Screen Award for Best Actress
|Screen Award for Best Actress|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|Presented by||Screen India|
|First awarded||Madhuri Dixit,
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1995)
|Currently held by||Alia Bhatt,
Udta Punjab (2016)
The Screen Award for Best Actress is one of the Screen Awards of merit presented annually by a distinguished panel of judges from the Indian "Bollywood" film industry, to recognise an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role.
† - indicates the performance also won the Filmfare Award.
‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for the Filmfare Award.
§ - indicates a Screen Award-winning performance that was not nominated for a Filmfare Award.
|Actress with most awards||Vidya Balan||4|
|Actress with most nominations||Kajol||9|
|Actress with most nominations without ever winning||Karisma Kapoor,
|Actress with most nominations in a single year||Kajol (1999),
Priyanka Chopra (2010),
Vidya Balan (2012),
Alia Bhatt (2017),
Anushka Sharma (2017)
|Eldest winner||Vidya Balan||34|
|Eldest nominee||Sharmila Tagore||61|
|Youngest winner||Alia Bhatt||23|
Vidya Balan, with four consecutive wins, has more Best Actress wins than any other actress. Followed by Madhuri Dixit with three wins. Six actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.
Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Tabu and Priyanka Chopra are the only four actresses who have won both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards. Rani Mukerjee is also the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year.
Kangana Ranaut is the only actress to be nominated twice for the same role; she was nominated for her role as Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi in 2012 and 2016.
Three actresses hold the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations (2) in a single year; Kajol (1999), Priyanka Chopra (2010), Vidya Balan (2012), Alia Bhatt (2017) and Anushka Sharma (2017).
- 9 Nominations : Kajol
- 7 Nominations : Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra
- 6 Nominations : Tabu
- 5 Nominations : Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone
- 4 Nominations : Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma
- 3 Nominations : Urmila Matondkar, Juhi Chawla, Parineeti Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt
- 2 Nominations : Manisha Koirala, Sridevi, Kalki Koechlin, Sonam Kapoor
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.
|Madhuri Dixit †||Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!||Nisha Choudhury|
|Kajol ‡||Yeh Dillagi||Sapna Bannerjee|
|Madhuri Dixit||Raja||Madhu Garewal|
|Kajol †||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||Simran Singh|
|Manisha Koirala ‡||Khamoshi: The Musical||Annie J. Braganza|
|Juhi Chawla ‡||Daraar||Priya Bhatia|
|Karisma Kapoor †||Raja Hindustani||Aarti Sehgal|
|Madhuri Dixit §||Mrityudand||Ketki|
|Juhi Chawla ‡||Yes Boss||Seema Kapoor|
|Sridevi ‡||Judaai||Kaajal Verma|
|Kajol ‡||Dushman||Sonia / Naina Saigal|
|Kajol †||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Anjali Sharma|
|Manisha Koirala ‡||Dil Se..||Meghna|
|Pooja Bhatt||Zakhm||Mrs. Desai|
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