Filmfare Award for Best Actress
|Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|First awarded||1954 (for performances in films released around 1953)|
|Currently held by||Kangana Ranaut,
|Official website||Filmfare Awards|
The Filmfare Award for Best Actress is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first given in 1954 for the films released in preceding year 1953.
|Actress with most awards||Nutan
|Actress with most nominations||Madhuri Dixit||14|
|Actress with most consecutive nominations||Madhuri Dixit||10|
|Actress with most nominations without ever winning||Tabu||5|
|Actress with most nominations in a single year||Shabana Azmi (1983)||4|
|Eldest nominee||Sharmila Tagore||60|
|Youngest winner||Dimple Kapadia||16|
|Youngest nominee||Dimple Kapadia
Nutan and Kajol, with five wins each, have more Best Actress wins than any other actress. Two actresses: Meena Kumari and Madhuri Dixit, have four wins. Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Vidya Balan have three wins. Seven actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Waheeda Rehman, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukerji.
Five actresses have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Meena Kumari (1953–54), Jaya Bachchan (1973–74), Shabana Azmi (1983–84), Rani Mukerji (2004–05), and Vidya Balan (2011–12).
Actresses who have won both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards include Vyjayanthimala, Raakhee, Padmini Kolhapure, Nutan, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Karisma Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. Rani Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year (2004). Two actresses were nominated for both these awards for the same performance: Nutan for Saudagar (1973) and for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) and Raakhee for Doosra Aadmi (1977).
Raakhee and Madhuri Dixit are the overall most-nominated performers in the female acting categories, with 16 nominations overall, Rakhee having 8 for Best Actress and 8 for Best Supporting Actress, and Madhuri Dixit, having 14 for Best Actress and 2 for Best Supporting Actress. Madhuri Dixit also holds the record for most consecutive year nominations with 10 between 1988 and 1995, being nominated twice in 1994 and 1995, winning thrice in 1990, 1992 and 1994. Later, also winning in 1997.
In 1962, Meena Kumari achieved an unusual feat by garnering all the three nominations of this category. She was nominated for Aarti, Main Chup Rahungi and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (for which she eventually won).
Shabana Azmi, who received four out of the five nominations of this category in 1983 (and eventually won for Arth), holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations in a single year.
Meena Kumari and Nutan were most victorious with two wins in the 1950s. The '60s faced tough competition with four actresses having two wins each namely, Meena Kumari, Vyjayanthimala, Waheeda Rehman and Nutan. Jaya Bachchan ruled the '70s with three wins. Shabana Azmi and Rekha fetched two wins each in the '80s. In the '90s Madhuri Dixit outperformed all actresses with four wins. Cousins Kajol and Rani Mukherji had two wins each in the 2000s which were the highest. Until now Vidya Balan is the most successful actress of 2010s with two wins.
Only once have siblings been nominated for the Best Actress Award during the same year: Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in 2001, and twice have cousins been nominated for the Best Actress Award during the same year: Kajol and Rani Mukerji in 2006 and Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra in 2012.
