National Award for Best Actor

Here is a list of Bollywood Actors who got the Best Actor trophy in National Award.

National Film Award

The National Film Award is the most trustworthy award presented for the film industry by Indian Govt. It established in the year 1954. The President of India handed over this award to the winners. Though it is considered as equivalent to the Academy Award but my personal opinion is the standard of this award is much higher than the Academy Award.

List of Best Actor National Award Winners


In the history of around 50 years of the award ceremony, the National Award for Best Actor has been handed over to many personalities, starting from Hindi to Tamil to Malayalam film actors. Let's point out the prominent Bollywood personalities who got this award for their contribution to Bollywood.

1. Ashok Kumar, famously known as "Dadamuni" got the award in 1969 for the movie "Aashirwaad".
2. Utpal Dutt got this award in the year 1970 for his movie "Bhuvan Shome". The least known part about this movie is; this is the debutant movie of Amitabh Bacchan. Though he has not acted in this movie, his voice has been used in the background.
3. Sanjeeb Kumar got his first National Award for "Dastak" in 1971 and than for his brilliant performance in "Koshish" in 1973.
4. The least known actor "Sadhu Meher" got his national award in the year 1975 for the movie "Ankur".
5. Mithun Chakravarty got his first national award in his debutant hindi movie "Mrigaya" in the year 1977. Later he again acclaimed the award for his negative role in "Jallad", supporting role in "Swami Vivekanand" and one more Best Actor National Award for one of his Bengalee movie.
6. Naseeruddin Shah got his first first National Award in the year 1980 for his performance in "Sparsh", later again he hit the bull's eye with "Paar" in the year 1985.
7. The acclaimed actor "Om Puri" got his first National Award for the movie "Arohan" in 1982; again he repeated the feat in "Ardha Satya" in 1984.
8. Sashi Kapoor got his National Award in the year 1985 for his movie "New Delhi Times".
9. The star of the Millenium "Amitabh Bacchan" got his first National Award in the year 1991 for his movie "Agneepath", he repeated the feature again in 2006 and 2010 for his movies "Black" and "Paa".
10. Nana Patekar got his first National Award in the year 1995 for "Krantiveer".
11. Ajay Devgan got his first National Award in the year 1999 for his movie "Zakhm", he again got the taste of this award in 2003 for his movie "The Legend of Bhagat Singh".
12. Anil Kapoor got his only National Award in 2001 for his brilliant performance in the movie "Pukar".
13. Controversially Saif Ali Khan also got National Award for his performance in "Hum Tum" in the year 2005.

Some Other Facts About National Award

Shabana Aazmi got the maximum number of National Award in the category of Best Actress. She got the award 4 times, for her performance in Ankur, Arth, Khandhar and Paar.

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Guest Author: Sushila31 Mar 2011

This article is crisp, clean, informative and well-presented too.

Looking forward to see many more such informative articles.


Guest Author: Rashmita02 Apr 2011

Thanks for the appreciation Sushila Mam. I will try my best.

Guest Author: Amisha Patel02 Apr 2011


National Award,
I saw that sometime it goes in that people hand
who are not suitable for it.
just like Saif got this award.

I am shocked for watching that News.

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