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Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role

Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Female is an award given by as part of its annual Indian Telly Awards for TV serials, to recognize a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role.

Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role - Female
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role on Television
First awarded2002 (for performances in TV shows in 2001)
Currently held bySriti Jha ('Kumkum Bhagya) - 2015
WebsiteIndian Telly Awards

The award was first awarded in 2002. A special award called Best Actress Critics or Best Actress Jury was also awarded occasionally in 2000s, whose winner was selected by the jury of critics assigned to the function.

The jury award was awarded without prior nominations until 2012. Since then, the jury award is also awarded with prior nominations.



Superlative Popular Overall
(Popular + Jury)
Actress with most awards Smriti Irani
Mona Singh
2 Smriti Irani 3
Actress with most nominations Sakshi Tanwar 8 Sakshi Tanwar 11
Actress with most nominations
(without ever winning)
Shweta Tiwari 5 Shweta Tiwari 6




Jury AwardEdit


  1. ^ "Telly awards 2014 Popular Awards nominees and winners". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20.
  2. ^ "Telly awards 2012 Jury Awards winners".
  3. ^ "Telly awards 2013 Jury Awards winners".
  4. ^ "Telly awards 2014 Jury Awards nominees/winners".