- 14 Nominations: Madhuri Dixit
- 12 Nominations: Meena Kumari
- 11 Nominations: Hema Malini
- 10 Nominations: Kajol
- 9 Nominations: Shabana Azmi, Aishwarya Rai, Sridevi
- 8 Nominations: Jaya Bachchan, Raakhee, Rani Mukerji
- 7 Nominations: Nutan, Rekha, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan
- 6 Nominations: Juhi Chawla
- 5 Nominations: Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra
- 4 Nominations: Vyjayanthimala, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Saira Banu, Smita Patil, Dimple Kapadia, Manisha Koirala, Sharmila Tagore, Urmila Matondkar
- 3 Nominations: Jaya Prada
- 2 Nominations: Sadhana Shivdasani, Nargis, Asha Parekh, Suchitra Sen, Reena Roy, Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure, Rati Agnihotri, Meenakshi Seshadri, Ameesha Patel, Bipasha Basu, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Sonam Kapoor
List of winners and nominees
- 1955 Kamini Kaushal – Biraj Bahu as Biraj Chakravorty
- 1958 Vyjayanthimala – Sadhna as Champabai / Rajani
- 1959 Nutan – Sujata as Sujata
- 1960 Bina Rai – Ghunghat as Parvati / Jamuna
- 1961 Vyjayanthimala – Gunga Jumna as Dhanno
- 1962 Meena Kumari – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam as Chhoti Bahu
- 1964 Vyjayanthimala – Sangam as Radha Khanna
- 1965 Meena Kumari – Kaajal as Madhavi
- 1966 Waheeda Rehman – Guide as Rosie Marco
- 1967 Nutan – Milan as Radha R. Rai
- 1968 Waheeda Rehman – Neel Kamal as Rajkumari Neel Kamal / Sita Raichand
- 1969 Sharmila Tagore – Aradhana as Vandhana Tripathi
- 1970 Mumtaz – Khilona as Chand
- 1971 Asha Parekh – Kati Patang as Madhavi "Madhu"
- 1972 Hema Malini – Seeta Aur Geeta as Seeta / Geeta
- 1973 Dimple Kapadia – Bobby as Bobby J. Braganza and Jaya Bachchan – Abhimaan as Uma Kumar
- 1974 Jaya Bachchan – Kora Kagaz as Archana Gupta
- 1975 Lakshmi – Julie as Julie
- 1976 Raakhee – Tapasya as Indrani "Indu" Sinha
- 1977 Shabana Azmi – Swami as Saudamini "Mini"'
- 1978 Nutan – Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki as Sanjukta Chouhan
- 1979 Jaya Bachchan – Nauker as Geeta
- 1980 Rekha – Khubsoorat as Manju Dayal
- 1981 Smita Patil – Chakra as Amma
- 1982 Padmini Kolhapure – Prem Rog as Manorama "Rama"
- 1983 Shabana Azmi – Arth as Mrs. Pooja Inder Malhotra
- 1984 Shabana Azmi – Bhavna as Bhavna Saxena
- 1985 Dimple Kapadia – Saagar as Mona D'Silva
- 1986 No award
- 1987 No award
- 1988 Rekha – Khoon Bhari Maang as Aarti Verma/Jyoti
- 1989 Sridevi – ChaalBaaz as Anju Das / Manju Das
- 1990 Madhuri Dixit – Dil as Madhu Mehra
- 1991 Sridevi – Lamhe as Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar
- 1992 Madhuri Dixit – Beta as Saraswati
- 1993 Juhi Chawla – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke as Vaijanti Iyer
- 1994 Madhuri Dixit – Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! as Nisha Choudhury
- 1995 Kajol – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Simran Singh
- 1996 Karisma Kapoor – Raja Hindustani as Aarti Sehgal
- 1997 Madhuri Dixit – Dil To Pagal Hai as Pooja
- 1998 Kajol – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Anjali Sharma
- 1999 Aishwarya Rai – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Nandini Durbar
- 2000 Karisma Kapoor – Fiza as Fiza Ikramullah
- 2001 Kajol – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Anjali Sharma
- 2002 Aishwarya Rai – Devdas as Parvati "Paro" Chakraborty
- 2003 Preity Zinta – Kal Ho Naa Ho as Naina Catherine Kapur
- 2004 Rani Mukerji – Hum Tum as Rhea Prakash
- 2005 Rani Mukerji – Black as Michelle McNally
- 2006 Kajol – Fanaa as Zooni Ali Beg / Zooni Rehan Qadri
- 2007 Kareena Kapoor – Jab We Met as Geet Dhillon
- 2008 Priyanka Chopra – Fashion as Meghna Mathur
- 2009 Vidya Balan – Paa as Vidya
- 2010 Kajol – My Name is Khan as Mandira Khan
- 2011 Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture as Reshma/Silk
- 2012 Vidya Balan – Kahaani as Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi
- 2013 Deepika Padukone – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as Leela Sanera
- 2014 Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra