Naseeruddin Shah is an experimental actor and associated with theater. He had treated art-cinema as his serious endeavor requiring the dedication, discipline, and integrity. Throughout his career, he subjected his own acting to a process of rigorous artistic self-analysis and reflection. He was the discovery of filmmaker Shyam Benegal Shyam Benegal is a renowned Indian director and sc >> Read More... , who introduced actors like Shabana, Om Puri Om Rajesh Puri is one of the widely noted senior a >> Read More... , Smita Patil This versatile actress was born on the 17th of Oct >> Read More... and others in the Indian cinema. Undoubtedly, this actor has acted in some serious films such as Sparsh, Paar and Iqbal( three national awards). For his performance in Paar, he received the best actor in the Venice Film Festival. His growth even in art-cinema was slow, as he had acted in women-oriented films of Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi is a film actress of Indian origin an >> Read More... or Smita Patil. Later, he was chosen to play lead roles in films of Sai Paranjpye Sai Paranjpye is a screenplay writer and director. >> Read More... ’ Sparsh, where he played a blind character. Even in Gautam Ghosh’s Paar, he identified himself as village-man that fetched him an award at national and international level.
From mainstream cinema, he shifted his focus to commercial cinema and acted in Karma, Tridev, Ghulam, Mohra, Sarfarosh. Jane Bhi Do Yaron, The Dirty Picture Click to look into! >> Read More... , and so on. He acted in a negative role in ‘Sarfarosh’ with Aamir Khan Aamir Khan or Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is Bolly >> Read More... and in 'Asambhav’ with Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Rampal. He even had given a superb performance in two Mahesh Bhatt’s films 'Sir’ and ‘Naajayaz’ and’ two more blockbuster movies 'Krrish’ and ‘ A Wednesday Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ respectively. In 2006, he made his debut as a director and made film ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’, starring Ratna Pathak Shah and with Konkona Sen Sharma Konkona Sen Sharma is a Bollywood actress hailing >> Read More... , Ayesha Takia Ayesha is a Bollywood film actress, born on 10th A >> Read More... , and Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan is a noted Bollywood actor who started >> Read More... . He is the only actor who have acted in Mira Nair Mira Nair, a veteran Filmmaker, based in New York >> Read More... , Mrinal Sen Mrinal Sen was a renowned and highly skilled India >> Read More... , Gautam Ghosh, T. V. Chandran, Kamal Haasan’s films. He acted in TV series such as Mirza Ghalib Mirza Ghalib was a biographical television serial >> Read More... directed by Gulzar and Maratha king Shivaji in DD serial . He was an actor was auditioned to play the male lead in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, but he was not selected. Later he made his dreams come true by playing the role of Mahatma Gandhi in a play( Mahatma Vs Gandhi).
The actor was born on July 20, 1950. He was earlier married to Manara Sikri and had a child named Heeba Shah Heeba Shah is the daughter of the legendary Artist >> Read More... . After the demise of Manara, he married Ratna Pathak Shah in the year 1982. From this marriage, he has two sons, Vivaan, and Imaad. In 1987, he was awarded Padma Shri and in the year 2003, he was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India for his contribution to theater and cinema probably one of the most versatile and complete actors of not only Indian cinema but the entire world cinema.
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