IIFA Award for Best Actress
|IIFA Award for Best Actress|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|Presented by||International Indian Film Academy|
|First awarded||Aishwarya Rai,
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (2000)
|Currently held by||Deepika Padukone,
|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.
|Actresses with most awards||Rani Mukerji
|Actresses with most nominations||Deepika Padukone||9|
|Actresses with most nominations without ever winning||Kajol
|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.
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.
- 9 Nominations : Deepika Padukone
- 7 Nominations : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji and Priyanka Chopra
- 5 Nominations : Preity Zinta
- 4 Nominations : Kangana Ranaut
- 3 Nominations : Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Tabu, Katrina Kaif
- 2 Nominations : Ameesha Patel, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, Urmila Matondkar, Mahie Gill,Shraddha Kapoor & Anushka Sharma
List of winners
- 2000 Aishwarya Rai – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Nandini †
- 2001 Karisma Kapoor – Fiza as Fiza Ikramullah †
- 2002 Tabu – Chandni Bar as Mumtaz Ali Ansari ‡
- 2003 Aishwarya Rai – Devdas as Parvati "Paro" Chakraborty †
- 2004 Preity Zinta – Kal Ho Naa Ho as Naina Catherine Kapur †
- 2005 Rani Mukerji – Hum Tum as Rhea Prakash †
- 2006 Rani Mukerji – Black as Michelle McNally †
- 2007 Rani Mukerji – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as Maya Talwar ‡
- 2008 Kareena Kapoor – Jab We Met as Geet Dhillon †
- 2009 Priyanka Chopra – Fashion as Meghna Mathur †
- 2010 Kareena Kapoor – 3 Idiots as Pia Sahastrabudhhe ‡ (tied with) Vidya Balan – Paa as Vidya †
- 2011 Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat as Shruti Kakkar ‡
- 2012 Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture as Reshma / Silk †
- 2013 Vidya Balan – Kahaani as Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi †
- 2014 Deepika Padukone – Chennai Express as Meenalochni 'Meena' Azhagusundaram ‡
- 2015 Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra †
- 2016 Deepika Padukone – Piku as Piku Banerjee †