Siddiqui at Black Currency mahurat
19 May 1974 |
Budhana, Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 19 May 1974) is an Indian film actor. After a period of unnoticed performances in his early career, he received the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Awards.
Born in a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh from a Muslim family, where his late father was a farmer. Siddiqui grew up amongst nine siblings, seven brothers and two sisters. After graduating in science from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, Uttarakand, he worked as a chemist in a petrochemical company for a short while. But boredom set in soon, and he moved to Delhi. He graduated from the The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1996[not in citation given] for his theatre academics.
He went to the National School of Drama New Delhi. After graduating from NSD, he shifted to Mumbai. In 2004, which was one of the worst years of his struggle, he couldn’t pay any rent. He asked an NSD senior if he could stay with him. The senior allowed him to share his apartment in Goregaon if he was willing to cook meals for him. Nawazuddin made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan starrer, Sarfarosh. After that, he hung out at film studios and shootings but only got stereotypical roles. He shared screen along with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS in the opening scenes where he tries to pick the pocket of Sunil Dutt. After moving to Mumbai he tried to get work in television serials, but did not achieve much success. He did a short film The Bypass in 2003, where he appeared with actor, Irrfan Khan. Beyond that between 2002–05, he was largely out of work, and lived in a flat he shared with four other people, and survived by conducting occasional acting workshops.
His appearance in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday (2004) paved way for other powerful roles. His first lead role in a feature film was as the wedding singer Chakku in Prashant Bhargava's Patang (shot in 2007-2008), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, for which Nawazuddin's natural performance has been praised by world renowned film critic Roger Ebert (awarding the film 4 stars), a role which 'transformed his acting style'. In 2009, he appeared in a cameo role in hit song "emotional atyachar" in the movie Dev D in his moniker as Rangila along with his duo Rasila (known together as Patna ke Presley). Nawazuddin was noticed in the film "New York". However it was his role of a journalist in Aamir Khan Productions's Peepli Live (2010), that first got him recognition as an actor. He became a household name post Kahaani (2012), where he played the archetypal short-tempered intelligence officer Khan. Anurag Kashyap's gangster epic Gangs of Wasseypur followed which furthered his fame. He played his first primary role as Sonu Duggal in Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, a role Nawazuddin describes as his "most real performance so far." Nawazuddin then followed this up with the sequel to Gangs of Wasseypur. In 2013, he played the lead role in the horror flick Aatma. He has appeared in Aamir Khan's 2012 release, Talash. His film Patang, which was recently released in the U.S. and Canada, is garnering much attention for Nawazuddin with rave reviews from the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.
Siddiqui's first lead role in a feature film was in Prashant Bhargava's Patang, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, for which Nawazuddin's performance has been praised by noted film critic Roger Ebert (awarding the film 4/4 stars), a role which 'transformed his acting style'.
He appeared in four major films of 2012 – Kahaani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 (2012) and Talaash (2012), all of which earned him wide critical reception and awards including Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male both for his role as Taimur in Talaash: The Answer Lies Within as well as Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Gangs of Wasseypur.
|1999||Sarfarosh||Criminal 1 (Credited)/Arrested through Victoria House raid|
|2003||Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.||Pickpocketeer|
|The Bypass||1st Bandit|
|Manorama Six Feet Under||Local goon|
|Black Friday (2007 film)||Asgar Mukadam|
|2008||Black & White|
|Dev.D||Cameo in "Emotional Atyachar Song"|
|2010||Peepli Live||Rakesh Kapoor|
|Dekh Indian Circus||Jethu||National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (also for Talaash, Gangs of Wasseypur & Kahaani)|
|Kahaani||IB Officer A.Khan|
|Paan Singh Tomar||Gopi|
|Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1||Faizal Khan||Lions Gold Awards 2012 - Lions Favorite Actor|
|Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2||Faizal Khan||Lions Gold Awards 2012 - Lions Favorite Actor|
|Talaash||Taimur||Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Patang||Chakku||Screened at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival|
|Miss Lovely||Sonu Duggal||Screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Released in India on 17 January 2014|
|Bombay Talkies||Purandar||Screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival|
|Liar's Dice||Nawazuddin||Sundance Film Festival|
|Monsoon Shootout||Shiva||Screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival|
|The Lunchbox||Shaikh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival|
|Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa||Anwar||Post-production|
|Miyan Kal Aana||Producer||Cannes 2015|
|The Maya Tape||Delayed|
|Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Chand Nawab (Pakistani Reporter)|
|Manjhi - The Mountain Man||Dashrath Manjhi||21 August 2015|
|2012||National Film Awards||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2012||Zee Cine Awards||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within||Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male||Won|
|2012||Screen Awards||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within||Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2012||Stardust Awards||Gangs of Wasseypur||Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2012||Asian Film Awards||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within||Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2012||New York Indian Film Festival||Dekh Indian Circus||Award for Best Actor||Won|
|2012||GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012||For work done in 2012||Breakthrough Talent||Won|
|2012||Lions Gold Awards 2012||Gangs of Wasseypur||Lions Favourite Actor||Won|
|2013||Filmfare Awards||The Lunchbox||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2013||Renault Star Guild Awards||The Lunchbox||Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Won|
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- new film aatma
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- Best Actor Award – New York Indian Film Festival
- Breakthrough Talent – GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012
- Nawazuddin at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012
- Nawazuddin at Lions Gold Awards 2012
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