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Filmfare Award for Best Actress

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Awarded for  Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
First awarded  Meena Kumari, Baiju Bawra (1954)
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The Filmfare Award for Best 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 leading role. The award was first given in 1954 for the films released in preceding year 1953.

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Kajol along with Nutan holds the maximum awards of 5

  • Nutan and her niece Kajol, with five wins each, have maximum awards. Two actresses: Meena Kumari and Madhuri Dixit, have four wins each. Four actresses: Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Vidya Balan have three wins each. Eight actresses have won the award twice; in chronological order, they are Waheeda Rehman, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji and Deepika Padukone.
  • Five actresses have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Meena Kumari (1954–55), Jaya Bachchan (1974–75), Shabana Azmi (1984–85), Rani Mukerji (2005–06), and Vidya Balan (2012–13).
  • There has been only one tie in the history of this category. This occurred in 1974 when Jaya Bachchan and Dimple Kapadia were both given the award.
  • Madhuri Dixit holds the record for maximum nominations (14), followed by Meena Kumari (12), Hema Malini / Kajol (11) and Aishwarya Rai (10). Dixit also holds the record for most consecutive nominations with 10 between 1988 and 1995, being nominated twice in 1994 and 1995, winning thrice in 1990, 1992 and 1994. Later, also winning in 1997. She thus also holds the record of maximum awards and maximum nominations in a single decade, with 4 awards and 10 nominations in 1990s.
  • Shabana Azmi, who received four out of the five nominations in 1984 (and eventually won for Arth), holds the record for the highest number of nominations in a single year. Meena Kumari and Kajol had three nominations each in 1963 and 1999 respectively, which are the second highest number of nominations in a single year. Both won in their respective years.
  • In 1963, Meena Kumari achieved an unusual feat by garnering all the three nominations. She was nominated for Aarti, Main Chup Rahungi and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (for which she eventually won).
  • Tabu holds the record of maximum nominations without ever winning, with 5, followed by Mala Sinha, Saira Banu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor with 4 nominations each. Jaya Prada and has three nominations each, without ever winning.
  • Nutan, who won the award for the fifth time in 1979 at the age of 42, is the eldest winner, while Sharmila Tagore became the eldest nominee in 2006 at the age of 61. Dimple Kapadia, in 1973, became the youngest winner and youngest nominee at the age of 16.
  • Vyjayanthimala is the only actress to win the maximum awards, without ever losing, whenever been nominated. She received 3 awards among 4 nominations, being nominated twice in 1959 and once each in 1962 and 1965, winning in all three years.
  • Meena Kumari was the most victorious actress with two wins in the 1950s (she won the first two awards consecutively). Nutan peaked with three wins in '60s. Jaya Bachchan ruled the '70s with two wins. Shabana Azmi and Rekha fetched two wins each in the '80s. In the '90s, Madhuri Dixit outperformed all actresses with four wins. Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji and Kajol had two wins each in the 2000s which were the highest. Until now, Vidya Balan is the most successful actress of 2010s with three wins.
  • Only once have siblings been nominated during the same year: Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in 2002, and twice have cousins been nominated during the same year: Kajol and Rani Mukerji in 2007 and Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra in 2013. Among these, Kajol won in 2007.
  • Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are the only siblings to win the award, while Kajol and Rani Mukerji are the only cousins to win the award.
  • Four actresses failed to win despite having multiple nominations on some occasions. This includes Jaya Bachchan in 1972, Hema Malini in 1975 and 1976, Madhuri Dixit in 1996 and Kareena Kapoor in 2010. Bachchan lost to Asha Parekh, Malini lost to Bachchan and Lakshmi in 1975 and 1976 respectively, Dixit lost to Kajol and Kapoor lost to Vidya Balan.
  • Meena Kumari, Nargis, Smita Patil, Nutan and Bina Rai are the five recipients who are not alive. They died in 1972, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 2009 respectively.
  • 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 Rakhee are the overall most nominated performers in the female acting categories, each with overall 16 nominations. While Dixit has 14 nominations for Best Actress and 2 for Best Supporting Actress, Rakhee has 8 nominations in each of these categories.
  • Eight Actresses have won the Best Actress awards in both the Popular and Critics Categories; in chronological order, they are Dimple Kapadia, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt. Mukerji is the first and only actress to win both these awards in the same year (2006).
  • 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.
  • Multiple Nominees

