wins during 60's

Note: The category for Best Playback Singer is officially divided into two separate categories to acknowledge both male and female singers individually.

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

 
Kishor Kumar hold the record of highest win (8) and second highest consecutive win 1983-1986.

1990sEdit

 
Kumar Sanu holds record of highest (5) consecutive awards and third highest win (5) with 12 nominations
 
Udit Narayan holds the record being nominated on 3 decades and won in all of them ( 1 in 1980s, 2 consecutive in 1990s and 2 in 2000s) with third highest nominations of filmfare (20) and third highest wins (5)

2000sEdit

 
Sonu Nigam won 2 Consecutive Awards during 2000s
 
Shaan won 2 consecutive awards during 2000s
 
Himesh Reshammiya is the first and only Music director to won the Best Male Playback singer award (in 2006)

2010sEdit

 
Ayushmann Khurrana is the only mainstream actor to win the award.
 
Arijit Singh hold the record of 3rd highest win with 5 awards from which 4 consecutive awards between 2016 & 2019

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