Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kah...
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012) , Manjhi (2013) and Talaash (2012). After a period of unnoticed performances in his early career, 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 many Awards and nominations including a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his appearance as Taimur in Talaash. His movie 'Shoebite' which is currently under post production, also has Amitabh Bachchan in it.
Siddiqui became a household name in 2012, when his acting career reached a high point. His 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 world renowned film critic Roger Ebert (awarding the film 4/4 stars),a role which 'transformed his acting style'.He has collaborated with the critically acclaimed Director, Anurag Kashyap on multiple occasions.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is from Budhana a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, where his father is 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, here in the next one and a half year period, he started watching plays, while working as a watchman at an office. He got associated with Sakshi Theatre Group and worked with actors like Manoj Bajpai and Saurabh Shukla.
Eventually,He Joined Bhartendu Natya Academy Lucknow