Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer

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The Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award is given by Filmfare as a part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male playback singer who has delivered an outstanding performance in a film song.

Although the Filmfare Awards started in 1953, awards for the best playback singer category started in 1959. From inception of the category through 1967, both the female and male singers used to compete for a single award, after which separate categories were created for female and male singers respectively.


Superlative Singer
Most awards Kishore Kumar 8
Most nominations Kishore Kumar 27
Most nominations without ever winning Suresh Wadkar
Most nominations in a single year Kishore Kumar (1985) 4
Oldest winner Kishore Kumar Age: 57
Oldest nominee Kishore Kumar Age: 57
Youngest winner Arijit Singh Age: 26
Youngest nominee Master Vignesh Year: 2005

Kishore Kumar has won the award maximum number of times (8) in this category, whereas Mohammad Rafi has won it 6 times .

Kumar Sanu holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar won the awards four times in a row from 1983 to 1986.Udit Narayan from (1995-2006) 13 times holds the record for consecutive Nominations in year by year.

Two singers have achieved the feat of receiving all the nominations of this category in a particular year: Mohammed Rafi was the single nominee in 1969, having all the three nominations to his credit, and Kishore Kumar was the single nominee in 1985, having all the four nominations to his credit.Incidentally, Kishore Kumar's all nominated songs were from one movie, Sharaabi

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Note: The category for Best Playback Singer was established in 1959, and until 1967 both male and female singers used to compete for a single award.

  • 1959 award won by a female singer


Note: The category for Best Playback Singer is officially divided into two separate categores to acknowledge both male and female singers individually.






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