|The National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, officially known as the Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Supporting Actor, is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Awarded since 1984, the award is given to an actor who has given the best performance in a supporting role within the Indian cinema. A national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry; the award ceremony is held in New Delhi where the President of India presents the award. The Directorate of Film Festivals instituted the "Best Supporting Actor" category in 1984 as the "Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Supporting Actor". It is one of the several awards presented for feature films and the winners are awarded with a "Rajat Kamal", certificate and a cash prize that amounted to 50,000 since the 54th National Film Awards while before the cash was 10,000. Throughout the years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of India has presented a total of 31 Best Supporting Actor awards to 28 different actors.|
Check all the winners of National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor presented under National Film Awards since 1987 .