Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 19 May 1974) is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is a National School of Drama. graduate. In the 2012 film Patang, Siddiqui made her feature film debut alongside Prashant Bhargava. His performances in the films Black Friday (2007), Kahaani (2011), the Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), The Lunchbox (2013) and Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) brought him widespread acclaim. The actor has received numerous honours, including two Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, an IIFA Award, and an International Emmy nomination. He has starred in the British McMafia and the 2019 Emmy-nominated series Sacred Games.
Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1974, into a zamindari Muslim, Lambardars family in the small town of Budhana, Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Of his eight siblings, he is the oldest. He grew up primarily in Uttarakhand. His degree in chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar was awarded. After that, he spent a year working as a pharmacist in Vadodara before moving to Delhi to look for employment. After seeing a play once in Delhi, he was immediately taken to acting. He performed in around ten plays with a group of friends, including one in Dehradun, to satisfy one of the requirements for admission to the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi.
|Born||19 May 1974 Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Parent’s||Nawabuddin Siddiqui, Mehroonisa Siddiqui|
|Spouse||Aaliya Siddiqui (m. 2009)|
|Siblings||Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, Syama Tamshi Siddiqui|
|Children||Shora Siddiqui, Yaani Siddiqui|
|Height||in feet & inches– 5’6”|
|Education||Bachelor of Science in chemistry|
He made his Bollywood debut in the 1999 film Sarfarosh, starring Aamir Khan, in a supporting role. Then he made appearances in the films Shool (Ram Gopal Varma, 1999), Jungle ( Rajkumar Hirani, 2000), and Munnabhai MBBS (Rajkumar Hirani, 2003). He costarred with Irrfan Khan in the 2003 short film The Bypass. In addition, between 2002 and 2005, he was primarily unemployed and shared a flat with four other individuals. He made ends meet by holding sporadic acting workshops. In 2004, one of the most difficult years of his journey, Siddiqui was unable to pay his rent.
Siddiqui played a few small roles between 2004 and 2007, including one in the 2007 movie Black Friday, which was nominated for the Golden Leopard. He played Rangila in a brief cameo appearance in the song “Emotional Atyachar” from the 2009 film Dev D. He had an appearance in Prashant Bhargava’s Patang: In Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, he played Sonu Duggal, his first lead part, and what Siddiqui calls his “most real performance to date.He portrayed the main character in the horror movie Aatma in 2013.In Aamir Khan’s 2012 film Talaash, he made an appearance. 2014, he played the lead antagonist Shiv Gajra in the blockbuster Kick.
Siddiqui received appreciation for his performances in the 2015 flicks Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi – The Mountain Man . He received the Fancine Malaga Award in Spain and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for his work in Raman Raghav 2.0 in 2016, both in the category of Best Actor. He appeared in the American-Bangladeshi-Indian movie No Land’s Man in 2021. Siddiqui will make appearances in Heropanti 2 and Jogira Sara Ra Ra in 2022.
Siddiqui had two previous marriages. Anjana Kishor Pandey, a Hindu woman with whom he had a protracted but tense live-in relationship that ended in 2007, was the subject of his tumultuous relationship. The following year, in 2010, Siddiqui wed a woman named Sheeba, but the union did not last long. At this point, Siddiqui was seeing Suzanne from New Jersey, and he had a brief romance with Niharika Singh, a former Miss India, with whom he co-starred in two films. After Pandey converted to Islam and changed her first name to Aalia, Siddiqui and Pandey reconnected. However, the marriage quickly faltered, and in May 2020, Aalia Siddiqui made the decision to file for divorce on social media.
Nawazuddin resides in Mumbai with his younger brother, promising film director Shamas Nawab. He enjoys spending time in his hometown of Budhana, where he owns a farm, when he isn’t acting. He admitted that he currently spends the majority of his time there in an interview from May 2021.
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