Nawazuddin Siddiqui Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Nickname(s)Nowaz ProfessionActor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm in meters- 1.68 m in feet inches- 5’ 6” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg in pounds- 132 lbs Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Career DebutFilm: Sarfarosh (1999)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nawazuddin Siddiqui
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He was born into a Zamindar Muslim Family called as Numberdars.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Farm in Budhana
His father was a farmer and also used to run an Aara Machine (a wood cutting machine).
He is eldest of his 9 siblings.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (sitting extreme right) With His Mother And Siblings
Throughout his childhood, he studied under the lamp; as electricity was a rarity in his village.
After his schooling, he moved to Haridwar to pursue his graduation in Chemistry at the Gurukul Kangri University. During his graduation, he used to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as declamation, painting, and drama.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Participating in a Declamation Contest in His College
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 theatre group. Since there was not enough money in theatres, he worked as a watchman for the subsistence for around 5 years.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui During His Struggling Days
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.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His NSD Fellows
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 that he would cook the 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 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 Mumbai.
In 2007, he got a role in Anurag Kashyap‘s Black Friday, which paved his way for other important roles.
His first lead role appearance in a feature film was as a wedding singer- Chakku in Prashant Bhargava’s Patang (2007-08). Nawazuddin considers his role in the film as the turning point of her acting career.
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 realistic performance so-far, which was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
His role of Faizal Khan in Anurag Kashyap‘s- Gangs of Wasseypur, established him as one of the most promising actors in the Indian Film Industry.
At the 2015 New York Indian Film Festival, he bagged the Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Haraamkhor.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Haraamkhor
In 2015, his father died due to brain haemorrhage; 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.
In April 2017, he shared a video on his Instagram account; explaining that he is not just a Muslim, but a bit of all religion.
A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Apr 24, 2017 at 1:49am PDT
During an interview, Nawaz revealed that had he not become an actor, he would be a farmer; as he still holds his ancestral farm fields back at home in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui At His Farm Fields
Here’s a glimpse of Nawazuddin’s life:
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