National Film Award for Best Child Artist

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National Film Award for Best Child Artist
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Instituted in 1968
Awarded for Best Performance by a child artist in a year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded 1968
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner Bhanita Das
Highlights
Total awarded 78
First winner Baby Rani

The National Film Award for Best Child Artist is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Silver Lotus (Rajat Kamal).

The award was instituted in 1968, at 16th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

Indicates a joint award for that year

Award includes 'Silver Lotus' (Rajat Kamal) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s) and language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language Citation Refs.
1965
(13th)
Kutty Padmini Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Tamil  – [1]
1967
(16th)
Baby Rani Kuzhanthaikkaga Tamil  – [2]
1969
(17th)
No Award [3]
1970
(18th)
Rishi Kapoor Mera Naam Joker Hindi  – [4]
1971
(19th)
Sachin Ajab Tujhe Sarkar Marathi  – [5]
1972
(20th)
Neera Malia Ranur Prtham Bhag Bengali  – [6]
1973
(21st)
G. S. Nataraj Kaadu Kannada  – [7]
1974
(22nd)
Kushal Chakraborty Sonar Kella Bengali  – [8]
1975
(23rd)
No Award [9]
1976
(24th)
Raju Shrestha Chitchor Hindi  – [5]
1977
(25th)
Ajith Kumar Ghatashraddha Kannada
For depicting with rare sensitivity, a child's growth into awareness of the coarseness and brutality of the adult world, for his silent struggle to retain his innocence and his natural sense of justice; for his poetic evocation of the child's response to the slowly unfolding mysteries of life, the trivial, the brutal and tragic being inextricable elements of human experience.
[10]
1978
(26th)
Kanchan De Biswas Ganadevata Bengali
For being utterly himself.
[11]
1979
(27th)
Geeta Khanna Aangan Ki Kali Hindi  – [12]
1980
(28th)
Aravind Oppol Malayalam
For portraying the complex role of a lonely child who is a victim of social ostracisation for no fault of his own, for bringing out the terrible emotional trauma with little dialogue and a superb economy of gesture.
[13]
1981
(29th)
Leikhendra Singh Imagi Ningthem Meitei
For an endearing portrayal of a child and his yearning for a mother's love.
[14]
1982
(30th)
Vimal Aaroodam Malayalam
For its touching innocence and lack of self-consciousness which lend meaning to the theme.
[15]
1983
(31st)
Suresh Malamukalile Daivam Malayalam
For lively depiction of a wide range of emotions of a tribal lad.
[16]
1984
(32nd)
Aravind My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam  – [17]
Suresh
Mukesh
Sonia
1985
(33rd)
Puneeth Rajkumar Bettada Hoovu Kannada
For his lively and effortless performance in the role of a poor boy who has to make the difficult choice between his personal goal and his family responsibilities.
[18]
1986
(34th)
Aniket Sengupta Phera Bengali
For his lively and poignant portrayal of a young boy who brings new faith and meaning to the life of an aged artiste.
[19]
1987
(35th)
Manjunath Swamy Hindi
For his utterly charming and delightful portrayal of a young school going village boy who is combination of innocence and mischief, pointing to the inherent natural wisdom of the young.
[20]
1988
(36th)
Shafiq Syed Salaam Bombay! Hindi
For the natural ease with which he has portrayed a slum child.
[21]
1989
(37th)
Mrinmayee Chandorkar Kalat Nakalat Marathi
For her innocent and spontaneous portrayal.
[22]
1990
(38th)
Shamili Anjali Tamil
For giving excellent performances in which the children come across in all naturalness and yet give a glimpse of the adult within.
[23]
Tarun
Shruthi
1991
(39th)
Santhosh Reddy Bhadram Koduko Telugu
For giving a natural performance of a street-smart child.
[24]
1992
(40th)
Amit Phalke Mujhse Dosti Karoge Hindi
For the sheer joy and versatility he brings to the portrayal of a lovable lad lost in his own dream world.
[25]
1993
(41st)
Tarasankar Misra Lavanya Preethi Oriya
For depicting successfully the process of growing up from childhood to adolescence and the first awareness of sexuality.
[26]
1994
(42nd)
Vijay Raghavendra Kotreshi Kanasu Kannada
For his portrayal of bright little boy who is a social outcast. He wins your heart with his soft and endearing mannerisms.
[27]
1995
(43rd)
Vishwas Kraurya Kannada
For his sensitive portrayal of a child, traumatised in an adult world devoid of love and understanding.
[28]
1996
(44th)
Kavya Little Soldiers Telugu
For her excellent performance.
[29]
Kumar Desadanam Malayalam
For his excellent performance.
1997
(45th)
Dhanraj Dhanna Hindi
For actor's natural portrayal of a disabled person. His curiosity and interests make him turn from a social outcaste into a self-learning member of community.
[30]
1998
(46th)
P. Shwetha Malli Tamil
For her infectious and vibrant performance of a young child's pure bonding with nature and her trauma at the decadence in environment.
[31]
1999
(47th)
Aswin Thampy Jalamarmaram Malayalam
