|Naseeruddin Shah Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1949|
Naseeruddin Shah is a talented Indian actor, voice actor, and director. He is known for his roles in films like Nishant, Junoon, Hum Paanch, Chakra, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Katha, Masoom, Khamosh, Bazaar, Mandi, Vishwatma, and Finding Fanny. He has won many awards such as National Film Award, Filmfare Award, and Venice Film Festival Award.
Barabanki, Utter Pradesh, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Naseeruddin Shah studied at St. Anselm’s Ajmer and St Joseph’s College, Nainital, Uttarakhand in India. After that, he joined Aligarh Muslim University and graduated in Arts in 1971. He then left for Delhi and took acting lessons in the National School of Drama.
Actor, Voice Actor, Director
- Father – Aley Mohammed Shah
- Mother – Farrukh Sultan
- Siblings – Lt. General Zameerud-din Shah (Older Brother) (Worked as Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University). He has another older brother.
- Others – Surekha Sikri (Former Sister-In-Law) (Actress), Salim Shah (Nephew) (Actor), Shahid Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor), Supriya Pathak (Sister-In-Law), Tarla Mehta (Aunt-In-Law) (Actress), Baldev Pathak (Father-In-Law), Major Mohammed Ali Shah (Nephew) (Member of the Indian Army), Saba Azaad (Daughter-In-Law) (Singer)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Naseeruddin Shah has dated –
- Parveen Murad (1969-1970) – They got married in 1969 and have a daughter named Heeba Shah (b. August 20, 1970). They separated in late 1970 and their divorce was finalized 12 years later.
- Anjali Paigankar (1974) – He got engaged to her in 1974.
- Ratna Pathak (1982-Present) – The couple married in April 1982 and have 2 sons namely Imaad Shah (b. September 20, 1986) and Vivaan Shah (b. January 11, 1990).
Race / Ethnicity
He has origins from the 19th-century Afghan warlord Jan Fishan Khan.
- Keeps a mustache
- Long pointed chin
Naseeruddin Shah has done endorsement work for brands like –
- Bajaj Finserv
- Britannia biscuits
Naseeruddin Shah Facts
- An envious classmate Rajendra Jaspal once stabbed him in the canteen of the FTII.
- In 1988, Naseeruddin anchored the show Living on the Edge on Star Plus.
- In 1996, he lent his voice for the making of Panchatantra stories for Sky Music cassette.
- His best friend was Deepak Parashar, who was an assistant to Shyam Benegal.
- He got rejected for a role in the film Passage To India (1984).
- Naseeruddin and the late actor Om Puri were classmates in the National School of Drama.
- He feels Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai, and Arshad Warsi are the 3 finest actors in Bollywood, while Ranbir Kapoor is a promising talent.
- After reaching 60 years, he took up a new passion like learning Urdu and carpentry.
- He received the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards in 1987 and 2003, respectively, from the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema.
- In 1977, he, along with Tom Alter and Benjamin Gilani, created the theatre group Motley Productions.
- Naseeruddin has directed many plays written by Lavender Kumar, Ismat Chughtai, and Saadat Hasan Manto and a Hindi film called Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006).
- In June 2021, Naseeruddin was hospitalized in Mumbai after being diagnosed with pneumonia. It was later revealed that his condition was stable and he was responding well to the treatment.
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