Screen Awards Best Actor: History

The ‘Colors Screen Awards’ better known as the ‘Star Screen Awards’, is the third oldest film awards in India (after the Filmfare and National awards).

The 1st Screen Awards was held in the year 1995, when actor Nana Patekar won the Best Actor award for his performance in Krantiveer.

In it’s 18th year of existence, Screen awards began at a time when the two-decade dominance of the Khan’s had just begun.

Below is a list of all the ‘Best Actor’ award winners – from 1995 to 2012.

  • 1995:  Nana Patekar for Krantiveer
  • 1996: Shahrukh Khan for Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
  • 1997: Aamir Khan for Raja Hindustani
  • 1998: Anil Kapoor for Virasat
  • 1999: Ajay Devgan for Zakhm
  • 2000: Sanjay Dutt for Vaastav
  • 2001: Hrithik Roshan for Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
  • 2002: Sunny Deol for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  • 2003: Shahrukh Khan for Devdas  and Ajay Devgan for Company
  • 2004: Hrithik Roshan for Koi Mil Gaya
  • 2005: Shahrukh Khan for Veer Zaara
  • 2006: Amitabh Bachchan for Black
  • 2007: Hrithik Roshan for Krrish
  • 2008: Shahrukh Khan for Chak De India
  • 2009: Hrithik Roshan for Jodhaa Akbar
  • 2010: Amitabh Bachchan for Paa
  • 2011: Salman Khan for Dabangg
  • 2012: Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar

Actors with the most ‘Best Actor’ awards

  • Hrithik Roshan: 4 awards (Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish and Jodha Akbar)
  • Shahrukh Khan: 4 awards (DDLJ, Devdas, Veer Zaara and Chak De India)
  • Amitabh Bachchan: 2 awards (Black and Paa)
  • Ajay Devgan: 2 awards (Company and Zakhm)
  • Salman Khan: 1 award (Dabangg)
  • Aamir Khan: 1 award (Raja Hindustani)
  • Ranbir Kapoor: 1 award (Rockstar)
  • Sanjay Dutt: 1 award (Vaastav)
  • Anil Kapoor: 1 award (Virasat)
  • Nana Patekar: 1 award (Krantiveer)
  • Sunny Deol: 1 award (Gadar: Ek Prem Katha)

What do you think of the list above? Have ‘Screen’ been fair over the years?

Did Sunny Deol deserve the Best Actor award more than Aamir Khan did for his performance in Lagaan? While Shahrukh Khan won Best Actor at all other award shows in 1998, his performance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai didn’t win the Screen Awards.



  • All the three Khans are above any awards…. SRK prefers to be the part of award ceremonies and win them too (most of the times deservingly) and Amir always boycot award shows from 1995, when SRK won for DDLJ and he was nominated for Rangela.
    As I have already told Salman Khan is above all the award shows, though he performs and at times win them. Salman’s films are critic proof, i.e, whatever be the critics view- good or bad, his films always takes huge openings since 90’s, and some of them turned out to be the biggest grossers in the year.
    Can anybody tell me, Why SRK did not won best actor for Dil Se, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Hey Ram? Why Amir did not won best actor for QSQT, Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par? Why Salman did not won for his performance in Hum Apke Hain Koun, Phir Milenge, Tere Naam, Love, Veergati?
    Awards are nothing but social gatherings…

  • i think shahrukh didnt desrve 4 kkhh.but he got that in other award every ceremony ajay should hav got the best actor award 4 zakham.& no sunny did not deserve more than aamir.aamir was outstanding in lagaan.well 2001 i think aamir should have won 4 his high class performance in rang de basanti.sometimes they make wrong decisions.

  • hritik for koi mil gaya was rediculous as salman gave his best in tere naam. he should have won not hritik but i tell you what time tells who is powerful. salman is still no.1 and all three khans are on top but where is hritik now. nowhere near them. i truly believe after khans ranbir is the only actor whose gonna dominate bollywood

  • I think awards is nothing to show the star personality like Salman / Amir Box office result shows how much people love them a film like Ready if this movie lead by any other actor it will not cross to 30crore even and critics says so many things bad the result was phenomenal even the critics says so many things about wanted but the people like the movies.

    As of now in most cases star power value not the awards.

  • Quiet Fair..
    Gadar act of sunny deol was ..more challenging..
    coz the intensity of Sunny Deol..was unparallel.. I doubt if anyone could do that..

    I only disagree..with Hrithik winning..for Jodha Akhbar..
    Coz SRK for RNBDJ or Aamir for Ghajini deserved more..

  • Aashkaran.. that’s a JOKE. SRK overacted like crazy in RNBDJ. Cheap vulgar performance hamming continously and you say Best Actor LOL.

    Aamir in Ghajini was good but not even close to Hrithik in Jodha Akbar.. he was outstanding

  • I don’t think hritik deserve more awards than Amir. For me
    1. Shahrukh khan
    2. Amir khan
    3. Ajay devgon
    4. Salman khan
    5. Hritik

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  • these awards were to make hrithik roshan a superstar, they have given exactly the same as filmfare so why waste money in making such awards shows, secondly the only difference between them and filmfare is Sharukh khan winning in 1998 & 2011 and Aamir khan in Lagaan. so why have this award function in the first place just stick to filmfare. and anyways nobody bothers much about these awards they have to make srk do the presentation to popularize it!!!

  • those who think hr doesnt deserve d awards ,has to shut der fckin asses for sum tym…a wards are given for acting not for doin comedy on screen…salman deserves award for tere naam???even a b-grade actor from south industry will act better than salman any day…salman was nthng from 2000-2010 it all started with dabaang…he iz just lucky dts it…his success rate is way below aamir,hr and srk..

  • KKHH was trash as compare to Zakhm and i don’t understand why we never give respect to action oriented roles and yes i feel bad for Sunny Deol because he hasnt got the rewards what he has done.

    I dont know how many of ppl can rewatch Raja Hindustani and enjoy that unbearable stuff but for Ghatak is still watchable and enjoyable.
    Same goes for year 2004 where Khakhee was far superior master piece than Veer Zara but these Chopra’s and Johar’s loyal ppl always make others believe that rest are of no use.

    Surely Koi Mil gaya …. was not alone it should be tie .. Baghban was awesome, only family movie of that genre which got appreciation from youth… but still …

  • Yes sunny deserves awards for gadar more than aamir in lagaan.sunny also deserved film fare for gadar more than Amir.

  • this is jury its actually better than any of the popular choice awards..screen awards most of the times have the right choice

  • @123 somewhere: most of the time screen awards takes place before filmfare in the how can screen copy filmfare????

  • Dear Indicine!

    Shah Rukh Khan Won Best Actor for Ram Jaane in 1996 not Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

  • hritik didnt deserve for jodha akbar. aamir khan for ghajini was mind belowing. hritik can never do ghajini act like aamir where as for aamir jodha akber is a piece of cake. hritik also didnt deserve for koi mil gaya as salman acted his career best in tere naam. koi mil gaya was the most redicuous movie i have ever seen. both father and son are exposed that they buy awards as their main project kites was a biggest disaster movie

  • @manish:kmg ws mst ridiculous????u knw y u felt like dat bcoz u r d mst ridiculous person who dont undrstand d metrics of acting…i guess ur fav hero mst b salman khan …haha..

  • hahahaha salman ko sirf ek hi award wo b 20l0 me dabba-ang ke liye. waise sahi hai usse pahle wo tha hi kya…. ab hit honi shuru hui hain uski films.

  • I don’t doubt d credibility of these awards….
    1st of all i can’t help bt notice y ajay didn’t get anything for gangajal..nobody in d industry could pull dat 4 others..amir has proved tym and again wat an actor he stellar performences film by film…nt 2 mention safarosh.he didn’t get anything.y?as 4 srk.he is d overacting workshop…jus chak de and devdas were his best…as 4 salman i hv never seen him act in any film other than tere naam coz it was a natural 4 hr he’s d same in every film..if awards were real dey would b given 2 actors lyk naseruddin,om puri,paresh rawal,rajpal yadav,k.k.menon,rahul bose etc..juz luk at luk,no fans.only sheer talent….here only luks and fan following r enough 2 get u awards….dat’s y in world cinema we r nowhere……

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