Sunday, October 17

Naseeruddin Shah: Birthday Special

Naseeruddin Shah is one of those actors in films who have achieved success on his own. He is an actor as well as a director.  He has worked in more than 100 films which include Bollywood as well as Hollywood and Pakistani films. Also, He is honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. 

Naseeruddin shah
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Personal details

He was born on 20 July 1950 in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling at St. Anselm Ajmer and St. George’s College, Nainital. After that completed he graduated from Aligarh Muslim University.  Naseeruddin, who had a passion for acting since childhood, enrolled in the National School of Drama, Delhi.   His elder brother’s name is Jamiruddin Shah.  His brother was the first lieutenant general and is now the vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. 

Naseeruddin shah's family
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Actor Naseeruddin has shared many things related to his life in his autobiography ‘And then one day – A memoir’. He launched this biography in 2014.   According to him, his first wife Manara Sikri was Pakistani.  He was 19 when he married Manara Sikri and Manara was 34 years old. In this way, he married a girl 15 years older than him in 1969.  From this marriage, he had a daughter named Heeba Shah.  But after a few years of marriage, Manara moved to Iran. 

nasseruddin's first wife
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Naseeruddin married Ratna Pathak on 1 April 1982. After marrying Ratna Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah had two children –Imad Shah, and Vivaan Shah. After Manara’s death, Heeba also started living with them. 

Naseeruddin shah and ratna pathak
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Filmy career of Naseeruddin Shah

He started his film career with the Hindi film ‘Nishant’.  Naseeruddin was in the role of ‘Vishwam’ in this film directed by Shyam Benegal.  In this film, along with Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag was also in the lead role. The film won the 1977 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Naseeruddin was also highly appreciated for his performance in this.  The very next two years he acted in two films directed by Shyam Benegal –Manthan and Bhumika. Both the films received the National Film Award. 

His first film ‘Nishant’ was an art film. Apart from art films, he also worked in commercial films.  For example hero Hiralal, Gulami, Mohra, Karma, etc. Naseeruddin proved his mettle by acting in mainstream or commercial films. With this, he also showed that whatever the films are, they are no less than anyone in terms of acting.  In 1980, his film ‘Hum Paanch’ came which was a commercial film.  This film marked the beginning of Naseeruddin’s journey in mainstream cinema.  The audience was very happy with the comedy he did in this film.

Director Gulzar Saheb made a popular TV series on Mirza Ghalib in 1988. Naseeruddin Shah acted so well in it that after that he became famous as Mirza Ghalib Naseeruddin Shah. In the same year, he acted in a film ‘malamaal’ 1988, in which he was in a lead role. That film was well-liked by the audience.

Naseer ud din shah
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Apart from Bollywood, Naseeruddin has also worked in Hollywood films.  In 2003 his Hollywood film ‘The League of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen’ has come. Naseeruddin played the role of Captain Nemo in this film. 

He also acted in the Pakistani film ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ in 2007.  It was a drama film composed by Shoaib Mansoor.  The film was released in Pakistan on 20 July 2007 and in India on 4 April 2008. At that time hardly any Bollywood hero wanted to do a Pakistani film but Nasruddin Shah never understood whether the film is Pakistani or Indian.  Once he said,” I am lucky and also, the fact that I love my work. I love acting! There is something about performing. I can’t explain the excitement and I haven’t got over it. I think I am obsessed with acting.” His words show that he is very fond of his work.  He also acted in another Pakistani film ‘Zinda Bhag’ which came out in 2013. 

naseer ud din shah
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In this way, Naeesruddin Shah has introduced his acting in the country and abroad. 

Movies have been done by Naseeruddin Shah. 

