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|Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
The 2020 recipient: Amruta Subhash
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|First awarded||Usha Kiran |
|Currently held by||Amruta Subhash |
Gully Boy (2020)
The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting 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 supporting role. Although the Filmfare awards started in 1954, awards for the Best Supporting Actress category started the following year 1955.
|Actress with most awards||Nirupa Roy
|Actress with most nominations||Aruna Irani||10|
|Actress with most nominations without ever winning||Bindu||7|
|Actress with most nominations in a single year||Shubha Khote (1961)
Smita Patil (1983)
Sushmita Sen (1999)
Rani Mukerji (2004)
Kirron Kher (2007)
Konkona Sen Sharma (2007)
Seema Bhargava Pahwa (2018)
|Oldest winner||Surekha Sikri||74|
|Oldest nominee||Kamini Kaushal||93|
|Youngest winner||Ayesha Kapur||11|
- Five actresses: Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Supriya Pathak hold the record of maximum awards (3) each. Six actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Shashikala, Simi Garewal, Raakhee, Rohini Hattangadi, Aruna Irani and Konkona Sen Sharma.
- Four actresses have won the award in consecutive years: Shashikala (1963–1964), Supriya Pathak (1982–1983), Jaya Bachchan (2001–2002), and Konkona Sen Sharma (2007–2008).
- Aruna Irani holds the record of maximum nominations (10), followed by Raakhee / Shashikala (8), Farida Jalal / Bindu / Rani Mukerji (7) and Rekha (6).
- Shashikala holds the record of most consecutive nominations with 6 between 1963 and 1967, being nominated twice in 1967, winning twice in 1963 and 1964.
- Nine actresses hold the record of maximum nominations in a single year. In chronological order, they are: Shubha Khote (1962), Shashikala (1967), Nutan (1974), Bindu (1975), Smita Patil (1984), Sushmita Sen (2000), Rani Mukerji (2005), Kirron Kher (2007), Konkona Sen Sharma (2008) and Seema Bhargava Pahwa (2018). Among these, Sushmita Sen, Rani Mukerji and Konkona Sen Sharma won the awards in their respective years. The other six thus hold the record of not winning despite having multiple nominations, in a particular year.
- Bindu holds the record of maximum nominations without ever winning, with 7, followed by Waheeda Rehman with 5 nominations and Reema Lagoo, Tanvi Azmi and Ratna Pathak Shah with 4 nominations each.
- Jaya Bachchan, who won 3 awards among 3 nominations, holds the record of winning maximum awards, without ever losing, whenever been nominated. Bachchan also holds the record of maximum awards in minimum time, winning thrice in four years. She won in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
- Surekha Sikri, in 2019, became the eldest winner at age 74, whilst Ayesha Kapur, became the youngest winner and youngest nominee, at age 11. Kamini Kaushal, in 2020, became the eldest nominee at age 93 for her role in the movie Kabir Singh.
- Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are the only siblings who have both won the award.
- There was no repeat winner in the 1950s, on the contrary in the '60s three actresses had two wins, namely, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala and Simi Garewal. Again, '70s had no repeat wins, but Supriya Pathak achieved two consecutive wins in the '80s. Farida Jalal followed suit with two wins in the '90s. Jaya Bachchan took over in the 2000s with three wins. Until now, no actress is leading the 2010s.
- Vyjayanthimala was the first actress to win both Best Actress Award and Best Supporting Actress Award. She was also the first person to refuse a Filmfare Award for her role in Devdas (1955) which then followed by Reena Roy for her role in Apnapan (1977). Both refused it citing that their roles were leading and not supporting.
- Only once have siblings been nominated for the award during the same year: Ratna Pathak and Supriya Pathak in 2011.
- Fourteen actresses who have won both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards include Vyjayanthimala, Raakhee, Padmini Kolhapure, Nutan, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Karisma Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Shabana Azmi. Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year (2005).
- Two actresses were nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards for the same performance: Nutan for Saudagar (1974) and for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1979) and Raakhee for Doosra Aadmi (1978); Nutan won Best Actress award for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1979).
- Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji are the overall most nominated performers in the female acting categories, with 17 nominations overall. Dixit has 14 for Best Actress and 3 for Best Supporting Actress, while Mukerji has 10 for Best Actress and 7 for Best Supporting Actress.
- Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses to win Filmfare Awards in five different categories, while Kangana Ranaut has won in four categories. All the three actresses have won Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Female Debut awards once each. Kapoor won twice, while Chopra and Ranaut won once each in the Best Actress (Critics) category. Kapoor and Chopra also won one Special Award and one Best Villain Award, respectively. Kapoor, Chopra and Ranaut, thus have 6, 5 and 4 Filmfare Awards respectively.
- 3 Wins: Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Supriya Pathak
- 2 Wins: Shashikala, Simi Garewal, Raakhee, Rohini Hattangadi, Aruna Irani, Konkona Sen Sharma
- 10 Nominations : Aruna Irani
- 8 Nominations : Raakhee, Shashikala
- 7 Nominations : Bindu, Farida Jalal, Rani Mukerji
- 6 Nominations : Rekha
- 5 Nominations : Helen, Lalita Pawar, Supriya Pathak, Waheeda Rehman
List of winners
|Year||Photos of winners||Actor||Role(s)||Film|
|No Other Nominee|
|Suryakumari||Raj Rani||Uran Khatola|
|No Other Nominee|
|Nalini Jaywant||Kishori||Kala Pani|
|Lalita Pawar||Rukmini Singh||Parvarish|
|Leela Chitnis||Mohan's mother||Sadhna|
- 1990 Raakhee – Ram Lakhan as Mrs. Sharda Pratap Singh
- 1991 Rohini Hattangadi – Agneepath as Suhasini Chavan
- 1992 Farida Jalal – Henna as Bibi Gul
- 1993 Aruna Irani – Beta as Laxmi Devi
- 1994 Amrita Singh – Aaina as Roma Mathur
- 1995 Dimple Kapadia – Krantiveer as Megha Dixit
- 1996 Farida Jalal – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Lajwanti Singh
- 1997 Rekha – Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi as Madam Maya
- 1998 Karisma Kapoor – Dil To Pagal Hai as Nisha
- 1999 Rani Mukerji – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Tina Malhotra
- 2000 Sushmita Sen – Biwi No.1 as Rupali Kapoor
- 2001 Jaya Bachchan – Fiza as Nishatbi Ikramullah
- 2002 Jaya Bachchan – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Nandini Y. Raichand
- 2003 Madhuri Dixit – Devdas as Chandramukhi
- 2004 Jaya Bachchan – Kal Ho Naa Ho as Jennifer Kapur
- 2005 Rani Mukerji – Yuva as Sashi L. Singh
- 2006 Ayesha Kapur – Black as Michelle McNally
- 2007 Konkona Sen Sharma – Omkara as Indu Tyagi
- 2008 Konkona Sen Sharma – Life in a... Metro as Shruti Ghosh
- 2009 Kangana Ranaut – Fashion as Shonali Gujral
- 2010 Kalki Koechlin – Dev.D as Lené/Chanda (Chandramukhi)
- 2011 Kareena Kapoor – We Are Family as Shreya Arora
- 2012 Rani Mukerji – No One Killed Jessica as Meera Gaity
- 2013 Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan as Akira Rai
- 2014 Supriya Pathak – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as Dhankor 'Baa' Sanera
- 2015 Tabu – Haider as Ghazala Meer
- 2016 Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani as Kashibai
- 2017 Shabana Azmi - Neerja as Rama Bhanot
- 2018 Meher Vij - Secret Superstar as Najma Malik
- 2019 Surekha Sikri – Badhaai Ho as Durga Devi Kaushik
|Year||Photos of winners||Actor||Role(s)||Film|
|Amruta Subhash||Razia Ahmed||Gully Boy|
|Kamini Kaushal||Sadhna Kaur (Dadi)||Kabir Singh|
|Madhuri Dixit||Bahaar Begum||Kalank|
|Seema Pahwa||Aanra (Mausi)||Bala|
|Amrita Singh||Rani Kaur||Badla|
|Zaira Wasim||Aisha Chaudhary||The Sky Is Pink|
- Miglani, Surendra (13 February 2005). "Hits and misses". The Tribune. Retrieved 8 August 2011.