Naseeruddin Shah was born on 20-07-1949 in Barabanki,Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Ecologist, Theatre Actor & Film Director who known for his work in Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam, English, Marathi and Telugu films.

Naseeruddin Shah Biography

Actor Naseeruddin Shah is one of Bollywood’s greatest and finest actors, who play their part enthusiastically and easily win them even. He devoted his whole life to Bollywood and actually made several great movies even during this time of course.
 In 1975, he made his acting debut through the Shyam Benegal ‘s film Nishant. In the early phase of his career, he had done most of his movies with the  Shabana Azami or Smita Patil. While his distinguished career, he played the notable and remarkable roles in the films Izzazat as well as Masoom that drew his attention to be the future great actor of the family-oriented as well as dramatic movies. Despite the film, Izzazat’ achieved huge success at the box office and supported increasing the Naseeruddin Shah status as an actor. With the 1980 film Hum Panchayat, Naseeruddin Shah started playing a leading role in the Hindi cinema. In the year 1982, he was cast in the film ” Dil Achieve Dil Hain” along with Rakhi and  Ismail Shroff directed this film.
In 1986, his following great success attained through the blockbuster hit movies such as ” Karma, ” in which he worked with veteran Dilip Kumar, Jalwa, and Hero Hiralal was made him the star of the cult films. His excellence in the 1999 movie ” Sarfarash ” with Amir Khan was widely recognized. He portrayed the character of a villain with the dual individuality. He gained his impression in commercial movies also while he performed in the super-hit film Tridev in the ’90s, and many other great films in the Hindi cinema, for his contribution to the cinema through his excellent and award-winning acting talent he received the Padma Shri Award in the year 1987 and also he was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award afterward in 2003.
He gave outstanding appearances in movies like Katha, The Dirty Picture, and Junoon, and various others, though his performance in the film Iqbal in the year 2006 was undoubtedly he would consider as the greatest supporting actor of the Bollywood films. Also for his magnificent acting in this film. For that film, he won the  National Film Award for the Best Supporting  Actor.
He married Manara Sikri, whom he had a girl named Hiba Shah, after the death of her first wife, and later he married Ratna Pathak, to whom he had two children- Vivan and Imad. Besides the films, he made his debut on the small screen through the series which was based on the life of Mirza Ghalib, and renowned lyricist  Gulzar directed this series.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1985 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2003 Arts

Naseeruddin Shah Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Farrukh Sultan and Aley Mohammad Shah. He was previously married to Parveen Murad who was also known as Manara Sikri. After divorcing her in 1982, he married Ratna Pathak Shah. He has two sons from Ratna Pathak named Imaad and Vivaan and one daughter named Heeba from his former marriage.

Body Measurements

Chest Size 39
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Muslim
Address 04, Sand Pebbles, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
School St. Anselm’s Ajmer, Rajasthan
St Joseph’s College, Nainital
College Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
National School of Drama, Delhi
Qualification Graduate in Arts
Hobbies Playing Tennis, Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Film: Nishant (1975)
Directorial: Yun Hota to Kya Hota (2006)
Best Movies Yun Hota to Kya Hota (2006)
Nishant (1975)
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Sparsh (1980)
Ijaazat (1987) among others
Net Worth $5 crore USD


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Sport Tennis
Favorite Actress Rekha , Deepika Padukone , Kajol Devgan , Hema Malini
Favorite Actor Boman Irani , Nedumudi Venu , Shammi Kapoor , Dara Singh
Favorite Film Director Rajkumar Hirani
Favorite Movie Bollywood: Masaan (2015), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Chinese Food, Chicken Briyani