Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu

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Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2021 winner
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in Telugu films
CountryIndia
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedJayalalithaa,
Sri Krishna Satya (1972)
Currently held bySai Pallavi,
Love Story (2020–2021)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

The Filmfare Best Actress Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Telugu films. The awards were extended to "Best Actress" in 1972.[1] The year indicates the year of release of the film.

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Actress Record
Most awards Vijayashanti 6 wins
Youngest winner Jyothi 17 years
Youngest nominees Sridevi, Divya Bharati 16 years
  • Vijayashanti has maximum awards with six wins.
  • Vanisri won the award the most times in the 70's with three wins. Vijayashanti won the most in the 80s and 90s with three wins each decade. In the 90s, Soundarya had three wins. Trisha won the award three times in 2000s, while Anushka Shetty has the most wins in 2010s with three.
  • Jayasudha and Tabu are the two actress who have won both Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu.
  • Six actresses have won the awards in consecutive years: Vanisri (1973–1975), Jayasudha (1976–1977), Vijayashanti (1989–1990), Soundarya (1998–1999), Trisha (2004–2005) and Anushka Shetty (2009–2010). Vanisri is the only actress to win the award three times consecutively.
  • Jayalalithaa, Revathi and Samantha Akkineni are the only actresses to win both Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil and Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu in the same year for their performances in the year 1972, 1992 and 2012 respectively.
  • Five actresses have won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for their debut Telugu films. In chronological order, Radhika (1981), Richa Pallod (2000), Sadha (2002), Asin (2003) and Sai Pallavi (2017).
  • Nithya Menon is the first actress to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu (in 2013) and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (in 2015).
  • Sai Pallavi was the first actress who won both Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress -Telugu awards in the same year (2022).
  • Vijayashanti and Keerthy Suresh both have won Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and National Film Award for Best Actress for their performances in Kartavyam (1990) and Mahanati (2018) respectively.
  • Jayasudha has received the most nominations with ten, followed by Anushka Shetty with nine, Soundarya, Jaya Prada and Vijayashanti each with eight.
  • In 1981, the one and only time till date, two actresses were nominated for the same film: Jayasudha and Sridevi for Premabhishekam.

Multiple wins[edit]

The following individuals have received two or more Best Actress awards:

Wins Actress
6
3
2

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following individuals have received five or more Best Actress nominations:

Nominations Actress
10
9 Vijayashanti
8
7
6
5 Radhika, Trisha Krishnan

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Photos of winners Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
1972
(20th)
J. Jayalalithaa Satyabhama / Chandrasena Sri Krishna Satya [2]
1973
(21st)
Vanisri Roja Jeevana Tarangalu [3]
1974
(22nd)
Vanisri Krishnaveni Krishnaveni [4]
Roja Ramani O Seeta Katha
Vijaya Nirmala Seeta Alluri Seetarama Raju
1975
(23rd)
Vanisri Lakshmi / Sobha Jeevana Jyothi [5]
Annapurna Annapoorna Swargam Narakam
Sangeeta Lakshmi Mutyala Muggu
1976
(24th)
Jayasudha Jyothi Jyothi [6][7]
Jaya Prada Saritha Anthuleni Katha
Lalitha Siri Siri Muvva
Madhavi Hyma Oorummadi Brathukulu
Vanisri Radha Aradhana
1977
(25th)
Jayasudha Aame Katha [8]
Jaya Prada Padma Adavi Ramudu
Lakshmi Panthulamma
Sripriya Malli Chilakamma Cheppindi
Vanisri Radha Edureeta
1978
(26th)
Talluri Rameswari Seetalu Seetamalakshmi [9]
Mamata Shankar Nilamma Oka Oori Katha
Roopa Naalaaga Endaro
Saritha Swapna Maro Charitra
Sridevi Malli Padaharella Vayasu
1979
(27th)
Sujatha Vidya Guppedu Manasu [10]
Jayasudha Suhasini Idi Katha Kaadu
Sarada Nimajjanam
Sowcar Janaki Tayaramma Tayaramma Bangarayya
Sridevi Radha Karthika Deepam

1980s[edit]

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Photos of winners Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
1980
(28th)
Jyothi ASP Vyjayanthi Vamsa Vruksham [11]
Jaya Prada Chandipriya Chandipriya
Jayasudha Pilla Zamindar
Suryakantham Gayyali Gangamma
Vanisri Mahalakshmi
1981
(29th)
Radhika Sarathkumar Bharathi Devi Nyayam Kavali [12]
Jaya Prada Vaishali 47 Rojulu
Jayasudha Jayanthi Premabhishekam
Poornima Mudda Mandaram
Sridevi Devi Premabhishekam
1982
(30th)
Jayasudha Griha Pravesham [13]
Jaya Prada Padma Meghasandesam
Madhavi Jayalaxmi Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya
Radhika Sarathkumar Lalithamba Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu
Sumalatha Sujatha Subhalekha
1983
(31st)
Jaya Prada Madhavi Sagara Sangamam [14]
Jayasudha Dharmaatmudu
Radhika Sarathkumar Archana Abhilasha
Saritha Kokilamma
Vijayashanti Neti Bharatam
1984
(32nd)
Suhasini Maniratnam Swati Swathi [15]
Bhanupriya Sitara / Kokila Sitaara
Jayasudha Jayanthi Justice Chakravarthy
Poornima Swarna Srivariki Premalekha
Radha Madhavi / Mary Vasantha Geetam
1985
(33rd)
Vijayashanti Jhansi Pratighatana [16]
Bhanupriya Hema Anveshana
Jayasudha Bharyabhartala Bandham
Sudha Chandran Mayuri Olpam Mayuri
Suhasini Maniratnam Sravanti Sravanthi
1986
(34th)
Lakshmi Sravana Meghalu [17][18]
Khushbu Bharathi Kaliyuga Pandavulu
Radhika Sarathkumar Lalitha Swathi Muthyam
Radha Pasupu Thadu
Suhasini Maniratnam Subhashini Sirivennela
1987
(35th)
Vijayashanti Ganga Swayamkrushi [19]
Bhanupriya S.I. Vidya Dharmapatni
Rajani Padma Aha Naa-Pellanta!
Suhasini Maniratnam Uma Samsaram Oka Chadarangam
Sumalatha Sita Sruthilayalu
1988
(36th)
Bhanupriya Meenakshi Swarnakamalam [20]
Archana Kamalakshi Daasi
Shobana Lalitha Sivajyoti Rudraveena
Sridevi Pravallika Aakhari Poratam
Vijayashanti Janaki / Lakshmi Janaki Ramudu
1989
(37th)
Vijayashanti Bharatha Nari [21]
Amala Akkineni Asha Siva
Girija Shettar Geethanjali Geethanjali
Ramya Krishnan Maggie Sutradharulu
Revathi Seethalu Prema

1990s[edit]

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Photos of winners Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
1990
(38th)
Vijayashanti ASP Vyjayanthi Karthavyam [22]
Divya Bharti Rani Bobbili Raja
Malashri Neelima Prema Khaidi
Radha Bijili Kodama Simham
Shobana Kalyani Alludugaru
Sridevi Indraja Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
1991
(39th)
Sridevi Satya Kshana Kshanam [23]
Divyavani Satyabhama Pelli Pustakam
Meena Seeta Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu
Sarada Rajinama Amma Rajinama
Shobana Anjali Rowdy Gaari Pellam
1992
(40th)
Revathi Sindhura Ankuram [24]
Divya Bharti Chittemma Chittemma Mogudu
Meena Nandini Chanti
Meenakshi Seshadri Hema Aapadbandhavudu
Nagma Uma Devi Gharana Mogudu
1993
(41st)
Vijayashanti Police Lockup [25]
Aamani Jhansi / Goddess Lakshmi Mister Pellam
Madhavi Sarada Matru Devo Bhava
Ramya Krishnan Lalita Rani Allari Priyudu
Revathi Anitha Gaayam
1994
(42nd)
Aamani Radha Subhalagnam [26][27]
Jayasudha Savitri Bangaru Kutumbam
Ooha Ooha Aame
Radhika Sarathkumar Seetha Palnati Pourusham
1995
(43rd)
Soundarya Bhavani Ammoru [28]
Aamani Ganga Subha Sankalpam
Indraja Neelima Sogasu Chooda Tarama!
Maheswari Pooja Gulabi
Rohini Stri
1996
(44th)
Tabu Mahalakshmi Ninne Pelladata [29]
Rambha Raga Sudha Bombay Priyudu
Ravali Kalyani Pelli Sandadi
Shilpa Shetty Bangaram Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya
Soundarya Radha Pavitra Bandham
1997
(45th)
Vijayashanti Ramulamma Osey Ramulamma [30]
Anjala Zaveri Kaveri Preminchukundam Raa
Maheswari Maheswari Pelli
Sanghavi Baby Sindhooram
Soundarya Subbalakshmi Dongaata
1998
(46th)
Soundarya Bhanumati Anthahpuram [31]
Isha Koppikar Lekha Chandralekha
Keerthi Reddy Anu Tholi Prema
Preity Zinta Shailaja Premante Idera
Ramya Krishnan Jyothi Kante Koothurne Kanu
1999
(47th)
Soundarya Anjali Raja [32]
Antara Mali Divya Prema Katha
Maheswari Sasirekha Nee Kosam
Prema Devi Devi
Raasi Mahalakshmi Preyasi Raave

2000s[edit]

