National Film Award for Best Actress


National Film Award for Best Actress
National Film Award for Best Actress
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Presented by President of India
Location Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Country India India
Reward Rajat Kamal (silver lotus) and INR50,000
First awarded 1968
Last awarded 2011
Currently held by Saranya Ponvannan
Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar
Official website dff.nic.in

The National Film Award for Best Actress (officially known as Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actress) is an honor presented annually at the National Film Awards of India to an actress who has delivered the best performance in a leading role within the Indian film industry.[1] The award was first given in 1968.[2]

The first recipient was Nargis Dutt from Bollywood, who was honored at the 15th National Film Award (1968) for her performance in Raat Aur Din[3] The actresses who have won it the most in this category are Shabana Azmi - with five wins,[4] followed by Sharada with three. Four actresses—Smita Patil, Archana, Shobhana and Tabu—have won the award twice.

Archana is the only actress to be honoured on two occasions for performing in two different languages. She got her first award for the Tamil film Veedu in 1988 and the second in 1989 for the Telugu film Daasi. Monisha Unni was the youngest actress to win this honour when she won the award for the Malayalam film Nakhakshathangal in 1987.[5]

The most recent recipients were Saranya Ponvannan (Tamil) and Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar (Marathi), who were honored at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony (2011) for their performances in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru and Baboo Band Baaja, respectively.[6]

List of recipients

*
Indicates a joint award for that year
Year Image Recipient(s) Film Language Ref.
2011* Saranya Ponvannan
Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar
Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
Baboo Band Baaja
Tamil
Marathi
[7]
2010 Ananya Chatterjee Abahoman Bengali [8]
2009 Priyanka chopra at filmfare launch.jpg Priyanka Chopra Fashion Hindi [9]
2008 Umashree.jpg Umashree Gulabi Talkies Kannada [10]
2007 Priyamani.jpg Priyamani Paruthi Veeran Tamil [11]
2006 Sarika.jpg Sarika Parzania English [12]
2005 Tara Hasina Kannada [13]
2004 Meera Jasmine 2011 Ma .jpg Meera Jasmine Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam Malayalam [14]
2003 Konkona Sen Sharma.jpg Konkona Sen Sharma Mr. and Mrs. Iyer English [15]
2002* Tabu at the release of Filhaal.jpg
Shobana Chandrakumar.jpg
Tabu
Shobhana
Chandni Bar
Mitr, My Friend
Hindi
English
[16]
2001 Raveena Tandon.jpg Raveena Tandon Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence Hindi [17]
2000 Kirron Kher Bariwali Bengali [17]
1999 Shabana Azmi, Davos.jpg Shabana Azmi Godmother Hindi [18]
1998* -
Ritu1.jpg
Indrani Haldar
Rituparna Sengupta
Dahan Bengali [19]
1997 Tabu at the release of Filhaal.jpg Tabu Maachis Hindi [20]
1996 Seema Biswas Bandit Queen Hindi [21]
1995 Debashree Roy Unishe April Bengali [22]
1994 Shobana Chandrakumar.jpg Shobhana Manichithrathazhu Malayalam [23][24]
1993 Dimple kapadia 54.jpg Dimple Kapadia Rudaali Hindi [25][26]
1992 Moloya Goswami Firingoti Assamese [27]
1991 Vijayashanti Karthavyam Telugu [28]
1990 Sreelekha Mukherji Parshuramer Kuthar Bengali
1989 100px Archana Daasi Telugu [28]
1988 100px Archana Veedu Tamil [29]
1987 Monisha Unni Nakhakshathangal Malayalam
1986 Suhasini Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil [30][31]
1985 Shabana Azmi, Davos.jpg Shabana Azmi Paar Hindi [32]
1984 Shabana Azmi, Davos.jpg Shabana Azmi Khandhar Hindi [32]
1983 Shabana Azmi, Davos.jpg Shabana Azmi Arth Hindi [32]
1982 Bollywood actress Rekha FilmiTadka..JPG Rekha Umrao Jaan Urdu [33]
1981 Smita Patil.jpg Smita Patil Chakra Hindi [34]
1980 Shobha Pasi Tamil [35]
1979 Sharada Nimajjanam Telugu [28]
1978 Smita Patil.jpg Smita Patil Bhumika Hindi [34]
1977 Lakshmi Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal Tamil
1976 Sharmila Tagor.jpg Sharmila Tagore Mausam Hindi [36]
1975 Shabana Azmi, Davos.jpg Shabana Azmi Ankur Hindi [32]
1974 Nandini Bhaktavatsala Kaadu Kannada [37]
1973 Sharada Swayamvaram Malayalam [38]
1972 Waheeda Rehman 75.jpg Waheeda Rehman Reshma Aur Shera Hindi
1971 Rehana Sultan Dastak Hindi [39]
1970 Madhabi Mukherjee Dibratrir Kabya Bengali
1969 Sharada Thulabharam Malayalam [40]
1968 Nargis Dutt Raat Aur Din Hindi [41]

Notes

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