Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role

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The Filmfare Best Comedian Award was given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise an actor who had delivered an outstanding performance in a comic role.

Although the awards started in 1954, awards for the best comedian category started only in 1967, and has not been awarded since 2007.


Anupam Kher has the record of maximum wins in this category
Category Name Superlative Notes
Most Awards Anupam Kher 5 awards Awards resulted from 10 nominations
Most Nominations Mehmood 19 nominations Nominations resulted in 4 awards.
Most Nominations without a Win Jagdeep
Laxmikant Berde
4 nominations

Anupam Kher, with 5 awards, has most wins than any other actor, followed by Mehmood with 4, and Deven Verma and Utpal Dutt with 3 awards each. Having won the award thrice in a row (1992–1994), Kher also holds the record for most consecutive wins in this category.

Mehmood, with 19 nominations, holds the record for the highest number of nominations in this category. Mehmood also holds the record for maximum nominations in a single year, having received 3 out of the 5 nominations of this category in 1975 (and eventually winning for Vardaan).

Multiple wins[edit]

Wins Recipient
5 Anupam Kher
4 Mehmood
3 Deven Verma, Utpal Dutt
2 Asrani, Paintal, Satish Kaushik Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal, Saif Ali Khan

Multiple nominations[edit]

List of winners[edit]






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