Naseeruddin Shah was born on 20 July 1949 is an Indian actor and director. He has acted in over 100 films and directed the 2006 Bollywood movie, Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota, starring Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharm Naseeruddin began his acting career playing Vishwan in the 1975 famous Hindi movie, Nishant. Since then, he has done several movies in English and some regional languages of India while he mainly appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood. Naseeruddin Shah launched his autobiography in the year 2014, titled And then one day: A Memoir.
Biography & Wiki
Naseeruddin Shah Age, Biography & Wiki
Film- Nishant (1975)
Directorial- Yun Hota to Kya Hota (2006)
Hindi & English
Date Of Birth
20 July 1949
Age (as in 2020)
Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign
Naseeruddin Shah Height, Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters
Height in meters
Height in Inches
5′ 7″ Inch
Weight in Kilograms
Weight in Pounds
Figure Measurement (approx)
Chest- 39 Inch
Waist- 32 Inch
Biceps- 11 Inch
Family & Relatives
Aley Mohammed Shah
Retd.- Lt.- Zamirud – din Shah and 2 more
Naseeruddin Shah Affairs, Girlfriend, and Marital Status
1 April 1982 ( Ratna Pathak)
Late Parveen Murada aka Manara Sikri, (Actress)
Ratna Pathak (Actress)
Imaad Shah, Vivaan Shah ( Both Actors)
Heeba Shah, Actress, ( daughter from his first wife)
Education and School, College
Graduate in Art
St. Anselm’s Ajmer, Rajasthan
St. Joseph’s College, Nainital
Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
National School Of Drama, Delhi
Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Boman Irani
Neeraj Pandey, Rajkumar Hirani, Neeraj Gyanwan
Bollywood- Masaan (2015), Dil Chahta Hai ( 2001)
Playing Tennis, Reading
Favorite Holiday Destination
Net Worth (approx)
Naseeruddin Shah has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 71 Kg (165 lbs). Naseeruddin Shah always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 39 Inches, Waist is approx. 32 Inches & biceps measurement is 11 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Whitehair and DarkBrown Eyes.
Contact and Social Media Information
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He started acting (Theatre) at the young age of 14. Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice was his first theatrical show.
Not many people know that Naseeruddin Shah is a descendant of a 19th-century ruler named Jan-Fishan Khan. The latter supported the British during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Naseeruddin’s debut movie, Nishant (in the year 1975), was awarded the National Award in the Best Film category. The Movie was subsequently nominated for the Oscars.
Naseeruddin Rajendra Jaspal, a fellow actor, and classmate of Naseeruddin, once stabbed him in the canteen of FTII. The former was envious of Naseeruddin signing certain films which he believed should have been his.
His first wife, Late Parveen Murad, was sixteen years older than him at the time of their wedding. Two years later, the couple had a tiff and decided to part ways. However, Naseeruddin did not divorce his wife, as in his nikaahnama (Muslim marriage contract), Shah had not only promised a huge amount of money to his wife as alimony but he had also disclaimed the right to bigamy.
Even after becoming an established actor, Naseeruddin did not give up his love for theater. Consequently, Naseeruddin along with a few friends founded a theater group named Motley Productions in the year 1977.
Interestingly, Shah was the first choice to play the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the film- Gandhi (in the year 1982). However, Ben Kingsley overshadowed Shah’s at the auditions and grabbed the role.
For his immense contribution to the field of acting/theater, Naseeruddin was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 1987 followed by the Padma Bhushan in the year 2003.
More Facts About Him
Aside from Bollywood, Naseeruddin has also acted in a number of Hollywood and Pakistani movies. Shah’s character of Captain Nemo in the year 2003 Hollywood flick, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, was widely appreciated. Additionally, Shah’s second Pakistani film, Zinda Bhaag was selected as the country’s official entry into the 86th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Notably, He has been honored with the lifetime membership of the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and TV.
His brother, Retd. Lt. General Zameerud-din Naseeruddin, is the present (2016) vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), UP.
Misfortune has constantly followed Shah as to date more than 20 feature films starring him have been shelved.
Shah released his memoir titled And Then One day in the year 2014. In his autobiography, the actor has confessed to having consumed marijuana (Gaanja) in various phases of his life and credits it with giving him clarity of thought.
According to reports, the directors of Harry Potter wanted to audition Shah for the character of Albus Dumbledore, after the actor who played it passed away prior to the shooting of the third installment of the movie series. Naseeruddin, however, refused to audition and the character was passed over to English actor Michael Gambon.
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