|Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer Male|
The 2019 recipient: Arijit Singh
|Awarded for||Best Performance by a Playback Singer Male|
|First awarded|| Mukesh, |
"Sab Kuch Seekha Humne"
|Currently held by|| Arijit Singh, |
The Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award is given by Indian film magazine Filmfare as a part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male playback singer who has delivered an outstanding performance in a film song.
The cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across India, 900,000 more than Hollywood. Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad are the major centres of film production in India.
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.
Although the Filmfare Awards started in 1954, awards for the best playback singer category started in 1959. From inception of the category through 1967, both the female and male singers used to compete for a single award, after which separate categories were created for female and male singers respectively.
The Filmfare Best Female Playback Award is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a female playback singer who has delivered an outstanding performance in a film song.
|Most awards||Kishore Kumar||8|
|Most nominations||Kishore Kumar||28|
|Most consecutive wins||Kumar Sanu||5|
|Most decades||Udit Narayan||3|
|Most nominations without ever winning||KK||7|
|Most nominations in a single year||Kishore Kumar (1985)||4|
|Oldest winner||Kishore Kumar (1986)||57 (age)|
|Oldest nominee||Kishore Kumar (1986)||57 (age)|
|Youngest winner||Arijit Singh||26 (age)|
|Youngest nominee||Master Vignesh (2005)||11 (age)|
Kishore Kumar won the award the maximum number of times 8 in this category, whereas Mohammad Rafi won it 6 times. Three singers: Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Arijit Singh have won the award five times each. Mukesh has won this award four times. Mahendra Kapoor have won it thrice.
Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered as one of the most popular and successful singers of Hindi film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success lies in the fact that his voice used to hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point.
Kedarnath Bhattacharya, better known as Kumar Sanu, is a leading Indian playback singer and music director of Bengali background, popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. In 2009, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his achievements. Sanu notably holds the Guinness World Record for most songs recorded by a singer in 24 hours with 28.
Udit Narayan is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured mainly in Bollywood movies of Hindi language. He has also sung in various other languages including Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri and Tamil. He has won 5 National Film Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards with 20 nominations among many others. He had to struggle a lot even after his debut in 1980 in Bollywood playback. He got to sing with legends Mohammed Rafi in his Bollywood Playback debut in movie Unees-Bees in 1980 and also with Kishore Kumar in the 1980s. He finally made his mark in 1988 movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, his song "Papa Kehte Hain" was his notable performance which earned him his first Filmfare Award in the 1980s and he established himself in Bollywood Playback Singing. He is the only male singer in the history of the Filmfare Awards to have won in over three decades.
Mohammad Rafi dominated the 60's with 5 wins. Kishore Kumar & Mukesh had the highest win during 70's winning the award 3 times each. Kishore Kumar continued domination during 80's with 5 wins. Kumar Sanu ruled the 90's with 5 consecutive wins. The decade 2000-09 was evenly divided between Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam & Shaan with 2 wins each. Arijit Singh dominated 2010's with 5 wins.
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Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, composer, live performer, host and actor. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Kannada language films. He has also sung in English, Bengali, Manipuri, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Tulu, Assamese, Odia, Nepali, Maithili, Malayalam and various Indian languages. Nigam has also released Indian pop albums and acted in a number of films. He has been one of the highest paid Indian singers. He is often regarded as a "Modern Rafi" and is now considered as one of the most versatile singers of the Hindi film industry. He is also regarded as the "Lord of Chords".
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Kishore Kumar has most nomination (28) followed by Mohammad Rafi (21) and Udit Narayan (20) . Others Sonu Nigam (16) , Mukesh (14), Kumar Sanu (12) & Arijit Singh (12)
Udit Narayan holds a unique record of receiving nominations in this category in 3 different decades ( 1980s , 1990s and 2000s ) and getting award in all 3 different decades also the only singer of different origin (Nepali) to win 5 times till date.
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Kumar Sanu holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh won the award four times in a row from 1983 to 1986 and 2016 to 2019 respectively.
Himesh Reshammiya became the first music director to win this award in 2006.
Ayushmann Khurrana is the only Actor to win the award in 2013.
Two singers have achieved the feat of receiving all the nominations of this category in a particular year: Mohammed Rafi was the single nominee in 1969, having all the three nominations to his credit, while Kishore Kumar was the single nominee in 1985, having all the four nominations to his credit. Incidentally, Kishore Kumar's all nominated songs were from a single movie, Sharaabi .
|Rank||Winner||Number of wins||Number of nominations||Years|
|1||Kishore Kumar||8||28||1970, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986|
|2||Mohammed Rafi||6||21||1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1978|
|3||Kumar Sanu||5||12||1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995s|
|Udit Narayan||20||1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002|
|Arijit Singh||12||2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|4||Mukesh||4||14||1960, 1971, 1973, 1977|
|5||Mahendra Kapoor||3||5||1964, 1968, 1975|
|Rank||Artist||Number of Win||Year|
Rank of singers above is according to total number of Consecutive wins. The top 3 singers of All time are:-Kumar Sanu, who holds the record for most consecutive wins, winning all of his five awards from 1991 to 1995. Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh won the award four times in a row from 1983 to 1986 and 2016 to 2019 respectively.
|Rank||Singer||No. of nominations||No. of wins|
|17||K. J. Yesudas||4||1|
|19||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4||1|
Note: The category for Best Playback Singer was established in 1959, and until 1966 both male and female singers used to compete for a single award.
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