National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer

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National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest Male Playback Singer for feature film for a year
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledBest Playback Singer of the Year (1967)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1967
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerK. J. Yesudas
Highlights
Total awarded51
First winnerMahendra Kapoor

The following is a list of winners of the National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award) for Best Male Playback singer. The award was first granted to Mahendra Kapoor in the year 1967. The singer with the most awards in this category is K. J. Yesudas with eight wins for three different languages (Malayalam, Telugu & Hindi), followed by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam who won six times for four different languages; Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Shankar Mahadevan and Udit Narayan follow next winning three awards each. The singers Manna Dey, Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, M. G. Sreekumar, Hariharan have bagged this award twice.[citation needed]

Winners[edit]

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), song(s), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Image Recipient(s) Song(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1967
(15th)
 – Mahendra Kapoor "Mere Desh Ki Dharti" Upkar Hindi  – [1]
1968
(16th)
Manna-dey.jpg Manna Dey "Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baaje Paayaliya" Mere Huzoor Hindi  – [2]
1969
(17th)
 – Sachin Dev Burman "Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana" Aradhana Hindi  – [3]
1970
(18th)
Manna-dey.jpg Manna Dey  –  • Mera Naam Joker
 • Nishi Padma
 • Hindi
 • Bengali
 – [4]
1971
(19th)
 – Hemant Kumar  – Nimantran Bengali  – [5]
1972
(20th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Achanum Bappayum Malayalam  – [6]
1973
(21st)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Gayathri Malayalam  – [7]
1974
(22nd)
 – Mukesh "Kahi Baar Yoon Bhi Dekha Hai" Rajnigandha Hindi  – [8]
1975
(23rd)
Pandit balamuralikrishna.jpg M. Balamuralikrishna  – Hamsageethe Kannada  – [9]
1976
(24th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Chitchor Hindi  – [10]
1977
(25th)
 – Mohammed Rafi "Kya Hua Tera Wada" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Hindi
For a golden voice, with resonant timbre and charm, highly cultivated to convey the nuances of melodies based on classical and light classical ragas with as much ease and felicity as tunes set to the lilt of light music; for the sheer brilliance of form and content in his powerful interpretations; for a distinctive personal style.
[11]
1978
(26th)
Shivamogga Subbanna.jpg Shimoga Subbanna "Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta" Kaadu Kudure Kannada
For rendering the theme song "Kaadu Kudure" in a style which is atonce vigorous and lyrical.
[12]
1979
(27th)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam  – Sankarabharanam Telugu  – [13]
1980
(28th)
 – Anup Ghoshal  – Hirak Rajar Deshe Bengali
For a wonderful range of voice and the sense of rhythm imparted to the songs rendered, by him.
[14]
1981
(29th)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam  – Ek Duuje Ke Liye Hindi
For great feeling and sense of rhythm which he brings to his vocal rendering.
[15]
1982
(30th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Meghasandesam Telugu
For his rich contribution to the musical element of the film.
[16]
1983
(31st)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam  – Saagara Sangamam Telugu
For his resonant and technically rich rendering of musical forms to enhance dramatic impact.
[17]
1984
(32nd)
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (cropped).jpg Bhimsen Joshi  – Ankahee Hindi  – [18]
1985
(33rd)
P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran  – Sree Narayana Guru Malayalam
For his superb rendering of devotional songs keeping in tune with the subject matter of the film.
[19]
1986
(34th)
 – Hemant Kumar  – Lalan Fakir Bengali
For his superb rendering of the traditional songs in his deep and vibrant voice.
[20]
1987
(35th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas "Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam" Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Malayalam
For the vivacity and mellifluous rendering of the theme song, giving full and meaningful expression to the lyric.
[21]
1988
(36th)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam  – Rudraveena Telugu
For bringing playback singing a rare depth of emotion adorned by his command of classical idiom.
[22]
1989
(37th)
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarti.jpg Ajoy Chakrabarty  – Chhandaneer Bengali
For bringing the rare depth of emotion, adomed by his command on the classical idiom.
[23]
1990
(38th)
MG Sreekumar (Cropped).jpg M. G. Sreekumar  – His Highness Abdullah Malayalam
For an excellent rendering of a classical-based tune encompassing all ranges accurately.
[24]
1991
(39th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Bharatham Malayalam
For the mellifluous and masterful rendering of songs in the classical style.
[25]
1992
(40th)
 – Rajkumar  – Jeevana Chaitra Kannada
For his extraordinary rendering of a raga celebrating the all pervasive power of music.
[26]
1993
(41st)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas  – Sopanam Malayalam
For his superb capacity to render a variety of moods by means of a rich and melodious voice, which is capable of delineating both the range and depth of human emotions.
[27]
1994
(42nd)
Unnikrishnan.jpg P. Unni Krishnan  • "Ennavale"
 • "Uyirum Neeye"
 • Kadhalan
 • Pavithra
Tamil
For his range and masterly rendition of the songs of two Tamil films, demonstrating a rare professionalism and command over technique.
[28]
1995
(43rd)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam "Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Garaje Badara" Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai Kannada
For his soulful rendering of the classical song.
[29]
1996
(44th)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in 2013.JPG S. P. Balasubrahmanyam "Thanga Thamarai" Minsara Kanavu Tamil
For his brilliant rendering of the song.
[30]
1997
(45th)
Hariharan-Singer.JPG Hariharan "Mere Dushman Mere Bhai" Border Hindi
For his melodious rendering of the heartwarming song.
[31]
1998
(46th)
Sanjeev Abhyankar 2.jpg Sanjeev Abhyankar "Suno Re Bhaila" Godmother Hindi
For the song in which he successfully blends folk, bhajan and popular music to communicate the lyrics effectively.
[32]
1999
(47th)
MG Sreekumar (Cropped).jpg M. G. Sreekumar "Chanthu Pottum" Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Malayalam
For a heartwarming rendition of the song.
[33]
2000
(48th)
Shankar.JPG Shankar Mahadevan "Yenna Solla Pogirai" Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil
For the soulful rendering of the song.
[34]
2001
(49th)
UditNarayan6.jpg Udit Narayan  • "Mitwa"
 • "Jaane Kyon"
 • Lagaan
 • Dil Chahta Hai
Hindi
For the song "Mitwa" in Hindi film "Lagaan" and "Jaane Kyon Log Pyaar Karte Hain" in Hindi film "Dil Chahta Hai".
[35]
2002
(50th)
UditNarayan6.jpg Udit Narayan "Chhote Chhote Sapne" Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai Hindi
For his melodious rendering of the title song.
[36]
2003
(51st)
Sonu Nigam121.jpg Sonu Nigam "Kal Ho Naa Ho" Kal Ho Naa Ho Hindi
For his memorable rendition of the title song that captures the spirit of the film.
[37]
2004
(52nd)
UditNarayan6.jpg Udit Narayan "Yeh Taara Woh Taara" Swades Hindi
For the song to honour his soulful rendition of this beautiful Rahman melody with imaging modulation.
[38]
2005
(53rd)
Naresh iyer and stephen devassy springspree2011.JPG Naresh Iyer "Roobaroo" Rang De Basanti Hindi
For his melodious rendering of a lilting song that adds exuberance to the film.
[39]
2006
(54th)
Gurdas Mann.jpg Gurdas Maan "Couplets of Heer" Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Punjabi
For building the entire narrative through his singing of Heer.
[40]
2007
(55th)
Shankar.JPG Shankar Mahadevan "Maa"[41] Taare Zameen Par Hindi
For the plaintive rendition of a soulful song which is a musical expression of a theme which touches the heart.
[42]
2008
(56th)
Hariharan-Singer.JPG Hariharan "Jeev Dangla Gungla Rangla Asa" Jogwa Marathi
For his soulful rendition reflecting the agony of unfulfilled emotions.
[43]
2009
(57th)
Rupam Islam - Kolkata 2014-02-09 8710.JPG Rupam Islam "Ei To Ami"[44] Mahanagar@Kolkata Bengali
For the deeply felt emotional resonance and a haunting lilt that evokes the thematic ambience of the film.
[45]
2010
(58th)
Suresh Wadkar 2008 - still 29248 crop.jpg Suresh Wadkar "Hey Bhaskara Kshitijavari Ya" Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi
For rendering soulful lyrics in a resonant voice soaked in emotion with a purity of musical expression and spiritual empathy.
[46]
2011
(59th)
Anand Bhate singing in Vasantotsav 2011.jpg Anand Bhate  – Balgandharva Marathi
For taking up the challenge of recreating the ethos of a doyen like Bal Gandharva who strode the musical stage like a giant. He recreates the magic of the sonorous voice of Bal Gandharva in a flawless and distinguished manner thus helping preserve a tradition. The original voice of the actor and his voice blend seamlessly.
[47]
2012
(60th)
Shankar.JPG Shankar Mahadevan "Bolo Na" Chittagong Hindi
Powerful and expressive rendering of what sounds like a timeless melody.
[48]
2013
(61st)
 – Rupankar Bagchi "E Tumi Kemon Tumi" Jaatishwar Bengali
A soulful voice with a rich resonance that enhances the theme of the film.
[49]
2014
(62nd)
Sukhwinder Singh at Asha Bhosle's 80 glorious years' celebrations.jpg Sukhwinder Singh "Bismil" Haider Hindi
For a powerful rendition which effectively reflects the agony and anger of the protagonist.
[50]
2015
(63rd)
MaheshKale IndianClassicalVocalist.jpg Mahesh Kale "Aruni Kirani" Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Marathi
A consummate performance in the best of Hindustani musical traditions.
[51]
2016
(64th)
 – Sundarayyar "Jasmine-U" Joker Tamil
A rustic flamboyant voice yearning for his lady love.
[52]
2017
(65th)
K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas "Poy Maranja Kalam" Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Malayalam  –

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