  • 14 Nominations: Madhuri Dixit
  • 12 Nominations: Meena Kumari
  • 11 Nominations: Hema Malini, Kajol
  • 10 Nominations: Aishwarya Rai
  • 9 Nominations: Shabana Azmi, Sridevi
  • 8 Nominations: Jaya Bachchan, Raakhee, Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan
  • 7 Nominations: Nutan, Rekha, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
  • 6 Nominations: Juhi Chawla
  • 5 Nominations: Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra
  • 4 Nominations: Vyjanthimala, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Saira Banu, Smita Patil, Dimple Kapadia, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Sharmila Tagore, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor
  • 3 Nominations: Jaya Prada, Alia Bhatt
  • 2 Nominations: Amisha Patel, Sadhana Shivdasani, Asha Parekh, Suchitra Sen, Reena Roy, Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure, Rati Agnihotri, Meenakshi Seshadri, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Kangana Ranaut
  • Multiple Winners

  • 5 Wins: Nutan, Kajol
  • 4 Wins: Meena Kumari, Madhuri Dixit
  • 3 Wins: Vyjayanthimala, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Vidya Balan
  • 2 Wins: Waheeda Rahman, Dimple Kapadia, Rekha, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji and Deepika Padukone
  • 1950s

  • 1954 Meena Kumari – Baiju Bawra as Gauri
  • 1955 Meena Kumari – Parineeta as Lalita
  • 1956 Kamini Kaushal – Biraj Bahu as Biraj Chakravorty
  • Geeta Bali – Vachan as Kamla
  • Meena Kumari – Azaad as Shobha
  • 1957 Nutan – Seema as Gauri
  • 1958 Nargis – Mother India as Radha
  • 1959 Vyjayanthimala – Sadhna as Champabai / Rajani
  • Meena Kumari – Sahara as Leela
  • Vyjayanthimala – Madhumati as Madhumati / Madhavi / Radha
  • 1960s

  • 1960 Nutan – Sujata as Sujata
  • Mala Sinha – Dhool Ka Phool as Meena Khosla
  • Meena Kumari – Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan as Ratna
  • 1961 Bina Rai – Ghunghat as Parvati / Jamuna
  • Madhubala – Mughal-e-Azam as Anarkali
  • Nutan – Chhalia as Shanti
  • 1962 Vyjayanthimala – Gunga Jumna as Dhanno
  • Padmini – Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai as Kammo
  • Saira Banu – Junglee as Rajkumari 'Raj'
  • 1963 Meena Kumari – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam as Chhoti Bahu
  • Meena Kumari – Aarti as Aarti Gupta
  • Meena Kumari – Main Chup Rahungi as Gayetri
  • 1964 Nutan – Bandini as Kalyani
  • Mala Sinha – Bahurani as Padma
  • Meena Kumari – Dil Ek Mandir as Sita
  • 1965 Vyjayanthimala – Sangam as Radha Khanna
  • Mala Sinha – Jahan Ara as Jahanara Begum Sahib
  • Sadhana – Woh Kaun Thi? as Sandhya
  • 1966 Meena Kumari – Kaajal as Madhavi
  • Mala Sinha – Himalay Ki Godmein as Phoolwa
  • Sadhana – Waqt as Meena Mittal
  • 1967 Waheeda Rehman – Guide as Rosie Marco
  • Meena Kumari – Phool Aur Patthar as Shanti Devi
  • Suchitra Sen – Mamta as Devyani (Pannabai) / Suparna
  • 1968 Nutan – Milan as Radha R. Rai
  • Saira Banu – Shagird as Poonam
  • Waheeda Rehman – Ram Aur Shyam as Anjana
  • 1969 Waheeda Rehman – Neel Kamal as Rajkumari Neel Kamal / Sita Raichand
  • Nargis – Raat Aur Din as Mrs. Varuna Verma / Peggy
  • Saira Banu – Diwana as Kamini Gupta
  • 1970s

