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Profile Summary

Naseeruddin Shah Details
Profession Actor Author
Celebrity Type Movie Star
Age 72 years as of 2022
Date Of Birth 20th July 1950
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Birthplace Barabanki Uttar Pradesh India
Nationality Indian
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 71kgs
Notable Work A Wednesday Chamatkar
First Film Nishant
Total Films 104 as of 2022
Net Worth in rupees Rs 365 crores as of 2022
Net Worth $50 million as of 2022
Instagram @naseeruddin49
Twitter @NaseeruddinShah

Biography

Naseeruddin Shah’s Biography

Naseeruddin Shah is regarded as one of India's greatest actors. His contribution to the acting world is immeasurable. He has received the National Award the Filmfare Award and the prestigious Padma Bhushan. In Nishant he made his lead acting debut (1975). 

Manthan Mandi Sparsh Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron Masoom Karma Hero Hiralal Tridev Mohra Sarfarosh Monsoon Wedding Iqbal Omkara A Wednesday Ishqiya and The Dirty Picture are among his credits. Many people think that the Hindi film industry only produced its masterpieces in the first few decades or during its "Golden Era." But that doesn't conform to the truth. Fortunately the industry continues to appoint outstanding artists who produce high-caliber work. Well Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly a unique individual. Without a doubt Naseeruddin Shah excels as both an actor and a director in the business and has made significant contributions to the parallel film industry in the nation. He is credited with winning a number of prizes for his exceptional performances.

Naseeruddin Shah's zodiac sign is Cancer. Naseeruddin Shah is from Barabanki town Uttar Pradesh India. Naseeruddin Shah published his memoir And then one day: A Memoir in 2014. The veteran actor's autobiography is a tour de force that takes the reader through all major events in his life. 

He has appeared in more than 100 Indian movies and is renowned for his contributions to the "parallel" cinema movement of the 1970s and 1980s. For his compelling performances in films like Sai Paranjpye's Sparsh (1980) Bazaar (1982) Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) Masoom (1983) Mohra (1994) Sarfarosh (1999) Iqbal (2005) and A Wednesday(2008) Naseeruddin Shah is particularly well-known. His internationally recognized works include The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) which starred Sean Connery among an ensemble cast and The Great New Wonderful (2005).

Age

Naseeruddin Shah was born on 20 July 1950. Naseeruddin Shah's age as of 2023 is 72 years. 

Family

Naseeruddin Shah’s Family

Naseeruddin Shah was raised in Uttar Pradesh India. Zameeruddin Shah a retired lieutenant general of the Indian army and former vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) is his younger brother. Apart from these relations Naseeruddin Shah is related to  Dina Pathak (mother-in-law) Supriya Pathak (sister-in-law) Surekha Sikri (former sister-in-law) Mohommed Ali Shah (nephew) Jan-Fishan Khan (ancestor) Shah family.

 Saiyed Muhammed Shah also known as Jan-Fishan Khan was an Afghan warlord in the nineteenth century. He fought in the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) and the Indian Rebellion of 1857 both times supporting the British. Jan-Fishan Khan is the Nawabs of Sardhana's forefather. Naseeruddin Shah was apparently born into a Nawab family.

Education

Naseeruddin Shah was educated at St. Anselm's Ajmer and St. Joseph's College Nainital. Naseeruddin Shah was the son of Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan. Naseer as he is affectionately known had no interest in academics when he was younger. To avoid his father's prying eyes he would sneak out of the house to watch movies with his friends. 

He earned his degree in arts from the esteemed Aligarh Muslim University in 1971 and he then enrolled in Delhi's National School of Drama. Naseeruddin Shah joined FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) then known as Pune Film Institute after perfecting his craft in this mecca for stage actors. Naseeruddin Shah has a younger brother Zameeruddin Shah.

Relationships

Manara Sikri

At the age of 20 Naseeruddin Shah fell in love with Manara Sikri who was 36 years old and divorced at the time. When the actor informed his parents of his intention to marry Manara they were firmly opposed. The family was opposed to Naseeruddin Shah's decision to marry a divorcee who was living in Iran with her children.

