India’s very own “
Angry Young Man” holds a very remarkable place in Indian cinema. The renowned actor who has portrayed different characters onscreen, no doubt has won countless awards in the span of his career. Among the many, includes the National Film Award. He was honored with the National Film Award, four times orf his films which include Agneepath, Black, Paa, and Piku; all in the category of Best Actor.
Another leading figure in parallel cinema like
Shabana Azmi, Shah has not only appeared in films belonging to the Hindi film industry but other varied film industries as well. The legendary film and stage actor & director have won numerous awards including the National Film Award. He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for two of his movies, Sparsh and Paar.
Critics have acclaimed his performance in a number of movies. He has won the National Award in the following categories which include - Award for the Best Supporting Actor for Pankh, The National Film Award- Special Jury Award for Ek Doctor ki Maut, and The Best Actor National Film Award by Journalist Association of India for the year 2007-2008.
4. Shabana Azmi:
The Indian Film, Television and Theatre personality has accomplished the National Film Award for Best Actress, five times. Azmi occupies a very distinguished place in the Indian film industry. Apart from her praiseworthy performance in her various films, she has become one of the leading figures in Parallel Cinema, and most of her films depict the Indian Society. Her role in films like Ankur, Arth, Khandhar, Paar, and Godmother, has earned her the esteemed award.
Vishwanath ‘Nana’ Patekar is known for his acting mainly in Hindi and Marathi films. The actor, writer, and filmmaker have earned much acclaim for his acting and is sometimes considered the “
Morgan Freeman” of the Hindi Film Industry. He has won the National Film Award in various categories like the Best Supporting Actor for Parinda, Best Actor for Krantiveer and once again, Best Supporting Actor for Agni Sakshi.
The actor, director and producer is one of the most renowned actors from the Hindi film industry. He won his first National Award in the Best Actor category for Zakhm, and a few years later once again; he bagged the National Film Award in the same category for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in,
The Legend of Bhagat Singh.
The actor is known for his contribution to not only Hindi cinema but Hollywood films as well. He is much appreciated for his acting by critics and is one of the finest actors the Hindi cinema possesses. He has won the National Film award for Best Actor for his much-acclaimed film,
Paan Singh Tomar.
A supporter of woman empowerment, Vidya Balan has portrayed woman-centric characters in many of her films. An outstanding actress and one who is considered to be unique in her film choices, she has occupied a very significant position in the Hindi Film industry over the years. She has won innumerable awards for her admirable performances. She got the National Film Award for her portrayal of the South Indian sex symbol
Silk Smitha in the movie Dirty Picture.
The Himachal born actress who did a brief stint in the modelling industry has been fortunate to win the National Award in various categories. Ranaut’s journey in the Hindi Film Industry started with the film Gangster and critics have praised her performance in most of her work. She won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actress for Fashion. The critically acclaimed and commercial success movie Queen, won her the National Film Award for the Best Actress and once again, she won the National Film Award for the Best Actress for the film
Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
The former Miss World has created her niche in various areas like acting, singing, and philanthropy. She has been praised for her performance in various films and has won awards for the same. Among the many awards that she has won, she has bagged the National Film Award for Fashion. The movie revolves around the Fashion industry in India and delves into the highs and lows of being part of the industry.