National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

The National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress is an honour presented annually at India's National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), an organisation set up by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[1] Since 1984, the award is given by a national panel appointed annually by the DFF to an actress for the best performance in a supporting role within Indian cinema.[1][2] It is presented by the President of India at a ceremony held in New Delhi.[3]

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
National award for contributions to Indian cinema
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$780)
First awarded1984
Last awarded2019
Most recent winnerPallavi Joshi for The Tashkent Files
Highlights
Total awarded39
First winnerRohini Hattangadi
Websitehttps://dff.gov.in/Archive.aspx?ID=6 Edit this on Wikidata

The winner is given a "Rajat Kamal" (Silver Lotus) certificate and a cash prize of 50,000 (US$780).[a] Including ties and repeat winners, the DFF has presented a total of 39 Best Supporting Actress awards to 35 different actresses. Although Indian cinema produces films in more than 20 languages,[1] the performances of films that have won awards are of ten languages: Hindi (17 awards), Malayalam (7 awards), Bengali (4 awards), Tamil (3 awards), English (2 awards), Meitei (1 award), Marathi (1 award), Urdu (1 award), Haryanvi (1 award).

The first recipient was Rohini Hattangadi, who was honoured at the 32nd National Film Awards for her performance in the Hindi film Party (1984).[5] As of 2019, Surekha Sikri have been honoured thrice for her hindi films - Tamas (1987), Mammo (1994) and Badhaai Ho (2018).[6] K. P. A. C. Lalitha won the award two times for her work in the Malayalam films Amaram (1990) and Shantham (2000).[7] Egyptian actress Aida El-Kashef, who was honoured at the 61st National Film Awards for her performance in the English-Hindi film Ship of Theseus (2013) is the only non-Indian actress to win the award.[8] Urvasi and Kalpana are the only siblings to receive the honour. Ties between two actresses have occurred in the years 1999, 2012 and 2013. Sharmila Tagore, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kangana Ranaut are the three actresses to receive honours in both acting categories: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The most recent recipient is Pallavi Joshi, who was honoured at the 67th National Film Awards for her performance in the Hindi film The Tashkent Files (2019).

RecipientsEdit

KeyEdit

Symbol Meaning
  Indicates a joint award for that year


 
Surekha Sikri has been the most honoured (three times) actress in the category.[6].
 
Kangana Ranaut(top), Konkona Sen Sharma(middle) and Sharmila Tagore has received honours in both acting categories: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.[9]
List of award recipients, showing the year, role, film and language(s).
Year[b] Recipient Role Work Language(s) Citation Ref.[c]
1984
(32nd)
Rohini Hattangadi Mohini Barve Party Hindi  – [2]
1985
(33rd)
Vijaya Mehta Mausi Rao Saheb Hindi
For the delicate delineation of the role of a middle-aged widow fighting for modernity though herself rooted in tradition.
[10]
1986
(34th)
Manjula Kanwar Champa Bhangala Silata Odia
For a startlingly realistic portrayal of an exploited, illiterate woman who lives like a haunted animal, trapped into accepting her ultimate fate.
[11]
1987
(35th)
Surekha Sikri Rajo Tamas Hindi
For her compelling performance as a woman who has not lost her innate human goodness even under the most adverse and stressful conditions of the holocaust.
[12]
1988
(36th)
Uttara Baokar Sudha Ek Din Achanak Hindi
For playing the difficult role of a wife caught in the midst of unique social and psychological predicament.
[13]
1989
(37th)
Manorama Unknown Pudhea Paadhai Tamil
For the versatility shown.
[14]
1990
(38th)
K. P. A. C. Lalitha Bhargavi Amaram Malayalam
For portraying an ethnic character with authenticity.
[15]
1991
(39th)
Santha Devi Unknown Yamanam Malayalam
For her work in the film, who lives the role of the understanding and tormented mother.
[16]
1992
(40th)
Revathi Panchavarnam Thevar Magan Tamil
For compelling and convincing performance of an innocent village girl, giving it an effortlessly charming naturalness.
[17]
1993
(41st)
Neena Gupta Geeta Devi Woh Chokri Hindi
For a realistic portrayal of a loving mother and a betrayed wife, revealing shades of love, hate and anxiety.
[18]
1994
(42nd)
Surekha Sikri Fayyazi Mammo Hindi
For her portrayal of surrogate mother, underplayed with quite sensitivity and gentleness
[19]
1995
(43rd)
Aranmula Ponnamma Grandmother Kathapurushan Malayalam
For her work in the film in which she plays the role of a grand mother with tremendous sensitivity which makes her presence in the film memorable.
[20]
1996
(44th)
Rajeshwari Sachdev Sakina Sardari Begum Urdu
For her role in the film, in which she depicts the aspirations and agony of a lonely teenage girl.
[21]
1997
(45th)
Karisma Kapoor Nisha Sandhu Dil To Pagal Hai Hindi
For her spirited and moving performance as a young woman who values friendship and love.
[22]
1998
(46th)
Suhasini Mulay Maltibai Barve Hu Tu Tu Hindi
For bringing alive negative personality without losing her human face. She acts with conviction and comes up with a powerful performance.
[23]
1999
(47th)
 
