IIFA Award for Best Actress

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IIFA Award for Best Actress
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Country India
Presented by International Indian Film Academy
First awarded Aishwarya Rai,
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (2000)
Currently held by Deepika Padukone,
Piku (2016)
Official website IIFA Awards

The IIFA Award for Best Actress is given by the International Indian Film Academy as part of its annual award ceremony for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The recipient is chosen by viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony.

With three awards each, Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan share the record for most wins in this category.


Rani Mukerji (l) and Vidya Balan (r) hold the record of maximum wins in this category.
Superlative Actor Record
Actresses with most awards Rani Mukerji
Vidya Balan
Actresses with most nominations Deepika Padukone 9
Actresses with most nominations without ever winning Kajol
Katrina Kaif
Actresses with most nominations in a single year Deepika Padukone (2014) 3

Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan, with three wins each, have more Best Actress wins than any other actress. Two actresses: Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have two wins. Rani Mukerji have won the award in consecutive three years (2005-2007).

Actresses who have won both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards include Rani Mukerji, Anushka Sharma, Tabu, Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra. Rani Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year.

There has been only one tie in the history of this category. This occurred in 2010 when Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan were both given the award.

Deepika Padukone holds the record for most nominations in the Best Actress category, with 9, followed by Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji and Priyanka Chopra (7). Rani Mukerji is the overall most-nominated performer in the female acting categories, with 10 nominations overall. Rani Mukerji holds the record for most consecutive years(five) nominations with 6 between 2003 and 2007 winning three times in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Deepika Padukone, who received three out of the six nominations of this category in 2014 (and eventually won for Chennai Express), holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations in a single year.

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† - indicates the performance also won the Filmfare Award
‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for the Filmfare Award



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