Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
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|Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role|
|First awarded||Anupam Kher, |
|Currently held by||Amitabh Bachchan, |
Gulabo Sitabo (2021)
The record of the maximum number of wins in this category is with Amitabh Bachchan having won the award 4 times (2002, 2006, 2016 & 2021), then Manoj Bajpai 3 times (1999, 2000 & 2017), followed by four actors (in chronological order): Shahrukh Khan (1994 & 2001), Ranbir Kapoor (2010 & 2012), Rajkummar Rao (2014 & 2018) and Ayushmann Khurrana (2019 & 2020).
- There have been two ties in this category's history, between Manoj Bajpai and Shahid Kapoor for Aligarh and Udta Punjab respectively (2017); and between Ayushmann Khurrana and Ranveer Singh for Andhadhun and Padmaavat respectively (2019).
- 2 actors have won the award in consecutive years; they are Manoj Bajpai (1999 & 2000) and Ayushmann Khurrana (2019–20).
- 4 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 2 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 also for Best Male Debut and Best Actor while Ayushmann Khurrana has won for Best Male Debut and Best Male Playback singer.
- Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Amitabh Bachchan have all won awards for Best Actor 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 (Paan Singh Tomar) and Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun) have all won the National Film Award for Best Actor, while Anupam Kher (Daddy) received a National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Film Critic).
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.)
- 1991 Anupam Kher – Daddy as Anand
Won by a female actor
- 1994 Shah Rukh Khan – Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa as Sunil
- 1995 Won by a female actor
Won by a female actor
Won by a female actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best ActorEdit
(The category is officially divided into two separate categories to acknowledge both male and female actors individually.)
- 2000 Manoj Bajpai – Shool as Inspector Samar Pratap Singh
- 2001 Shah Rukh Khan – Mohabbatein as Raj Aryan Malhotra
- 2002 Amitabh Bachchan – Aks as Insp. Manu Verma
- 2003 Ajay Devgan – Company & The Legend of Bhagat Singh as N. Malik (in Company) / Bhagat Singh (in The Legend of Bhagat Singh)
- 2004 Hrithik Roshan – Koi... Mil Gaya as Rohit Mehra
- 2005 Pankaj Kapoor – Maqbool as Jahangir Khan (Abbaji)
- 2006 Amitabh Bachchan – Black as Debraj Sahai
- 2007 Aamir Khan – Rang De Basanti as Daljit "DJ" Singh
- 2008 Darsheel Safary – Taare Zameen Par as Ishaan Awasthi aka Inu
- 2009 Manjot Singh – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as Young Lucky
- 2010 Ranbir Kapoor – Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani & Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year as Siddharth "Sid" Mehra (in Wake Up Sid) / Prem Shankar Sharma (in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) / Harpreet Singh Bedi (in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year)
- 2011 Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar as Santosh Duggal
- 2012 Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar as Janardhan "Jordan" Jhakhar / JJ
- 2013 Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar as Paan Singh Tomar
- 2014 Rajkummar Rao – Shahid as Shahid Azmi
- 2015 Sanjay Mishra – Ankhon Dekhi as Bauji
- 2016 Amitabh Bachchan – Piku as Bhashkor Banerjee 
- 2017 Manoj Bajpai – Aligarh as Prof. Ramchandra Siras and Shahid Kapoor – Udta Punjab as Tejinder "Tommy" Singh a.k.a. Gabru 
- 2018 Rajkummar Rao – Trapped as Shaurya
- 2019 Ayushmann Khurrana - Andhadhun as Akash Saraf and Ranveer Singh – Padmaavat as Alauddin Khalji
- 2020 Ayushmann Khurrana - Article 15 as Additional SP Ayan Ranjan
- 2021 Amitabh Bachchan - Gulabo Sitabo as Chunan "Mirza" Nawab
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- "62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Winners' list". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.