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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian film actor, who has appeared in many bollywood films like Black Friday, New York, Peepli Live, Kahani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2, Manjhi and many more. He had raised his collar up with the film “Gangs of Wasseypur 2”, which gave him a stardom and respect among fellow film artists. He was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 60th National Film Awards 2012, for his work in films. His film ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ was premiered at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival. He was seen alongwith Sridevi and Akshay Khanna in the flick Mom. He is a three-time nominee for Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards, winning for The Lunchbox.


Real Name: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Date of Birth: 19 May 1974

Age (as in 2018):  44 Years

Birth Place:    Budhana, Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Zodiac sign:    Taurus

Nationality:     Indian

Hometown:   Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

School   :B S S Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

College:      Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakand

The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi

Educational Qualifications:     Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Famous Role:   Faizal Khan- Gangs of Wasseypur (part 1 & 2)

Father:  Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui (farmer)

Mother:  Mehroonisa

Brothers:  Shamaz Nawab Siddiqui and 6 others

Sisters– 2

Religion:    Islam

Hobbies:    Flying Kites, Watching Films, Farming

Physical Stats & Features

Height : 5’ 6”

Weight: 65 kg

Body Measurements

– Chest: 38 Inches

– Waist: 30 inches

– Biceps: 12 Inches

Eye Color:     Brown

Hair Color:    Black


Film Debut:  Sarfarosh (1999)

Favourite Things

Favourite Actor:        Ashish Vidyarthi

Favourite Destination:   Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Relationship Status

Marital Status:  Married

Wife:     Anjali Siddiqui


Daughter:   Shora

Son- N/A

Style Quotient

Car/Bike Collection:  Ford Endeavor (SUV)

Money Factor

Salary (approximate): 1 Crore (INR)/film

Net Worth: Not Known

Latest news

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be portraying Balasaheb Thackeray in the biopic Thackeray.

In Sacred Games

Netflix’s highly anticipated show Sacred Games is already the talk of the town and audiences have been raving about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s nuanced portrayal of a gangster, Ganesh Gaitonde, in the show.

The Mumbai-set drama on India’s dark underworld based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel, has taken the digital space by storm with it’s gripping plot and riveting performances.


2012 Kahaani
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
2012 Talaash
2013 The Lunchbox
2014 Kick
2015 Badlapur
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2016 TE3N
2016 Freaky Ali
2017 Haramkhor

Awards and Nominations

2012 National Film Awards
2012 Zee Cine Awards
2012 Screen Awards
2012 Stardust Awards
2012 New York Indian Film Festival
2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012
2012 Lions Gold Awards 2012

Some Interesting Facts about Nawazuddin Siddiqui

  • He was born to a Zamindari Muslim family known as Numberdars in a small town- Budhana in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • His father was a farmer and also has an Aara Machine.
  • He is eldest of his 9 siblings.
  • He has a degree in Chemistry and during his days of struggle, he worked at a Chemist shop in Vadodara.
  • He moved to Delhi to pursue his acting aspirations and joined a theater group. Since there was not enough money in theaters, he worked as a watchman to make his subsistence.
  • He was enrolled in the National School of Drama (NSD) and after passing out of the NSD he moved to Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his acting career further.
  • While in Mumbai, Nawaz had to face one of the worst years of his struggle. He had to stay in the apartment of one of his seniors at the NSD on the condition to cook meal for him.
  • He made his Bollywood debut in 1999 with a very small role in the Aamir Khan starrer film- Sarfarosh.
  • Initially, he worked at the film studios and got only stereotypical roles.
  • He appeared as a pickpocket in the 2003 comedy drama- Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.- starring Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt.
  • He tried to get work in the Television Industry but could not get success.
  • He remained out of work between 2002-05 and shared a flat with 4 other people.
  • In 2007, he got a role in Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday which paved his way for other important roles.
  • His 1st lead role appearance in a feature film was as a wedding singer- Chakku in Prashant Bhargav’s Patang (2007-08).
  • He also appeared in a cameo role in the song- Emotional Atyachar of the 2009 movie- Dev D.
  • He got recognition as an actor in the 2010 Aamir Khan Productions’- Peepli Live in which his role was of a journalist.
  • In 2012, after playing the role of an Intelligence Officer in the film- Kahaani, he became a household name.
  • Nawazuddin describes his role of Sonu Duggal in Ashim Ahluwalia’s- Miss Lovely as his most real performance so-far which was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
  • His role of Faizal Khan in Anurag Kashyap’s- Gangs of Wasseypur is considered as a cult.
  • He appeared in a number of films including- Talaash, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Maajhi – The Mountain Man, etc. and his roles in these films received critical acclaims.
  • At the 2015 New York Indian Film Festival, he bagged the Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Haraamkhor. Nawazuddin in Haraamkhor
  • His younger brother- Shamaz Nawab Siddiqui is a film director.
  • In 2015, his father died due to brain hemorrhage, he was paralyzed for a few years before passing away.
  • He married Anjali at a very young age; Anjali & Nawazuddin are from the same village.
  • He is a very shy person; he likes to stay quiet and away from stardom.
  • He has worked with all the 3 Khans of Bollywood. (Salman- Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Aamir- Talaash & Shah Rukh- Raees).
Updated On: 15 July 2018

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