1957 - Filmfare Best Actress Award, Mother India
1958 - Best Actress at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mother India
1958 - Padma Shri - first film personality to be conferred the award.
1968 - National Film Award for Best Actress, Raat Aur Din
NNargis Dutt was the recipient of the "Urvashy Award", the highest honour that can be conferred on a movie actress in India.
SShe was not just the first actress to win the "Karlovy Wary Award", and also nominated to the Rajya Sabha (Upper house of Indian Parliament) (1980-81) but fell ill and died during her tenure.
She had been conferred with a National Award for cinematography for contribution to Indian Cinema.
On January 8, 2001, Amitabh Bachchan and Nargis Dutt were honoured with the "Best Artists of the Millennium" award by Hero Honda and file magazine "Stardust"