Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Country India
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded 1954
Currently held by Priyanka Chopra
Bajirao Mastani (2016)
Official website Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting 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 supporting role. Although the awards started in 1954, awards for the Best Supporting Actress category started only the following year 1955.


Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Supriya Pathak hold the record (3) of maximum award in this category.
Superlative Actor Record
Actress with most awards Nirupa Roy
Farida Jalal
Jaya Bachchan
Rani Mukerji
Supriya Pathak
Actress with most nominations Aruna Irani 10
Actress with most nominations without ever winning Bindu 7
Actress with most nominations in a single year Shubha Khote (1961)
Shashikala (1966)
Nutan (1973)
Bindu (1974)
Smita Patil (1983)
Sushmita Sen (1999)
Rani Mukerji (2004)
Konkona Sen Sharma (2007)
Oldest winner Durga Khote 70
Oldest nominee Durga Khote 70
Youngest winner Ayesha Kapoor 11
Youngest nominee Ayesha Kapoor 11

Most frequent winners include Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Supriya Pathak, with 3 awards each. Six actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Shashikala, Simi Garewal, Raakhee, Rohini Hattangadi, Aruna Irani and Konkona Sen Sharma.

Four actresses have won this award in consecutive years: Shashikala (1962–1963), Supriya Pathak (1981–1982), Jaya Bachchan (2000–2001), and Konkona Sen Sharma (2006–2007).

Aruna Irani holds the record for most nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category, with 10, followed by Raakhee and Shashikala, who have eight nominations each.

There was no repeat winner in the 50s, on the contrary in the 60s three actresses had two wins namely, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala and Simi Garewal. Again, 70s had no repeat wins but Supriya Pathak achieved two consecutive wins in the 80s. Farida Jalal followed suit with two wins in the 90s Jaya Bachchan took over in the 2000s with three wins. Until now, no actress is leading the 2010s.

Vyjayanthimala and Reena Roy are the only actresses to have not accepted the award. Both refused it for their roles in Devdas (1955) and Apnapan (1977), respectively, citing that their roles were leading and not supporting.[1]

Only once have siblings been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award during the same year: Ratna Pathak and Supriya Pathak in 2010.

Multiple Nominees[edit]

Multiple Winners[edit]

List of winners[edit]





  • 1987 – No Award
  • 1988 – No Award




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miglani, Surendra (2005-02-13). "Hits and misses". The Tribune. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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