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Nawazuddin Siddique: A Journey from a Watchman to Bollywood Actor

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Nawazuddin Siddique born on 19 May 1974 in Budhana, a small town in Muzaffarnagar district. He is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood since 10 years. In 2003 Siddique went to the National School of Drama in New Delhi. After graduating from NSD, he moved to Mumbai. In 2004, this was one of the worst years of his struggle.

He made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan Starrer, Sarfarosh.  After that, he played a messenger in the movie Jungle, later he hung out at film studios and shootings but only got stereotypical roles. He shared screen along with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS in the opening scenes where he tries to pick the pocket of Sunil Dutt.

Anurag Kashyap had spotted him during his theatre days offered him a meaty role in the controversial film, Black Friday and the actor never looked back. Critically acclaimed movies like Paan Singh Tomar, Dev D, Peepli Live, Kahaani, and New York followed. However, it was Anurag Kashyap’s epic gangster drama series, Gangs of Wasseypur that helped Nawazuddin climb the last few steps to success. He has been loved by the audiences and celebrated by the critics in successful movies like Talaash, Kick, Badlapur, Manjhi and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Nine Reasons Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Story is the Most Inspiring in Bollywood:-

  1. Born in a nondescript village in the Hindi heartland of India, Siddiqui was as far away from Bollywood stardom as can be. He is the son of a farmer and growing up, he would swim in the same river his cows would bathe in.
  2. He worked as a chemist before realizing he did not want to continue being one. He then moved to Delhi to study drama at the National School of Drama.
  3. To make ends meet, he worked as a watchman in a building.
  4. He moved to Mumbai in the mid ‘90s and struggled to get roles as an extra for even Rs. 1,000.
  5. The only break that came his way was the small blink-and-you-miss role in “Sarfarosh.” That made him slightly more famous as an extra, but got him no substantial roles.
  6. The first movie he acted in was “Bindiya Maange Bandook,” a film that never saw the light of day.
  7. The first proper Bollywood role he got was as Tiger Memon’s associate in the critically acclaimed “Black Friday,” the film about the 1992 Mumbai blasts. He continued to act only in films where his role was substantial. He did not sign up for any movies other than those where he had a meaty role that allowed him to exhibit his talents.
  8. In “Gangs of Wasseypur,” the iconic “Aapko permission Lena chahiye Na?” line which Huma Qureshi says is from a real interaction Siddiqui had with a girl he liked, something so intimate that few actors would be willing to enact the situation again.
  9. From being an extra to being the lead actor to traveling to Cannes, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has spent nearly two decades trying to get where he is now.


At the end, After so many struggle Nawazuddin Siddique made  the dark horse who finally conquered Bollywood



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