Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut

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The Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut is chosen by the jury members in the annual Zee Cine Awards. They give awards to the new discoveries of Bollywood where they see some potential. This Category was first awarded in the year 1998. The first recipient was Akshay Khanna for his performance in Border. The most recent receipt is Babil Khan for Qala.[1]

Zee Cine Awards for Best Male Debut
The 2023 recipient: Babil Khan
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Debut Role
Presented byZee Entertainment
First awardedAkshay Khanna
Border (1998)
Currently held byBabil Khan
Qala (2023)
WebsiteZee Cine Awards


Year Winner Film
1998 Akshaye Khanna Border
1999 Mukesh Tiwari China Gate
2000 Aftab Shivdasani Mast
2001 Hrithik Roshan Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2002 Tusshar Kapoor Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai
2003 Vivek Oberoi Company
2004 Shahid Kapoor Ishq Vishk
2005 Not Awarded
2006 Shiney Ahuja Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
2007 Upen Patel 36 China Town
2008 Ranbir Kapoor Saawariya
2009 Not Held
2010 Not Held
2011 Ranveer Singh Band Baaja Baaraat
2012 Rana Daggubati Dum Maaro Dum
2013 Arjun KapoorAyushmann Khurana IshaqzaadeVicky Donor
2014 Dhanush Raanjhanaa
2015 Not Held
2016 Vicky Kaushal Masaan
2017 Jim Sarbh Neerja
2018 Matin Rey Tangu Tubelight
2019 Ishaan Khattar Beyond the Clouds & Dhadak
2020 Siddhant Chaturvedi
Vishal Jethwa
Gully Boy
Mardaani 2

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  1. ^ "Validation at this age results in a lot of motivation – Babil Khan on winning best debut award". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 19 March 2023.