Naseeruddin Shah on the other hand had married Manara Sikri against the wishes of his family. They married and their daughter Heeba Shah was born approximately one year later. Cracks began to appear between the couple and their frequent fights led to their divorce when Heeba was only a year old. However the divorce occurred 12 years later because Shah had promised her lump sum alimony in the nikahnama (marriage contract) which he couldn't afford at the time of separation. Naseeruddin Shah is related to the late actress Surekha Sikri who was his former sister-in-law.

Ratna Pathak

Naseeruddin and Ratna met in 1975 while working on the same stage production Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak directed by Mumbai theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey. They began dating quickly and married in 1982 after being in a relationship for seven years. During the divorce proceedings he fell in love with Ratna Pathak daughter of Dina Pathak and sister of Supriya Pathak who is married to celebrated actor Pankaj Kapoor.

After a long live-in relationship Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak married in 1982. The couple also had two sons Imaad and Vivaan both of whom are actors in the Hindi film industry. Strangely Manara Sikri Naseeruddin Shah's first wife died in 1982 the same year that Naseeruddin Shah married Ratna Pathak. Her cause of death is unknown but since it was a natural death there were no conspiracies involved.

Career

Naseeruddin Shah’s Career

Naseeruddin Shah made his film debut in 'Dil Aakhir Dil Hai ' opposite Rakhee Gulzar (Rakhee). He made his debut in mainstream Hindi cinema in 1980 with the film 'Hum Paanch.' His 1983 film 'Masoom ' on the other hand was a critical success. Soon after in the 1980s he appeared in films such as 'Gulami ' 'Karma ' 'Ijaazat ' 'Jalwa ' 'Hero Hiralal ' and 'Tridev' (1989). He also appeared in Merchant Ivory's 'The Perfect Murder ' an English film. In the film he played the role of Inspector Ghote. He made his mark in the 1990s with 'Vishwatma' in 1992. In the 1994 film 'Mohra ' he played the lead antagonist.

This was his hundredth film. In the same year he made his Malayalam film debut in T.V. Chandran's 'Pontham Mada.' His performance in 'Sarfarosh' as a Pakistani Ghazal singer-terrorist was widely praised. In the year 2000 he portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in Kamal Haasan's critically acclaimed film 'Hey Ram.' Critics praised his performance in the 2004 film 'Iqbal' as a cricket coach for a deaf-mute young boy. The film was also a success. More importantly his performance in Neeraj Pandey's 2008 terror drama 'A Wednesday!' was not only notable but also memorable. He was also seen in parallel cinema in India in addition to Bollywood. He made an appearance in the 2001 family drama 'Monsoon Wedding.' He also appeared in the 2004 film 'Maqbool ' which was inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth.

In 2005 he appeared in the film 'The Great New Wonderful.' He also had a brief appearance in Hollywood with the film 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ' in which he played Captain Nemo. His most recent film was 'The Dirty Picture ' in which he co-starred with Vidya Balan who is much younger than him. He has also worked in theatre and drama plays in addition to films. 

In 1988 he appeared in a television play based on Mirza Ghalib which aired on Doordarshan National and was directed by the legendary Gulzar. The following year he appeared in the television series 'Bharat Ek Khoj' as Shivaji the popular Maratha ruler. He played Pozzo in Motley Productions' production of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot.' In the 1998 play 'Mahatma vs Gandhi ' he played Mahatma Gandhi.

He appeared in the Zee T.V series 'Tarkash ' which is about a retired secret service agent in 1999. He is also a life member of the International Film And Television Foundation. Naseer has also directed plays by Ismat Chughtai Saadat Hasan Manto and Lavender Kumar among others. He has also directed a few films the first of which was 'Yun Hota To Kya Hota' in 2006. In films such as 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' and 'Mirch Masala ' he co-starred with his wife Ratna Pathak (Ratna Pathak Shah). In his upcoming film 'The Hunt ' he will play a marijuana grower. Naseeruddin Shah made his Pakistani film debut in Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Ke Liye in which he played a brief cameo. His second Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag was chosen as the country's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 86th Academy Awards.

Movies

A Wednesday

A retired police officer recalls the most phenomenal day of his career. Concerning a case that was never filed but haunts him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. Prakash Rathod who is about to step down from his position as commissioner of police receives a call from a man warning him that he has planted bombs throughout Mumbai unless and until he arranges the release of four terrorists with ties to Al Qaeda and the Lashkar.

