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When he first showed up on the silver screen for a short time in the movie Sarfarosh, little would people believe that Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the present king of the art movie genre, would have made this big in Bollywood. Although his performance in his debut film was completely overshadowed by the brilliance of Aamir Khan, it did catch the attention of several film critic and movie directors which bagged him a couple of films to try his mettle. He did not disappoint the faith of these movie directors in these movies, which he used as the rungs of the ladder to reach the top position he intended to achieve for a long time.
Unlike other actors, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His early life and career is a clear depiction of the struggle that he has to go through to reach the place he is currently experiencing. A brief but authentic insight on Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Biography, unknown facts, latest news is given below.
Born in a small town in Uttar Pradesh named Budhana on 19th May 14, 1974, he was the eldest brother of his eight siblings. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar. He continued his career as a Chemist in Vadodara when he decides to change his field. He went to Delhi where he visited to watch a play one day. That play lured him into the field of acting. He enrolled himself in the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi from where he secured the degree for acting.
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After graduating from NSD in 2004, he moved to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood. That was the worst year of his struggle when he did not have the money to even pay his rent. He has to share the room of an NSD senior while he cooks meals for him in return.
After marking his entry into Bollywood with Sarfarosh, he continued to get small significant roles in Shool (role of a waiter), Jungle (role of a messenger) and Munnabhai MBBS (role of a pickpocketer). He even tried his luck at daily TV soaps but did not achieve much success. He also did a short film named The Bypass in 2003 where he shared the screen with the legendary Irrfan Khan.
It was his role in the movie Black Friday when he got recognized with the potential for more powerful roles. His first lead role was in Prashant Bhargava’s Patang in 2008, where he played the role of Chakku, a wedding singer. His role was critically applauded at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. He received rave reviews by the renowned movie critic Roger Ebert. In 2009, he again appeared in a cameo role in the song Emotional Atyachar in the movie Dev D. he also did a prolonged, significant role in the movie New York.
Nawazuddin got his first recognition as an actor in 2010 for his role as a journalist in the movie, Peepli Live. In 2012, he provided another stellar performance in Kahaani after which he became a household name. He reached his peak of his acting career after his role of a gangster in Gangs of Wasseypur. However, according to him, his most realistic performance was in the movie Miss Lovely, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
He also appeared in a supportive role in Aamir Khan’s movie Talash in 2012 which garnered him the Special Jury award at the National Film Festival and the Best actor in a supporting role at the Asian Film Awards, Screen Awards, and Zee Cine Awards. He continued his prime form in 2013 when he came up with the sequel to Gangs of Wasseypur, Aatma, and Patang. He even tried negative roles in the movie Kick, Badlapur and Raman Raghav 2.0 where he did not disappoint his audiences.
In 2015, he got his first solo lead role in Manjhi-the mountain man. He also did Bajrangi Bhaijaan in that year. He was awarded the best actor for the movie Haramkhor at the Indian Film Festival at New York.
Awards and Recognition
2012 proved to be a productive year for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He got a series of awards for several movies in that year. Apart from the awards that he bagged for Talash, he also obtained the best supporting actor award and the favorite award for his role in Gangs of Wasseypur at Stardust Awards and Lions Gold Awards. He also got the best-supporting actor award for the movie, the Lunchbox at the Filmfares and Renault Star Guild Award. Additionally, he got the best actor in a comic role for Bajrangi Bhaijaan and the best actor in a negative role for Badlapur at the Zee Cine Awards in 2015.
There are several facts that are unknown about Nawazuddin. He was born in a place where there were no movie theaters. He had to go the nearest town about 45 kilometers away to watch a movie. Rather, he preferred to stand in front of the mirror and enact roles. In his entire early life, he saw around five films in total. He was married at a very young age even before he started his career. His first on-screen kiss with his co-star Niharika Singh is the first kiss in his life! His role model is Ashish Vidyarthi and his favorite role is the role of Prince Salim in the movie, Mughal-e-Azam. His monolog in the movie New York reflects the year-long struggle he did to pursue his career. Nawazuddin is a man of a few words, with a few friends and is planning to go for a sabbatical to recharge his batteries.
Recently, the first look of his movie Mom has been released, and people are going gaga over his chiseled looks. Although the movie marks another return of Akshaye Khanna to the silver screen, audiences cannot help themselves from drooling over the new look of Nawazuddin. He is also going to share the screen with Tiger Shroff in the movie Munna Michael and Rishi Kapoor in the movie Manto. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is another upcoming flick where Nawazuddin has again experimented with his looks and has given a rustic feel to it. With a series of upcoming blockbusters in his bag, Nawazuddin is surely going to rake in all the awards and the moolahs in 2017.