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National Film Award For Best Actor

National Film Award for Best Actor
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledBharat Award (1968-1974)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • (US$720)
First awarded1967
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerAyushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal
Highlights
Most awardsAmitabh Bachan
(4 awards)
Total awarded58
First winnerUttam Kumar

The National Film Award for Best Actor, officially known as the Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actor (Hindi pronunciation: [r?dt? k?m?l]), is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards of India instituted since 1967 to actors who have delivered the best performance in a leading role within the Indian film industry.[1] Called the "State Awards for Films" when established in 1954, the National Film Awards ceremony is older than the Directorate of Film Festivals. The State Awards instituted the individual award in 1968 as the "Bharat Award for the Best Actor"; in 1975, it was renamed as the "Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actor".[1][2][3] Throughout the past 45 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of India has presented a total of 52 "Best Actor" awards to 40 actors. Until 1974, winners of the National Film Award received a figurine and certificate; since 1975, they have been awarded with a "Rajat Kamal" (silver lotus), certificate and a cash prize.[a][2]

Although the Indian film industry produces films in around 20 languages and dialects,[1] the actors whose performances have won awards have worked in seven major languages: Hindi (twenty-five awards), Malayalam (thirteen awards), Tamil (seven awards), Bengali (five awards), Marathi (three awards), Kannada (three awards) and English (two awards).

The first recipient was Uttam Kumar from Bengali cinema, who was honoured at the 15th National Film Awards in 1967 for his performances in Anthony Firingee and Chiriyakhana.[5] He is the only actor who won this award for two different films in the same year. As of 2017, Amitabh Bachchan is the most honoured actor with four awards followed by Kamal Haasan and Mammootty with three awards, while six actors--Sanjeev Kumar, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Mohanlal, and Ajay Devgn--have won the award two times. Two actors have achieved the honour for performing in two languages--Mithun Chakraborty (Hindi and Bengali) and Mammootty (Malayalam and English).[6]Riddhi Sen is the youngest recipient of the award at the age of 19. The most recent recipients are Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal, who were honoured at the 66th National Film Awards for their performances in the Hindi films Andhadhun and Uri: The Surgical Strike, respectively.

Key

Symbol Meaning
Year Indicates the year in which the film was censored by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
dagger Indicates a joint award for that year
double-dagger Indicates that the winner won the award for two performances in that year

