|The National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards of India since 1968 to a female playback singer for the best renditions of songs from soundtracks within the Indian film industry. Throughout the years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of India has presented a total of 45 Best Female Playback Singer awards to 23 different female playback singers. Until 1974, winners of the National Film Award received a commemorative plaque and certificate; since 1975, they have been awarded with a "Rajat Kamal", certificate and a cash prize that amounted to 50,000 in 2013. Although the Indian film industry produces films in more than 20 languages and dialects, the playback singers whose renditions have won awards have worked in ten major languages: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. The first recipient was P. Susheela from Kollywood, who was honoured at the 16th National Film Award for her renditions from the Tamil film Uyarntha Manithan. The singer who won the most number of Rajat Kamal awards is K. S. Chithra with six wins, followed by P. Susheela with five.|
Check all the winners of National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer presented under National Film Awards since 1968 .