Naseeruddin Shah is a legendary Indian artist. He is an acclaimed actor, director and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. He has a successful career in both mainstream movies as well as in art films.

Born in July 20, 1949, Naseeruddin Shah starred in hit movies such as ‘Masoom’, ‘The Leauge of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, ‘A Wednesday’ and ‘Monsoon Wedding’. He is an actor with pleasant personality, good acting skill and perfect dialogue delivery.

Naseeruddin Shah : Early Life and Personal Details

Naseeruddin Shah was born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh to Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan. He completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s College, Nainital. Next, he enrolled in the Aligarh Muslim University in UP to pursue higher education in Arts. Further, he learned training from National School of Drama, Delhi.

The talented Shah is 5 feet 7 inches tall with a weight of 71 kg. She shares Leo as Sun sign and follows Muslim belief and teaching. Besides acting and movie, his hobbies are playing tennis and reading different books.

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Caption: Naseeruddin Shah with his wife Ratna Pathak


When Naseeruddin Shah was around 20 years of age, he married 36-year-old Manara Sikri. After a few years, the couple announced their divorce. In 1982, he tied the knot with actress, Ratna Pathak. At present, he has two sons, Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah and one daughter, Heeba Shah. They are all in the acting field.

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Caption: Naseeruddin Shah in ‘Masoom’


Naseeruddin Shah : Career

Shah was always fascinated towards acting and theatre from his childhood. He made his acting debut in the 1975 film ‘Nishant’ along with Shabana Azmi. He was successful to make a good impression in his first attempt.

Shah continued his filmy career with acclaimed movies such as ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Sparsh’, ‘Mirch Masala’, ‘Trikal’, ‘Mandi’ and ‘Katha’. He switched to mainstream Bollywood cinema with the 1980 film ‘Hum Paanch’. One of the most memorable performances of Shah came in ‘Masoom’.

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Caption: Naseeruddin Shah in ‘A Wednesday’


Other notable movies of Shah are ‘Karma’, ‘Izaazat’, ‘Hiro Hiralal’, ‘Mohra’ and ‘Hey Ram’. Critics and people loved his performance in cinemas such as ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Iqbal’ and ‘A Wednesday’. Apart Indian movies, he acted in several Pakistani and English movies.

Despite having a magnificent career on the big screen, Naseeruddin Shah never gave up his love for theatre. He has given performances with his theatre troupe at different places. He made is directorial debut with ‘Yun Hota To Kya Hota’ in 2006. The movie received positive response from film critics moviegoers.

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Caption: Naseeruddin Shah with the President of India


Naseeruddin Shah : Awards

Being one of the talented and celebrated artist in India, Shah received much credit and appreciation throughout his life. Government of India awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan to him for his contribution to Indian cinema. Next, he won the prestigious National Film Award for three times. Further, he won Filmare Award thrice and IIFA Award.

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Caption: Naseeruddin Shah with Audi car


Naseeruddin Shah : Net Worth and Lifestyle

Naseerudin Shah has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. He made his fortune from movies, personal investment and commercials. He charges a hefty amount of 1 Crore per film and has endorsed several brands such as Bajaj Finserv and Yes Bank.

Shah resides in a luxurious house in Bandra West, Mumbai. When it comes to vehicle, he likes to travel in Audi A3 and Royal Enfield Bullet. This versatile actor is never afraid to speak his mind and we can know more about Naseeruddin Shah from his memoir ‘And Then One day’.