ⓘ Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role

                                     

ⓘ Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role

The Filmfare Best Villain Award was given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise an actor who had delivered an outstanding performance in a negative role. Although the awards started in 1954, this category was first introduced in 1992 and has not been awarded since 2007.

                                     

1. Superlatives

As the award was instituted in 1991, it could not be given to some of the famous Bollywood villains of the preceding decades:

  • Amrish Puri for his role of Mogambo in Mr. India 1987, although he was nominated 7 times once the category was instituted. Unfortunately, he never won.
  • Amjad Khan for his role of Gabbar Singh in Sholay 1975, although he was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.
  • Actors like Pran, Prem Chopra, Jeevan, Ajit and Ranjeet, who were known for their portrayal of negative roles in the 70s and 80s.

Ashutosh Rana is the only actor to have won the award twice in a row, in 1998 and 1999. Amrish Puri was nominated consecutively for three years from 1991 to 1993. Also, Danny Dengzongpa is the only actor to have been nominated twice in the same year in 1994, although he failed to win.

Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan are the only actors to have been nominated in another acting category along with the Best Villain category for the same role. Priyanka Chopra was nominated for her role in Aitraaz in the Best Supporting Actress category. Abhishek Bachchan was nominated as well for Yuva.

In 1997, Kajol became the first female actor to be nominated in this category and win the award for her role in Gupt.She and Priyanka Chopra for Aitraaz are the only female actors who won this award. Other actresses to have been nominated are Urmila Matondkar for Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya in 2001, Shabana Azmi for Makdee in 2002, Bipasha Basu for Jism in 2003, Preity Zinta for Armaan in 2003 and Amrita Singh for Kalyug in 2005.

Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra are the only actors to be nominated in the supporting category for the same role.

Preity Zinta for Armaan in 2003 is the only actor to be nominated for the Best Actress award as well as this award in the same year.

                                     

2. Multiple nominations

The following 16 actors have received multiple Best Villain nominations. The list is sorted by the number of total awards with the number of total nominations listed in parentheses.

                                     

3.1. Winners and nominees 1990s

  • Raza Murad – Henna
  • Amrish Puri – Saudagar
  • Danny Dengzongpa – Hum
  • 1992 Sadashiv Amrapurkar – Sadak
  • Kiran Kumar – Khuda Gawah
  • Amrish Puri – Tahalka
  • 1993 Nana Patekar – Angaar
  • Gulshan Grover – Sir
  • Raj Babbar – Dalaal
  • Amrish Puri – Damini
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Darr
  • 1994 Paresh Rawal – Sir
  • 1995 Shah Rukh Khan – Anjaam
  • Danny Denzongpa – Vijaypath
  • Danny Denzongpa – Krantiveer
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Mohra
  • Ashish Vidyarthi – Drohkaal
  • 1996 Mithun Chakraborty – Jallaad
  • Amrish Puri – Karan Arjun
  • Mohan Agashe – Trimurti
  • Danny Denzongpa – Barsaat
  • Ashish Vidyarthi – Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Chaahat
  • 1997 Arbaaz Khan – Daraar
  • Milind Gunaji – Fareb
  • Danny Denzongpa – Ghatak
  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar – Ishq
  • Milind Gunaji – Virasat
  • Amrish Puri – Koyla
  • Aditya Pancholi – Yes Boss
  • 1998 Kajol – Gupt
  • 1999 Ashutosh Rana – Dushman
  • Sharat Saxena – Ghulam
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Duplicate
  • Govind Namdeo – Satya
  • Mukesh Tiwari – China Gate


                                     

3.2. Winners and nominees 2000s

  • Rahul Bose – Thakshak
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Sarfarosh
  • Sayaji Shinde – Shool
  • Amrish Puri – Baadshah
  • 2000 Ashutosh Rana – Sangharsh
  • Jackie Shroff – Mission Kashmir
  • 2001 Sunil Shetty – Dhadkan
  • Sharad Kapoor – Josh
  • Rahul Dev – Champion
  • Govinda – Shikari
  • Manoj Bajpai – Aks
  • Aftab Shivdasani – Kasoor
  • 2002 Akshay Kumar – Ajnabee
  • Amrish Puri – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  • Urmila Matondkar – Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
  • Manoj Bajpai – Road
  • Akshaye Khanna – Humraaz
  • 2003 Ajay Devgn – Deewangee
  • Shabana Azmi – Makdee
  • Nana Patekar – Shakti: The Power
  • Bipasha Basu – Jism
  • Feroz Khan – Janasheen
  • Preity Zinta – Armaan
  • 2004 Irfan Khan – Haasil
  • Yashpal Sharma – Gangaajal
  • 2005 Priyanka Chopra - Aitraaz
  • Abhishek Bachchan – Yuva
  • Ajay Devgn – Khakee
  • Sunil Shetty – Main Hoon Na
  • John Abraham – Dhoom
  • Ajay Devgn – Kaal
  • Pankaj Kapoor – Dus
  • Amrita Singh – Kalyug
  • Kay Menon – Sarkar
  • 2006 Nana Patekar – Apaharan
  • Boman Irani – Lage Raho Munna Bhai
  • Emraan Hashmi – Gangster
  • John Abraham – Zinda
  • 2007 Saif Ali Khan – Omkara
  • Naseeruddin Shah – Krrish