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Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor

The Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Ayushmann Khurrana–Ranveer Singh.jpg
The 2019 recipients:
Ayushmann Khurrana (left) for Andhadhun
Ranveer Singh (right) for Padmaavat
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedAnupam Kher,
Daddy (1991)
Currently held byAyushmann Khurrana,
Andhadhun &
Ranveer Singh,
Padmaavat (2019)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

The record of the maximum number of wins in this category is with Amitabh Bachchan having won the award 3 times (2002, 2006 & 2016) and Manoj Bajpayee (1999, 2000 & 2017), followed by three actors (in chronological order): Shahrukh Khan (1994 & 2001), Ranbir Kapoor (2010 & 2012) and Rajkummar Rao (2014 & 2018).

There have been two ties in this category's history, between Shahid Kapoor and Manoj Bajpai for Udta Punjab and Aligarh respectively (2017); and between Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana for Padmaavat and Andhadhun respectively (2019).

Four actors have won both the Popular and Critics categories in the same year, three for the same film: Hrithik Roshan for Koi... Mil Gaya in 2004, Amitabh Bachchan for Black in 2006 and Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar in 2012. Shah Rukh Khan is the first and only actor so far to win both categories in the same year in 1994 for two different films, with Best Actor Critics for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and Best Actor Popular for Baazigar.

Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have all won awards for Best Male Debut, Best Actor Popular and Best Actor Critics while Ayushmann Khurrana has also won for Best Male Debut.

Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Amitabh Bachchan have all won awards for Best Actor Popular and Best Supporting Actor while Rajkummar Rao has won Best Supporting Actor.

Ajay Devgn (The Legend of Bhagat Singh), Amitabh Bachchan (Black and Piku), Rajkummar Rao (Shahid), Irrfan Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana all won the National Film Award for Best Actor while Anupam Kher received a National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Film Critic).

Multiple WinsEdit

List of winnersEdit

Filmfare Critics Award for Best PerformanceEdit

(From 1991 until 1997, there was one special category known as the Critics Award for Best Performance, and was awarded without prior nomination to acknowledge an actor of either gender.)


Filmfare Critics Award for Best ActorEdit

(The category is officially divided into two separate categories to acknowledge both male and female actors individually.)



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Winners' list". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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