Every year, the prestigious National Film Awards ceremony is held to honor the most exceptional talents from the entertainment industry. Every actor and filmmaker aims for this prestigious award but only a few make the cut!
While it may take a while for most B-town actors to earn a National Film Award, a few outstanding artists managed to bag one right after their debut film!
Here are 7 celebrities who received a National Film Award for their debut film.
1. Rishi Kapoor
Film: Mera Naam Joker
Rishi Kapoor’s first-ever film appearance was in his father’s film Mera Naam Joker. In 1970, Rishi received a National Film Award (for Best Child Artist) for his role in the movie.
2. Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun won the Best Actor award for his movie Mrigaya in 1976.
3. Shweta Basu Prasad
Shweta received the National Film Award for the Best Child Artist for her debut film Makdee (2002).
4. Vikas Bahl
Film: Chillar Party
In 2011, Bahl’s debut film Chillar Party bagged two National Awards- Best Children’s Film and Best Screenplay. His movie Queen was also given a National Film Award.
5. Partho Gupte
Film: Stanley Ka Dabba
In 2011, Partho received the award for the Best Child Artist for his exceptional performance in the film Stanley Ka Dabba. Partho is the son of the talented director Amole Gupte.
6. Zaira Wasim
The talented young actress bagged the Best Supporting Actress Award for Dangal in 2017.
7. Harsh Mayar
Film: I Am Kalam
This talented young lad received the National Film Award for The Best Child Artist in 2011.