20 Facts About Nawazuddin Siddiqui That Show His Fantastic Journey


Sometimes people say that destiny has a way to test how far are you willing to go in search of your dreams. But for Nawazudin, Bollywood had tested him, far more than destiny ever could.  Some call him an underdog, but for me, he is no underdog. He is a  person, who with all his heart, passion, hard work and persistence made it big in Bollywood.

So, we bring you 20 interesting facts about Nawazuddin Siddiquithat show his fantastic journey

1. Because talent needs no introduction

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-He got recognition from peepli live produced by aamir khan productions

2. He vanished, in the blink of an eye.

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The only break that came his way was the small blink and you miss role in "Sarfarosh"

3. Where there’s a will there is a wayFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-He used to worka as a watchman even after joining a theatre group in Delhi,to sustain himself,Later,NSD followed

4. Really?Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-His first kiss was on-screen,with Miss Lovely co-star Niharika Singh

5. That’s how the talent hunt endedFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique- Siddiqui was the Special Jury Award at the 60th National Film Awards 2012,for his work in films

6. Ahem! Too much of a detail.Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-He greaw up watching C-grade films that played in a make shift cinema hall,across the river in his village

7. Miles and miles to go before I sleep.Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The nearest theater is 45 kilometers away from his place

8. Because that’s where you come from…NSD.Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-He did a few advertisements where he was part of the crowd,but he never faced the camera,So that nobody could say that an NSD actor is part of crowd

9. Wild Stallions are aggressive tooFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-Nawazuddin,for the role of stubborn manjhi,had an image of awild stallion in the mind

10. Mission Accomplished

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-Siddiqui's first lead role in a feature film was in Prashant Bhargava's Patang,for which Nawazuddin's performance has been praised by noted film critic Roger Ebert


11. There is nothing more inspiring than the life, itself

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The dialouge "aapko permission lena chahiy e na?"is from a real life interaction Siddiqui had with a girl he liked

12. Worth it!

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The Hollywood Reprter had compared his performance in Raman Raghav 2.0 to Anthonhy Hopkins in The Silence Of The Lambs

13. Unbelievable, but trueFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-He does not have PR person or a manager,he handles his own interviews anddates

14. Smart move UPFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-Uttar Pradesh government actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Kiasn Beema Yojna

15. This case has been said to be a false caseFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-An Fir was lodged against him for allegedly assaulting a woman in the parking lot of his residential society in Andheri,Mumbai

16. That was the first step, years ago.Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The first play that he watched was Sakshi's group Uljhan'in delhi,in which Manoj Bajpai played the lead role,Soon he joined the same theatre group

17. And all this while you had been thinking of the axe as a prop?

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-For the role of Dashrath Manjhi, he used an original exe for shooting instead of a prop

18. That’s a good way to keep smoking in check.

Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-For about 11 years,he has been into hand rolled cigarettes to cut down on smoking owning to the laborious process of making rolling them etc.

19. Go watch the filmFacts about Nawazuddin Siddique-The ''Gangs of Wasseypur''satr,found difficulty while mouthing a dialouge to sell lingerie in a scene in his upcoming film "Freaky Ali"

20. You bet!Facts about Nawazuddin Siddique-Bajrangi Bhaijaan is not the first time Nawaz Worked with director Kabir khan,He was seen as a prisoner in the director's New York

Nawazudin Siddiqui’s success reminds me story of David and Goliath. He being  David and Goliath being Bollywood. All I can say is, he came, he saw, he conquered.

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