Screen Award for Best Male Playback

The Screen Award for Best Male Playback is chosen by a distinguished panel of judges from the Indian Bollywood film industry and the winners are announced in January.


Most Wins

Arijit 5th GiMA Awards
Arijit Singh holds the record of maximum awards in the category, with four wins
Winner Number of wins Years
Arijit Singh 4 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Sonu Nigam 3 2002, 2005, 2006
Sukhwinder Singh 2 1999, 2000
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 2 2010, 2011
Udit Narayan 2 1997, 2003

List of Winners

Year Singer Song Film
1995 Kumar Sanu "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha" 1942: A Love Story
1996 Hariharan "Dil Ne Dil Se" Haqeeqat (1995 film)
1997 Udit Narayan "Aaye Ho Mere Zindagi Main" Raja Hindustani
1998 Abhijeet Bhattacharya "Main Koi Aisa Geet" Yes Boss
1999 Sukhwinder Singh "Chaiyya Chaiyya" Dil Se..
2000 Sukhwinder Singh "Ramta Jogi" Taal
2001 Lucky Ali "Na Tum Jaano Na Hum" Kaho Na Pyar Hai
2002 Sonu Nigam "Tanhayi" Dil Chahta Hai
2003 Udit Narayan "Woh Chand Jaisa Ladki" Devdas
2004 Kailash Kher "Alla Ke Bande" Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II
2005 Sonu Nigam "Main Hoon Na" Main Hoon Na
2006 Sonu Nigam "Dheere Jalna" Paheli
2007 Shaan "Chand Sifarish" Fanaa
2008 Soham Chakraborty "In Dino" Life In A... Metro
2009 KK "Khuda Jaane" Bachna Ae Haseeno
2010 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan "Aaj Din Chadheya" Love Aaj Kal
2011 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" Ishqiya
2012 Mohit Chauhan "Phir Se Ud Chala" & "Sadda Haq" Rockstar
2013 Javed Ali "Ishaqzaade" Ishaqzaade
2014 Arijit Singh "Tum Hi Ho" Aashiqui 2
2015 Arijit Singh "Muskurane" CityLights
2016 Papon "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" Dum Laga Ke Haisha
2017 Amit Mishra "Bulleya" Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
2018 Arijit Singh "Zaalima"
"Galti Se Mistake"
Jagga Jasoos
2019 Arijit Singh "Ae Watan" Raazi

See also

Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Abhijeet Bhattacharya, better known as Abhijeet, is a Bollywood playback singer born to a Kanpur-based businessman turned editor Dhirendranath Bhattacharya, and his wife Kamladevi Bhattacharya in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Abhijeet was the youngest among the four sons in the family. He married a fashion designer Sumati Bhattacharya in 1990 and has two sons Dhruv Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Jai Abhijeet Bhattacharya. Abhijeet Bhattacharya has sung 6034 songs in over 1000 films.Abhijeet got his first break by the composer RD Burman and his debut film was Anand aur Anand in which he got chance to sing alongside his idol and mentor Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar. However, despite of music the film didn't work well at the box office and Abhijeet's career ended just at before flourishing and Bhattacharya had to struggle for seven year when his Bollywood career formally began in 1991 with the film Baaghi. He has sung songs in more than 18 languages including Bengali, Odia, Bhojpuri, Marathi and Gujarati. He won Film fare Award in 1997. He has also released many Indian pop albums. He has also judged Indian reality shows like Amul Star Voice Of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs several times.

Amit Mishra (singer)

Amit Mishra is an Indian singer, songwriter, voice actor and live performer. He became more well-known after the release of the song "Bulleya" sung by him from the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil; for his rendition of the song he won a Filmfare Award for new music talent, Screen Award for Best Male Playback and IIFA Award for Best Male Playback. He got nominated for the same song in different award shows. He has also sung in some of Telugu, Bengali and Marathi films.


Ishqiya is a 2010 Indian black comedy film starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Salman Shahid in the lead roles. It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey in his directorial debut and was produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bhardwaj. The film was released on 29 January 2010.The film performed well at the box office. It was selected for screening at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival. A sequel Dedh Ishqiya was released in January 2014 with the same cast and crew, sans Vidya Balan, who was substituted by Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi.

Kamal Khan (singer)

Kamal Khan (born 25 April 1989) is a Bollywood playback singer. He won the reality singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar in 2010. Later he won the Zee Cine Awards "Fresh Singing Talent 2012", for the song Ishq Sufiyana (Male) from the film The Dirty Picture (2012).

In 2017 he released the single Punjabi song "Dili Sara" featuring Kuwar Virk. The song became a super hit over night. The video has bagged over 34 millions views on YouTube as of August 2018.

Kumar Sanu

Kedarnath Bhattacharya (born 23 September 1957), better known as Kumar Sanu, is a leading Indian playback singer of Bengali background, popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. In 2009, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his achievements. Sanu notably holds the Guinness World Record for most songs recorded by a singer in 24 hours with 28.

List of awards and nominations received by Mohit Chauhan

Mohit Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Best known as a singer in Hindi films, he also sings in other Indian languages including Pahari, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi and Telgu.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (born 9 December 1974), is a Pakistani musician, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is also popular as a playback singer in Bollywood and the Pakistan film industry.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan discography

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, who has sung several songs in Pakistan and India, including the Pakistani film and drama industries, as well as Coke Studio and Bollywood. He is a well-known Qawwali singer, and has also sung many national songs and ghazals.

Tum Hi Ho

"Tum Hi Ho" (English: "You are the one") is a song from the Indian movie Aashiqui 2, sung by Arijit Singh and composed by Mithoonand is recognised as one of the best songs ever produced in Bollywood. Picturised on Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, it was released by Bhushan Kumar under T-Series, it became popular remaining in the top 10 of Planet Bollywood for eight weeks and capturing the first spot on the Top 20 of MTV India for seven weeks.

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