Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor, known for his works in Hindi cinema. Siddiqui breakthrough role was with Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was a nominee for the Best Film award at the Locarno Film Festival. He is a four time filmfare award nominee, winning once. He earned three nominations for Best Supporting Actor and one nomination for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor at the Filmfare Awards, winning once for Best Supporting Actor for The Lunchbox.

Birth Name

Nawazuddin Siddiqui







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born on the 19th of May 1974, in Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.


He is currently 45 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)




Nawazuddin 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. He acted along with a group of friends in over 10 plays to secure admission at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, as it was the qualifying criteria for admission. After graduating from NSD in 1996, he moved to Mumbai.

Family Details

  • Father – Nawabuddin Siddiqui (Farmer) (Died in 2015 due to brain hemorrhage)
  • Mother – Mehroonisa Siddiqui

  • Siblings – Shamsuddin (Older Brother) (Passed away as an infant), Shamaas Nawab Siddiqui (Younger Brother) (Director), Minauzzidin Siddiqui (Younger Brother), Faiz (Younger Brother), Almas (Younger Brother), Ayaz (Younger Brother), Shamiya (Younger Sister)

  • Relatives – Yaqoob Siddiqui (Paternal Grandfather)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has dated –

  • Sheeba – Nawazuddin was married to Sheeba. However, the union was short-lived, and they decided to part ways. He revealed that one of the reasons for separation was his hectic work schedule and the interference of her brother.
  • Sunita Rajwar – Nawazuddin was involved with actress Sunita Rajwar for a brief period when he was in NSD. Their break up was a huge setback to Nawazuddin. Sunita went on to clarify that she left him because of his poor thinking.

  • Niharika Singh (2009) – In his memoir An Ordinary Life, Nawazuddin revealed that he had an affair with his co-star Niharika Singh which lasted for nearly a year and a half. Niharika went on to clarify that the two dated for only a couple of months which started during the making of the film Miss Lovely. She later went on to file a complaint at the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Nawaz withdrew his book.

  • Aaliya Anjali Siddique (2010-Present) – Nawazuddin and Anjali got married in 2010. They have two children, Shora Siddiqui and Yaani Siddiqui.

Physical Stats


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 65 kg
  • In Pounds – 143 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 8 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

In 2007, Siddiqui’s breakthrough role was with Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was a nominee for the Best Film (Golden Leopard) award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Film Debut

In 1999, Nawazuddin received his first break in Aamir Khan starer Bollywood film Sarfarosh. He had a very small role in it. Next 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.

Television Debut

In 1999, Nawazuddin made his television show debut as Ashraf on Stars Bestsellers: Alvida.

Brand Endorsements

Nawazuddin has done endorsement work for the following brands: Mayur Suitings (2015), Kenwood Air-conditioner, Washing Machine, Asian Paints Adhesives, True Caller, Spice Mobiles, & Maggi Hot and Sweet Chilli Sauce.

Awards & Nominations

2012National Film AwardsTalaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian CircusSpecial Jury AwardWon
Zee Cine AwardsTalaash: The Answer Lies WithinZee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – MaleWon
Screen AwardsTalaash: The Answer Lies WithinScreen Award for Best Supporting ActorWon
Stardust AwardsGangs of WasseypurStardust Award for Best Supporting ActorNominated
Asian Film AwardsTalaash: The Answer Lies WithinAsian Film Award for Best Supporting ActorWon
New York Indian Film FestivalDekh Indian CircusAward for Best ActorWon
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012For work done in 2012Breakthrough TalentWon
Lions Gold Awards 2012Gangs of WasseypurLions Favorite ActorWon
2013Filmfare AwardsThe LunchboxFilmfare Award for Best Supporting ActorWon
Renault Star Guild AwardsThe LunchboxBest Actor In A Supporting RoleWon
2015Filmfare AwardsBadlapurFilmfare Award for Best Supporting ActorNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBajrangi BhaijaanZee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic RoleWon
BadlapurZee Cine Award for Best Performance in a Negative RoleWon
2018Filmfare AwardsMomFilmfare Award for Best Supporting ActorNominated
IIFA AwardsBest Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)Won
Asia Pacific Screen AwardsMantoBest Performance By An ActorWon
IReel AwardsSacred GamesBest Actor (Drama)Won
2019Filmfare AwardsMantoBest Actor (Critics)Nominated

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Amitabh Bachchan, Ashish Vidyarthi
  • Favorite Actress – Sridevi
  • Favorite Destination – Paris, New York
  • Favorite Colors – White, Black
  • Favorite Movie – Haqeeqat (1964), Upkar (1967)
  • Favorite Co-star – Shahrukh Khan
  • Favorite Song – Roz Roz Aankhon Tale
  • Favorite Director – Faizal Khan
  • Favorite Holiday Destination (India) – Jaisalmer
  • Favorite Role Played by Him – Purandar in Bombay Talkies (2013)
  • Favorite Pets – Dog

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Net worth

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars as of 2019. He lives in his own one-bedroom flat in Zohra Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai. Nawazuddin owns Ford Ikon and Ford Endeavor (SUV).

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nawazuddin Siddiqui

  • His father was a farmer and also used to run an Aara Machine (a wood cutting machine).
  • Throughout his childhood, he studied under the lamp; as electricity was a rarity in his village.
  • During his graduation, he used to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as declamation, painting and drama.
  • He moved to Delhi to pursue his acting aspirations and joined a theatre group. Since there was not enough money in theatres, he worked as a watchman for the subsistence for around 5 years.
  • He worked in a petrochemical company as a chemist in Vadodara in 1989 but later, decided to quit.
  • Nawazuddin is a chain smoker, he ensures he doesn’t smoke in front of his daughter.
  • His hobbies are flying kites, watching films and farming.
  • In 2015, his father died due to a brain hemorrhage. He was paralyzed for a few years before passing away.
  • He had his first crush on a girl named Najma.
  • 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.
  • While shooting for the movie Raman Raghav 2.0, he spent a lot of time in the slums of Dharavi. He fell ill and was even admitted to the hospital for 5 days.
  • He has co-starred with all the 3 Khans of Bollywood. He worked with Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Aamir Khan in Talaash and Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.
  • 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. Few days after the release of his biography, Nawaz proclaimed to withdraw it after getting heavy criticism.
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