Naseeruddin Shah is amongst the top most powerful actors in the Indian film industry. Thanks to his immense theater experience, Naseeruddin Shah continues to be one of the most popular actors to be seen on the big screen. Apart from being an accomplished actor, Naseeruddin Shah is also a prominent stage personality, apart from being a stage and movie director. Naseeruddin Shah’s work in the Indian parallel cinema is unmatched by any other actor today.
Naseeruddin Shah has also been a part of many Pakistani movies as well, and has won several film awards and citizen honors. Born in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, Naseeruddin Shah was one of three siblings and has prominent Afghani ancestry.
About Naseeruddin Shah
|Real Name||Naseeruddin Shah|
|Date of Birth||20th July 1949|
|Age (as in July 2018)||69 years|
|Place of Birth||Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)|
|Education||Graduate in Arts from Aligarh Muslim University|
|Height||5 ft 7"
(170 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Aley Mohammed Shah|
|Brother||(Retd) Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah
(Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University)
|Income (Annual)||INR 258,00,00,000
(USD 37.5 Million)
|Famous for||Manthan (1976), Junoon (1978), Sparsh (1979), Aakrosh, Hum Paanch (1980), Umrao Jaan (1981), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Woh Saat Din (1983), Karma, Musafir (1986), Hero Hiralal, The Perfect Murder (1988), Tridev (1989), Vishwatma (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993), Mohra (1994), Bombay Boys (1997), Sarfarosh (1999), Monsoon Wedding (2000), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Maqbool (2003), Iqbal (2005), Being, Cyrus, Krrish, Omkara (2006), Dus Kahaniyan (2007), A Wednesday! (2008), Firaaq (2009), Peepli Live, Ishqiya, Rajneeti, Allah Ke Banday (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, The Dirty Picture (2011), Jackpot, Krrish 3 (2013), Dedh Ishqiya (2015), Welcome Back (2015) and Begum Jaan (2017)|
|First Movie||Nishan (1975)|
|Net Worth (2018)||INR 345,00,00,000 (USD 50 Million )
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actors||Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu and Boman Irani|
|Food||Vegetarian Indian cuisine|
|Hobbies||Reading and playing Tennis|
Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors in the Indian film industry. Naseeruddin Shah has acted not only in vernacular Indian movies, such as Kannada and Bengali, he is also one of the few select actors with prominent roles in Hollywood movies too.
Naseeruddin Shah’s age is 69 years, and Naseeruddin Shah’s birthday is on 20th July, born in 1949. Naseeruddin Shah’s height is 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Naseeruddin Shah’s weight is at 71 kg (157 lbs). Hailing from Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Naseeruddin Shah studied in the NSD (National School of Drama) in New Delhi. For his spare time, Naseeruddin Shah’s hobbies include reading or playing tennis, whenever he can.
Naseeruddin Shah’s wife is another accomplished theater personality and movie actress, Ratna Pathak Shah, whom he married on 1st of April, 1982. Previously, Naseeruddin Shah was married to the late actress, Parveen Murad, also also known as Manara Sikri. Naseeruddin Shah has three lovely children – daughter Heeba Shah from his first wife, and sons, Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah, both budding actors.
Naseeruddin Shah is also one of the most successful actors. Although he charges moderate fees for acting, Naseeruddin Shah’s annual income for 2018 was around INR 258 crores (USD 37.5 Million). This has enabled Naseeruddin Shah’s net worth to be around INR 345 crores (USD 50 Million).
For his immense contribution to the Indian film industry through more than 40 years of his career, Naseeruddin Shah is the recipient of Padma Shri (1987), the 4th highest civilian award in India. In 2003, Naseeruddin Shah was also awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd highest civilian award.
Naseeruddin Shah brings life into the characters he portrays unlike any other actors. From playing the quintessential romantic hero, to playing negative roles with equal panache, the theatrical genius is clear to see in all his movies. For his versatile and powerful acting skills, Naseeruddin Shah has won numerous awards,
Naseeruddin Shah is the recipient of 3 National Film Awards – the National Film Awards for Best Actor for ‘Sparsh’ (1979) and ‘Paar’ and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Iqbal’ (2006).
Naseeruddin Shah has been nominated numerous times and won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Actor – for ‘Aakrosh’ (1981), ‘Chakra’ (1982) and for ‘Masoom’ (1984). Apart from these awards, Naseeruddin Shah also won the Venice Film Festival’s The Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Paar’ (1984).
Naseeruddin Shah has also been awarded with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the International Indian Film Academy Awards’ Artistic Excellence for Performance in a Negative Role in the movie ‘Sarfarosh’, in 2000. Apart from this, International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and Television awarded Naseeruddin Shah life-time membership, for his immense contribution through acting in movies and television.
Interesting Facts About Naseeruddin Shah
- Naseeruddin Shah had a passion for acting since his childhood, and at the age of 14, he made his first theatrical debut in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’.
- Naseeruddin Shah received rave reviews for his debut film ‘Nishant’ (1975), as the movie won the National Award for Best Film, as well as receiving nominations at the Oscars.
- Even after his success as a film actor, Naseeruddin Shah remained active in his theatrical roots, and together with his close friends founded the ‘Motley Production’ theater group, in 1977.
- Naseeruddin Shah has performed in several memorable roles outside of the Indian film industry, namely as Captain Nemo, in the Hollywood production of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ (2003), and in his 2nd Pakistani movie, ‘Zinda Bhaag’ (2013).
- Naseeruddin Shah’s more popular sibling is retired Lieutenant General Zameeruddin Shah, who was also the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (Uttar Pradesh).
- In 2014, Naseeruddin Shah released his memoir, titled ‘And Then One Day’, in which he has revealed the most interesting anecdotes and times from his life.