  • 1970 Sharmila Tagore – Aradhana as Vandhana Tripathi
  • Asha Parekh – Chirag as Asha Chibber
  • Nanda – Ittefaq as Rekha
  • 1971 Mumtaz – Khilona as Chand
  • Sharmila Tagore – Safar as Mrs. Neela Shekhar Kapoor
  • Waheeda Rehman – Khamoshi as Radha
  • 1972 Asha Parekh – Kati Patang as Madhavi "Madhu"
  • Jaya Bachchan – Guddi as Kusum "Guddi"
  • Jaya Bachchan – Uphaar as Minoo
  • 1973 Hema Malini – Seeta Aur Geeta as Seeta / Geeta
  • Meena Kumari – Pakeezah as Nargis / Sahibjaan (posthumous nomination)
  • Raakhee – Aankhon Aankhon Mein as Parvati
  • 1974 Dimple Kapadia – Bobby as Bobby J. Braganza and Jaya Bachchan – Abhimaan as Uma Kumar
  • Jaya Bachchan – Koshish as Aarti Mathur
  • Moushumi Chatterjee – Anuraag as Shivani
  • Nutan – Saudagar as Mahjubhi
  • 1975 Jaya Bachchan – Kora Kagaz as Archana Gupta
  • Hema Malini – Amir Garib as Sunita "Soni"
  • Hema Malini – Prem Nagar as Lata
  • Saira Banu – Sagina as Lalita
  • Shabana Azmi – Ankur as Laxmi
  • 1976 Lakshmi – Julie as Julie
  • Hema Malini – Khushboo as Kusum
  • Hema Malini – Sanyasi as Champa
  • Jaya Bachchan – Mili as Mili Khanna
  • Suchitra Sen – Aandhi as Aarti Devi
  • 1977 Raakhee – Tapasya as Indrani "Indu" Sinha
  • Hema Malini – Mehbooba as Ratna / Jhumri
  • Raakhee – Kabhi Kabhie as Pooja Khanna
  • Reena Roy – Nagin as Nagin
  • Sharmila Tagore – Mausam as Chanda Thapa / Kajli Thapa
  • 1978 Shabana Azmi – Swami as Saudamini "Mini"'
  • Hema Malini – Kinara as Aarti Sanyal
  • Raakhee – Doosra Aadmi as Nisha
  • Smita Patil – Bhumika as Usha (Urvashi) Dalvi
  • Zarina Wahab – Gharaonda as Chaya
  • 1979 Nutan – Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki as Sanjukta Chouhan
  • Raakhee – Trishna as Mrs. Aarti Gupta
  • Ranjeeta – Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se as Lily Fernandes
  • Rekha – Ghar as Aarti Chandra
  • Zeenat Aman – Satyam Shivam Sundaram as Rupa
  • 1980s

