Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Artist Birtday : 19/05/1974 (Age 49)
Born In : Budhana, Uttar Pradesh
Occupation(s) : Actor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui born 19 May 1974) is an Indian actor comprehended for his work in Hindi cinema. He is an old grad of the National School of Drama. Siddiqui’s feature film debut was alongside director Prashant Bhargava in Patang (2012), and his performance was admired by cinema critic Roger Ebert. He also achieved international recognition for his work with director Anurag Kashyap in Black Friday (2007), and the Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Siddiqui is best known for his parts in The Lunchbox (2013), Manto (2018), and Raman Raghav 2.0. He is the only performer in the world to have 8 movies officially selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
The actor persists to take moment out of his filming agenda to the ranch in his native Uttar Pradesh. He has starred in two Emmy-nominated series, Sacred Games (2019) and the British McMafia.

Siddiqui was born on 19 May 1974 in Budhana, a little village in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India, into a zamindari Muslim family of Lambardars. He is the most aged of eight siblings. He devoured most of his youth in Uttarakhand.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Following this, he worked as a chemist in Vadodara for a year, before departing for Delhi in quest of a new job. Once in Delhi, he was immediately attracted to acting after watching a play. In chase of securing admission to the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, he acted in over ten plays with a bunch of friends, including one in Dehradun, to fulfill one of the standards for admission.

In 2015, Siddiqui’s films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi – The Mountain Man were released, and he was honored for his roles. He obtained the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Awards and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013. His work in Raman Raghav 2.0 in 2016 won him the Francine Malaga Award in Spain and in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, both in the category of Best Actor. The 2018 movie Manto was a groundbreaking performance that succeeded him as Best Actor at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards


Nawazuddin Siddiqui