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Education and schooling
Nawazuddin Siddiqui did his initial schooling at B. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his graduation in Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry honours at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. After graduation, he worked as a chemist in Vadodara for a year before relocating to Delhi, where he developed an interest in acting. He later learnt acting from National School of Drama, New Delhi.
Parents: Nawabuddin Siddiqui (Father), Mehroonisa (Mother)
Siblings: Shamas Nawab Siddiqui (Brother), Ayazuddin Siddiqui (Brother), 5 Brother and 2 Sisters (name not known)
Spouse: Anjali Siddiqui
Children: Shora Siddiqui (Daughter), Yaani Siddiqui (Son)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born to a farmer and he loves farming. He also has an interest in flying kites and watching Bollywood movies, which led to his interest in acting.
Girlfriends & Affairs
1- Nawazuddin Siddiqui mentioned in his biography, An Ordinary Life, that he fell in love with Sunita Rajwar during his time at the National School of Drama. He further mentioned that Sunita broke up with him all of a sudden which made him suicidal. However, Sunita Rajwar has refused this story and claimed his biography to be fabricated.
2- After breaking up with Sunita Rajwar, as per his biography, Nawazuddin started dating Suzanne from New York. She used to stay at his residence on a visa but after a while, she couldn’t extend her visa and had to return to New York City. The long-distance ultimately didn’t work out and they parted ways.
3- Nawazuddin had an intimate relationship with his movie Miss Lovely costar Niharika Singh. The two dated for almost a year before they parted way when he lost interest in her. However, Niharika has rubbished all such stories and called it an extraordinary lie.
4- Nawazuddin started dating Anjali and had a steady relationship for many years but unfortunately broke up. He went on to marry Sheeba but his marriage didn’t last long either and they filed for a divorce. After divorcing Sheeba, Nawazuddin reunited with Anjali and at last, married her.
Journey to Stardom
Nawazuddin Siddiqui started acting in plays to secure his admission at National School of Drama. After graduating from the National School of Drama, he relocated to Mumbai to pursue a full-time acting career. Nawazuddin made his commercial acting debut with a small in Amir Khan’s movie Sarfarosh. He later appeared in short roles in a number of movies like Shool, Jungle, Munnabhai MBBS and Dev D.
His first notable performance was in the movie Kahaani starring Vidya Balan in the lead role. Nawazuddin later appeared in Anurag Kashyap’s dark comedy Gangs of Wasseypur which gained him much recognition. He played his first lead role in the movie Miss Lovely opposite Niharika Singh and followed on the sequels to Gangs of Wasseypur.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the antagonist in Salman Khan starrer movie Kick, which garnered him positive reviews and he rose to fame. He became a household name after his comic performance in the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Nawazuddin gained critical acclaim for playing the titular role in biographical film Manjhi- The Mountain Man.
Currently, Nawazuddin Siddiqui stands as one of the most skilled actors of the Bollywood industry and has the least haters.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui charges an amount of 4-5 crore INR per movie. However, he prioritizes scripts over fees and has charged just one rupee as a token amount for movies like Manto and Haraamkhor.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is considered one of the most talented actors in the Indian acting industry. He also endorses a number of brands which adds to his net worth of 60 crore INR (approx).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui may live a down to earth life but when it comes to his daily commute, he is no behind the leading celebrities. Nawazuddin owns luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLS in his garage. Other cars that the actor owns are Ford Ikon and Ford Endeavour.
1- Nawazzudin Siddiqui was accused of spying over her wife and took out her call records. According to a leading daily, Thane Police arrested 11 accused of allegedly sourcing call data records and most of them were private detectives.
2- Nawazuddin Siddiqui launched his biographical book, An Ordinary Life, but soon after the release he had to withdraw the book owing to falsified facts about his love life. Actress Niharika Singh and Sunita Rajwar accused Nawazuddin of fabricating stories with distorted facts about their relationships with the actor.
3- Nawazuddin allegedly slapped his neighbour after having a heated argument over the parking space in his residency. As per reports by the police, he was parking his car in the parking space allotted for two-wheelers which led to the incident.
4- He once commented against romantic actors on running around trees singing songs which irked veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. He lashed out on Nawazuddin Siddiqui and called him an average actor who doesn’t have the talent to pull such romantic acting.
5- Although it never became official, there is a cold war going on between two of the most talented actors of the Bollywood industry, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Irrfan Khan. They often ignore each other and try to act superior.
6- Nawazuddin Siddiqui fired controversy when he took a stand against the ‘fair and handsome’ preferring society by calling himself ‘dark and not good looking’ in a Twitter post.
7- Actress Chitrangada Singh walked out of the movie Babumoshai Bandookbaaz after the director forced her to retake an intimate scene with lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, Nawazuddin supported the director after the matter came into light.
8- Rajeev Sinha, a Congress politician, filed an FIR against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the web series, Sacred Games, for defaming Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a hard-working actor who has proved that one can achieve success in the Bollywood industry without the stereotyped heroic looks and personality. He is also a down to earth celebrity who has a passion for his work that he sometimes works for free for good scripts.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a chain smoker and sometimes violent.
1- Nawazuddin Siddiqui won Special Jury Award at National Film Awards for his performances in the movies- Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and Dekh Indian Circus.
2- He won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male for his performance in the movie Talaash: The Answer Lies Within.
3- Nawazuddin won Best Supporting Actor awards for his performance in the movie Talaash: The Answer Lies Within at Screen Awards and Asian Film Awards.
4- Nawazuddin Siddiqui won his first Best Actor Award for his movie Dekh Indian Circus at New York Indian Film Festival.
5- In the year 2013, he won Best Supporting Actor Awards for his movie The Lunchbox at Filmfare Awards.
6- In the year 2015, Nawazuddin Siddiqui won Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role and Zee Cine Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Badlapur, respectively.
7- He won Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) Award at International Indian Film Academy Awards for his performance in the movie Mom.
8- Nawazuddin won Best Performance by an Actor Award for the movie Manto at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.