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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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The Filmfare Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi (Bollywood) films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first given in 1954. As of 2016, Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan lead the list, with eight wins each. In January 2017, Rishi Kapoor confessed that he had purchased the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (for Bobby) in 1974 for Rs.30,000.



Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, with eight wins, have more Best Actor awards than any other actor. Amitabh Bachchan has five wins, Hrithik Roshan has four wins, and Rajesh Khanna, Naseeruddin Shah and Aamir Khan have three wins each. Seven actors have won the award twice in chronological order they are Raj Kapoor, Suneel Dutt, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor Dilip Kumar also holds the record for most consecutive wins, having won the award for three years in a row from 1956 to 1958. Six other actors have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Rajesh Khanna (1971–72), Sanjeev Kumar (1976–77), Amitabh Bachchan (1978–79), Naseeruddin Shah (1981–82), Shah Rukh Khan (1998–99), and Ranbir Kapoor (2012–13).

Actors who have won both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards include Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar, Farhan Akhtar and Rishi Kapoor.

Three actors were nominated for both these awards, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, for the same performance: Raaj Kumar for Kaajal (1967), Ashok Kumar for Aashirwad (1970) and Kamal Haasan for Saagar (1986). On both occasions, Ashok Kumar and Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor award and Raaj Kumar won the Best Supporting Actor award.

Nine actors have won the Best Actor award in both the Popular and Critics categories; in chronological order they are; Anupam Kher, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor are the actors who won both these Best Actor awards (Popular and Critics) in the same year. Shah Rukh Khan (1994), Hrithik Roshan (2004), Amitabh Bachchan (2006) and Ranbir Kapoor (2012).

Three actors have won the award for their debut performances: Rishi Kapoor for Bobby (1974), Anupam Kher for Saaransh (1985) and Hrithik Roshan for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2001). Other actors who got nominated in this category for their debut performances are Sunny Deol for Betaab (1984) and Darsheel Safary for Taare Zameen Par (2008), who, at the age of 11, became the youngest Best Actor nominee in the history of Filmfare.

Aamir Khan has the highest number of consecutive nominations, having been nominated for the Award every year from 1989 till 1997, eventually winning 9th time for Raja Hindustani in 1997. Followed by Amitabh Bachchan being nominated consecutive eight times from 1976 to 1983 having total 15 nominations and winning the award twice in 1978 and 1979.

Dilip Kumar achieved supremacy in 1950s with four wins and continued domination in 1960s with three wins. Rajesh Khanna took over in the 1970s with three wins. Naseeruddin Shah emerged successful in the 1980s with three wins. Shah Rukh Khan garnered triumph with four wins in the 1990s. Hrithik Roshan had four wins in 2000s which were the highest. Ranbir Kapoor is leading the 2010s with two wins to his credit.

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan hold the record for the highest number of Best Actor nominations in a single year. Amitabh Bachchan has been nominated thrice in 1979 and 1983 and Shah Rukh Khan in 2005. Moreover, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are the most awarded actors in the overall acting categories, with eight awards each: Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan are the winners of eight Best Actor awards, and Amitabh Bachchan is the winner of five Best Actor awards and three Best Supporting Actor awards. Amitabh Bachchan is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall.

Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are the only actors to be nominated twice for the same role. Hrithik Roshan achieved this feat twice; he was nominated for his role as Krishna Mehra in 2007 and 2014, and for his role as Rohit Mehra in 2004 and 2014 (he won in 2004). Shah Rukh Khan was nominated in 2007 and 2012 for his portrayal of the titular character in Don and Salman Khan was nominated in 2011 and 2013 for his role as Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg and Dabangg 2 respectively.

Multiple nominees

  • 32 Nominations: Amitabh Bachchan
  • 23 Nominations: Shah Rukh Khan
  • 19 Nominations: Dilip Kumar, Aamir Khan
  • 13 Nominations: Rajesh Khanna, Hrithik Roshan
  • 11 Nominations: Sanjeev Kumar, Salman Khan
  • 8 Nominations: Ranbir Kapoor
  • 7 Nominations: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn,
  • 6 Nominations: Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Naseeruddin Shah
  • 5 Nominations: Sunny Deol, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor
  • 4 Nominations: Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Kamal Hassan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor
  • 3 Nominations: Ashok Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nana Patekar, Abhishek Bachchan
  • 2 Nominations: Bharat Bhushan, Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Amol Palekar, Raj Babbar, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpai, Saif Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh
  • Multiple winners

