Birthday Special: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is king of all platforms

One of India’s most prominent actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui celebrates his 44th birthday today. Born on 19th May 1974 in Budhana, a small town in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, the actor is now regarded as the maverick and has explored almost all the platforms of Entertainment.

Well, we cannot write enough about his movies and struggle, so let us discuss the platforms that Nawaz has explored in his 20-year long career.

  1. Silver Screen

After graduating from National School of Drama in 1996, Nawaz got his first break in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999). It was blink and miss role, and after doing such roles for more than a decade, the brilliant actor got a major role in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ (2012), and since then, there was no looking back. (Also Read: ‘Manto’ teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the rebellious writer holds your attention)

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  1. Small screen

Soon after ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ series, the actor was flooded with offers from everywhere, and that landed him in a minor yet impactful role in a television show titled ‘Yudh’ (2014). Though the lead of the show was Amitabh Bachchan, it gave a chance to Nawaz to explore the small screen, and as usual, he nailed it there as well.

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  1. Short films

The actor has no boundaries, and he proved it by appearing in a splendid short film, titled, ‘Carbon’ (2017). Though ‘Carbon’ was not his first short film, it was appreciated well by the masses. The sci-fi short film deals with the issue of global warming and Nawaz was seen as a man from Mars.

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  1. International Film

Talent finds its own way and that’s what happened with maestro Nawaz. After his brilliant role in Ritesh Batra’s ‘Lunchbox’, the actor was approached for a number of international projects. Like always, Nawaz chose quality over quantity, and appeared in Academy Award-nominated Australian film, ‘Lion’. The actor had limited screen space in the film, but his craft was commendable.

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  1. Web series

When the actor has done such diverse roles on so many platforms, how can leave the web behind? After proving his mettle in films, the actor finally agreed for a web series and signed an original with online video streaming giant, Netflix. The show is ‘Sacred Games’ and it’s an Indian original directed by Anurag Kashyap.

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From cameos to feature films, and from short films to international web series, the actor has done it all. We wish the supremely talented actor a very happy birthday and looking forward to what more he has to deliver.