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|Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
The 2019 recipient: Alia Bhatt
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|First awarded|| Meena Kumari, |
Baiju Bawra (1954)
|Currently held by|| Alia Bhatt, |
The Filmfare Award for Best Actress is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first given in 1954 for the films released in preceding year 1953.
Filmfare is an English-language, tabloid-sized magazine about Hindi-language cinema, popularly known as Bollywood. Established in 1952, the magazine is published by Worldwide Media, a subsidiary of The Times Group, India's largest media services conglomerate. Filmfare is one of the most popular entertainment magazine in India. Since 1954, it gives popular film awards the annual Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South and Filmfare Awards East.
The Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prestigious film events in India. The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the "Clare Awards" or "The Clares" after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
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|Actress with most awards||Nutan, Kajol||5|
|Actress with most nominations||Madhuri Dixit||14|
|Actress with all nominations in a single year||Meena Kumari (1963)||3|
|Actress with most nominations in a single year||Shabana Azmi (1984)||4|
|Actress with most consecutive year nominations||Madhuri Dixit (1989-1996)||10|
|Actress with most nominations without ever winning||Tabu||6|
|eldest nominee||Sharmila Tagore||61|
|Youngest winner||Dimple Kapadia (1973)||16|
|Youngest nominee||Dimple Kapadia (1973)||16|
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|Indicates the winner|
| Meena Kumari ||Gauri||Baiju Bawra|
|No Other Nominee|
| Meena Kumari ||Lalita||Parineeta|
|No Other Nominee|
| Kamini Kaushal ||Biraj Chakravarty||Biraj Bahu|
| Nutan ||Gauri||Seema|
|No Other Nominee|
| Nargis ||Radha||Mother India|
|No Other Nominee|
| Vyjayanthimala ||Champabai / Rajani||Sadhna|
| Nutan ||Sujata||Sujata|
|Meena Kumari||Ratna||Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan|
|Mala Sinha||Meena Khosla||Dhool Ka Phool|
| Bina Rai ||Parvati / Jamuna||Ghunghat|
|Madhubala||Anarkali||Mughal E Azam|
| Vyjayanthimala ||Dhanno||Gunga Jumna|
|Saira Banu||Rajkumari "Raj"||Junglee|
|Padmini||Kammo||Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai|
| Meena Kumari ||Chhoti Bahu||Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam|
|Meena Kumari||Aarti Gupta||Aarti|
|Gayetri Devi||Main Chup Rahungi|
| Nutan ||Kalyani||Bandini|
|Meena Kumari||Sita||Dil Ek Mandir|
| Vyjayanthimala ||Radha Khanna||Sangam|
|Mala Sinha||Jahanara Begum Sahib||Jahan Ara|
|Sadhna||Sandhya||Woh Kaun Thi?|
| Meena Kumari ||Madhavi||Kaajal|
|Mala Sinha||Phulwa||Himalay Ki God Mein|
| Waheeda Rehman ||Rosie Marco||Guide|
|Meena Kumari||Shanti||Phool Aur Patthar|
|Suchitra Sen||Devyani (Pannabai) / Suparna||Mamta|
| Nutan ||Radha R. Rai||Milan|
|Waheeda Rehman||Anjana||Ram Aur Shyam|
| Waheeda Rehman ||Rajkumari Neel Kamal / Sita Raichand||Neel Kamal|
|Nargis||Mrs. Varuna Verma / Peggy||Raat Aur Din|
|Saira Banu||Kamini Gupta||Diwana|
| Sharmila Tagore ||Vandana Tripathi||Aradhana|
|Asha Parekh||Asha Chibber||Chirag|
| Mumtaz ||Chand||Khilona|
|Sharmila Tagore||Mrs. Neela Shekhar Kapoor||Safar|
| Asha Parekh ||Madhavi (Madhu)||Kati Patang|
|Jaya Bachchan||Kusum (Guddi)||Guddi|
| Hema Malini ||Seeta/Geeta||Seeta Aur Geeta|
|Meena Kumari (posthumous)||Nargis/Sahibjaan||Pakeezah|
|Rakhee||Parvati||Aankhon Aankhon Mein|
| Jaya Bachchan ||Uma Kumar||Abhimaan|
| Dimple Kapadia ||Bobby J. Braganza||Bobby|
|Jaya Bachchan||Aarti Mathur||Koshish|