  • 8 Wins: Dilip Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan
  • 5 Wins: Amitabh Bachchan
  • 4 Wins: Hrithik Roshan ,
  • 3 Wins: Rajesh Khanna, Naseeruddin Shah , Aamir Khan
  • 2 Wins: Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor
  • 1950s

  • 1954 Dilip Kumar – Daag as Shankar
  • 1955 Bharat Bhushan – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • 1956 Dilip Kumar – Azaad as Abdul Rahim Khan
  • Bharat Bhushan – Mirza Ghalib as Mirza Ghalib
  • Dev Anand – Munimji as Kala Ghodaa
  • 1957 Dilip Kumar – Devdas as Devdas Mukherjee
  • Raj Kapoor – Jagte Raho as Peasant
  • 1958 Dilip Kumar – Naya Daur as Shankar
  • 1959 Dev Anand – Kala Pani as Karan Mehra
  • Dilip Kumar – Madhumati as Anand/Deven
  • Raj Kapoor – Phir Subah Hogi as Raam Babu
  • 1960s

  • 1960 Raj Kapoor – Anari as Raj Kumar
  • Dev Anand – Love Marriage as Sunil Kumar
  • Dilip Kumar – Paigham as Ratan Lal
  • 1961 Dilip Kumar – Kohinoor as Rajkumar Dhivendra Pratap Bahadur Chandrabhan
  • Dev Anand – Kala Bazar as Raghuvir
  • Raj Kapoor – Chhalia as Chhalia
  • 1962 Raj Kapoor – Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai as Raju
  • Dev Anand – Hum Dono as Capt. Anand/Major. Manohar Lal Verma
  • Dilip Kumar – Gunga Jumna as Gungaram
  • 1963 Ashok Kumar – Rakhi as Raj Kumar
  • Guru Dutt – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam as Atulya "Bhootnath" Chakraborty
  • Shammi Kapoor – Professor as Pritam Khanna
  • 1964 Sunil Dutt – Mujhe Jeene Do as Thakhur Jernail Singh
  • Ashok Kumar – Gumrah as Barrister Ashok
  • Rajendra Kumar – Dil Ek Mandir as Dr. Dharmesh
  • 1965 Dilip Kumar – Leader as Vijay Khanna
  • Rajendra Kumar – Ayee Milan Ki Bela as Shyam
  • Raj Kapoor – Sangam as Lt. Sunder Khanna
  • 1966 Sunil Dutt – Khandan as Govind S. Lal
  • Raaj Kumar – Kaajal as Moti
  • Rajendra Kumar – Arzoo as Gopal/Sarju
  • 1967 Dev Anand – Guide as Raju
  • Dharmendra – Phool Aur Patthar as Shakti "Shaaka" Singh
  • Dilip Kumar – Dil Diya Dard Liya as Shankar/Rajasahab
  • 1968 Dilip Kumar – Ram Aur Shyam as Ram / Shyam
  • Manoj Kumar – Upkar as Bharat
  • Sunil Dutt – Milan as Gopikishan 'Gopi'
  • 1969 Shammi Kapoor – Brahmachari as Brahmachari
  • Dilip Kumar – Aadmi as Rajesh Saab
  • Dilip Kumar – Sunghursh as Kundan S. Prasad
  • 1970s

  • 1970 Ashok kumar – Aashirwad as Shivnath 'Joggi Thakur' Choudhary
  • Rajesh Khanna – Aradhana as Arun / Suraj Prasad Saxena
  • Rajesh Khanna – Ittefaq as Dilip Roy
  • 1971 Rajesh Khanna – Sachaa Jhutha as Bhola/Ranjit Kumar
  • Dilip Kumar – Gopi as Gopiram 'Gopi'
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Khilona as Vijay Kamal Singh
  • 1972 Rajesh Khanna – Anand as Anand Saigal
  • Dharmendra – Mera Gaon Mera Desh as Ajit
  • Rajesh Khanna – Kati Patang as Kamal Sinha
  • 1973 Manoj Kumar – Be-Imaan as Mohan
  • Rajesh Khanna – Amar Prem as Anand Babu
  • Rajesh Khanna – Dushmun as Surjit Singh
  • 1974 Rishi Kapoor – Bobby as Raj Nath
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Zanjeer as Insp. Vijay Khanna
  • Dharmendra – Yaadon Ki Baaraat as Shankar
  • Rajesh Khanna – Daag: A Poem of Love as Sunil Kohli
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Koshish as Hari Charan Mathur
  • 1975 Rajesh Khanna – Avishkaar as Amar
  • Dharmendra – Resham Ki Dori as Ajit Singh
  • Dilip Kumar – Sagina as Sagina
  • Manoj Kumar – Roti Kapda Aur Makaan as Bharat
  • Rajesh Khanna – Prem Nagar as Chhotey Kunver Karan U. Singh
  • 1976 Sanjeev Kumar – Aandhi as J.K
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Deewaar as Vijay Verma
  • Manoj Kumar – Sanyasi as Ram Rai
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Sholay as Thakur Baldev Singh
  • Uttam Kumar – Amanush as Madhusudan Roy Chaudhary
  • 1977 Sanjeev Kumar – Arjun Pandit as Arjun Pandit
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Kabhi Kabhie as Amitabh Malhotra
  • Amol Palekar – Chhoti Si Baat as Arun Pradeep
  • Dilip Kumar – Bairaag as Kailash / Bholenath
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Mausam as Dr. Amarnath Gill
  • 1978 Amitabh Bachchan – Amar Akbar Anthony as Anthony Gonzalves
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Adalat as Thakur Dharam Chand / Raju
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Yehi Hai Zindagi as Anand Narayan
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Zindagi as Raghu Shukla
  • Vinod Khanna – Shaque as Vinod Joshi
  • 1979 Amitabh Bachchan – Don as Don / Vijay
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Muqaddar Ka Sikandar as Sikandar
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Trishul as Vijay Kumar
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Devata as Tony/Tarun Kumar Gupta
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Pati Patni Aur Woh as Ranjeet Chhadha
  • 1980s