  • 1980 Jaya Bachchan – Nauker as Geeta
  • Hema Malini – Meera as Meera Rathod
  • Jaya Prada – Sargam as Hema Pradhan
  • Poonam Dhillon – Noorie as Noorie Nabi
  • Raakhee – Jurmana as Rama Sharma
  • 1981 Rekha – Khubsoorat as Manju Dayal
  • Reena Roy – Aasha as Asha
  • Rekha – Judaai as Gauri Singh Verma
  • Shabana Azmi – Thodisi Bewafaii as Nima Choudhary
  • Zeenat Aman – Insaaf Ka Tarazu as Bharti Saxena
  • 1982 Smita Patil – Chakra as Amma
  • Hema Malini – Naseeb as Asha
  • Jaya Bachchan – Silsila as Shobha Malhotra
  • Raakhee – Baseraa as Sharda Balraj Kohli
  • Rati Agnihotri – Ek Duuje Ke Liye as Sapna
  • Rekha – Umrao Jaan as Umrao Jaan
  • 1983 Padmini Kolhapure – Prem Rog as Manorama "Rama"
  • Raakhee – Shakti as Sheetal Kumar
  • Rekha – Jeevan Dhaara as Sangeeta Shrivastav
  • Salma Agha – Nikaah as Niloufer Bano / Habiba Shabnam Rehmani
  • Smita Patil – Bazaar as Najma
  • 1984 Shabana Azmi – Arth as Mrs. Pooja Inder Malhotra
  • Shabana Azmi – Avtaar as Radha Krishen
  • Shabana Azmi – Mandi as Rukmini Bai
  • Shabana Azmi – Masoom as Indu D. Malhotra
  • Sridevi – Sadma as Nehalata Malhotra
  • 1985 Shabana Azmi – Bhavna as Bhavna Saxena
  • Jaya Prada – Sharaabi as Meena
  • Rohini Hattangadi – Saaransh as Parvati Pradhan
  • Shabana Azmi – Sparsh as Kavita
  • Smita Patil – Aaj Ki Awaaz as Rajni V. Deshmukh
  • 1986 Dimple Kapadia – Saagar as Mona D'Silva
  • Jaya Prada – Sanjog as Yashoda / Asha
  • Mandakini – Ram Teri Ganga Maili as Ganga Singh
  • Padmini Kolhapure – Pyaar Jhukta Nahin as Preeti B. Pratap
  • Rati Agnihotri – Tawaif as Sultana
  • 1987 No Award
  • 1988 No Award
  • 1989 Rekha – Khoon Bhari Maang as Aarti Verma/Jyoti
  • Juhi Chawla – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as Rashmi
  • Madhuri Dixit – Tezaab as Mohini
  • 1990s

  • 1990 Sridevi – ChaalBaaz as Anju Das / Manju Das
  • Bhagyashree – Maine Pyar Kiya as Suman
  • Madhuri Dixit – Prem Pratigyaa as Laxmi M. Rao
  • Sridevi – Chandni as Chandni Mathur
  • Vijayashanti – Eeshwar as Lalita
  • 1991 Madhuri Dixit – Dil as Madhu Mehra
  • Hema Malini – Rihaee as Taku
  • Juhi Chawla – Pratibandh as Shanti
  • Meenakshi Seshadri – Jurm as Meena S. Varma
  • 1992 Sridevi – Lamhe as Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar
  • Dimple Kapadia – Lekin... as Reva
  • Madhuri Dixit – Saajan as Pooja Saxena
  • Rekha – Phool Bane Angaray as Namrita Singh
  • Zeba Bakhtiar – Henna as Henna
  • 1993 Madhuri Dixit – Beta as Saraswati
  • Juhi Chawla – Bol Radha Bol as Radha / Rita
  • Sridevi – Khuda Gawah as Benazir / Mehndi
  • 1994 Juhi Chawla – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke as Vaijanti Iyer
  • Dimple Kapadia – Rudaali as Shanichari
  • Madhuri Dixit – Khalnayak as Gangotri "Ganga" Devi
  • Meenakshi Seshadri – Damini as Damini Gupta
  • Sridevi – Gumrah as Roshni Chadha
  • 1995 Madhuri Dixit – Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! as Nisha Choudhury
  • Kajol – Yeh Dillagi as Sapna Bannerjee
  • Madhuri Dixit – Anjaam as Shivani Chopra
  • Manisha Koirala – 1942: A Love Story as Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak
  • Sridevi – Laadla as Sheetal Jetley
  • 1996 Kajol – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Simran Singh
  • Madhuri Dixit – Raja as Madhu Garewal
  • Madhuri Dixit – Yaraana as Lalita
  • Manisha Koirala – Akele Hum Akele Tum as Kiran Kumar
  • Urmila Matondkar – Rangeela as Mili Joshi
  • 1997 Karisma Kapoor – Raja Hindustani as Aarti Sehgal
  • Juhi Chawla – Daraar as Priya Bhatia
  • Manisha Koirala – Khamoshi: The Musical as Annie J. Braganza
  • Seema Biswas – Bandit Queen as Phoolan Devi
  • Tabu – Maachis as Virender "Veeru" Kaur
  • 1998 Madhuri Dixit – Dil To Pagal Hai as Pooja
  • Juhi Chawla – Yes Boss as Seema Kapoor
  • Mahima Chaudhry – Pardes as Kusum Ganga
  • Sridevi – Judaai as Kaajal Verma
  • Tabu – Virasat as Gehna
  • 1999 Kajol – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Anjali Sharma
  • Kajol – Dushman as Sonia / Naina Saigal
  • Kajol – Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha as Sanjana
  • Manisha Koirala – Dil Se.. as Moina alias Meghna
  • Urmila Matondkar – Satya as Vidya
  • 2000s