Ibhrahim Khan Ikhlaque Khan Mohammad Zaheer and Khursheed Lala. Then this man issues a warning to Prakash saying that if his demands are not met the bombs will detonate and that one of them has been placed directly outside the Colaba office of the Commissioner. Prakash and the state's chief minister will now have to decide whether to accede to this man's demands or risk the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent civilians.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaara

When two friends are trying to launch their own photo studio they run into shady business dealings corruption and murder. They then have to fight to expose those responsible. Sudhir Mishra and Vinod Chopra two seasoned photographers establish a studio in the upscale Haji Ali neighbourhood with the intention of making enough money to sustain it. After a disastrous start the editor of "Khabardar " a magazine that exposes the scandalous lives of the wealthy and famous assigns them some work. They agree to it and begin working with Shobha Singh the editor. In addition they choose to take numerous pictures throughout the city and enter their names in a contest with a cash prize of Rs. One of the images shows a man holding a gun.

They discover that the killer is none other than builder Tarneja after enlarging it. They give Shobha this information who then begins to blackmail Tarneja. Tarneja then plants a bomb to kill Shobha and her two companions but the bomb unfortunately explodes in Tarneja's and his employees' faces. After Tarneja Ahuja the new Mun. Comm. Srivastava Shobha and others get involved the two take the corpse and wheel it with them leading to a comedic mix-up with a woman wearing a burka. The stage dramatisation of Mahabharat which hilariously transforms into the tragic romance of Salim and Anarkali with the corpse playing Draupadi and Anarkali and the evil Duryodan pledging to preserve Drupadi's honour at all costs serves as the setting for the climax.

Masoom

A major error made by one of the family members causes a happy family to experience difficult times. D.K. Malhotra his wife Indu and their two academically inclined daughters Pinky and Minni lead comfortable lives. He is employed by an architectural firm. D.K. receives a call one day while the family is enjoying some downtime and as a result he brings home Rahul a young student. When Indu finds out that Rahul is D.K.'s child by a different woman Bhavana who is no longer alive she is shocked.

Despite his best efforts D.K. is unable to make Rahul feel at ease. Even though Pinky and Minni seem to really like him Rahul believes that Indu does not really like him. Rahul is finally accepted into a Nainital boarding school by D.K. Rahul reluctantly agrees to cooperate with his new uncle or friend. Rahul learns that D.K. is his biological father when he is asked to put together his papers for class. Watch what transpires and how D.K. Indu and her two daughters are affected when Rahul vanishes from D.K.

Aakrosh

Aakrosh which translates to 'Anger ' is a 1980 Hindi arthouse movie that was written and directed by Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar. The movie which also received several Filmfare Awards features Naseeruddin Shah Om Puri and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. It won the 1980 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The film allegedly based on a true incident reported on page 7 of a local newspaper was a scathing satire on judicial corruption and the victimisation of the underprivileged by the able and powerful. The victim is shown in this film to be so traumatised by excessive oppression and violation of his humanity that he does not utter a single word and only bears a stunned look for almost the entire length of the film though later he uses the same violence as a tool to express his own sense of violation and rage.

Soon after his father's death the police transport him to the funeral grounds in manacles and shackles to complete his father's last rites. He notices the foreman looking at his pre-pubescent sister with lustful eyes as he stands beside the burning funeral pyre. Seeing her fate he grabs an axe and chops off his sister's head to prevent her from becoming a perpetual victim as he sees it. After completing this hapless act of a desperate and oppressed man he raises his face to the sky and screams and screams and screams and screams. the second time we hear his voice in the film (the first time is in a flashback as he futilely attempts to save his wife  a device similar to Andrei Tarkovsky's showing of the icons in brilliant colour at the end of his three-hour black-and-white film Andrei Rublev

Sparsh

Anirudh Parmar is blind but he does not let his disability hold him back. As Principal he oversees a school for the blind. He meets with Kavita a social worker. Kavita is attracted to him and he is gradually attracted to her. When marriage is proposed both parties agree to marry. Then Anirudh begins to have doubts about the marriage's success because he feels patronised and pitied. Sparsh is a Hindi feature film directed by Sai Paranjpye that was released in 1980.

