Know who’s the only actor to have scored a hattrick in winning the Best Actor Filmfare Award? No, not Shahrukh Khan, not Amitabh Bachchan. It is Dilip Kumar. Kamal Hassan is the only actor from South to have won the Best Actor award in Hindi films. Check out some more interesting details on the Best Actor and Actresses of Hindi cinema.
- Shahrukh joins Amitabh Bachchan as the only actor to be nominated for a record three films (Main Hoon Na, Swades and Veer-Zaara) in one year in the Best Actor Category. Amitabh has achieved this feat twice in 1982 (Bemisaal, Namak Halaal and Shakti) and in 1978 (Don, Trishul & Muqaddar Ka Sikander).
- Amitabh Bachchan is the only actor to be nominated for two or more films in one year (1977, 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982) in the Best Actor category the maximum number of times.
- Shabana Azmi is the only actress to be nominated for four films (Avtar, Mandi, Masoom & Arth) in one year (1983) in the Best Actress category.
- Dilip Kumar is the only actor to have won 8 awards in the Best Actor category followed by Shahrukh Khan (5 times), Amitabh Bachchan & Naseruddin Shah (3 times). In the Best Actress category, Nutan tops the list with 5 awards to her credit followed by Madhuri Dixit (4 times) & Meena Kumari (4 times)
- The only actor from South to have won the Best Actor award is Kamal Hassan for Saagar (1985)
- The only actor to have scored a hattrick in winning the Best Actor award is Dilip Kumar (1955-1957). However, no actress has scored a hattrick in this category as yet.
- Some of the stars that have been unlucky and have not yet received the Filmfare trophy for Best Actor/Actress after being nominated for four or more films or years include Ajay Devgan, Dharmendra, Salman Khan, Saira Banu, Tabu, Urmila & Mala Sinha.
- The only actors and actresses having 100% nomination to winning ratio are Nana Patekar, Bharat Bhushan, Mumtaz, Kamini Kaushal & Lakshmi. All of them have been nominated just once and have won it.
- The Top 5 actors to have received the nominations the maximum number of times
Amitabh Bachchan - 24
Dilip Kumar - 19
Rajesh Khanna - 14
Shahrukh Khan - 13
Aamir Khan - 12
- The Top 5 actresses to have received the nominations the maximum number of times
Madhuri Dixit - 12
Meena Kumari - 12
Hema Malini - 10
Shabana Azmi - 9
Jaya Bahaduri, Sridevi & Rakhee - 8