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Filmfare Best Actor Award


Filmfare Best Actor Award

Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Country India
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded 1954 (for performances in films released around 1953)
Currently held by Ranbir Kapoor,
Barfi! (2013)
Official website Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi (Bollywood) films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first given in 1954.[1]


Superlative Actor Record
Actor with most awards Dilip Kumar
Shahrukh Khan
Actor with most nominations Amitabh Bachchan 30
Actor with most nominations without ever winning Salman Khan
Actor with most nominations in a single year Amitabh Bachcchan (1979,1983)
Shah Rukh Khan (2005)
Oldest winner Amitabh Bachchan 67
Oldest nominee Dilip Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
Youngest winner Rishi Kapoor 21
Youngest nominee Darsheel Safary 11

13 actors account for 45 of the 56 awards recognised thus far. Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, with 8 wins, have more Best Actor awards than any other actor. Amitabh Bachchan has 5 wins, Hrithik Roshan has 4 wins, and Rajesh Khanna and Naseeruddin Shah have 3 wins each.

Dilip Kumar also holds the record for most consecutive wins, having won the award for three years in a row from 1956 to 1958. Six other actors have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Rajesh Khanna (1971–72), Sanjeev Kumar (1976–77), Amitabh Bachchan (1978–79), Naseeruddin Shah (1981–82), Shah Rukh Khan (1998–99), and Ranbir Kapoor (2012–13).

Actors who have won both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards include Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff and Nana Patekar. Two actors were nominated for both these awards for the same performance: Ashok Kumar for Aashirwad (1970) and Kamal Haasan for Saagar (1986). In both occasions, they won the Best Actor award.

Three actors have won the award for their debut performances: Rishi Kapoor for Bobby (1973), Anupam Kher for Saaransh (1985) and Hrithik Roshan for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2001). Other actors who got nominated in this category for their debut performances are Sunny Deol for Betaab (1984) and Darsheel Safary for Taare Zameen Par (2008), who, at the age of 11, became the youngest Best Actor nominee in the history of Filmfare.

Aamir Khan has the highest number of consecutive nominations, having been nominated for the award every year from 1989 till 1997, eventually winning 9th time for Raja Hindustani in 1997.

Amitabh Bachchan holds the record for most Best Actor nominations, with 30, followed by Shahrukh Khan with 21 nominations, Dilip Kumar with 19 nominations and Aamir Khan with 17 nominations. Bachchan and Khan also hold the record for the highest number of Best Actor nominations in a single year. Bachchan has been nominated thrice in 1979 and 1983 and Khan in 2005. Moreover, Kumar, Bachchan and Khan are the most awarded actors in the overall acting categories, with 8 awards each: Kumar and Khan are the winners of 8 Best Actor awards, and Bachchan is the winner of 5 Best Actor awards and 3 Best Supporting Actor awards. Bachchan is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall.

List of winners








See also


External links

  • Best Actor list from Filmfare
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