National Award for the Best Film Actor goes to the actor in the leading role for the film. Previously it was called as Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actor.In 1968, the State Awards for cinema started this award and then it was known as Bharat Award for the Best Actor. Then its name was changed to Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actor in 1975. Till 1974 the winners were honoured with a figurine and certificate and from 1975 onwards they were presented with a Silver Lotus known as Rajat Kamal.Uttam Kumar received the first Award for his Bengali film Chiriyakhana and Anthony Firingee in 1968.
Here’s a list of latest 10 actors who have received this award:
The legendary Bollywood actor has won the maximum number of National Awards for Best Actor. In 2015 at the National Film Festival Award he was honoured with the Rajat Kamal for his performance in the movie Piku. He played the character of Bashkor Banerjee here. His co-actors in the film were
Deepika Padukone and
In the year 2014, Kannada movie actor Sanchar Vijay received the National Award for the Best Actor for the movie Naanu Avanal Avalu. At the National Film Festival, he won the award.
In 2013 the winner of the National Award was Suraj Venjaramoodu. Here he played the character of the father. The film revolves the life of two sweepers. At the Film Festival, he received this joint award with Rajkumar Rao.
4. Rajkumar Rao
Rajkumar Raowon the National Award for Best Actor at the National Film Festival in 2013. For his biographical film Shahid,he received this award. This movie is in the life of a Human activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi.
Marathi film star Vikram Gokhale won the National Award for Best Actor for his movie Anuwati. He played the character of Ratnakar. Critics praised the work done in the film. Lead actors in the filmwere Vikram Gokhale and
6. Irrfan Khan
Bollywood star turned Hollywood star; Irrfan Khan is the joint winner of National Award for Best Actor. He received this award for his film,
Paan Singh Tomar. It’s a biographical film in which a soldier of Indian Army wins gold at National Games for the situation forces him to become a bandit.
In the year 2011, Marathi movie actor Girish Kulkarni received the National Award for the Best Actor for the film Deool. In this film effect of globalization was shown.
In 2010, for the film Adaminte Makan Abu Salim Kumar won the National Award for Best Film Actor for his performance. He played the role of Abu here. Lead actors were Salim Kumar and
Dhanush received the National Award for the Best Actor in leading role for his performance as K.P. Karuppu in the Tamil film, Aadukalam. In 2010, at the 58th National Film Festival Award, he was awarded the Rajat Kamal.
10. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan received this award for the third time in his career in the year 2009.He played the role of Auro here. He played the character of Auro, a child with a rare genetic condition called progeria.
Abhishek Bachchan and
Vidya Balan were his co-actors in the film.