Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a true and real actor who can act. He is the perfect example of small town boy who made it big in life. He started a journey from a minor role and achieved superstar status at present.
Born in 1974, Siddiqui starred as a leading actor in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. He worked in hit movies like ‘Talaash’, ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Kick’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. He worked with stars such as Salman Khan, Amir Khan and Varun Dhawan. Siddiqui is a complete and versatile actor with great acting prowess.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui : Early Life and Personal Details
Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1974, in Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, UP. His father, Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui was a farmer and his mother, Mehroonisa is a homemaker. He grew up in his hometown with 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
Siddiqui attended BSS Inter college for schooling. Next, he enrolled in the Gurukul Kangri University of Haridwar to pursue a degree in Chemistry. Apart from academic, he learned acting from the National School of Drama, New Delhi.
The simple and talented Siddiqui is 5 feet 6 inches tall with a dark complexion. He does not fit to the typical definition of Indian heroes. He shares Taurus as horoscope and practices Islam. Besides acting, his hobbies are flying kites, watching films and farming.
Siddiqui s happily married to Anjali Siddiqui. At present, he is the father of a beautiful daughter named Shora.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui : Career
He made his movie debut in 1999 with a miniature role in ‘Sarfarosh’. Next, he appeared as a pickpocket in ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’. His first major break was in ‘Black Friday’, where he got significant time in the movie. Further, he continued his career with minor and supporting roles in ‘Dev D’, ‘New York’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’.
People start to notice Siddiqui after his role as Mr. Khan in ‘Kahaani’. At last, he got a chance to start as a lead actor in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. He garnered much appreciation for his role as Faizal Khan.
Siddiqui proved his versatility by acting in commercial movies such as ‘Kick’, ‘Badlapur, and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’ and ‘Freaky Ali’ are his latest film, where he starred as the main protagonist. His most awaited movie is Mom starring Sridevi.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui : Awards and Accolades
Siddiqui rises to stardom by delivering consistent power packed performances. He received much critical acclaim for portraying characters in a simple and true way. In 2013, he received the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Award.
Siddiqui won many awards and recognitions in his career. Some notable are Filmfare Award, GQ Award, Stardust Award and Zee Cine Awards. Many critics and fans considered him as one of the greatest actors of India of all time.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Siddiqui has an estimated net worth of $20 Million. He charges around Rs 1 Crore per movie. He endorses some famous brands such as Truecaller, Maggi and Spice Mobiles. At present, he resides in a beautiful house located in Yari, Mumbai. He owns a stylish Ford SUV in his disposal to travel.
Despite being a superstar, he is a shy person. He lives a simple life and stay away from stardom.