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Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film, theatre, and TV actor. He started acting (Theatre) at the young age of 14, and Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice was his first theatrical show. His debut movie, Nishant (1975), was awarded the National Award in the Best Film category. The film was subsequently nominated for the Oscars. Even after becoming an established actor, he did not give up his love for theater. As a result, Shah along with a few friends founded a theater group named Motley Productions in the year 1977. For his immense contribution to the field of acting/theater, Naseeruddin was awarded the Padma Shri in 1987 followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2003. Besides Bollywood, he has also acted in a number of Hollywood and Pakistani movies. His role of Captain Nemo in the 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, Shah has been honored with the lifetime membership of the International Film And Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film and Television. He was last seen in the web series, “Bandish Bandits.”

Naseeruddin Shah  
Real NameNaseeruddin Shah
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionActor, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 71 kg
in Pounds- 157 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 11 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth1949-07-20 00:00:00
Age (as in 2020)71 Years
Birth PlaceBarabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownBarabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolSt. Anselm's Ajmer, Rajasthan
St Joseph's College, Nainital
CollegeAligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
National School of Drama, Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduate in Arts
DebutFilm: Nishant (1975)
Directorial: Yun Hota to Kya Hota (2006)
FamilyFather- Aley Mohammed Shah
Mother- Farrukh Sultan
Brothers- Retd. Lt. General Zameerud-din Shah and 2 more
Sister- N/A
Address04, Sand Pebbles, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
HobbiesPlaying Tennis, Reading
Controversies• In an interview in 2016, Naseeruddin Shah referred to late superstar Rajesh Khanna as a "mediocre actor". He further added that a 'poor actor' like Rajesh Khanna was responsible for the mediocrity in films in the 70's. However, the comments did not go well with Khanna's fans and family and Shah was heavily criticized for defaming a deceased superstar.
• In May 2016, Anupam Kher raked up a storm on Twitter when he shared a collage of Kashmiri Pandits killed during the 1990 exodus. The tweet came in regard to the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen's 'poster boy' Burhan Wani in an encounter. Shah, however, did not like Kher's tweet and took a dig at his former co-star. He said, "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he has become a displaced person." Infuriated by Shah's take, Kher then tweeted, "Shah Saab ki Jai Ho. By that logic, NRIs should not think about India at all.:)"
• Shah went to Pakistan in early 2015 to promote his memoir, And Then One Day, at the Lahore Literary Festival. While addressing media and fans at the venue, Shah started talking about the animosity between the two countries. "Indians are being brainwashed into believing that Pakistan is an enemy country without being aware of the historical background. Politicians will change colors whenever it suits them. But artists from both countries must look beyond the political animosity", Shah said. This statement, however, hurt Indian sentiments. Pressure group Shiv Sena even issued a statement saying that only the near and dear ones of the 26/11 victims would understand that why there is so much hatred against Pakistan.
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorsNeeraj Pandey, Rajkumar Hirani, Neeraj Ghaywan
Favourite ActorsMohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Boman Irani
Favourite FilmBollywood: Masaan (2015), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite SportTennis
Favourite DestinationDubai
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseLate Parveen Murada aka Manara Sikri, Actress
Ratna Pathak, Actress
Marriage Date1 April 1982 (Ratna Pathak)
ChildrenSon- Imaad Shah, Vivaan Shah (Both Actors)
Daughter- Heeba Shah, Actress (Daughter from first wife)



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