It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi as a visually impaired principal and a sighted teacher at a school for the blind where they fall in love but their complexes follow them and they struggle to reconnect with the 'touch' of love. The film is remembered for the subtle acting of its leads as well as the handling of the issue of relationships with the visually impaired revealing the emotional and perception divide between the worlds of the 'blind' and the 'sighted ' as exemplified by the characters.

The film won the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film. However the film's release was delayed. However the film's release date was pushed back by nearly four years. The film won numerous awards including the National Film Award for Best Actor for Naseeruddin Shah and the Best Screenplay for Sai Paranjpye. It won the top two Filmfare Awards: Best Movie and Filmfare Award - Best Director as well as a Best Dialogue Award for Sai Paranjpye. Furthermore Shabana Azmi was nominated for Best Actress for the film Bhavna which she eventually won.

Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib's life story is the most admired poet in the annals of Persian and Urdu literature. Migrant from Agra to Delhi Mirza Asadullah Khan (GHALIB). He stops receiving his pension leaving him with an endless mountain of debt. In the beginning he has a hard time persuading local poets to publish his poems. He eventually rises to become one of the most well-known and renowned poets though. In bringing the story of Ghalib to the local populace the trio of Gulzar Jagjit Singh and Naseeruddin Shah has excelled.

One of the greatest Shaayars (Urdu poets) in history Mirza Ghalib was always in a class of his own. Because of his down-to-earth demeanour (without any hint of elitism anywhere) and his upbeat outlook on life which he described as FAAKAMASTI in Shaayarana lingo his Shaayari cannot be compared to that of anyone else. Even though he later in life accepted the royal pension the legendary Shaayar never let financial hardships affect him because he always lived carefree. He had no concern for the future and relished every moment of his life which took place during the 19th century and saw the fall of the Mughal empire the Gadar of 1857 and the establishment of English rule in India. A.D. Mirza Ghalib who was born in 1797 and died in 1869 witnessed and experienced the end of an era in this country. Maybe the turmoil and upheavals of that time period also had an impact on his character his ideas and ultimately his poetry. He was conceived in Agra and passed away in Delhi.

Maqbool

The underworld of Mumbai is transformed with the intrigue from the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth.' Irrfan Tabu Pankaj Kapur Naseeruddin Shah Om Puri Piyush Mishra Murali Sharma and Masumeh Makhija star in Vishal Bhardwaj's 2004 Indian crime drama film Maqbool which is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. With regard to the sequence of events and character development the movie's plot is modelled after Macbeth. Although the movie did not do particularly well at the box office director Vishal Bhardwaj received praise from all over the world.

He had written the film's songs and background music in addition to directing it. Then in his 2006 film Omkara Bhardwaj turned to adapting William Shakespeare's Othello which brought him both commercial and critical success. Then in 2014 he directed Haider a Hamlet adaptation beginning what is now known as his Shakespeare trilogy. The Mumbai underworld serves as the backdrop for this Macbeth-inspired movie. Jahangir Khan (Pankaj Kapur) a significant underworld don has Miyan Maqbool (Irrfan Khan) as his right-hand man. Maqbool is appreciative feels a strong bond with Abba Ji and is indebted to him personally. Two corrupt policemen (Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah) predict that Maqbool will soon succeed Abba Ji as head of the Mumbai Underworld after observing their close relationship and picking up on Maqbool's ambition.

Firaaq

Chronicles the devastating impact of riots on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat. Following the Gujarat riots Arati feels guilty for not opening her door to an injured Muslim woman; her husband Sanjay had looted shops and his brother Devan had even sexually abused Muslim women. Mohsin a young lad flees the safety of an army-guarded camp in search of his father. Jahangir Khan the music maestro is isolated. Sameer Shaikh and his Hindu wife Anuradha make the decision to move to Delhi.

Muneera suspects her Hindu friend Jyoti of setting fire to her house while prejudiced officers continue to oppress Muslims and five Muslim men find a gun and attempt to exact revenge. Firaaq (English translation is  Separation) is a 2008 Hindi political thriller film that takes place one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat India and examines the aftermath's impact on the lives of ordinary people. It says it's based on 'a thousand true stories.' In Arabic firaaq means both separation and quest. Nandita Das directs the film which stars Naseeruddin Shah Deepti Naval Nawazuddin Siddiqui Inaamulhaq Nassar Paresh Rawal Sanjay Suri Raghubir Yadav Shahana Goswami Amruta Subhash and Tisca Chopra.

Ishqiya

A man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's alluring widow while fleeing from goons. In order to escape Khalu (Naseeruddin Shah) and his nephew Babban (Arshad Warsi) steal money from Mushtaq (Rajesh Sharma) the former's brother-in-law who lives in Lucknow. After discovering that Gorakhpur-based Vidyadhar Verma is no longer around they temporarily seek refuge with his attractive widow Krishna. They had hoped to move to Nepal with his assistance. Soon after Mushtaq finds them and tortures them until they agree to return the money. He gives them until Rakhsa Bandhan to return it when they go to get it and discover that it's gone.

The unfortunate pair now hopelessly in love with Krishna and unable to solve the mystery of the missing money decide to kidnap Kamalkant Kakkad a businessman from Ghaziabad. They carefully carry out the plan not fully realising what is about to come their way. Ishqiya is a 2010 Indian black comedy film starring Vidya Balan Naseeruddin Shah Arshad Warsi and Salman Shahid. It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey in his directorial debut shot by Mohana Krishna and produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bhardwaj. The film was released on January 29 2010. The film did well at the box office. It was chosen for screening at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival. Dedh Ishqiya the sequel was released in January 2014 with the same cast and crew minus Vidya Balan who was replaced by Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi.

The Dirty Picture

Uninhibited and rebellious Reshma and her mother Ratnamma live in poverty in 1980s South India. She is a huge fan of film actor Suryakant and her life goal is to meet and work with him. She flees to Madras and like hundreds of other young women lines up outside Jupiter Studios to be noticed. She is ignored because of her plain next-door-girl appearance but fate has it that she is given a minor role after sneaking into the studios. The role uses her as a sex symbol attracting males to the theatres to absorb her movements and beauty.

She now Silk becomes a sensation almost overnight and she sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal alongside the ageing superstar Suryakant whom she had always fantasised about. Suryakant's brother Ramakant an author is smitten with her so much so that he wishes she would stop acting so that he could marry her. But being the rebel she is she jeopardises her chances of impressing his parents by challenging the upcoming siren Shakila to a competition. And it is this change that will cause even more changes in her life.

Finding Fanny

Finding Fanny directed by Homi Adajania is an unconventional love story. The story is set in Goa and follows a group of eccentric people who come together to embark on a journey to help Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah) find his old love Fanny (Anjali Patil). Deepika Padukone plays Angie a young widow who lives with her mother Rosie (Dimple Kapadia). Angie decides to assist Ferdie in finding his love and she sets out to find Fanny with the artist Pedro (Pankaj Kapur) and her childhood friend Savio (Arjun Kapoor).

Finding Fanny is a 2014 Indian English/Hindi language satirical road movie that was produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner of Maddock Films and released by Fox Star Studios. It was written and directed by Homi Adajania.  Significant roles are played by Naseeruddin Shah Dimple Kapadia Pankaj Kapur Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor. The movie is based on a road trip that takes place in Goa and it follows the journey of five dysfunctional friends who go on the road in search of Fanny Naseeruddin Shah's love interest. On September 1 2014 the movie had its Indian premiere and on September 12 2014 it was made available worldwide. Additionally it was chosen to be shown in October 2014 at the 19th Busan International Film Festival.

Kuttey

A van transporting crores of rupees. One rainy night on Mumbai's outskirts. Three stray gangs on the hunt cross paths unknowingly. Unfortunately they all have the same plan. Bullets... Blood... Deception... Everyone is out for himself... All the dogs are after the same bone. Will these dogs bite the bone or succumb to greed?

Career Timeline

Year Naseeruddin Shah Movies Naseeruddin Shah Characters
2022 Gehraiyaan Vinod Khanna
2020 Mee Raqsam Hashim Seth
2019 The Tashkent Files PKR Natrajan
2019 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Babuji
2018 Aiyaary Baburao Shastri
2018 Hope Aur Hum Nagesh Srivastava
2017 Ok Jaanu Gopi Shrivastava
2017 Irada Parabjeet Walia
2017 Begum Jaan Raja Sahib
2017 The Hungry Tathagat Ahuja
2017 Dhh Magician Surya Samrat
2016 Bankster Babbar
2016 Teraa Surroor Robin 'Bird' Dharamraj Santino
2016 The Blueberry Hunt N /A
2016 Mango Dreams Abhay
2016 Jeewan Hathi N /A
2016 Gardaab N /A
2015 Dirty Politics N /A
2015 Dharam Sankat Mein Neel Anand Baba
2015 Welcome Back Wanted Bhai
2015 Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein N /A
2015 Waiting Prof. Shiv Kumar
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Iftekhar (Khalu Jaan)
2014 Finding Fanny Ferdinand 'Ferdie' Pinto
2014 Khasi Katha Butcher
2014 Dil Bhi Khaali Jeb Bhi Khaali N /A
2013 Sona Spa Baba Dayanand
2013 Jackpot Boss
2013 Khasi Katha– A Goat Saga Butcher
2013 Siddharth Jisa
2013 Mastaan N /A
2013 Zinda Bhaag Pehlwan
2013 John Day John Day
2013 The Coffin Maker Anton Gomes
2013 Krrish 3 Dr. Siddhant Arya (Cameo)
2013 Sunglass / Taak Jhaank N /A
2012 Maximum Arun Inamdar
2011 7 Khoon Maaf Dr. Modhusudhon Tarafdar
2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots Diwakar
2011 The Blueberry Hunt Colonel
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Salman Habib
2011 The Dirty Picture Suryakanth
2011 Deool Dacoit
2011 Chaalis Chauraasi Pankaj Purushottam Suri (Sir)
2011 Michael Michael
2011 Chargesheet The Boss
2010 Peepli Live Salim Kidwai
2010 Ishqiya Iftikhar
2010 Raajneeti Bhaskar Sanyal
2010 Allah Ke Banday Warden
2009 Barah Aana Shukla
2009 Firaaq Khan Sahab
2009 Today's Special Akbar
2009 Bolo Raam N.S. Negi
2008 Mithya N /A
2008 Shoot on Sight Tariq Ali
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Amar Singh Rathore
2008 A Wednesday! A Common Man
2008 Maharathi Jaisingh Adenwalla
2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap Nirmal Kapoor
2008 Bombay to Bangkok Khan
2007 Parzania Cyrus
2007 Amal G.K. Jayaram
2007 Khuda Ke Liye Maulana Wali
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan (Anthology film) story Rice Plate
2006 Being Cyrus Dinshaw Sethna
2006 Krrish Dr. Siddhant Arya
2006 Omkara Bhaisaab
2006 Shoonya Old man
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Narrator
2006 Banaras Babaji
2006 Valley of Flowers Yeti
2005 Paheli Male Puppet (Voice)
2005 Iqbal Mohit
2005 The Great New Wonderful Avi
2004 Asambhav Sameer 'Sam' Hans
2004 3 Deewarein Ishaan
2004 Main Hoon Na Brig. Shekhar Sharma
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Captain Nemo
2003 Maqbool Inspector Purohit
2002 Encounter: The Killing Inspector Bharucha
2001 Kasam Mangal Singh
2001 Monsoon Wedding Lalit Verma
2000 Hey Ram Mahatma Gandhi
1999 Sarfarosh Gulfaam Hasan
1999 Bhopal Express Bashir
1999 Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail Punjabi Restaurant Owner
1998 Chinagate Major Sarfaraz Khan
1998 Such A Long Journey Jimmy Bilimoria
1998 Dandnayak  
1997 Bombay Boys Mastana
1997 Daava Bhishma
1996 Himmat Luka
1996 Chaahat Ajay Narang
1995 Naajayaz Raj Solanki
1995 Takkar Inspector De Costa
1994 Ponthan Mada Sheema Thampuran
1994 Mohra Mr. Kushal Jindal
1994 Drohkaal DCP Abbas Lodhi
1993 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Father Breganza
1993 Sir Professor Amar Verma
1992 Vishwatma Suryapratap Singh
1992 Chamatkar Amar Kumar (Marco)
1992 Panaah Devaa
1992 Hasti Vishal
1992 Tahalka Captain Ranvir
1991 Ek Ghar Rajashekhara K. S
1991 Sau Crore Somnath
1991 Lakshmanrekha Amar Kapoor
1990 Police Public Sr. Inspector Mahar Singh Gadhwal
1990 Chor Pe Mor  
1989 Tridev Jay Singh
1989 Mane (The House) Rajshekar
1988 Hero Hiralal Hero Hiralal
1988 Maalamaal Raj
1988 Pestonjee Phirojshah
1988 The Perfect Murder Inspector Ghote
1987 Jalwa Inspector Kapil
1987 Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin Trivedi
1987 Ijaazat Mahender
1986 Karma Khairuddin Chishti
1986 Genesis N /A
1986 Musafir N /A
1985 Ghulami SP Sultan Singh
1985 Trikaal Ruiz Pereira
1985 Mirch Masala Subedar
1985 Apna Jahan Anil Sahani
1985 Khamosh Captain Bakshi
1984 Paar Naurangia
1984 Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! Advocate Malkani
1984 Holi Professor Singh
1984 Khandhar Subhash
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Vinod Chopra
1983 Katha Rajaram Purshottam Joshi
1983 Masoom D.K. Malhotra
1983 Mandi Tungrus
1983 Protidan Prabhat Roy
1983 Woh Saat Din Dr. Anand
1983 Ardh Satya Mike Lobo
1982 Bazaar Salim
1982 Situm Subhash
1982 Dil...Akhir Dil Hai N /A
1982 Naseeb Ni Balihari N /A
1981 Chakra Lukka
1981 Sazaye Maut Uday Jagirdar / Omkar Puri
1981 Tajurba N/A
1981 Umrao Jaan Gohar Mirza
1980 Beqasoor (1980 film) Sunil Verma
1980 Aakrosh Bhaskar Kulkarni
1980 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai Albert Pinto
1980 Bhavni Bhavai King Chakrasen
1980 Hum Paanch Suraj
1980 Khwab Gopal 'Gopi' Mathur
1979 Sparsh Aniruddh Parmar
1979 Sunayana No Name
1978 Junoon Sarfaraz Khan
1978 Hungama Bombay Ishtyle Raju
1977 Bhumika Sunil Verma
1977 Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane Shastri
1977 Godhuli Priest
1976 Manthan Bhola
1975 Nishant Vishwam

