The National Awards are probably the most prestigious awards that anyone from the film industry could ask for. These awards are held in New Delhi and are set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Every year, the Directorate of Film Festivals helps appoint the members of the jury, and they then shortlist the winning entry for various categories from a pool of hundreds of films made all over the country, that year. On the day of the award ceremony, the winners are recognized and felicitated by the President of India.
This year, Bollywood has clearly managed to hit the jackpot by taking home the awards for the top categories at the 63rd National Film Awards. Big names from the industry such as Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan director (Kabir Khan), and Baahubali’s producers are all honored and pleased to have won this award.
To refresh your memory, we bring you a list of celebrities who have won the prestigious National Award this year.
The actor cum social activist, Shabana Azmi, has won 5 National Film Awards in the Best Actress category. She has won these awards for her roles in movies such as Ankur, Arth, Godmother, Khandar, and Paar.
The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, has won 4 National Film Awards in the Best Actor category. He won these awards for his roles in the films, Agneepath, Black, Paa, and the latest for Piku.
The actress from the film, Gangster has won 3 National Film Awards so far. She bagged 2 Best Actress awards for her role in the films, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. She also got the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Fashion.
The actor who gave us the killer disco moves has won 3 National Film Awards. He won 2 Best Actor awards for the films, Mrigayaa and Tahader Kathathe. He bagged the Best Supporting Actor for the film, Vivekananda.
This versatile actor has won 2 National Film Awards in the Best Actor category for the films, Sparsh and Paar. He also won an award for the Best Supporting Actor category for the film, Iqbal.
The Natsamrat actor, Nana Patekar, won his first National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for the film, Parinda. He later won a second award for the same category for the film, Agni Sakshi. He also bagged the Best Actor award for the film, Krantiveer.
This enigmatic actress has won the National Film Award twice in the Best Actress category for her stellar performance in the films, Maachis and Chandni Bar.
The Singham actor has won 2 National Film Awards in the Best Actor category for his brilliant performance in the heart-touching movies Zakham and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.
These are the actors who have won the National Awards several times. Although, there are many other talented actors, such as Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, and Arjun Rampal, who have won this award once but have won our hearts multiple times.