Nawazuddin Siddiqui, one of the most diverse and self-made actors today, has carved out a distinct niche in the profession. With his different personalities, he is one name that assures a powerful performance on the big screen, be it Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur or Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games .
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1974, in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, and began his career as a chemist before studying acting at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. He made his film debut in Aamir Khan’s Sarfarosh (1999), but he gained great fame with his emerge role as Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
Here’s his top 5 movies to watch:
Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan), a Pregnant woman, has arrived in Kolkata in search of her missing husband. She is living at a guesthouse by herself, with no one to assist her. Why is a murderer after her when she appears frail and helpless? Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a short-tempered intelligence officer who is put in charge of the case and immediately detects something wrong. He may have a combative demeanour, but he genuinely wants to do what is best for Vidya. The picture did not focus about him, but he made sure he was noticed in his little but significant role.
2. Gangs of Wasseypur:
This was a mafia saga set in Dhanbad that was based on the true story of the warring gangs that controlled the local coal business. It’s essentially a revenge plot that spans centuries and involves shifting alliances. Sardar Khan”s (Manoj Bajpayee) second son Faizal is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who takes over his father”s role after the former is assassinated. Faizal, unlike the rest of his clan, is patient and prefers to play the long game. He begins by accumulating money and establishing a political base before confronting his adversaries. That”s not to say he”s opposed to killing. In reality, he makes his reputation by executing a rival gang member.
3.The lunch Box :
The Lunchbox film is centred on the characters of Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur, although Nawazuddin plays an essential role in it as well. He played Irrfan’s amicable but slightly inept colleague. Saajan (Irrfan Khan) is assigned the responsibility of training his replacement, Shaikh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), an orphan whose inexperience initially irritates Saajan. Saajan has been a recluse since his wife’s death and avoids social situations. At one point, Saajan saves Shaikh’s job by covering up his obvious errors on pay orders, and he also serves as his best man at his wedding to Mehrunissa (Shruti Bapna). It was a role that added a comedic element to the proceedings while also highlighting Saajan’s humanitarian side.
4. Haraamkhor :
This Haraamkhor film’s hidden beauty remained undiscovered. It’s not every day that our filmmakers create a film centred around the Lolita complex. Sexual attraction is a spark that can ignite between any two individuals. That’s what this intricate film depicts. Nawazuddin is a teacher, while Shweta is his student. The two become drawn to each other and begin an unlawful relationship. Nawazuddin is not only married, but he also has another girlfriend. There’s also a significant age difference. Nonetheless, a link forms between the two. Nawazuddin comes to his senses and requests that the connection be terminated. However, rumours begin to circulate in their small community, resulting in fatal repercussions.
‘Manjhi: the mountain man’ is a romantic film “inspired” from the real-life story of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor laborer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India. After a long period, Manjhi returned to his village and married Falguni Devi. While crossing Gehlour hills to bring him lunch, she slipped and seriously injured herself, In an effort to save her, Manji tried to seek medical help but the nearest hospital was 70 kilometers away and the only way to reach it was either through around the hills or over its treacherous terrain. Then Manjhi’s effort to carve a path through the mountain started.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man is romance film “inspired” by the true story of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer from Gehlaur village in Bihar, India. Manjhi eventually returned to his village and married Falguni Devi. She stumbled and gravely wounded herself while crossing Gehlour Hills to bring him lunch. Manji sought to get medical treatment in an attempt to save her, but the nearest hospital was 70 kilometres away and the only way to get there was to go around the hills or across the dangerous terrain. Manjhi then began his quest to carve a route through the mountain.