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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Biography

Birth Name:
Numberdar Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Birth Place:
Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, India
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Has seven brothers and two sisters
  • Briefly worked as a chemist in a petrochemical company following his graduation, before moving to Delhi and eventually getting involved with acting
  • Debuted with a 40 second role in Sarfarosh (1999), but he continued to struggle to make ends meet
  • First lead role appearance was as a wedding singer in Prashant Bhargav's Patang (2007-08)
  • Was awarded the National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) in 2012
  • Won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2013 for The Lunchbox
  • Bagged the Best Actor Award for Haraamkhor at the 2015 New York Indian Film Festival

Awards

  • 2016Filmfare Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2016Filmfare Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2016Stardust Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2016Stardust Awards-Star of the Year - Male: nominated
  • 2016Screen Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2015Stardust Awards-Best Actor in a Negative Role: nominated
  • 2015International Indian Film Academy Awards-Best Performance in a Negative Role: nominated
  • 2014International Indian Film Academy Awards-Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): nominated
  • 2014Filmfare Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2014Screen Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2014Zee Cine Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Filmfare Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013Stardust Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2013Screen Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2013Zee Cine Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2013Times Of India Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated