Actors who never won Filmfare's Best Actor Award!
So you thought that Leonardo DiCaprio is the only actor who has done some brilliant roles and yet each and every time the Oscars have ignored him, well we have a list of 5 bollywood actors who have earned a lot of praises for their work and critical acclaim for their brilliant acting but they could never take The Filmfare for best actor! Have a look.
An actor – A superstar, the original He-Man of Bollywood, who kept on belting hits like Sholay, Chupke Chupke, Seeta Aur Geeta, Mere Hamdam Mere Dost and Bandhini ruled the box-office for longest period of time. Even after being nominated for Filmfare Awards for his various performances, Dharmendra could never take home a single award. However, in 1997, he did he was awarded the Lifetime achievement award at the Filmfare Awards ceremony. But, no Filmfare for the Best Actor for uber loved Veeru.
2. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn sky rocketed into Bollywood with his debut in Phool aur Kaante for which he won the best Debut Filmfare and since then has time and again proved his strength as actor with some of the most path-breaking films. He has won national award twice for his work in Zakhm and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Ajay has been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor 7 times for Naajayaz (1996), Zakhm (1998), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Company (2002), Gangaajal (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2011) and Singham (2012), but he could never manage to take one home.
3. Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi of Bollywood, one of the most versatile actors who does equal justice with his stunts as he does with his comic scenes. A career span of over 100 films in which he has entertained us undeniably. However, Akshay is like one of those kid in school who wins prizes at debates, elocution, sports and inspite of doing really well in exams, just can’t top the class. He has won Filmfare awards for the best actor in a negative role for Ajnabee and one for a comic role in Garam Masala, but sadly he still hasn't taken the 'best actor' trophy home yet!
Govinda entered the film industry in 1986 with the film Ilzaam. Since then, Govinda has given his best to make us laugh and cry with his highly entertaining films. While his films had a prefix ‘No. 1', this magic couldn't work in front of the jury of award ceremonies. He has never won a Best Actor award at the Filmfare awards in his career. Acted in over 140 film, Chi Chi has received more than 12 Filmfare nominations. He won a special award for Saajan Chale Sasural and a best Comedian award for Haseena Maan Jayegi. But best actor? Sadly, never!
5. Salman Khan
Bollywood's eternal Prem was an instant Hit since 1989, when he made a debut with Maine Pyaar Kiya. Post that, Salman has been quiet versatile. From action to romance to drama to comedy, there is nothing which Dabangg Khan hasn't tried. Controversy could find its synonym in this bratty Khan’s name who has been in news for all reasons, right or wrong but never for winning the Filmfare, best actor award!
Even after being nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor 7 times, he could never win one. However, the man who has all the ladies swooning over him has who has eluded him all these years… The Filmfare’s Lady in Black!!!
Barring Dharmendra, the rest are still pretty active and trying their luck to get out of our list, who do you think will do it first?