Sudipta Chakraborty Malati Bariwali Bengali
For playing the zest for life of a maidservant who comes from the slums and lives in a Haveli.
[24]
Sohini Sengupta Khuku Paromitar Ek Din Bengali
For breathing life into the schizophrenic daughter who knows she is a burden on her mother, but cannot help it.
2000
(48th)
K. P. A. C. Lalitha Narayani Shantham Malayalam
For the role of Narayani in the film. Narayani is an elderly mother whose son has been killed in political violence. In the course of the film, she is transformed, gently and unobtrusiveuly into a crusade for peace. Lalitha brings great professional skills and sensitivity to the role.
[25]
2001
(49th)
Ananya Khare Deepa Pandey Chandni Bar Hindi
For her humane and realistic performance of a complex character.
[26]
2002
(50th)
Rakhee Gulzar Ranga Pishima Shubho Mahurat Bengali
For her finely balanced portrayal of an enigmatic and unlikely detective against a simple middle class background.
[27]
2003
(51st)
Sharmila Tagore Aparna Abar Aranye Bengali
For the grace with which she handles social and personal relationships.
[28]
2004
(52nd)
Sheela Margaret D'Costa Akale Malayalam
For the grace with which she handles the tragedy of a community that is slowly fading away.
[29]
2005
(53rd)
Urvashi K. P. Vanaja Achuvinte Amma Malayalam
For the highly credible performance of a brave woman who pledges her life and love for an adopted child.
[4]
2006
(54th)
Konkona Sen Sharma Indu Tyagi Omkara Hindi
For the textured characterisation of a village woman trying to bring sanity in the violent lives of a political family in Uttar Pradesh.
[30]
2007
(55th)
Shefali Shah Vandana The Last Lear English
For her smoldering portrayal of a woman dealing with her intense relationship with an older man with a towering personality.
[31]
2008
(56th)
Kangana Ranaut Shonali Gujral Fashion Hindi
For compelling portrayal of a down and out super model that enriches the impact of the film.
[32]
2009
(57th)
Arundathi Nag Vidya's Mother ("Bum") Paa Hindi
For the restraint with which she conveys strength, compassion and understanding to her daughter, a single mother, bringing up a son stricken with a rare degenerative disease.
[33]
2010
(58th)
Sukumari Ammini Amma Namma Gramam Tamil
For the sensitive portrayal of an aged widow who challenges orthodoxy when crippling ritualistic restrictions are imposed upon her widowed teenaged granddaughter.
[34]
2011
(59th)
Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi Yaipabhee Phijigee Mani Meitei
For the dignity and power with which L. T. Devi informs the character Yaipabhee in this tightly controlled Manipuri story.
[35]
2012
(60th)
 
Dolly Ahluwalia Dolly Arora Vicky Donor Hindi
As an urban, middle-class housewife, the actor brings to life the daily ups and downs of a mother with a balanced touch of humour.
[36]
Kalpana Razia Beevi Thanichalla Njan Malayalam
The role of a large-hearted yet conventional Muslim lady harbouring a hapless Hindu woman, respecting all her religious sentiments, has been portrayed with a certain natural flair by the actor.
2013
(61st)
 
