Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role

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The Filmfare Best Villain 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 negative role. Although the awards started in 1954, this category was first introduced in 1992 and has not been awarded since 2007.


As the award was instituted in 1991, it could not be given to some of the famous Bollywood villains of the preceding decades:

Nana Patekar (l) and Ashutosh Rana (r) hold the record of maximum wins in this category.
Category Name Superlative Notes
Most Awards Ashutosh Rana

Nana Patekar

2 awards Awards resulted from 3 nominations
Awards resulted from 2 nominations
Most Nominations Amrish Puri 7 nominations Nominations resulted in 0 awards.
Most Nominations without a Win Amrish Puri 7 nominations

Ashutosh Rana is the only actor to have won the award twice in a row, in 1998 and 1999. Amrish Puri was nominated consecutively for 3 years from 1991 to 1993. Also, Danny Denzongpa is the only actor to have been nominated twice in the same year in 1994, although he failed to win.

Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra are the only actors to have been nominated in another acting category along with the Best Villain category for the same role. Abhishek Bachchan was nominated for Best Supporting Actor as well for Yuva. Priyanka Chopra was nominated also for Best Supporting Actress for Aitraaz.

In 1997, Kajol became the first female actor to be nominated in this category and win the award for her role in Gupt. She and Priyanka Chopra (for Aitraaz) are the only female actors who won this award. Other actresses to have been nominated are Urmila Matondkar for Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya in 2001, Shabana Azmi for Makdee in 2002, Bipasha Basu for Jism in 2003, Preity Zinta for Armaan in 2003 and Amrita Singh for Kalyug in 2005.

Preity Zinta for Armaan in 2003 is the only actor to be nominated for Best Actress as well as this award in the same year.

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following 16 actors have received multiple Best Villain nominations. The list is sorted by the number of total awards (with the number of total nominations listed in parentheses).

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. The films are listed by the years when the award was presented.



See also[edit]


  • Nasreen Munni Kabir's book Bollywood, Channel 4 Books 2001, for a whole chapter on villains and vamps.