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Photos of winners Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
2000
(48th)
Richa Pallod Madhu Nuvve Kavali [33]
Laya Usha Manoharam
Soundarya Uma Jayam Manadera
Gajjala Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Devi Annayya
2001
(49th)
Bhumika Chawla Madhumati Kushi [34][35]
Laya Meena Preminchu
Simran Sravani Narasimha Naidu
Sonali Bendre Vasundhara Murari
2002
(50th)
Sadha Sujatha Jayam [36]
Aarthi Agarwal Krishna Veni Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu
Kalyani Swathi Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru!
Shriya Saran Bhanu Santosham
2003
(51st)
Asin Mugambigambal Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi [37]
Asin Vasanta Sivamani
Bhumika Chawla Meghana Missamma
Sridevi Vijaykumar Geetanjali Ninne Ishtapaddanu
2004
(52nd)
Trisha Sailaja Varsham [38]
Jyothika Anjali Mass
Kamalinee Mukherjee Roopa Anand
Katrina Kaif Malliswari Malliswari
Shriya Saran Anu Nenunnanu
2005
(53rd)
Trisha Siri Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana [39]
Ayesha Takia Siri Valli Super
Charmy Kaur Sahasra Anukokunda Oka Roju
Shriya Saran Neelu Chatrapathi
Trisha Poori Athadu
2006
(54th)
Genelia D'Souza Haasini Rao Bommarillu [40]
Aarthi Aggarwal Radha Andala Ramudu
Ileana D'Cruz Shruti Pokiri
Jyothika Madhurima Shock
Kamalinee Mukherjee Seetha Mahalakshmi Godavari
2007
(55th)
Trisha Keerti / Kusumamba Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule [41]
Bhumika Chawla Anasuya Anasuya
Charmy Kaur Mantra
Genelia D'Souza Pooja Dhee
Nayantara Vasundhara Tulasi
2008
(56th)
Swathi Reddy Lavanya Ashta Chamma [42]
Ileana D'Cruz Bhagyamathi Jalsa
Kamalinee Mukherjee Janaki Gamyam
Shweta Basu Prasad Swapna Kotha Bangaru Lokam
Trisha Sandhya Krishna
2009
(57th)
Anushka Shetty Arundhati Jr / Arundhati Sr / (Jejamma) Arundhati [43]
Ileana D'Cruz Naina Kick
Kajal Aggarwal Indira/Mithravinda Devi Magadheera
Kamalinee Mukherjee Gopika Gopi Gopika Godavari
Tamannaah Geeta Subramanyam Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam

2010s[edit]

Year Photos of winners Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
2010
(58th)
Anushka Shetty Saroja Vedam [44]
Anushka Shetty Chandramukhi/Nagavalli Nagavalli
Kajal Aggarwal Nandini Darling
Nayanthara Gayatri Simha
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Jessie Thekkekuttu Ye Maaya Chesave
2011
(59th)
Nayanthara Goddess Sita Sri Rama Rajyam [45]
Kajal Aggarwal Priya Mr. Perfect
Nithya Menen Nithya Ala Modalaindi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Prasanthi Ajay Kumar Dookudu
Tamannaah Veera Venkata Satya Sai Naga Durga Sesha Avathara Seetha Mahalakshmi 100% Love
2012
(60th)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Bindu Eega [46]
Anushka Shetty Maheswari Damarukam
Hansika Motwani Sharmila Denikaina Ready
Nayanthara Devika Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
Tamannaah Chaitra Racha
2013
(61st)
Nithya Menen Sravani Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde [47]
Anushka Shetty Vennela Mirchi
Nanditha Raj Nanditha Prema Katha Chitram
Rakul Preet Singh Prarthana Venkatadri Express
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Sashi Attarintiki Daredi
2014
(62nd)
Shruti Haasan Spandana Race Gurram [48]
Kajal Aggarwal Satya Govindudu Andarivadele
Pooja Hegde Nandana Oka Laila Kosam
Rakul Preet Singh Chandrakala Loukyam
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Krishna Veni/Priya Manam
2015
(63rd)
Anushka Shetty Rudrama Devi Rudhramadevi [49]
Hebah Patel Meena Kumari Kumari 21F
Nithya Menen Nazeera Khanum Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju
Shruti Haasan Charuseela Srimanthudu
Tamannaah Avantika Baahubali: The Beginning
2016
(64th)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Anasuya Ramalingam A Aa [50]
Keerthy Suresh Sailaja Nenu Sailaja
Lavanya Tripathi Seetha Soggade Chinni Nayana
Nivetha Thomas Catherine Gentleman
Rakul Preet Singh Divyanka Krishnamurthy Nannaku Prematho
Ritu Varma Chitra Pelli Choopulu
2017
(65th)
Sai Pallavi Bhanumati Fidaa [51]
Anushka Shetty Devasena Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Nivetha Thomas Pallavi Ninnu Kori
Rakul Preet Singh Bhramaramba Rarandoi Veduka Chudham
Ritika Singh Rameswari Guru
2018
(66th)
Keerthy Suresh Savitri Mahanati [52]
Aditi Rao Hydari Sameera Rathore Sammohanam
Anushka Shetty Bhaagamathie / Chanchala IAS Bhaagamathie
Pooja Hegde Aravindha Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Rashmika Mandanna Geetha Geetha Govindam
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Ramalakshmi Rangasthalam
2020–2021
(67th)
Sai Pallavi Mounika Rani Love Story [53]
Sai Pallavi Rosie/Maithreyi Shyam Singha Roy
Chandini Chowdary Deepthi Varma Colour Photo
Krithi Shetty Sangeetha (Bebamma) Uppena
Pooja Hegde Amulya Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
Rashmika Mandanna Chaitra Bheeshma
Srivalli Pushpa: The Rise

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