  • Nishant in 1975
  • Manthan in 1976
  • Bhumika in 1977
  • Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane in 1977
  • Godhuli in 1977
  • Junoon in 1978
  • Hungama Bombay Ishtyle in 1978
  • Sparsh in 1979
  • Sunayana in 1979
  • Aakrosh in 1980
  • Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai in 1980
  • Bhavni Bhavai in 1980
  • Hum Paanch in 1980
  • Khwab  in 1980
  • Sazaye Maut in 1981
  • Chkra in 1981
  • Tajurba in 1981
  • Umrao jaan in 1981
  • Dil…Akhir Dil Hai in 1982                            
  • Naseeb Ni Balihari in 1982
  • Bazaar in 1982
  • Situm in 1982
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro in 1983              
  • Katha in 1983
  • Masoom  in 1983
  • Mandi   in 1983
  • Protidan in 1983             
  • Who Saat Din in 1983
  • Ardh Satya in 1983
  • Paar  in 1984
  • Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!   In 1984
  • Holi  in 1984
  • Khandhar in 1984
  • Ghulami in 1985             
  • Trikaal  in 1985
  • Mirch Masala in 1985
  • Apna Jahan in 1985       
  • Khamosh in 1985
  • Karma in 1986
  • Genesis in 1986
  • Musafir in 1986
  • Jalwa in 1987
  • Ye Woh Manzil To Nahi in 1987
  • Ijazzat in 1987
  • Hero Hiralaal in 1988
  • Malamaal in 1988
  • Pestonjee in 1988
  • The Perfect Murder in 1988
  • Tridev in 1989
  • Mane in 1989
  • Police public in 1990
  • Chor pe mor in 1990
  • Ek Ghar in 1991
  • Sau crore in 1991
  • Lakshmanrekha in 1991
  • Vishwatma in 1992
  • Chamatkar in 1992
  • Pannah in 1992
  • Hasti in 1992
  • Tahalka in 1992
  • Electric moon in 1992
  • Kabhi Haa Kabhi naa in 1993
  • Sir in 1993
  • Ponthan mada in 1994
  • Mohra in 1994
  • drohkaal in 1994
  • Takkar in 1995
  • Naajayaz in 1995
  • Himmat in 1996
  • Chahat in 1996
  • Dava in 1997
  • Bombay Boys in 1997
  • China gate in 1998
  • Such a long journey in 1988
  • Dand Nayak in 1988
  • Sarfarosh in 1999
  • Bhopal Express in 1999
  • Kabhi pass Kabhi fail in 1999
  • Hey Ram in 2000
  • Kasam in 2001
  • Monsoon wedding in 2001
  • Encounter: The killing in 2002
  • The league of extraordinary gentleman in 2003
  • Maqbool in 2003
  • Asambhav in 2004
  • Teen diwarein in 2004
  • Main hoon na in 2004
  • Paheli in 2005
  • Iqbal in 2005
  • The Great new wonderful in 2005
  • Being Cyrus in 2006
  • Krrish in 2006
  • Omkara in 2006
  • Shoonya in 2006
  • Yuh hota to kya hota in 2006
  • Banaras in 2006
  • Valley of flowers in 2006
  • Perzania in 2007
  • Amal in 2007
  • Khuda ke liye in 2007
  • Dus Kahaniyaan in 2007
  • Mithya in 2008
  • Shoot on sight in 2008
  • Jaane Tu ya Jaane Na in 2008
  • A Wednesday in 2008
  • Maharathi in 2008
  • Mere baap Pahle aap in 2008
  • Bombay to Bangkok in 2008
  • Barah aane in 2009
  • Firaq in 2009
  • Today’s special in 2009
  • Bolo ram in 2009
  • Allah Ke Bande in 2010
  • Ishqia in 2010
  • Peepli live in 2010
  • Rajneeti in 2010
  • Saat Khoon Maaf in 2011
  • The girl in yellow boot in 2011
  • The blueberry hunt in 2011
  • Jindgi Na Milegi Dobara in 2011
  • The dirty picture in 2011
  • Deool in 2011
  • Chaalish Chauraasi in 2011
  • Micheal in 2011
  • Charge sheet in 2011
  • Maximum in 2012
  • Sona spa in 2013
  • Jackpot in 2013
  • Khasi Katha – A goat saga in 2013
  • Siddharth in 2013
  • Mastaan in 2013
  • Zinda Bhaag in 2013
  • John day in 2013
  • krishh 3 in 2013
  • Sunglass in 2013
  • The coffin maker in 2013
  • Dedh ishqiya in 2014
  • Finding fanny in 2014
  • Dil Bhi Khaali jeeb bhi khaali in 2014
  • Dirty politics in 2015
  • Dharam sankat mein in 2015
  • Waiting in 2015
  • Welcome Back in 2015
  • Charlie in chakkar mein in 2015
  • Bankster in 2016
  • Tera Suroor in 2016
  • Mango dreams in 2016
  • Jeevan Hathi in 2016
  • Gardaab in 2016
  • OK jaanu in 2017
  • Irada in 2017
  • Begum jaan in 2017
  • Dhh in 2017
  • The hungry in 2017
  • Aiyaary in 2018
  • Hope aur hum in 2018
  • The Tashkent files in 2019
  • Ramprasad ki tehrwi in 2019
Padam shri naseeruddin
source: wikibio.com

He has also received many awards. 

  • In 1979, he received the National Award for Best Actor for the film Sparsh.
  • For Aakrosh in 1981, received Filmfare best actor award
  • For chakra in 1982, received Filmfare best actor award
  • He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1984 for Masoom.
  • In 1984, he received the National Award for Best Actor for the film ‘Paar’.
  • Awarded Padma Shri in 1987
  • The year 2000, he was awarded the “Sangeet Natak Akademi Award”.
  • Awarded Padma Bhushan in 2003.
Naseeruddin shah
source: twitter.com

Recently Nasruddin Shah was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia. At present, he has come home after recovering.  Even after 70 years, he has not retired from the acting world. 

His upcoming movies are Maarich and The Storyteller. 

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