The highest honor anyone involved in the entertainment industry, be it an actor or director or camera crew, is The National Award. Nowadays there are many award ceremonies going on throughout the year.
Every year, increasing number of organizations and channels are hosting their own awards shows where many actors, directors may get awarded. But it is a very rare sight to witness someone from those actors and directors to be even considered for The National Award.
Popular actors like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hritik Roshan, Vijay, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Dharmedra, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor and many more have never been rewarded with a National Award.
That should give you an idea how hard it is to earn the honor which is only bestowed by the President of India. Indian movie industry produces movies in more than 20 languages. But only movie of 7 languages have won a National Award till now.
Legends like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Hasan, Mammootty and Mohanlal have won the National Award multiple times even in this tough scenario.
Other respected famous actors like Prakash Raj, while not being as polarizing as the above names, have also won multiple number of National Awards. Mithun Chakraborty and Mammootty has won the National Award for more than one languages. Mithun won for Hindi and Bengali while Mammootty won for Malayalam and English.
Here is the data on actors who have won more than one National Awards:
|Kamal Haasan||3||Moondram Pirai
Vidheyan and Ponthan Mada
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
The Legend of Bhagat Singh