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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is an Indian actor famous for his work in Hindi movies. He is a graduate of the National School of Drama. Siddiqui's feature debut was with Patang (2012)'s director Prashant Bhargava, and his performance was appreciated by film critic Roger Ebert. He also received international recognition for his work on Black Friday (2007), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) duo Rosie and Raman Raghav 2.0 with director Anurag Kashyap.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1974 in the small villages of Budhana and tehsil in the Muzaffarnagar region of Uttar Pradesh, India, to the Jamin Bridge Muslim family Lambardars. He is the eldest of eight siblings and spent most of his youth in Uttarakhand.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui lives in Mumbai with his younger brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui. Nawazuddin is married to Aaliya and has a daughter Shora and a son Yaani, born on the actor's 41st birthday. On May 19, 2020, his wife Aaliya told The Indian Express newspaper that she had sent a legal notice demanding a divorce to end her 11-year marriage.

He starred in Kahaani (2012) and played the typical single-sex intelligence officer Khan. Anurag Kashyap's gangster epic Gangs of Wasseypur followed, raising his reputation. He first starred as Sonu Duggal in Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, which Siddiqui described as his "most real performance ever". Then Siddiqui led to the sequel to the Gangs of Wasseypur. In 2013, he starred in the horror film Aatma. The Lunchbox (2013) premiered as part of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival International Critics Week and won several awards. He starred in Aamir Khan's 2012 release Talash. In 2014, he played the protagonist Shiv Gazra in the blockbuster kick.

He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar. After that, he worked as a chemist at Vadodara for a year before leaving for Delhi to find a new job. Arriving in Delhi, he was drawn to acting right after seeing the play. To enter the National Theater School (NSD) in New Delhi, he met one of the admission criteria by participating in more than 10 plays with friends, including one in Dehradun.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui made his Bollywood debut in 1999 with a small role in Aamir Khan's star actor Sarfarosh. He starred in Ram Gopal Varma's Shool (1999) and Jungle (2000). And Munnabhai MBBS (2003) of Rajkumar Hirani. After moving to Mumbai, he tried to work in television series, but without much success. In 2003, he directed the short film By Pass, where he co-starred with Irfan Khan. Between 2002 and 05, he did little work, lived in an apartment shared with four other people, and survived by occasionally conducting acting workshops. In 2004, which was one of the worst years of his struggle, he didn't pay rent. He asked his NSD senior if he could be with him. My senior allowed me to share his apartment in Goregaon if he would be willing to cook for him.

Famous author Paulo Coelho recommended Sacred Games to his Twitter followers and praised Nawazuddin's work as "one of Netflix's best series with great actor Nawazuddin."

Although very busy with filming, Siddiqui continues to take time to farm in his hometown Uttar Pradesh. He aims to educate farmers on the new technologies available and how they can help them in a better way. He also implemented a new irrigation technique in Budhana, which helped the farmers there tremendously.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui attended the National Theater School in New Delhi. After graduating from NSD in 1999, he moved to Mumbai.

In 2007, Black Friday was nominated for Golden Leopard. In 2009, he starred in a cameo role in the song "Emotional Atyachar" in the movie Dev D playing Rangila with duet partner Rasila (known as Patna ke Presley). In the same year, he appeared in New York (2009). However, his role as a journalist in Anusha Rizvi's Peepli Live (2010) was widely recognized as an actor for the first time. In 2012, she starred in Patang: Yeon (2012) by Prashant Vargava, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Siddiqui's performance was praised by film critic Roger Ebert, who said the role "changed his acting style" and he awarded him the Thumbsup Trophy. The film has since been released in the United States and Canada and has garnered much attention from the New York Times rave reviews.

He was awarded Breakthrough Talent at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is best known for his roles in The Lunchbox (2013), Manto (2018) and Raman Raghav 2.0. Sidiki is the only actor in the world to officially select and screen eight films at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

In 2015, Siddiqui's films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi-The Mountain Man were released and were praised for his roles. Siddiqui was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Awards. And in 2013, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. At Raman Raghav 2.0 in 2016, his work won the Fancine Malaga Award in Spain and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Actor. Manto (2018) was a landmark performance that won the Best Actor Award at the 2018 Asian Pacific Screen Awards.

Recently, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded the Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award, the highest honor at the prestigious Singapore International Film Festival.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded a Special Jury Award for his work in Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus and Talaash at the 2012 60th National Film Awards.

In the feature film, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's first starring was Patang by Prashant Bhargava, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and Nawazuddin's performance was acclaimed by renowned film critic Roger Ebert (winning 4/4 star in film). His acting style ".

In 2012, he appeared in four major films: Kahaani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur-Part 2 (2012) and Talaash (2012), all of which gave him the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor Award. – Talaash: A man playing Taimur in The Answer Lies Within and a Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Gangs of Wasseypur.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui continues taking time from the filming schedule to create a farm in his hometown Uttar Pradesh. He has appeared in two Emmy-nominated series, Sacred Games (2019) and McMafia in the UK.

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