  • 2000 Aishwarya Rai – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Nandini Durbar
  • Aishwarya Rai – Taal as Mansi Shankar
  • Kajol – Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain as Megha
  • Karisma Kapoor – Biwi No.1 as Pooja Mehra
  • Tabu – Hu Tu Tu as Panna Barve
  • 2001 Karisma Kapoor – Fiza as Fiza Ikramullah
  • Aishwarya Rai – Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai as Preeti Vyas
  • Madhuri Dixit – Pukar as Anjali
  • Preity Zinta – Kya Kehna as Priya Baxi
  • Tabu – Astitva as Aditi Pandit
  • 2002 Kajol – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Anjali Sharma Raichand
  • Ameesha Patel – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha as Sakina
  • Kareena Kapoor – Asoka as Kaurwaki
  • Karisma Kapoor – Zubeidaa as Zubeida Begum
  • Tabu – Chandni Bar as Mumtaz Ali Ansari
  • 2003 Aishwarya Rai – Devdas as Parvati "Paro" Chakraborty
  • Ameesha Patel – Humraaz as Priya Singhania
  • Bipasha Basu – Raaz as Sanjana Aditya Dhanraj
  • Karisma Kapoor – Shakti: The Power as Nandini
  • Rani Mukerji – Saathiya as Suhani Sharma
  • 2004 Preity Zinta – Kal Ho Naa Ho as Naina Catherine Kapur
  • Bhumika Chawla – Tere Naam as Nirjara Bharadwaj
  • Hema Malini – Baghban as Pooja Malhotra
  • Preity Zinta – Koi... Mil Gaya as Nisha
  • Rani Mukerji – Chalte Chalte as Priya Chopra
  • Urmila Matondkar – Bhoot as Swati
  • 2005 Rani Mukerji – Hum Tum as Rhea Prakash
  • Aishwarya Rai – Raincoat as Neerja "Neeru"
  • Preity Zinta – Veer-Zaara as Zaara Hayaat Khan
  • Shilpa Shetty – Phir Milenge as Tamanna Sahni
  • Urmila Matondkar – Ek Hasina Thi as Sarika Vartak
  • 2006 Rani Mukerji – Black as Michelle McNally
  • Preity Zinta – Salaam Namaste as Ambar "Amby" Malhotra
  • Rani Mukerji – Bunty Aur Babli as Vimmi "Babli" Saluja
  • Sharmila Tagore – Viruddh... Family Comes First as Sumitra V. Patwardhan
  • Vidya Balan – Parineeta as Lalita
  • 2007 Kajol – Fanaa as Zooni Ali Baig
  • Aishwarya Rai – Dhoom 2 as Sunehri
  • Bipasha Basu – Corporate as Nishiganda 'Nishi' Dasgupta
  • Kareena Kapoor – Omkara as Dolly Mishra
  • Rani Mukerji – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as Maya Talwar
  • 2008 Kareena Kapoor – Jab We Met as Geet Dhillon
  • Aishwarya Rai – Guru as Sujata Desai
  • Deepika Padukone – Om Shanti Om as Shantipriya / Sandhya "Sandy"
  • Madhuri Dixit – Aaja Nachle as Dia Srivastav
  • Rani Mukerji – Laaga Chunari Mein Daag as Vibhavari "Badki" S. Sahay
  • Vidya Balan – Bhool Bhulaiyaa as Avni S. Chaturvedi / Manjulika
  • 2009 Priyanka Chopra – Fashion as Meghna Mathur
  • Asin – Ghajini as Kalpana Shetty
  • Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar as Jodhaa Bai
  • Anushka Sharma – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as Taani Sahni
  • Kajol – U Me Aur Hum as Piya Saxena Malhotra
  • 2010s

