|D.O.B.||May 19, 1974|
Younger brother Shamaas Siddiqui who is a director and wife Ajnali and daughter Shora.
Born into a Muslim family in 19 May 1974 in a small town called Budhana in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a well known actor who graduated from the The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1996. His father was a farmer. Siddiqui grew up amongst nine siblings, seven brothers and two sisters.
After graduating in science from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, Uttarakand, he worked as a chemist in a petrochemical company for a short while. But boredom set in soon, and he moved to Delhi, where he worked as a watchman. Here in the next one and a half-year period, he started watching plays, while working as a watchman at an office. He got associated with Sakshi Theatre Group and worked with actors like Manoj Bajpai and Saurabh Shukla.
He went to the National School of Drama New Delhi. After graduating from NSD in 1996, he shifted to Mumbai. Nawazuddin made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan starrer, Sarfarosh as a Criminal/Police informer.
After moving to Mumbai he tried to get work in television serials, but did not achieve much success. He did a short film The Bypass in 2003, where he appeared with actor, Irrfan Khan.Beyond that between 2002–05, he was largely out of work, and lived in a flat he shared with four other people, and survived by conducting occasional acting workshops. His appearance in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday (2004) paved way for other powerful roles. His first lead role in a feature film was as the wedding singer Chakku in Prashant Bhargava's Patang (shot in 2007-2008), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, for which Nawazuddin's natural performance has been praised by world renowned film critic Roger Ebert (awarding the film 4 stars), a role which 'transformed his acting style'.
He however became a household name post Kahaani (2012), where he played the archetypal short tempered cop Khan. Gangs of Wasseypur followed which furthered his fame. He played his first primary role as Sonu Duggal in Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, a role Nawazuddin describes as his "most real performance so far." Nawazuddin also played the lead role in the upcoming films, Gangs of Wasseypur - Part II and Aatma.
He lives in Mumbai at Yari Road, Andheri West with his younger brother Shamaas Siddiqui who is a director. He is married with Anjali and has a daughter named Shora.
Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan starrer, Sarfarosh as a Criminal/Police informer.