Birthday: 20-07-1949
Age: 69
Star sign: Leo

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, who introduced actors like Shabana, Om Puri, Smita Patil 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 or Smita Patil. Later, he was chosen to play lead roles in films of Sai Paranjpye’ 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, and so on. He acted in a negative role in ‘Sarfarosh’ with Aamir Khan 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’ respectively. In 2006, he made his debut as a director and made film ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’, starring Ratna Pathak Shah and Ankur Khanna with Konkona Sen Sharma, Ayesha Takia, and Irrfan Khan. He is the only actor who have acted in Mira Nair, Mrinal Sen, Gautam Ghosh, T. V. Chandran, Kamal Haasan’s films. He acted in TV series such as Mirza Ghalib directed by Gulzar and Maratha king Shivaji in DD serial Bharat Ek Khoj. 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. 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.

Namit Das Hindi Actor

Namit Das

Namit Das is an Indian Actor who was born in the year 1984 to Chandan Dass and Yamini Das. He has completed his education from St. Xavier’s College. His family has some notable singers and musicians. His family’s legacy can be mentioned by stating the work of his maternal grandfather, K.Pannalal, who worked for Doordarshan and Delhi All India Radio. Chandan Dass, who is his father, is a reputed ghazal singer. Jaidev Kumar, a famous Punjabi music director and Ajay K.Pannalal, a Punjabi film directors are his maternal uncles. To continue the legacy of music that runs in his blood, Namit Das has also had training in classical music from his father Chandan Dass and Bhavdeep Jaipurwale. Although acting is preferred by him to music, still he has recently launched an album which has five tracks along with Anurag Shankar. Namit Das has worked on some plays like Much Ado About Nothing, Chairs, Bombay Talkies, etc. directed by noteworthy directors like Imogen Butler-Cole, Atul Kumar, and Vikram Kapadia. His first ever play Shadow Box directed by Nadir Khan in the year 2002. He then moved on to the world of television and acted in shows like Pancham in the year 2004-05 that aired on ZEE TV. His latest TV series Sumit Sambhal Lega is a hit among the audience. He has also gained popularity as a movie start and has done some really good work in films like Wake Up Sid, Lafangey Parindey, Ankhon Dekhi. He stepped in the world of movies in the year 2009 with the movie The President Is Coming and portrayed the role of Ramesh S. On 15th February 2015, Namit Das married his long time girlfriend, Shruti Vyas in a traditional ceremony in Mumbai. She is also a theater and movie actress and was also the face of the company OLX.

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