  • 2010 Vidya Balan – Paa as Vidya
  • Deepika Padukone – Love Aaj Kal as Meera Pandit
  • Kareena Kapoor – 3 Idiots as Pia Sahastrabuddhe
  • Kareena Kapoor – Kurbaan as Avantika Ahuja Khan
  • Katrina Kaif – New York as Maya Shaikh
  • Priyanka Chopra – Kaminey as Sweety Shekhar Bhope
  • 2011 Kajol – My Name is Khan as Mandira Khan
  • Aishwarya Rai – Guzaarish as Sofia D'Souza
  • Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat as Shruti Kakkar
  • Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 as Daboo
  • Vidya Balan – Ishqiya as Krishna Verma
  • 2012 Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture as Reshma / Silk
  • Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan as Dimple Dixit
  • Mahi Gill – Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster as Madhavi Devi
  • Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf as Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes
  • Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica as Sabrina Lal
  • 2013 Vidya Balan – Kahaani as Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi
  • Deepika Padukone – Cocktail as Veronica Malaney
  • Kareena Kapoor – Heroine as Mahi Arora
  • Parineeti Chopra – Ishaqzaade as Zoya Qureshi
  • Priyanka Chopra – Barfi! as Jhilmil Chatterjee
  • Sridevi – English Vinglish as Shashi Godbole
  • 2014 Deepika Padukone – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as Leela Sanera
  • Deepika Padukone - Chennai Express as Meenalochini Azhagusundaram / Meenamma 'Meena'
  • Parineeti Chopra – Shuddh Desi Romance as Gayatri
  • Shraddha Kapoor – Aashiqui 2 as Aarohi Keshav Shirke
  • Sonakshi Sinha – Lootera as Pakhi Roy Chaudhary
  • Sonam Kapoor – Raanjhanaa as Zoya Haider
  • 2015 Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra
  • Alia Bhatt – Highway as Veera Tripathi
  • Madhuri Dixit – Dedh Ishqiya as Begum Para
  • Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom as Mary Kom
  • Rani Mukerji – Mardaani as Shivani Shivaji Roy
  • Sonam Kapoor – Khoobsurat as Dr Mrinalini "Milli" Chakravarty
  • 2016 Deepika Padukone – Piku as Piku Banerjee
  • Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani as Mastani
  • Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns as Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi / Kumari "Kusum" Sangwan (Datto)
  • Anushka Sharma – NH10 as Meera
  • Kajol – Dilwale as Meera Dev Malik
  • Sonam Kapoor – Dolly Ki Doli as Dolly / Madhuri / Priya / Bhagyashree
  • 2017 Alia Bhatt – Udta Punjab as Mary Jane/Bauria
  • Aishwarya Rai – Sarbjit as Dalbir Kaur
  • Alia Bhatt – Dear Zindagi as Kaira
  • Anushka Sharma – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as Alizeh Khan
  • Sonam Kapoor – Neerja as Neerja Bhanot
  • Vidya Balan – Kahaani 2 as Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh
  • References

    Filmfare Award for Best Actress Wikipedia


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