Struggles

Naseeruddin Shah’s Struggles

Naseeruddin Shah was young when his career began and the actor was ready for 'a long hard struggle.' He was aware of the odds against him but he was hopeful for a successful outcome. In the 1970s and 1980s the actor established himself in what was known as 'parallel cinema ' starring in unconventional films and working primarily with new and young directors.

The 70-year-old actor claimed that his philosophy of never giving up in both life and work hasn't changed over the years. 'I never even considered the possibility of failing. What would occur if? I never gave it any thought. All I had to do was improve as much as I could. I'll find work if I know what I'm doing. This was my viewpoint he declared. 'My current perspective hasn't changed at all; in fact it has been solidified and confirmed in my head at this point.'

'I can recall that day even now ' he said of an incident from his early days as a struggler in the city according to News18. I was extremely vulnerable at the time. I had no job no friends in town no money to buy bread and it felt like all doors were shut. I intended to pray. While performing Wudu I began to wonder 'What is the purpose of prayer?' Is it a form of'saudebaazi' (bargaining) in which I say 'God please give me this and I will become that and offer you that'? No! That should not be our reason for praying! That day and ever since I have never prayed to the Almighty for anything. My perspective on prayer was forever altered.' 'I never felt despair because I didn't expect success to come easily ' Shah said recalling how he felt when he first started acting. 'I was expecting a long and difficult struggle.' I too was unwilling to admit defeat easily. Even though I knew the odds were stacked against me the thought of failure never crossed my mind.' Naseeruddin Shah stated.

Controversies

What Naseeruddin Shah Said Regarding Mughals

In a recent interview the actor asserted that Mughals came to India in order to establish it as their homeland. The so-called atrocities of the Mughals are constantly being highlighted Naseeruddin is heard saying in a video that has been making the rounds on social media. We overlook the contributions made to the nation by the Mughals. They are individuals who have left the nation with enduring monuments and traditions in dancing music painting and literature. To establish this as their homeland the Mughals came. If you want you can refer to them as refugees. Naseeruddin Shah received vicious trolling on social media in response to this statement. They Made a Difference in India's Music and Culture and Left Behind Lasting Legacies.

