Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer

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Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer Male
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The 2019 recipient: Arijit Singh
Awarded forBest Performance by a Playback Singer Male
CountryIndia
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded Mukesh,
"Sab Kuch Seekha Humne"
Anari (1960)
Currently held by Arijit Singh,
"Ae Watan"
Raazi (2019)
Website Filmfare Awards

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.

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<i>Filmfare</i> Indian magazine specialized in Bollywood

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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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.

Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer

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.

Superlatives


SuperlativeArtistRecord
Most awards Kishore Kumar 8
Most nominations Kishore Kumar 28
Most consecutive wins Kumar Sanu 5
Most decades Udit Narayan 3
First Winner Mukesh 1960
Most nominations without ever winning KK 7
Most nominations in a single yearKishore Kumar (1985)4
Oldest winnerKishore Kumar (1986)57 (age)
Oldest nomineeKishore Kumar (1986)57 (age)
Youngest winner Arijit Singh 26 (age)
Youngest nomineeMaster 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 Indian actor/singer

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 Indian playback singer

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.

Mukesh is an epithet for the Hindu god Shiva, and literally means "conqueror of the Muka demon". It also means god of 3 worlds, heaven, hell & earth, which in turn represents Hindu god Shiva. It is commonly used as a male given name in India. People with the name Mukesh include:

Sonu Nigam Indian playback singer

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".

Shaan (singer) Indian playback singer

Shantanu Mukherjee, known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada films and a television host. He hosted the shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs, Star Voice of India and STAR Voice of India 2. In Music Ka Maha Muqabla, his team, Shaan's Strikers, finished as the runners up to Shankar Mahadevan's team. He has also sung many Nepali and Pakistani songs.

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.

Nepal country in South Asia

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.

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 .


Most Wins

RankWinnerNumber of winsNumber of nominationsYears
1 Kishore Kumar 8281970, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
2 Mohammed Rafi 6211961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1978
3 Kumar Sanu 5121991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995s
Udit Narayan 201989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002
Arijit Singh 122014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
4 Mukesh 4141960, 1971, 1973, 1977
5 Mahendra Kapoor 351964, 1968, 1975

Most Consecutive Win

RankArtistNumber of WinYear
1 Kumar Sanu 51991-1995
2 Arijit Singh 5
3 Kishore Kumar 41983-1986
2016-2019

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.

Multiple Nominees

RankSingerNo. of nominationsNo. of wins
1 Kishore Kumar 288
2 Mohammed Rafi 216
3 Udit Narayan 205
4 Sonu Nigam 162
5 Mukesh 144
6 Arijit Singh 125
7 Kumar Sanu 125
8 K K 70
9 Sukhwinder Singh 62
10 Suresh Wadkar 60
11 Mahendra Kapoor 53
12 Shaan 52
13 Mohit Chauhan 52
14 Amit Kumar 51
15 Atif Aslam 50
16 Manna Dey 41
17 K. J. Yesudas 41
18 Abhijeet Bhattacharya 41
19 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 41
20 Shabbir Kumar 40
21 Lucky Ali 31
22 Hariharan 30
23 Himesh Reshammiya 21
24 Mohammed Aziz 20
25 Vinod Rathod 20

List of winners

1950s

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.

1960s

Mukesh is the first Male Playback singer to win the award with 4 wins Mukesh 2016 stamp of India.jpg
Mukesh is the first Male Playback singer to win the award with 4 wins
Mohammed Rafi holds the record of second highest win(6 times) with 5 wins during 60's Mohammed Rafi 2016 postcard of India crop-flip.jpg
Mohammed Rafi holds the record of second highest win(6 times) with 5 wins during 60's

Note: The category for Best Playback Singer is officially divided into two separate categories to acknowledge both male and female singers individually.

1970s

1980s

Kishor Kumar hold the record of highest win (8) and second highest consecutive win 1983-1986. Kishore Kumar 2016 postcard of India (cropped).jpg
Kishor Kumar hold the record of highest win (8) and second highest consecutive win 1983-1986.

1990s

Kumar Sanu holds record of highest (5) consecutive awards and third highest win (5) with 12 nominations Kumar sanu 3 idiots.jpg
Kumar Sanu holds record of highest (5) consecutive awards and third highest win (5) with 12 nominations
Udit Narayan holds the record being nominated on 3 decades and won in all of them ( 1 in 1980s, 2 consecutive in 1990s and 2 in 2000s) with third highest nominations of filmfare (20) and third highest wins (5) UditNarayan6.jpg
Udit Narayan holds the record being nominated on 3 decades and won in all of them ( 1 in 1980s, 2 consecutive in 1990s and 2 in 2000s) with third highest nominations of filmfare (20) and third highest wins (5)

2000s

Sonu Nigam won 2 Consecutive Awards during 2000s Tri Nation Mega Concert Sonu Nigam (8389684682).jpg
Sonu Nigam won 2 Consecutive Awards during 2000s
Shaan won 2 consecutive awards during 2000s Shaan AIIC 4 1.jpg
Shaan won 2 consecutive awards during 2000s
Himesh Reshammiya is the first and only Music director to won the Best Male Playback singer award (in 2006) Himesh Reshammiya with team of 'Humshakals' at Hasee House on Star Plus.jpg
Himesh Reshammiya is the first and only Music director to won the Best Male Playback singer award (in 2006)

2010s

Ayushmann Khurrana is the only mainstream actor to win the award. AyushamannKhurrana.jpg
Ayushmann Khurrana is the only mainstream actor to win the award.
Arijit Singh hold the record of 3rd highest win with 5 awards from which 4 consecutive awards between 2016 & 2019 Arijit Singh Photo.jpg
Arijit Singh hold the record of 3rd highest win with 5 awards from which 4 consecutive awards between 2016 & 2019

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