Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role

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About-Filfmare Best Performance in a Comic Role

The Filmfare Awards are one of the most prestigious awards of Indian Cinema. The First Filmfare Award Was held on 21 March 1954.

Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role was also a part of the annual Filmfare Awards.

The first Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role was given in the 14th Filmfare Awards (1967).

Mehmood received the first award for the film Pyar Kiya Jaa.

Arshad Warsi won the award for the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai in the 52nd Filmfare Awards (2007). Thereafter, no one has received the awards until now. Read more Highlights

Most Nominations-Best Performance in a Comic Role

ActorNominationsWin
Mehmood194
Deven Verma133
Johnny Lever132
Asrani122
Anupam Kher105
Kader Khan101
Paresh Rawal92
Shakti Kapoor61
Govinda51
Keshto Mukherjee51
Utpal Dutt43
Jagdeep40
Laxmikant Berde40
Johnny Walker31
Ravi Baswani31
Paintal22
Satish Kaushik22
Akshay Kumar21
Amjad Khan21
Arshad Warsi21
I.S. Johar21
Om Prakash21
Anil Kapoor20
Salman Khan20
Sunjay Dutt11
Pran10
Manik Dutt10
Ram Sethi10
Anoop Kumar10
Rakesh Bedi10
Ashok Kumar10
Dharmendra10
Dada Kondke10

Most Wins-Best Performance in a Comic Role

ActorWinNominations
Anupam Kher510
Mehmood419
Deven Verma313
Utpal Dutt34
Johnny Lever213
Asrani212
Paresh Rawal29
Paintal22
Satish Kaushik22
Kader Khan110
Shakti Kapoor16
Govinda15
Keshto Mukherjee15
Johnny Walker13
Ravi Baswani13
Akshay Kumar12
Amjad Khan12
Arshad Warsi12
I.S. Johar12
Om Prakash12
Sunjay Dutt11

Award-Highlights

  • The Filmfare Awards are one of the most prestigious awards of Indian Cinema. The First Filmfare Award Was held on 21 March 1954.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role was also a part of the annual Filmfare Awards.
  • The first Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role was given in the 14th Filmfare Awards (1967).
  • Mehmood received the first award for the film Pyar Kiya Jaa.
  • Arshad Warsi won the award for the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai in the 52nd Filmfare Awards (2007). Thereafter, no one has received the awards until now.
  • Anupam Kher has received the most awards in the category. He received five (5) awards out of ten (10) nominations.
  • Anupam Kher won the award three times in a row for the year 1992 to 1994. He thus holds the record for most consecutive wins.
  • Mehmood received the highest nominations in the category. He received nineteen (19) nominations and won four (4) out of them.
  • In the 22nd Filmfare Awards (1975), Mehmood received three nominations out of five nominations. Thus, Mehmood holds the record for maximum nominations in a single year.  
  • Utpal Dutt and Deven Verma won three (3) awards each.
  • Jagdeep and Laxmikant Berde could not win any award despite having four (4) nominations each.

Most Consecutive Nominations.

  • Mehmood received consecutive nominations for four years in a row. He received seventeen (17) nominations in eleven (11) consecutive years from 1967 to 1977.
  • Johnny Lever received consecutive nominations for nine (9) years. He received twelve (12) nominations in consecutive years from 1996 to 2004.
  • Deven Verma received consecutive nominations for four years in a row. He received ten (10) nominations in six (9) consecutive years from 1976 to 1981.
  • Asrani received consecutive nominations for four years in a row. He did it twice. First from 1974 to 1977 and second from 1979 to 1982.

Best Performance in a Comic Role-Nominees and winner (1960s)

+ Indicates winner

Filmfare Award No.YearActorFilm
14th1967+Mehmood Pyar Kiye Jaa
Om Prakash Pyar Kiye Jaa
MehmoodLove in Tokyo
15th1968+Om Prakash Dus Lakh
Johnny WalkerPati Patni
MehmoodMehrban
16th1969+Johnny WalkerShikar
MehmoodNeel Kamal
MehmoodSadhu Aur Shaitaan

Best Performance in a Comic Role-Nominees and winner (1970s)

+ Indicates winner

Filmfare Award No.YearActorFilm
17th1970+MehmoodWaris
Johnny WalkerHaseena Maan Jayegi
MehmoodMeri Bhabhi
18th1971+I. S. Johar Johny Mera Naam
JagdeepKhilona
MehmoodHumjoli
19th1972+MehmoodParas
MehmoodMain Sunder Hoon
JagdeepEk Nari Ek Brahmachari
20th1973+PaintalBawarchi
JagdeepBhai Ho To Aisa
MehmoodBombay to Goa
21st1974+Asrani Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar
AsraniNamak Haraam
I. S. JoharAaj Ki Taaza Khabar
MehmoodDo Phool
PranVictoria No. 203
22nd1975+MehmoodVardaan
MehmoodDuniya Ka Mela
Kunwara Baap
AsraniBidaai
Asrani Chor Machaye Shor
23rd1976+Deven Verma Chori Mera Kaam
AsraniRafoo Chakkar
AsraniSholay
Keshto MukherjeeKala Sona
MehmoodQaid
24th1977+Asrani Balika Badhu
Asrani Chhoti Si Baat
Deven Verma Arjun Pandit
Deven VermaEk Se Badhkar Ek
MehmoodSabse Bada Rupaiya
25th1978+PaintalChala Murari Hero Banne
Deven VermaDoosra Aadmi
Keshto MukherjeeChacha Bhatija
Manik DuttSafed Jhoot
MukriTyaag
26th1979+Deven Verma Chor Ke Ghar Chor
AsraniPati Patni Aur Woh
Deven Verma Khatta Meetha
Keshto MukherjeeAzaad
Ram SethiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar

Best Performance in a Comic Role-Nominees and winner (1980s)

+ Indicates winner

Filmfare Award No.YearActorFilm
27th1980+Utpal DuttGol Maal
AsraniSargam
Deven VermaGol Maal
Deven VermaLok Parlok
MehmoodNauker
28th1981+Keshto MukherjeeKhubsoorat
Keshto MukherjeeBe-Reham
AsraniHum Nahin Sudherenge
Deven VermaJudaai
Deven VermaThodisi Bewafaii
29th1982+Utpal DuttNaram Garam
Anoop KumarChalti Ka Naam Zindagi
AsraniEk Duuje Ke Liye
Rakesh BediChashme Buddoor
Ravi BaswaniChashme Buddoor
30th1983+Deven VermaAngoor
Ashok KumarShaukeen
JagdeepGhazab
MehmoodKhud-Daar
Utpal DuttShaukeen
31st1984+Utpal DuttRang Birangi
Deven VermaRang Birangi
DharmendraNaukar Biwi Ka
Kader KhanHimmatwala
Shakti KapoorMawaali
32nd1985+Ravi BaswaniJaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Satish ShahJaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Dada KondkeTere Mere Beech Mein
Ravi BaswaniAb Ayega Mazaa
Shakti KapoorTohfa
33rd1986+Amjad KhanMaa Kasam
Amjad KhanUtsav
Annu KapoorUtsav
Deven VermaSaaheb
Kader KhanAaj Ka Daur
1987No Award Ceremony
1988No Award Ceremony
34th1989No award in this category

Best Performance in a Comic Role-Nominees and winner(1990s)

+ Indicates winner

Filmfare Award No.YearActorFilm
35th1990+Anupam KherRam Lakhan
+Satish Kaushik
Kader KhanSikka
Laxmikant BerdeMaine Pyar Kiya
36th1991+Kader KhanBaap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri
37th1992+ Anupam KherLamhe
Anupam KherDil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Kader KhanHum
Laxmikant Berde100 Days
38th1993+Anupam Kher Khel
Anupam KherShola Aur Shabnam
Laxmikant BerdeBeta
39th1994+Anupam Kher Darr
Anupam KherShreemaan Aashique
Johnny LeverBaazigar
Kader KhanAankhen
40th1995+Shakti Kapoor Raja Babu
Kader KhanMain Khiladi Tu Anari
Laxmikant BerdeHum Aapke Hain Koun
Shakti KapoorAndaz Apna Apna
Paresh RawalMohra
41st1996+Anupam KherDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Ashok SarafKaran Arjun
Johnny LeverKaran Arjun
Kader KhanCoolie No. 1
42nd1997+Satish KaushikSaajan Chale Sasural
Johnny LeverRaja Hindustani
Kader KhanSaajan Chale Sasural
Navneet NishanRaja Hindustani
Shakti KapoorLoafer
43rd1998+Johnny LeverDeewana Mastana
Johnny LeverJudaai
Om PuriChachi 420
Paresh RawalChachi 420
Shakti KapoorJudwaa
44th1999+Johnny Lever Dulhe Raja
Anupam KherKuch Kuch Hota Hai
Archana Puran SinghKuch Kuch Hota Hai
Johnny LeverKuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kader KhanDulhe Raja

Best Performance in a Comic Role-Nominees and winner (2000s)

+ Indicates winner

Filmfare Award No.YearActorFilm
45th2000+GovindaHaseena Maan Jaayegi
Anil KapoorBiwi No.1
Johnny LeverAnari No.1
Salman KhanBiwi No.1
Shah Rukh KhanBaadshah
46th2001+Paresh Rawal Hera Pheri
Anupam KherDulhan Hum Le Jayenge
GovindaKunwara
Johnny LeverKunwara
Johnny LeverPhir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
47th2002+Saif Ali Khan Dil Chahta Hai
GovindaJodi No.1
GovindaKyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
Johnny LeverAjnabee
Paresh Rawal Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
48th2003+Paresh RawalAwara Paagal Deewana
Paresh RawalAankhen
GovindaAkhiyon Se Goli Maare
Johnny LeverHumraaz
Mahesh ManjrekarKaante
49th2004+Sanjay DuttMunna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Boman IraniMunna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Johnny LeverKoi Mil Gaya
Paresh RawalFun2shh...
Paresh RawalHungama
50th2005+Saif Ali KhanHum Tu
Akshay KumarMujhse Shaadi Karogi
Arshad WarsiHulchul
Boman IraniMain Hoon Na
Paresh RawalHulchul
51st2006+Akshay KumarGaram Masala
Anil KapoorNo Entry
Javed JaffreySalaam Namaste
Rajpal YadavWaqt: The Race Against Time
Salman KhanNo Entry
52nd2007+ Arshad WarsiLage Raho Munna Bhai
Chunky PandeyApna Sapna Money Money
Paresh RawalPhir Hera Pheri
Sharman JoshiGolmaal
Tusshar KapoorGolmaal

Nominations and Wins-Akshay Kumar

Nomination = 02 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
50th2005Mujhse Shaadi KarogiNomination
51st2006Garam MasalaWin

Nominations and Wins-Amjad Khan

Nomination = 02 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
33rd1986Maa KasamWin
33rd1986UtsavNomination

Nominations and Wins-Anil Kapoor

Nomination = 02 | Win = 0

AwardYearFilmResult
45th2000Biwi No. 1Nomination
51st2006No EntryNomination

Nominations and Wins-Anupam Kher

Nomination = 10 | Win = 05

AwardYearFilmResult
35th1990Ram LakhanWin
37th1992LamheWin
37th1992Dil Hai Ki Manta NahinNomination
38th1993KhelWin
38th1993Shola Aur ShabnamNomination
39th1994DarrWin
39th1994Shreemaan AashiqueNomination
41st1996Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeWin
44th1999Kuch Kuch Hota HaiNomination
46th2001Dulhan Hum Le JayengeNomination

Most Consecutive Wins

Anupam Kher won in three consecutive years. He won the award in 1992 (37th Filmfare Awards), 1993 (38th Filmfare Awards) and 1994 (39th Filmfare Awards). He thus holds the record for most consecutive wins.

Nominations and Wins-Arshad Warsi

Nomination = 02 | Win = 1

Filmfare AwardYearFilmResult
50th2005HulchulNomination
52nd2007Lage Raho Munna BhaiWin
Nominations and Wins-Arshad Warsi

Nominations and Wins-Asrani

Nomination = 12 | Win = 02

AwardYearFilmResult
21st1974Aaj Ki Taaza KhabarWin
21st1974Namak HaraamNomination
22nd1975Chor Machaye ShorNomination
22nd1975BidaaiNomination
23rd1976Rafoo ChakkarNomination
23rd1976SholayNomination
24th1977Balika BadhuWin
24th1977Chhoti Si BaatNomination
26th1979Pati Patni Aur WohNomination
27th1980SargamNomination
28th1981Hum Nahin SudherengeNomination
29th1982Ek Duuje Ke LiyeNomination

Nominations and Wins-Deven Verma

Nomination = 13 | Win = 03

AwardYearFilmResult
23rd1976Chori Mera KaamWin
24th1977Arjun PanditNomination
24th1977Ek Se Badhkar EkNomination
25th1978Doosra AadmiNomination
26th1979Chor Ke Ghar ChorWin
26th1979Khatta MeethaNomination
27th1980Gol MaalNomination
27th1980Lok ParlokNomination
28th1981JudaaiNomination
28th1981Thodisi BewafaiiNomination
30th1983AngoorWin
31st1984Rang BirangiNomination
33rd1986SaahebNomination

Nominations and Wins-Govinda

Nomination = 05 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
45th2000Haseena Maan JaayegiWin
46th2001KunwaraNomination
47th2002Jodi No.1Nomination
47th2002Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin BoltaNomination
48th2003Akhiyon Se Goli MaareNomination

Nominations and Wins-I.S. Johar

Nomination = 02 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
18th1971Johny Mera NaamWin
21st1974Aaj Ki Taaza KhabarNomination

Nominations and Wins-Jagdeep

Nomination = 04 | Win = 00

AwardYearFilmResult
18th1971KhilonaNomination
19th1972Ek Nari Ek BrahmachariNomination
20th1973Bhai Ho To AisaNomination
30th1983GhazabNomination

Nominations and Wins-Johnny Lever

Nomination = 13 | Win = 02

AwardYearFilmResult
39th1994BaazigarNomination
41st1996Karan ArjunNomination
42nd1997Raja HindustaniNomination
43rd1998Deewana MastanaWin
43rd1998JudaaiNomination
44th1999Dulhe RajaWin
44th1999Kuch Kuch Hota HaiNomination
45th2000Anari No. 1Nomination
46th2001KnwaraNomination
46th2001Phir Bhi Dil Hai HindustaniNomination
47th2002AjnabeeNomination
48th2003HumraazNomination
49th2004Koi Mil GayaNomination

Nominations and Wins-Johnny Walker

Nomination = 03 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
15th1968Pati PatniNomination
16th1969ShikarWin
17th1970Haseena Maan JayegiNomination

Nominations and Wins-Kader Khan

Nomination = 10 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
31st1984HimmatwalaNomination
33rd1986Aaj Ka DaurNomination
35th1990SikkaNomination
36th1991Baap Numbri Beta Dus NumbriWin
37th1992HumNomination
39th1994AankhenNomination
40th1995Main Khiladi Tu AnariNomination
41st1996Coolie No. 1Nomination
42nd1997Saajan Chale SasuralNomination
44th1999Dulhe RajaNomination

Nominations and Wins-Keshto Mukherjee

Nomination = 05 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
23rd1976Kala SonaNomination
25th1978Chacha BhatijaNomination
26th1979AzaadNomination
28th1981KhubsooratWin
28th1981Be-RehamNomination

Nominations and Wins-Laxmikant Berde

Nomination = 04 | Win = 00

AwardYearFilmResult
35th1990Maine Pyar KiyaNomination
37th1992100 DaysNomination
38th1993BetaNomination
40th1995Hum Aapke Hain KaunNomination

Nominations and Wins-Mehmood

Nomination = 19 | Win = 04

AwardYearFilmResult
14th1967Pyar Kiye JaaWin
14th1967Love in TokyoNomination
15th1968MehrbanNomination
16th1969Neel KamalNomination
16th1969Sadhu Aur ShaitaanNomination
17th1970WarisWin
17th1970Meri BhabhiNomination
18th1971HumjoliNomination
19th1972ParasWin
19th1972Main Sunder HoonNomination
20th1973Bombay to GoaNomination
21st1974Do PhoolNomination
22nd1975VardaanWin
22nd1975Kunwara BaapNomination
22nd1975Duniya Ka MelaNomination
23rd1976QaidNomination
24th1977Sabse Bada RupaiyaNomination
27th1980NaukerNomination
30th1983Khud-DaarNomination

Note 2: Mehmood received consecutive nominations for four years in a row. He received seventeen (17) nominations in eleven (11) consecutive years from 1967 to 1977.

Nominations and Wins-Om Prakash

Nomination = 02 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
14th1967Pyar Kiye JaaNomination
15th1968Dus LakhWin

Nominations and Wins-Paintal

Nomination = 02 | Win = 02

AwardYearFilmResult
20th1973BawarchiWin
25th1978Chala Murari Hero BanneWin

Nominations and Wins-Paresh Rawal

Nomination = 09 | Win = 02

AwardYearFilmResult
40th1995MohraNomination
43rd1998Chachi 420Nomination
46th2001Hera PheriWin
47th2002Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa GharNomination
48th2003Awara Paagal DeewanaWin
48th2003AankhenNomination
49th2004Fun2shhNomination
49th2004HungamaNomination
50th2005HulchulNomination
52nd2007Phir Hera PheriNomination

Nominations and Wins-Ravi Baswani

Nomination = 03 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
29th1982Chashme BuddoorNomination
32nd1985Jaane Bhi Do YaaroWin
32nd1985Ab Ayega MazaaNomination

Nominations and Wins-Salman Khan

Nomination = 02 | Win = 00

AwardYearFilmResult
45th2000Biwi No.1Nomination
51st2006No EntryNomination

Nominations and Wins-Satish Kaushik

Nomination = 02 | Win = 02

AwardYearFilmResult
35th1990Ram LakhanWin
42nd1997Saajan Chale SasuralWin

Nominations and Wins-Shakti Kapoor

Nomination = 06 | Win = 01

AwardYearFilmResult
31st1984MawaaliNomination
32nd1985TohfaNomination
40th1995Raja BabuWin
40th1995Andaz Apna ApnaNomination
42nd1997LoaferNomination
43rd1998JudwaaNomination

Nominations and Wins-Utpal Dutt

Nomination = 04 | Win = 03

AwardYearFilmResult
27th1980Gol MaalWin
29th1982Naram GaramWin
30th1983ShaukeenNomination
31st1984Rang BirangiWin
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