Bollywood National Award Winners:
The most prominent film award ceremony in India is the National Film Awards. Instituted in 1954 by the Government of India, it is the highest honor to be given to movies and personalities for cinematic excellence. Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards. The National Awards hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country.
Here is a list of Bollywood national award winners:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
He has won national awards for Agneepath, Black, Paa, and Piku.
2. Ajay Devgn
He has won national awards for Zakhm and Legend of Bhagat Singh.
3. Om Puri
He has won a national award for Arohan and Ardh Satya.
4. Sanjeev Kumar
He has won a national award for Dastak and Koshish.
5. Naseeruddin Shah
He has won a national award for Sparsh, Iqbal, and Paar.
6. Mithun Chakraborty
He has won national awards for Mrigayaa, Tahader Katha and Swami Vivekananda.
7. Nana Patekar
He has won a national award for Krantiveer.
8. Raj Kumar Rao
He has won a national award for Shahid
9. Smita Patil
She has been awarded national award for Bhumika, Chakra.
10. Shabana Azmi
She has been awarded national award 5 times for Ankur, Arth, Khandhar, Paar, and Godmother.
11. Vishal Bhardwaj
He has won 7 national awards for Haider, Ishqiya, Omkara, Maqbool, Talvar, Maachis, the Blue Umbrella.
12. Irrfan Khan
He has won national award for Paan Singh Tomar
13. Anil Kapoor
He has won a national award for Pukar.
She has won a national award for Maachis, Chandni Bar.
15. Kangana Ranaut
She has won a national award for Queen, Tanu Weds Manu.
She has won a national award for Dirty Picture.
She has won a national award posthumously for Mom.
18. Nargis Dutt
She Won National Award for Raat Aur Din
The Awards are categorized into three sections; Feature Films, Non-Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema. The former two aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance while the latter aims to encourage the study and appreciation of cinema as an art form. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to a film personality for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. These Bollywood national award winners have done the industry proud.