Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one example of a man who went from rags to riches, literally! From being a small-time watchman to playing a role equivalent to the lead, the actor has surely shot to fame with hardwork.
Nawazuddin started his career with SHOOL (1999), where he played the role of a waiter. Surprisingly, the movie also starred Manoj Bajpayee (who was the main lead in GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, where Nawazuddin gained the much-deserved recognition). However, he started getting noticed from Anurag Kashyap’s movie BLACK FRIDAY.
Nawaz then played a terrorist in Kabir Khan’s NEW YORK, and now the actor plays a sidekick in his upcoming movie BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN starring Salman Khan along side.
He also did minor roles in 2010 content-driven movies PEEPLI LIVE and PAAN SINGH TOMAR, but got hugely noticed in them. He also played a major role in another Irrfan Khan starrer LUNCHBOX (in 2013) and Vidya Balan starrer KAHAANI (2012), both received critical acclaim.
But the actor hasn’t limited himself – he even acted/ will be acting besides Khans (Aamir Khan in SARFAROSH and TALAASH, Salman Khan in KICK and BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, Shah Rukh Khan in the upcoming movie RAEES), Sanjay Dutt (in MUNNABHAI M.B.B.S) and megastar Amitabh Bachchan (in FAMILY and another movie that is at an amateur stage) in commercial films.
The actor was recently even applauded for his performances in KICK and BADLAPUR. And now he is even looking forward to his solo hero project MANJHI – THE MOUNTAIN MAIN, helmed by Ketan Mehta.
Moreover, he will also be working in Arjun Kapoor starrer FARZI, which makes us believe that the talented actor is not just tilted towards working with stars, but even the younger and energetic lot.
Here’s wishing that Nawazuddin Siddiqui gains even more success with BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN that is slated to release this Friday.