Nawazuddin Siddiqui Wiki, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Biography & More

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor. His nickname is Nowaz. He shot to fame with his portrayal of the various roles in some major films like “Black Friday,” “New York,” “Peepli Live,” and lot more.

Biography/Wiki

Nawazuddin was born on 19 May 1974 (age 44; as in 2018) in Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. He studied at B. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. While he was growing up, there was hardly any provision of electricity, and that’s why he studied under the lamp throughout his schooling. Later, he moved to Haridwar and enrolled in Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand for pursuing Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. During his graduation, he used to be an active participant in declamations, painting, and drama.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Participating in a Declamation Contest in His College

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Participating in a Declamation Contest in His College

In his days of struggle, he used to work at a chemist shop in Vadodara. He relocated to Delhi and joined a theatre group to pursue his acting goals. Because of insufficient money in theatres, he had to work as a watchman for around 5 years.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui During His Struggling Days

Nawazuddin Siddiqui During His Struggling Days

He went to the National School of Drama (NSD). After learning acting, he migrated to Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his acting career. During his stay in Mumbai, Nawaz had to face the worst time; as he was staying in the flat of his former NSD senior for whom he had to cook meals.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His NSD Fellows

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His NSD Fellows

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 6”

Weight: 60 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Family, Girlfriend & Wife

Nawazuddin was born into a Zamindar Muslim Family called Numberdars. He hails from the Sunni sect. His father, Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui, was a farmer and also used to operate an Aara, a wood cutting machine. His mother’s name is Mehroonisa. Nawazuddin is the eldest of his 9 siblings. He has 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui sitting extreme right With His Mother And Siblings

Nawazuddin Siddiqui sitting extreme right With His Mother And Siblings

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's father

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s father

Nawazuddin's mother Mehroonisa

Nawazuddin’s mother Mehroonisa

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his brothers

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his brothers

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Sister

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Sister

He dated actress Niharika Singh for a while.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Ex-girlfriend Niharika Singh

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Ex-girlfriend Niharika Singh

He got married to Anjali, who was from his village.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his wife Anjali

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his wife Anjali

Anjali and Nawazuddin have been blessed with a daughter, Shora, and son, Yaani.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his daughter

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his daughter

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Wife And Son Yaani

Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Wife And Son Yaani

Career

Nawazuddin received his first break in Aamir Khanstarrer Bollywood film “Sarfarosh” (1999). He had a very small role in it.

He played the role of a thief in the 2003 comedy-drama “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.” The main cast of this movie was Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt.

He did not get any work from 2002 to 2005 and had to share a flat with 4 other people in Mumbai. In 2007, he featured in Anurag Kashyap’s “Black Friday,” and important roles started pouring in. He played his first leading role in Prashant Bhargava’s “Patang” (2007-08). He portrayed the role of a wedding singer – Chakku. According to him, his role in the film was the turning point of his acting career.

He made a cameo role in the song called Emotional Atyachar. It is from the 2009 movie – “Dev D.”

He fetched recognition as an actor after working in “Peepli Live,” produced by Aamir Khan in 2010. He was very well known among people after playing the role of an Intelligence Officer in the film – “Kahaani” in 2012.

Nawazuddin did a tremendous job in the movie “Miss Lovely,” directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, in which he played the role of Sonu Duggal. This movie was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He played the role of Faizal Khan in Anurag Kashyap’s – “Gangs of Wasseypur” which verified that he is one of the most promising actors in the Indian Film Industry.

He next appeared in the movie “Haraamkhor.”

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Nawazuddin in Haraamkhor

Nawazuddin in Haraamkhor

Controversies

  • In October 2017, his previous girlfriends Sunita Rajwar and actress Niharika Singh, who co-starred with him in “Miss Lovely,” blamed him for falsifying facts in his autobiography – An Ordinary Life: A Memoir.
Nawazuddin's Biography An Ordinary Life

Nawazuddin’s Biography An Ordinary Life

Few days after the release of his biography, Nawaz proclaimed to withdraw it after getting heavy criticism.

Nawazuddin's Twitter Apology

Nawazuddin’s Twitter Apology

A complaint was filed against Nawazuddin with the National Commission for Women (NCW). Niharika Singh’s advocate Gautam Gulati lodged a complaint against Nawazuddin for “outraging the modesty of the actress.” Sunita Rajwar also made an appeal for maligning her in his biography. In July 2018, there was an F.I.R. lodged against Nawazuddin and the producers of the Netflix web series, Sacred Games, by Rajeev Sinha, a Congress politician from the West Bengal. He blamed them for discrediting the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and also, for bringing down the level of Bollywood.

A Copy of the Complaint Against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the Producers of the Netflix Webseries Sacred Games

A Copy of the Complaint Against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the Producers of the Netflix Web series Sacred Games

Awards

  • Special Jury Award for Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, and Dekh Indian Circus (2012)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Lunchbox (2013)

Car Collection

Nawazuddin owns Ford Ikon and Ford Endeavor (SUV).

Assets/Properties

A one-bedroom flat in Zohra Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai

Signature

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Signature

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • Film: Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • Destination: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Facts

  • Nawazuddin is a chain smoker.
  • He is a non-vegetarian.
  • His hobbies are flying kites, watching films, and farming.
  • He drinks alcohol occasionally.
  • In 2015, his father died due to a brain hemorrhage. He was paralyzed for a few years before passing away.
  • He is a very shy person and stays calm and away from stardom.
  • In April 2017, he shared a video on his Instagram account. In this video, he explained that he is not just a Muslim, but a bit of all religion.

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  • Nawaz revealed in an interview that if he were not an actor, he would be a farmer. He owns ancestral farm fields back at home in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui At His Farm Fields

Nawazuddin Siddiqui At His Farm Fields

  • Here’s a sight of Nawazuddin’s life:
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