  • 1980 Amol Palekar – Gol Maal as Ram/Laxman Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Kaala Patthar as Vijay Pal Singh
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Mr. Natwarlal as Natwarlal
  • Rajesh Khanna – Amar Deep as Raja / Sonu
  • Rishi Kapoor – Sargam as Raju
  • 1981 Naseeruddin Shah – Aakrosh as Bhaskar Kulkarni
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Dostana as Vijay Varma
  • Raj Babbar – Insaaf Ka Tarazu as Ramesh R. Gupta
  • Rajesh Khanna – Thodisi Bewafaii as Arun Kumar Choudhary
  • Shatrughan Sinha – Dostana as Ravi Kapoor
  • Vinod Khanna – Qurbani as Amar
  • 1982 Naseeruddin Shah – Chakra as Looka
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Lawaaris as Heera
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Silsila as Amit Malhotra
  • Kamal Haasan – Ek Duuje Ke Liye as S. Vasudevan 'Vasu'
  • Rajesh Khanna – Dard as Deepak Srivastav / Vikas
  • 1983 Dilip Kumar – Shakti as DCP Ashwini Kumar
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Bemisal as Dr. Sudhir Roy / Adhir Roy
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Namak Halaal as Arjun Singh
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Shakti as Vijay Kumar
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Bazaar as Salim
  • Rishi Kapoor – Prem Rog as Devdhar 'Dev'
  • Sanjeev Kumar – Angoor as Ashok R. Tilak
  • 1984 Naseeruddin Shah – Masoom as D. K. Malhotra
  • Kamal Haasan – Sadma as K. Somprakash 'Somu'
  • Om Puri – Ardh Satya as Sub-inspector Anant Velankar
  • Rajesh Khanna – Avtaar as Avtaar Krishen
  • Sunny Deol – Betaab as Sunny Kapoor
  • 1985 Anupam Kher – Saaransh as B. V. Pradhan
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Sharaabi as Vicky Kapoor
  • Dilip Kumar – Mashaal as Vinod Kumar
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Sparsh as Anirudh Parmar
  • Raj Babbar – Aaj Ki Awaaz as Prof. Prabhat Kumar Varma
  • 1986 Kamal Haasan – Saagar as Raja
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Mard as Raju Singh
  • Anil Kapoor – Meri Jung as Arun Verma
  • Kumar Gaurav – Janam as Rahul
  • Rishi Kapoor – Tawaif as Dawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi
  • 1987 No Award
  • 1988 No Award
  • 1989 Anil Kapoor – Tezaab as Mahesh "Munna" Deshmukh
  • Aamir Khan – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as Raj
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Shahenshah as Vijay Kumar Srivastava / Shahenshah
  • 1990s

  • 1990 Jackie Shroff – Parinda as Kishen
  • Aamir Khan – Raakh as Amir Hussein
  • Anil Kapoor – Eeshwar as Eeshwar Chand Vishnunath Brahmanand
  • Rishi Kapoor – Chandni as Rohit Gupta
  • Salman Khan – Maine Pyar Kiya as Prem Choudhary
  • 1991 Sunny Deol – Ghayal as Ajay Mehra
  • Aamir Khan – Dil as Raja
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Agneepath as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan
  • Chiranjeevi – Pratibandh as Siddhanth
  • 1992 Amitabh Bachchan – Hum as Tiger / Shekhar Malhotra
  • Aamir Khan – Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin as Raghu Jetley
  • Anil Kapoor – Lamhe as Virendra Pratap Singh
  • Dilip Kumar – Saudagar as Veeru Singh
  • Sanjay Dutt – Saajan as Aman Verma
  • 1993 Anil Kapoor – Beta as Raju
  • Aamir Khan – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar as Sanjaylal Sharma
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Khuda Gawah as Baadshah Khan
  • 1994 Shah Rukh Khan – Baazigar as Ajay Sharma / Vicky Malhotra
  • Aamir Khan – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke as Rahul Malhotra
  • Govinda – Aankhen as Bunnu / Gulshan / Gaurishankar (triple role)
  • Jackie Shroff – Gardish as Shiva P. Sathe
  • Sanjay Dutt - Khalnayak as Ballu Balram
  • 1995 Nana Patekar - Krantiveer as Pratap Narayan Tilak
  • Akshay Kumar - Yeh Dillagi as Vijay Saigal
  • Aamir Khan – Andaz Apna Apna as Amar Manohar
  • Anil Kapoor – 1942: A Love Story as Narendra Singh
  • Salman Khan - Hum Aapke Hain Koun as Prem
  • 1996 Shah Rukh Khan – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Raj Malhotra
  • Aamir Khan – Rangeela as Munna
  • Ajay Devgan – Naajayaz as Jay Bakshi
  • Govinda – Coolie No. 1 as Raju
  • Salman Khan – Karan Arjun as Karan Singh
  • 1997 Aamir Khan – Raja Hindustani as Raja Hindustani
  • Govinda – Saajan Chale Sasural as Shyamsunder
  • Nana Patekar – Khamoshi: The Musical as Joseph Braganza
  • Nana Patekar – Agni Sakshi as Vishwanath
  • Sunny Deol – Ghatak: Lethal as Kashi Nath
  • 1998 Shah Rukh Khan – Dil To Pagal Hai as Rahul
  • Anil Kapoor – Virasat as Shakti Thakur
  • Govinda – Deewana Mastana as Bunnu
  • Kamal Haasan – Chachi 420 as Jaiprakash Paswan / Laxmi Godbhole
  • Sunny Deol – Border as Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Yes Boss as Rahul Joshi
  • 1999 Shah Rukh Khan – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Rahul Khanna
  • Aamir Khan – Ghulam as Siddharth Marathe
  • Ajay Devgan – Zakhm as Ajay R. Desai
  • Govinda – Bade Miyan Chote Miyan as Pyare Mohan / Chotey Miyan
  • Salman Khan – Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya as Suraj Khanna
  • 2000s

  • 2000 Sanjay Dutt – Vaastav: The Reality as Raghunath "Raghu" Namdev Shivalkar
  • Aamir Khan – Sarfarosh as Ajay Singh Rathod
  • Ajay Devgan – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Vanraj
  • Manoj Bajpai – Shool as Samar Pratap Singh
  • Salman Khan – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Sameer Rossellini
  • 2001 Hrithik Roshan – Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as Rohit / Raj Chopra
  • Anil Kapoor – Pukar as Major Jaidev Rajvansh
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Mohabbatein as Raj Aryan Malhotra
  • Sanjay Dutt - Mission Kashmir as SSP Inayat Khan
  • Hrithik Roshan - Fiza as Amaan Ikramullah
  • 2002 Aamir Khan – Lagaan as Bhuvan
  • Aamir Khan – Dil Chahta Hai as Akash Malhotra
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Aks as Manu Verma
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Rahul Y. Raichand
  • Sunny Deol – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha as Tara Singh
  • 2003 Shah Rukh Khan – Devdas as Devdas Mukherjee
  • Ajay Devgan – Company as Mallik
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Kaante as Yashvardhan 'Major' Rampal
  • Bobby Deol – Humraaz as Raj Singhania
  • Vivek Oberoi – Saathiya as Aditya Sehgal
  • 2004 Hrithik Roshan – Koi... Mil Gaya as Rohit Mehra
  • Ajay Devgan – Gangaajal as Amit Kumar
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Baghban as Raj Malhotra
  • Salman Khan – Tere Naam as Radhe Mohan
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Kal Ho Naa Ho as Aman Mathur
  • 2005 Shah Rukh Khan – Swades as Mohan Bhargav
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Khakee as DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
  • Hrithik Roshan – Lakshya as Karan Shergill
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Main Hoon Na as Major Ram Prasad Sharma
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Veer-Zaara as Veer Pratap Singh
  • 2006 Amitabh Bachchan – Black as Debraj Sahai
  • Aamir Khan – Mangal Pandey: The Rising as Mangal Pandey
  • Abhishek Bachchan – Bunty Aur Babli as Rakesh Trivedi / Bunty
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Sarkar as Subhash Nagre 'Sarkar'
  • Saif Ali Khan – Parineeta as Shekhar Roy
  • 2007 Hrithik Roshan – Dhoom 2 as Mr. A / Aryan
  • Aamir Khan – Rang De Basanti as Daljeet 'DJ' / Chandra Shekhar Azad
  • Hrithik Roshan – Krrish as Krishna 'Krrish' Mehra
  • Sanjay Dutt – Lage Raho Munna Bhai as Murli Prasad Sharma
  • Shah Rukh Khan– Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as Dev Saran
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Don as Don / Vijay
  • 2008 Shah Rukh Khan – Chak De! India as Coach Kabir Khan
  • Abhishek Bachchan – Guru as Gurukant 'Guru' Desai
  • Akshay Kumar – Namastey London as Arjun Singh
  • Darsheel Safary – Taare Zameen Par as Ishaan Awasthi
  • Shahid Kapoor – Jab We Met as Aditya Kashyap
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Om Shanti Om as Om Prakash Makhija / Om Kapoor
  • 2009 Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar as Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar
  • Aamir Khan – Ghajini as Sanjay Singhania
  • Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana as Sameer "Sam" Kapoor
  • Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng as Happy Singh
  • Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday! as The Common Man
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as Surinder 'Suri' Sahni
  • 2010s

