Naseeruddin Shah

Actor, Director

Born: Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India


Naseeruddin Shah made his debut with a small role in film Aman (1967). It was only in 1980 he got his first recognition as an actor for his role in Hum Paanch. There was no turning back after that and Naseeruddin Shah at present is considered a very bankable star. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the National Film Award for Best Actor for Sparsh which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Shahs career so far are Aakrosh (1980), Sparsh (1980), Hum Paanch (1980), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Karma (1986), The Perfect Murder (1988), Mohra (1994), Sarfarosh (1999), Monsoon Wedding (2001), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Iqbal (2005), A Wednesday (2008) and The Dirty Picture (2011) to name a few. Shah son of Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan was born on 20 July 1950 in Barabanki town of Uttar Pradesh. He completed his schooling at St. Anselms Ajmer and St Josephs College, Nainital. He then pursued his Bachelors degree in Arts from Aligarh Muslim University and then he attended the National School of Drama in Delhi. He received Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards from the Government of India in honor of his contributions to Indian cinema.

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