Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

As Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui turns a year older today, let us celebrate the day by reviving his best performances. Check out the post to witness some of the best roles aced by the Gangs of Wasseypur star.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui made his Bollywood debut with a minor role in Sarfarosh (1999). Later, he appeared in several small roles in television shows and films, including Black Friday and Munna Bhai MBBS. However, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur catapulted him to stardom in 2012. Here is a guide to the top roles aced by the actor. Let us celebrate his special day binge-watching some of the best works of the artist.


Here is a list of some unforgettable performances given by Nawazuddin Siddiqui that stole the Bollywood show.

1. Faizal Khan – Gangs of Wasseypur

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrayed the character of Faizal Khan, son of Sardar Khan, played by Manoj Bajpayee in the first instalment of Gangs of Wasseypur. The character’s aura, personality, and dialogue delivery were widely appreciated by the audiences. Faizal’s character received critical acclamation and became one of the most memorable characters of Bollywood.

Anurag Kashyap’s thriller drama is available on Amazon Prime Video.

2. Ganesh Gaitonde – Sacred Games

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The Netflix series Sacred Games is considered to be one of the best series in recent times. Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrays the character of a notorious gangster Ganesh Giatonde, who has the zeal to rule the Mumbai underworld. The actor perfectly fits into the role as he ideally expresses the character’s complex emotions and motivations.

Nawaz’s intense and commanding presence on screen made the character one of the most memorable in recent times.

3. Liak Tungrekar – Badlapur

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The actor portrayed the role of Liak, a small-time criminal who is on a mission to rob a bank. However, things go wrong, which results in the death of a young lady and her son. The story explores the revenge tale of Raghav, who is on a mission to kill his family’s murderer. Both the actors portrayed the characters’ nuances and emotions with depth and sensitivity.

You can watch the psychological thriller on Amazon Prime Video.

4. Shaikh – The Lunchbox

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Nawaz played a distinct character from his regular roles in Ritesh Batra’s The Lunch Box. He played a lonely, middle-aged government employee who fortuitously gets close to a young housewife when her lunchbox gets accidentally delivered to him in place of her husband. The actor brought vulnerability and authenticity to the character.

The chemistry between Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui was extremely loved by the audiences.

5. Dashrath Manjhi – Manjhi: The Mountain Man

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Manjhi’s character is depicted as a determined and resilient man who is deeply affected by the death of his wife, Phaguniya, due to the lack of medical facilities. Frustrated with the arduous journey required to reach the nearest town for medical assistance, he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Here we sum up the best performances of the versatiole actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This upcoming projects include Afwaah co-starring Bhumi Pednekar, Noorani Chehra with Nupur Sanon, and Sai Kabir’s Tiku Weds Sheru.

We wish the talented actor success and a great year ahead. Happy Birthday, Nawaz!

By Ocean Rana

Research Scholar/ Content Writer; Assistant Professor at SAGE University, Indore

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