  • 2010 Amitabh Bachchan – Paa as Auro
  • Aamir Khan – 3 Idiots as Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shamaldas Chanchad / Phunsukh Wangdu
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani as Prem Shankar Sharma
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Wake Up Sid as Siddharth Mehra
  • Saif Ali Khan – Love Aaj Kal as Jai Vardhan Singh/Young Veer Singh
  • Shahid Kapoor – Kaminey as Charlie / Guddu
  • 2011 Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan as Rizwan Khan
  • Ajay Devgan – Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Sultan Mirza
  • Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish as Ethan Mascarenhas
  • Salman Khan – Dabangg as Chulbul Pandey
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti as Samar Pratap Singh
  • 2012 Ranbir Kapoor - Rockstar as Janardhan "Jordan" Jakhar
  • Ajay Devgan – Singham as Bajirao Singham
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan as Prabhakar Anand
  • Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as Arjun Narula
  • Salman Khan – Bodyguard as Lovely Singh
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Don 2 as Don
  • 2013 Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi! as Barfi
  • Hrithik Roshan – Agneepath as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan
  • Irrfan Khan - Paan Singh Tomar as Paan Singh Tomar
  • Manoj Bajpai – Gangs of Wasseypur as Sardar Khan
  • Salman Khan – Dabangg 2 as Chulbul Pandey
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan as Major Samar Anand
  • 2014 Farhan Akhtar – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as Milkha Singh
  • Dhanush – Raanjhanaa as Kundan Shankar
  • Hrithik Roshan – Krrish 3 as Rohit Mehra/Krishna Mehra
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as Kabir "Bunny" Thapar
  • Ranveer Singh – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as Ram Rajari
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Chennai Express as Rahul Mithaiwala
  • 2015 Shahid Kapoor – Haider as Haider Meer
  • Aamir Khan - PK as PK
  • Akshay Kumar – Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty as Virat Bakshi
  • Hrithik Roshan – Bang Bang! as Jai Nanda/ Rajveer
  • Randeep Hooda – Rang Rasiya as Raja Ravi Varma
  • 2016 Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani as Peshwa Bajirao
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Piku as Bhaskor Banerjee
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Tamasha as Ved Vardhan Sahni
  • Salman Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan as Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi 'Bajrangi'
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Dilwale as Raj Randhir Bakshi / Kaali
  • Varun Dhawan – Badlapur as Raghav 'Raghu' Pratap Singh
  • 2017 Aamir Khan – Dangal as Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Pink as Deepak Sehgal
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as Ayan Sanger
  • Salman Khan – Sultan as Sultan Ali Khan
  • Shahid Kapoor – Udta Punjab as Tejinder "Tommy" Singh / Gabru
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Fan as Gaurav Chandna / Aryan Khanna
  • Sushant Singh Rajput – M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story as Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • References

    Filmfare Award for Best Actor Wikipedia