Naseeruddin Shah Requests That Prime Minister Modi Step In And Prevent The Spread Of Hate Poison

Naseeruddin Shah who has never been afraid to express his opinions. In the most recent instance the veteran Bollywood actor suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi take action to 'stop the poison' in response to a statement made by the ousted BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Naseeruddin Shah stated in a conversation with NDTV 'I would implore the PM to jolt these people back to reality. He should state whether or not what he believes corresponds to what was said at the (Haridwar) Dharma Sansad. I wish the PM's Twitter followers weren't such bigots. He needs to take action. To stop the poison from spreading he must intervene.'

Anupam Kher Was Referred To As A Clown By Naseeruddin Shah

Anupam Kher's pro-government stance on social media led Naseeruddin Shah to label the actor as a sycophant and a clown in an interview from January 2020. Naseeruddin stated to a news source 'Anupam Kher for example has made a lot of noise. He doesn't need to be taken seriously in my opinion. A clown he is. Many of his NSD and FTII contemporaries can attest to his sycophantic nature. He can't help it; it runs in his blood.'

Anupam Kher made the decision to take revenge on his own terms after becoming upset by Naseeruddin's comments. In response to the senior actor's remarks he posted a lengthy video to social media. The actor responded to Naseeruddin Shah's remark that he shouldn't be taken seriously by saying that neither he nor the other people Naseeruddin Shah has criticised take him seriously. He had stated in the video 'You've had a lot of success but you've been miserable your whole life. I'm sure I'm in good company if you can criticise Dilip Kumar Amitabh Bachchan Rajesh Khanna Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli.'

Twinkle Khanna Replied To Naseeruddin's Statement About Father Rajesh.

In 2016 Naseeruddin Shah referred to the late superstar Rajesh Khanna as a 'poor actor ' asserting that the Hindi film industry had become mediocre by the 1970s. The 1970s saw the emergence of fairly mediocre Hindi films. At that point Rajesh Khanna an actor entered the field. Despite his success I believe Mr. Khanna had very little acting potential. Actually he was a mediocre actor. He wasn't the most alert person I've ever met intellectually. Because of his influence over the industry the quality of the writing acting music and lyrics declined. Color entered. You could go to Kashmir shoot a movie and have the heroine wear a purple dress and the hero a red shirt. In an interview Naseeruddin Shah had stated: 'You didn't need a story. Later Twinkle made the decision to put the argument behind her and used Twitter to celebrate her father's accomplishments. She wrote 'With all due respect to Mr. Shah's reality mine=a man who loved cinema and produced films like Anand Amar Prem and Kati Patang. Thank you folks for all the love (sic).'

Dilip Kumar Did Not Do Enough For Hindi Cinema Said Naseeruddin.

The death of legendary actor Dilip Kumar deeply saddened Naseeruddin Shah. However following Dilip Kumar's death on July 7 Naseeruddin wrote an opinion piece for a news publication in which he questioned Dilip Kumar's contribution to cinema beyond acting. 'Some of those works will undoubtedly stand the test of time but given the position he (Dilip Kumar) was in it is clear he didn't do enough apart from acting and being involved in social causes close to his heart.' Apart from his performances from before the 1970s he produced just one movie didn't direct any (at least not officially) never shared the wisdom of his experiences didn't bother to groom anyone and left no lasting lessons for aspiring actors; even his autobiography is merely a rehash of previous interviews (sic) ' wrote Naseeruddin Shah.

Naseeruddin Shah’s Networth

The amount of assets that exceed liabilities is referred to as net worth. Cash real estate and anything else of value are examples of assets. It is the value of everything you own less everything you own. Net worth is not calculated on a yearly basis. So how much is Naseeruddin Shah currently worth? Mr. Naseeruddin Shah's estimated total net worth is 50 million dollars or roughly 365 crore rupees in Indian currency (i.e. approx Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Crore INR). Naseeruddin Shah earns around 1 Crore + Per Month in Income and Salary.

Additionally over the past few years Naseeruddin Shah's net worth has increased by about 35%. Additionally he supports numerous brands and personal investments and brand endorsements account for a sizable portion of his income. Mr. Naseeruddin Shah is a great donor to charities in addition to having a high income and net worth. Naseeruddin Shah contributes a significant portion of his income to numerous charitable initiatives and programmes. He also pays among the highest taxes in the nation.

Awards and Achievements

Filmfare Awards

National Awards

IIFA

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards

Venice Film Festival

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