Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Profession: Actor

Brother(s) of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Shamas Nawab Siddiqui (filmmaker), Ayazuddin Siddiqui and 5 more

Father of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui (a farmer)

Mother of Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Wife/Spouse of Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Affairs/Girlfriends of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Niharika Singh (actress)

Favourite Actor(s) of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Amitabh Bachchan, Ashish Vidyarthi

Favourite Actress of Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Favourite Destination of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Favourite Film of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief (1948)

Awards, Honours of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

2012: National Film Awards in the category of "Special Jury Award" for the films- Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, and Dekh Indian Circus
2013: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film "Lunchbox"

Controversies of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In October 2017, his former girlfriends Sunita Rajwar and actress Niharika Singh (who co-starred with him in Miss Lovely) accused him of misrepresenting facts in his biography- An Ordinary Life: A Memoir.   Following the heavy criticism, Nawaz announced he's withdrawing his biography, few days after its release.   A complaint against Nawazuddin was made with the National Commission for Women (NCW).   Niharika Singh's advocate Gautam Gulati, on behalf of Niharika, lodged a complaint against Nawazuddin for "outraging the modesty of the actress."   Sunita Rajwar also sued him for defaming her in his memoir.   In July 2018, Rajeev Sinha, a Congress politician from the West Bengal, lodged an F.I.R. against Nawazuddin and the producers of the Netflix web series, Sacred Games for defaming the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and also, for taking the level of Bollywood to a new low.  

Information about Nawazuddin Siddiqui

His father was a farmer and also used to run an Aara Machine (a wood cutting machine).  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.  In 2015, his father died due to brain haemorrhage; he was paralyzed for a few years before passing away.  In 2012, after playing the role of an Intelligence Officer in the film- Kahaani, he became a household name.  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.  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 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 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.  He has a degree in Chemistry, and during his days of struggle, he worked at a Chemist shop in Vadodara.  At the 2015 New York Indian Film Festival, he bagged the Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Haraamkhor.  Initially, he worked at the film studios and got only stereotypical roles.  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.  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.  He married Anjali at a very young age; Anjali & Nawazuddin are from the same village.  Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui drink alcohol?: Yes  He was born into a Zamindar Muslim Family called as Numberdars.  He is eldest of his 9 siblings.  He tried to get work in the Television Industry but could not get success.  Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui smoke?: Yes (a chain smoker)  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.  In 2007, he got a role in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday, which paved his way for other important roles.  Throughout his childhood, he studied under the lamp; as electricity was a rarity in his village.  He remained out of work between 2002-05 and shared a flat with 4 other people in Mumbai. 

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