Recipients

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan has been the most frequent winner of the award (four times).[b]
Kamal Haasan
Mammootty
Kamal Haasan (top) and Mammootty (bottom) have won the award three times each.
Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty was awarded for his debut film.[8]
Riddhi Sen is the youngest recipient of the Award at the age of 19.
List of award recipients, showing the year, role(s), film(s) and language(s)
Year[c] Recipient(s) Role(s) Work(s) Language(s) Refs.
1967
(15th)
double-dagger
Uttam Kumar  • Anthony Firingee
 • Byomkesh Bakshi
 • Antony Firingee
 • Chiriyakhana
Bengali [9]
1968
(16th)
Ashok Kumar Shivnath "Joggi Thakur" Choudhary Aashirwad Hindi [10]
1969
(17th)
Utpal Dutt Bhuvan Shome Bhuvan Shome Hindi [11]
1970
(18th)
Sanjeev Kumar Hamid Ahmed Dastak Hindi [12]
1971
(19th)
M. G. Ramachandran Selvam Rickshawkaran Tamil [13]
1972
(20th)
Sanjeev Kumar Hari Charan Mathur Koshish Hindi [12]
1973
(21st)
P. J. Antony Velichapad Nirmalyam Malayalam [2]
1974
(22nd)
Sadhu Meher Kishtaya Ankur Hindi [3]
1975
(23rd)
M. V. Vasudeva Rao Choma Chomana Dudi Kannada [14]
1976
(24th)
Mithun Chakraborty Ghinua Mrigayaa Hindi [15]
1977
(25th)
Bharath Gopi Shankaran Kutty Kodiyettam Malayalam [16]
1978
(26th)
Arun Mukherjee Parasuram Parasuram Bengali [17]
1979
(27th)
Naseeruddin Shah Anirudh Parmar Sparsh Hindi [18]
1980
(28th)
Balan K. Nair Govindan Oppol Malayalam [19]
1981
(29th)
Om Puri Hari Mondal Arohan Hindi [20]
1982
(30th)
Kamal Haasan R. Srinivas (Cheenu) Moondram Pirai Tamil [21]
1983
(31st)
Om Puri Anant Velankar Ardh Satya Hindi [22]
1984
(32nd)
Naseeruddin Shah Naurangia Paar Hindi [18]
1985
(33rd)
Shashi Kapoor Vikas Pande New Delhi Times Hindi [23]
1986
(34th)
Charuhasan Tabara Shetty Tabarana Kathe Kannada [24]
1987
(35th)
Kamal Haasan Sakthivelu Nayakar [d] Nayakan Tamil [26]
1988
(36th)
Premji Raghava Chakyar Piravi Malayalam [27]
1989
(37th)
double-dagger
Mammootty  • Vaikom Muhammad Basheer [e]
 • Chandu Chekavar
 • Mathilukal
 • Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Malayalam [29]
1990
(38th)
Amitabh Bachchan Vijay Deenanath Chauhan Agneepath Hindi [30]
1991
(39th)
Mohanlal Kalliyur Gopinathan Bharatham Malayalam [31]
1992
(40th)
Mithun Chakraborty Shibnath Tahader Katha Bengali [15]
1993
(41st)
double-dagger
Mammootty  • Ponthan Mada
 • Bhaskara Patelar
 • Ponthan Mada
 • Vidheyan
Malayalam [29]
1994
(42nd)
Nana Patekar Pratap Narayan Tilak Krantiveer Hindi [32]
1995
(43rd)
Rajit Kapur Mahatma Gandhi The Making of the Mahatma English [33]
1996
(44th)
Kamal Haasan Senapathy (Indian),
Chandrabose (Chandru)
Indian Tamil [34]
1997
(45th)
dagger
Balachandra Menon Ismail Samaantharangal Malayalam [35]
1997
(45th)
dagger
Suresh Gopi Kannan Perumalayan Kaliyattam Malayalam [35]
1998
(46th)
dagger
Ajay Devgn Ajay R. Desai Zakhm Hindi [6]
1998
(46th)
dagger
Mammootty B. R. Ambedkar Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar English [6]
1999
(47th)
Mohanlal Kunjikuttan Vanaprastham Malayalam [36]
2000
(48th)
Anil Kapoor Major Jaidev Rajvansh Pukar Hindi [37]
2001
(49th)
Murali Appa Mestry Neythukaran Malayalam [38]
2002
(50th)
Ajay Devgn Bhagat Singh The Legend of Bhagat Singh Hindi [39]
2003
(51st)
Vikram Chithan Pithamagan Tamil [40]
2004
(52nd)
Saif Ali Khan Karan Kapoor Hum Tum Hindi [41]
2005
(53rd)
Amitabh Bachchan Debraj Sahai Black Hindi [42]
2006
(54th)
Soumitra Chatterjee Shashanka Palit Podokkhep Bengali [43]
2007
(55th)
Prakash Raj Vengadam Kanchivaram Tamil [44]
2008
(56th)
Upendra Limaye Tayappa Jogwa Marathi [45]
2009
(57th)
Amitabh Bachchan Auro Paa Hindi [46]
2010
(58th)
dagger
Dhanush K. P. Karuppu Aadukalam Tamil [47]
2010
(58th)
dagger
Salim Kumar Abu Adaminte Makan Abu Malayalam [47]
2011
(59th)
Girish Kulkarni Keshya Deool Marathi [48]
2012
(60th)
dagger
Irrfan Khan Paan Singh Tomar Paan Singh Tomar Hindi [4]
2012
(60th)
dagger
Vikram Gokhale Ratnakar Anumati Marathi [4]
2013
(61st)
dagger
Rajkummar Rao Shahid Azmi Shahid Hindi [49]
2013
(61st)
dagger
Suraj Venjaramoodu Father [f] Perariyathavar Malayalam [49]
2014
(62nd)
Sanchari Vijay Madesha (Vidya) Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Kannada [50]
2015
(63rd)
Amitabh Bachchan Bhashkor Banerjee Piku Hindi [51]
2016
(64th)
Akshay Kumar Commander Rustom Pavri Rustom [g] Hindi [54]
2017
(65th)
Riddhi Sen Puti Nagarkirtan Bengali [55]
2018
(66th)
dagger
Ayushmann Khurrana Akash Andhadhun Hindi [56]
2018
(66th)
dagger
Vicky Kaushal Major Vihaan Singh Shergill Uri: The Surgical Strike Hindi [56]

Footnotes

  1. ^ As of 2014, the cash prize is (US$720).[4]
  2. ^ Bachchan has been the most successful actor since 2000, having won the award three times for his performances in Black (2005), Paa (2009) and Piku (2015).[7]
  3. ^ Denotes The year in which the film was censored by the Central Board of Film Certification.
  4. ^ The character played by Kamal Haasan was loosely based on the Mumbai-based Tamil gangster Varadarajan Mudaliar.[25]
  5. ^ Mammootty played the real-life character of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer in the film that was based on an autobiographical novel of the same name by Basheer himself .[28]
  6. ^ The character remained unnamed throughout the film.
  7. ^ In interviews with The Quint and Hindustan Times, the then-jury chairman Priyadarshan stated that Kumar won the award for Rustom and Airlift, but for technical reasons only one film was mentioned in the list of winners.[52][53]

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