Amruta Subhash Channamma Astu Marathi
Amruta touchingly portrays the emotions of a poor woman who brings to life compassion and warmth in dealing with human relationships.
[8]
Aida El-Kashef Aliya Kamal Ship of Theseus English/Hindi
For a sensitive portrayal of a blind photographer who entirely depends on her intuitive creative power and has a fiercely independent mind.
2014
(62nd)
Baljinder Kaur Unknown Pagdi – The Honour Haryanvi
For a very expressive performance as a gritty rustic woman who struggles as wife and mother to keep her family intact in a society obsessed with patriarchal honour.
[37]
2015
(63rd)
Tanvi Azmi Radhabai Bajirao Mastani Hindi
For her powerful portrayal of a royal widow caught in the vortex of love for her son and commitment to the clan.
[38]
2016
(64th)
Zaira Wasim Young Geeta Phogat Dangal Hindi
She portrays a female sports person’s battle with the society with utmost maturity.
[39]
2017
(65th)
Divya Dutta Ramadeep Braitch Irada Hindi  – [40]
2018
(66th)
Surekha Sikri Durga Devi Kaushik ("Dadi") Badhaai Ho Hindi
A compelling performance as a Matriarch with a modern attitude.
[41]
2019
(67th)
Pallavi Joshi Ayisha Ali Shah The Tashkent Files Hindi  –

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Before the 54th National Film Awards (2006), the cash prize was 10,000 (US$140).[4]
  2. ^ Year in which the film was censored by the Central Board of Film Certification.
  3. ^ The reference cites the winner and the role played by them in the film. While there are some sources that are written in both English and Hindi, other references are entirely in Hindi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About National Film Awards". Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "32nd National Film Awards – 1985" (PDF) (in Hindi). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1985. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  3. ^ "National Awards 2015, as it happened: Winners, wishes and morel". India Today. 3 May 2015. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "53rd National Film Awards – 2006" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2006. p. 34. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  5. ^ Chakravarty, Riya (3 May 2013). "Indian cinema@100: 40 Firsts in Indian cinema". NDTV. Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Surekha Sikri". Rotten Tomatoes. 8 January 2011. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  7. ^ "'Shantham' brings kudos to Malayalam cinema". The Hindu. 27 March 2001. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. Alt URL
  8. ^ a b "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014.
  9. ^ Sonar, Mamta (3 December 2016). "Happy Birthday Konkana Sen Sharma…". The Free Press Journal. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "33rd National Film Awards – 1986" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1986. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 September 2013.
  11. ^ "34th National Film Awards – 1987" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1987. p. 30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  12. ^ "35th National Film Awards – 1988" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1988. p. 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2012.
  13. ^ "36th National Film Festival – 1989" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1989. p. 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 November 2016.
  14. ^ "37th National Film Awards – 1990" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1990. p. 38. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 October 2013.
  15. ^ "38th National Film Awards – 1991" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1991. p. 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 December 2017.
  16. ^ "39th National Film Festival – 1992" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1992. p. 42. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 December 2017.
  17. ^ "40th National Film Awards – 1993" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1993. p. 44. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 March 2016.
  18. ^ "41st National Film Awards – 1994" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1994. p. 40. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  19. ^ "42nd National Film Awards – 1995" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1995. p. 30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  20. ^ "43rd National Film Awards – 1996" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1996. p. 30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 April 2012.
  21. ^ "44th National Film Awards – 1997" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1997. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  22. ^ "45th National Film Awards – 1998" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1998. p. 30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  23. ^ "46th National Film Awards – 1999" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 1999. p. 30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  24. ^ "47th National Film Awards – 2000" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2000. p. 30.
  25. ^ "48th National Film Awards – 2001" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2001. p. 46. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  26. ^ "49th National Film Awards – 2002" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2002. p. 36. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  27. ^ "50th National Film Awards – 2003" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2003. p. 38. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 March 2016.
  28. ^ "51st National Film Awards – 2004" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2004. p. 34. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 January 2018.
  29. ^ "52nd National Film Awards – 2005" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2005. p. 34. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
  30. ^ "54th National Film Awards – 2006" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2006. p. 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013.
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  35. ^ "59th National Film Awards – 2011" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2011. p. 65. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 March 2014.
  36. ^ "60th National Film Awards – 2012" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2012. p. 106. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 March 2014.
  37. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 April 2015.
  38. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 October 2016.
  39. ^ "64th National Film Awards – 2016" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 2016. p. 92. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017.
  40. ^ "65th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  41. ^ "66th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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