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.

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Singer Record
Most awards Kishore Kumar 8
Most nominations Kishore Kumar 27
Most nominations without ever winning KK
Suresh Wadkar
6
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 Age:11
Most Consecutive Winners Kumar Sanu 5 Years: 1991 To 1995

Most Wins[edit]

Winner Number of wins Years
Kishor Kumar 8 1970, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986
Mohammed Rafi 6 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969 & 1978
Kumar Sanu 5 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Udit Narayan 5 1989, 1996, 1997, 2000 & 2002
Mukesh 4 1960, 1971, 1973 and 1977
Mahendra Kapoor 3 1964, 1968, 1975

Kishore Kumar won the award the maximum number of times (8) in this category, whereas Mohammad Rafi won it 6 times. Its a bit odd that during Kishore Kumar's popularity in the 70's, he only managed to win 3 Filmfare awards for Best Male Playback Singer.Two singers: Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan, have five wins. Mukesh has won this award four times. Mahendra Kapoor has won it thrice. Four Singer have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Sukhwinder Singh and Mohit Chauhan.

Kumar Sanu holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar won the award four times in a row from 1983 to 1986.

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. Udit Narayan unique record of this catagry reecived nomination in 3 decades and get award in 3 different decades and continue nomination from 1992 to 2005. Himesh Reshammiya was the first music director to won this award.

List of winners[edit]

1950s[edit]

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

1960s[edit]

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

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

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