For essaying the innocent faith of a child in the existence of a mermaid, and his confident strides to provide it with a safe environment.
[32]
2000
(48th)
Udaya Raj Nila Kaalam Tamil
For his portrayal of Pulli in the film. Pulli is a very young orphan who works in a motor garage in chennai. The jury applauds the way in which master udayaraj brings out both the innocence and street-smartness of Pulli, with a combination of energy and spontaneity.
[33]
2001
(49th)
P. Shwetha Kutty Tamil
For her subdued portrayal of Kutty, a young girl made to suffer the agonies of social disparity and human exploitation.
[34]
2002
(50th)
Shweta Prasad Makdee Hindi
For her spontaneous and lively portrayal of twin sisters.
[35]
P. S. Keerthana Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil
For her heart vending portrayal of a girl in search of her mother.
2003
(51st)
Ashwin Chitale Shwaas Marathi
For his haunting performance as a child who realises he is going to lose his eyesight.
[36]
Kalidas Jayaram Ente Veedu Appoontem Malayalam
For his versatility in portraying a range of complex emotions.
2004
(52nd)
Om Bhutkar Chhota Sipahi Hindi
For his gradual evolution from a naïve innocent young child to a patriot in the liberation movement of Goa.
[37]
2005
(53rd)
Sai Kumar Bommalata Telugu
For his haunting performance as a child who realises his burning desire to access school education.
[38]
2006
(54th)
Divya Chaphadkar Antarnad Konkani
For evoking the complex emotions of a talented child overshadowed by a celebrity mother.
[39]
2007
(55th)
Sharad Goekar Tingya Marathi
For covering the range from tenderness to angry defiance with consummate ease, while portraying Tingya, a boy whose love for his ox is the driving force of his young life.
[40]
2008
(56th)
Shams Patel Thanks Maa Hindi
For his very natural depiction of a street child thrown into an unusual situation.
[41]
2009
(57th)
Kishore Pasanga Tamil
For the spirited performance of a protagonist and an antagonist who are incomplete without each other. The two young shoulders carry the narrative through a delightful journey.
[42]
Sree Raam
2010
(58th)
Harsh Mayar I Am Kalam Hindi
For performing with bright, shining eyes and an urchin smile, the razor sharp spirit of a survivor who dreams of excelling.
[43]
Shantanu Ranganekar Champions Marathi
For two brothers bonded by blood and responsibility battling for survival in the underbelly of a heartless city.
Machindra Gadkar
Vivek Chabukswar Baboo Band Baaja Marathi
For capturing the indomitable spirit of a young village boy who is hungry to learn in an environment that closes all doors on him.
2011
(59th)
Partho Gupte Stanley Ka Dabba Hindi
For demonstrating a rare maturity in his performance as he conveys his interiority. His expressive face and an obvious ability to understand the complex role of a child who invents a harrowing double life, make him an outstanding child artiste.
[44]
Irrfan Khan Chillar Party Hindi
For performing its roles extremely well with a refreshing and credible on-screen innocence. The roles were difficult as the children not only had to rise to the challenge of interacting with one other as a gang of young kids who have to battle against a universe of adults, but also to develop their own characters, which required both humour and pathos. They played out the comic sequences with impeccable timing.
Sanath Menon
Rohan Grover
Naman Jain
Aarav Khanna
Vishesh Tiwari
Chinmai Chandranshuh
Vedant Desai
Divij Handa
Shriya Sharma
2012
(60th)
Virendra Pratap Dekh Indian Circus Hindi
Unaffected and natural to the core, the child actor looks totally at home in the role of a playful yet responsible youngster.
[45]
Minon 101 Chodyangal Malayalam
A precocious child pushed into the vortex of his struggling family, the actor has displayed consummate artistry
2013
(61st)
Somnath Avghade Fandry Marathi
For playing the role of a Dalit teenager to perfection. His angst clearly boils over as the realities of life dawn upon him.
[46]
Baby Sadhana Thanga Meenkal Tamil
For playing the part of a dyslexic child with sensitivity and exuberance and yet with ease.
2014
(62nd)
J. Vignesh Kaaka Muttai Tamil
For their portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a slum who innocently struggle with rare dignity to acquire what attracts them in this vast market of products unleashed by a liberal economy only to realise the harsh reality of invincible class boundaries.
[47]
Ramesh
2015
(63rd)
Gaurav Menon Ben Malayalam
For an outstanding performance on a wide spectrum of emotions, of a boy going through great turmoil.
[48]
2016
(64th)
Adish Praveen Kunju Daivam Malayalam
He wears purity and innocence on his sleeves.
[49]
Noor Islam Sahaj Paather Gappo Bengali
The eternal and unique way of approaching life through their extraordinary performances.
Samiul Alam
Manohara K. Railway Children Kannada
A childlike impulsiveness coated with the desire of attaining adulthood.
2017
(65th)
Bhanita Das Village Rockstars Assamese [50]

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