Awards & Winners

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

National Film Awards

The National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards of India since 1984 to an actress for the best performance in a supporting role within Indian cinema. The National Film Awards were established in 1954 and are presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. The National Film Awards instituted the "Best Supporting Actress" category in 1984 as the "Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Supporting Actress". It is one of 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. Throughout the years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of India has presented a total of 33 Best Supporting Actress awards to 31 different actresses. Although the Indian cinema produces films in more than 20 languages, the actresses whose performances have won awards have worked in eight major languages: Bengali, English, Hindi, Manipuri, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, and Urdu.
Date Established : 1984

Check all the winners of National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress presented under National Film Awards since 1987 .

Amruta Subhash

Honored for : Astu - So Be It

Aida Elkashef

Honored for : Ship of Theseus

Dolly Ahluwalia

Honored for : Vicky Donor
(Role: Mrs. Arora)


Honored for : Thanichalla Njan
(Role: Razia Beevi)

Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi

Honored for : Phijigee Mani
(Role: Tonthoi)


Honored for : Gramam
(Role: Ammini Amma)

Arundathi Nag

Honored for : Paa
(Role: Vidya's mother)

Kangana Ranaut

Honored for : Fashion
(Role: Shonali Gujral)

Shefali Shah

Honored for : The Last Lear

Konkona Sen Sharma

Honored for : Omkara


Honored for : Achuvinte Amma


Honored for : Akale

Sharmila Tagore

Honored for : In the Forest... Again


Honored for : Shubho Mahurat

Ananya Khare

Honored for : Chandni Bar

Karisma Kapoor

Honored for : Dil To Pagal Hai

Karisma Kapoor

Honored for : Dil To Pagal Hai

Rajeshwari Sachdev

Honored for : Sardari Begum

Aranmula Ponnamma

Honored for : Kathapurushan
(Role: Unknown)

Surekha Sikri

Honored for : Mammo
(Role: Fayyazi)

Uttara Baokar

Honored for : Ek Din Achanak

Surekha Sikri

Honored for : Tamas