| Jaya Bachchan ||Archana Gupta||Kora Kagaz|
|Hema Malini||Sunita (Soni)||Amir Garib|
| Lakshmi ||Julie||Julie|
|Suchitra Sen||Aarti Devi||Aandhi|
|Jaya Bachchan||Mili Khanna||Mili|
| Rakhee ||Indrani (Indu) Sinha||Tapasya|
|Sharmila Tagore||Chanda Thapa/Kajli Thapa||Mausam|
|Rakhee||Pooja Khanna||Kabhie Kabhie|
| Shabana Azmi ||Saudamini (Mini)||Swami|
|Hema Malini||Aarti Sanyal||Kinara|
|Smita Patil||Usha (Urvashi) Dalvi||Bhumika|
| Nutan ||Sanjukta Chouhan||Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki|
|Rakhee||Mrs. Aarti Gupta||Trishna|
|Zeenat Aman||Rupa||Satyam Shivam Sundaram|
|Ranjeeta Kaur||Lily Fernandes||Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se|
| Jaya Bachchan ||Geeta||Nauker|
|Jaya Prada||Hema Pradhan||Sargam|
|Poonam Dhillon||Noorie Nabi||Noorie|
|Rakhee Gulzar||Rama Sharma||Sargam|
| Rekha ||Manju Dayal||Khubsoorat|
|Shabana Azmi||Nima Chaudhary||Thodisi Bewafaii|
|Zeenat Aman||Bharti Saxena||Insaaf Ka Tarazu|
|Rekha||Gauri Singh Verma||Judaai|
| Smita Patil ||Amma||Chakra|
|Rakhee Gulzar||Sharda Balraj Kohli||Baseraa|
|Rati Agnihotri||Sapna||Ek Duuje Ke Liye|
|Jaya Bachchan||Shobha Malhotra||Silsila|
|Rekha||Gauri Singh Verma||Umrao Jaan|
| Padmini Kolhapure ||Manorama "Rama"||Prem Rog|
|Rakhee Gulzar||Sheetal Kumar||Shakti|
|Salma Agha||Niloufer Bano / Habiba Shabhnam Rehmani||Nikaah|
|Rekha||Sangeeta Shrivastav||Jeevan Dhaara|
| Shabana Azmi ||Mrs. Pooja Inder Malhotra||Arth|
|Shabana Azmi||Radha Kishen||Avtaar|
|Indu D. Malhotra||Masoom|
| Shabana Azmi ||Bhavna Saxena||Bhavna|
|Smita Patil||Rajni V. Deshmukh||Aaj Ki Awaaz|
|Rohini Hattangadi||Parvati Pradhan||Saaransh|
| Dimple Kapadia ||Mona D'Silva||Saagar|
|Mandakini||Ganga Singh||Ram Teri Ganga Maili|
|Jaya Prada||Yashoda / Asha||Sanjog|
|Padmini Kolhapure||Preeti B. Pratap||Pyaar Jhukta Nahin|
| Rekha ||Aarti Verma / Jyoti||Khoon Bhari Maang|
|Juhi Chawla||Rashmi||Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak|
| Sridevi ||Anju Das / Manju Das||ChaalBaaz|
|Madhuri Dixit||Lakshmi M. Rao||Prem Pratigyaa|
|Bhagyashree||Suman||Maine Pyaar Kiya|
| Madhuri Dixit ||Madhu Mehra||Dil|
|Meenakshi Seshadri||Meena S. Verma||Jurm|
| Sridevi ||Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar||Lamhe|
|Madhuri Dixit||Pooja Saxena||Saajan|
|Rekha||Namrata Singh||Phool Bane Angaray|
| Madhuri Dixit ||Saraswati||Beta|
|Sridevi||Benazir / Mehndi||Khuda Gawah|
|Juhi Chawla||Radha / Rita||Bol Radha Bol|
| Juhi Chawla ||Vaijanti Iyer||Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke|
|Madhuri Dixit||Gangotri "Ganga" Singh||Khalnayak|
|Meenakshi Seshadri||Damini Gupta||Damini|
| Madhuri Dixit ||Nisha Chaudhary||Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!|
|Kajol||Sapna Banerjee||Yeh Dillagi|
|Manisha Koirala||Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak||1942: A Love Story|
|Madhuri Dixit||Shivani Chopra||Anjaam|
| Kajol ||Simran Singh||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge|
|Madhuri Dixit||Madhu Garewal||Raja|
|Manisha Koirala||Kiran Kumar||Akele Hum Akele Tum|
|Urmila Matondkar||Mili Joshi||Rangeela|
| Karisma Kapoor ||Aarti Sehgal||Raja Hindustani|
|Manisha Koirala||Annie J. Braganza||Khamoshi: The Musical|
|Tabu||Virender "Veeru" Kaur||Maachis|
|Juhi Chawla||Priya Bhatia||Daraar|
|Seema Biswas||Phoolan Devi||Bandit Queen|
| Madhuri Dixit ||Pooja||Dil Toh Pagal Hai|
|Juhi Chawla||Seema Kapoor||Yes Boss|
|Mahima Chaudhry||Kusum Ganga||Pardes|
| Kajol ||Anjali Sharma||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
|Manisha Koirala||Moina alias Meghna||Dil Se...|
|Kajol||Sonia / Naina Saigal||Dushman|
|Sanjana||Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha|
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