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The Versatile Actor- "Nawazuddin Siddiqui"

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born on 19 May 1974 in Budhana, a small town in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh. He is the eldest of his eight siblings. There was no movie theatre in Budhana. To see a film Nawaz and his siblings had to travel to the nearest town, which was 45 kilometers away.

He got married to Anjali Siddiqui who stayed in his native village while he struggled to get acting jobs. They both stay together now and have a lovely daughter and son.

After his graduation, he worked as a chemist in a petrochemical company for a short while. Then, he moved to Delhi to work as a watchman.

He joined a theatre group and started watching plays, while working as a watchman at an office.

Siddiqui made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan starrer, Sarfarosh.

He then appeared in several small roles in various movies like Ram Gopal Varma's Shool (1999), Jungle (2000), Rajkumar Hirani's Munnabhai MBBS (2003).

The actor was noticed for the first time in Kabir Khan’s New York where he played a Muslim man wrongly accused of terror activities. His on-camera monologue expressing his character’s torture and humiliation was so real because Nawaz was re-living his own 11-year struggle in Bollywood.

While kissing his co-star Niharika Singh in Miss Lovely Nawaz confessed he had never kissed a woman before, not even his wife. Nawaz also confessed that he enjoyed his belated first kiss.

Those close to Nawazuddin claim that he is a man of few words. He has not many friends. And he can sit without speaking for hours. He hates being recognized and mobbed and runs away when praised and complimented.

Nawazuddin’s dream role is that of Salim in Mughal-e-Azam.


posted Aug 18, 2017 by Sania N

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Today each Indian cinema lover knows Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his terrific expertise but in early 90’s he was a struggling actor. He confronted a number of battle and hardships during his initial days in Mumbai.  He started his profession by playing roles as brief as 40-second. you'll be surprised to understand that he was a part of super hit movies like Sarfarosh, Shool and plenty of more. Didn’t note right?

Here we carry to you a list of films wherein Nawazuddin played small roles and went not noted through us:

1. Nawazuddin regarded in a cameo function as a Band singer in hit tune “Emotional Attyachar” within the movie Dev D.

2. Nawazuddin seemed in Anurag Kashyap’s crime film ‘Black Friday’ which is the authentic story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts. He played a position of Asgar Mukadam who was concerned within the bomb blast.

3. Nawazuddin made his Bollywood debut with a small role in Sarfarosh contrary Aamir Khan. He regarded as criminal who is arrested via victoria house raid.

4. He changed into visible in ‘Shool’, produced by Ram Gopal Verma opposite Manoj Bajpai. He regarded as a waiter in the movie wherein he went neglected.

5. Nawazuddin become seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. wherein he played a position of Pocket Picker.

6. Nawazuddin seemed in Madhuri Dixit’s Aaja Nachle in which he performed as one of her servant.

7. Manorama Six feet under is a thriller movie starring Abhay Deol, Raima Sen and Gul Panag within the lead roles. Nawazuddin regarded as a nearby Goon in the film who flaunts flashy sun shades inside the wasteland.

8. The finnese with which Nawazuddin essayed the role of Gopi, the group member of Irrfan Khan from movie Paan Singh Tomar who betrays him is honestly captivating. one of the maximum relied on guy in the gang, he finally ends up compromising each person's lives.

9. He changed into visible in the big apple who became tortured via FBI in New York after 9-11 assaults. even though it went omitted but his 2 minute scene become sufficient to offer us a lump within the throat.


There are very few actors who have the ability to leave a lasting impression on the audience with their outstanding performance. And the Indian cinema is blessed to have found treasures like Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who take our breath away every time they make an appearance on screen.

Nawazuddin has stunned us with his acting skills every single time. He is truly one of the best actors the industry has right now and his rise to stardom has been meteoric. But while most of you may feel that it was only after his IB Officer’s role in ‘Kahaani’ that got him all the fame, that’s not the case. He has had his days of struggle too. Nawaz, just like many others from the industry, started his career in Bollywood by taking up various roles which unfortunately never unrolled his talent.



He played the role of a waiter in the movie Shool, in a bold yet underrated cop drama.



Although it was for just one single scene, Nawaz, in one of his initial movies, Sarfarosh, got the chance to be with one of Bollywood’s superstars, Aamir Khan.



In one movie that just came and went, in the blink of an eye, Nawaz appeared as one of the actors alongside Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.


Munnabhai MBBS

Remember the guy who stole Sunit Dutt’s wallet in public and got hit by public for pick-pocketing? That small role of a thief was played by Nawaz.


Manorama Six Feet Under

The unofficial remake of the Roman Polanski’s classic Chinatown, Manorama saw Nawazuddin playing the role of a goon, who threatens a amateur detective.


Black Friday

Apart from being one of the best (and controversial) movies of Anurag Kashyap, Black Friday is also famous for the way the director has covered the 1993 blasts. Nawaz played the role of a victim wherein the who the police royally grilled to find the conspirators.


Aaja Nachle


Not many are so lucky to have been seen in a movie with the dancing queen, Madhuri Dixit. In her comeback film, Nawaz was seen as one of her helpers who provided assistance to set up her dance academy.


Ek Chalis Ki Last Local

Apart from being together in Manorama, Abhay Deol and Nawazuddin were seen together in another movie, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, where Abhay Deol accidentally kills the drug addict Nawaz.


New York

Siddiqui has been seen in two of the very crucial scenes of the movie, New York where he plays the role of one of John Abraham’s employees, who has also been a victim of 9/11 detainee.



In Nandita Das’ debut, Firaaq, Nawazuddin plays one of the partners of a Muslim couple whose house is severely damaged during the riots.



The man has also been a part of dance numbers. Yes! One of the most popular songs from Dev D, Emotional Atyachaar has Nawaz and Sunil Grover grooving to the music and flaunting their dancing skills.