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Naseeruddin Shah is a Actor, Director and Producer Indian born on 20 july 1950 at Barabanki city (Inde)

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah
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Birth name Naseeruddin Shah
Nationality Inde
Birth 20 july 1950 (73 years) at Barabanki city (Inde)
Awards Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Filmfare Awards

Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1950) is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.


Shah married Manara Sikri (actress Surekha Sikri's sister) when he was 20 years old, and they had a daughter, Heeba Shah, who is now an actress. The couple however separated, and Manara Sikri and Heeba moved to Iran. He married actress Ratna Pathak in 1982 after the death of his first wife. He has two sons from his second marriage, actors Imaad and Vivaan. He co-starred with Ratna in films like Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Mirch Masala and The Perfect Murder.

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Filmography of Naseeruddin Shah (166 films)

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The Blueberry Hunt
Genres Thriller
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Vipin Sharma, Vinay Forrt
Roles Colonel
Rating54% 2.7161452.7161452.7161452.7161452.716145
The Blueberry Hunt unfolds in a lush green deserted estate bordering the forest on the high altitudes of Vagamon, Kerala. The film centers around a recluse locally known as "Colonel" -- played by Naseeruddin Shah, living with his large German Shepherd dog. The story focuses on the last five days when Colonel's plantation of a high potency variant of marijuana -- Blueberry Skunk—gets ready for harvest.
Bombay Velvet, 2h29
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Gangster films
Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Raveena Tandon, Karan Johar, Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon
Rating55% 2.750822.750822.750822.750822.75082
Set in 1960s Bombay, the film tells the story of Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor), a street fighter/boxer who is in love with the jazz singer Rosie. Seeing Rosie (Anushka Sharma) with wealthy men further sparks his dream of becoming a "big-shot", believing that if he manages to become rich, he might win Rosie's heart. Balraj and his friend Chimman (Satyadeep Misra) then catch the eye of Kaizad Khambatta (Karan Johar), a wealthy businessman who is impressed by Balraj and offers him to manage his club "Bombay Velvet", which Khambatta uses to further his illegal tasks and activities. He also nicknames Balraj "Johnny", which then becomes his identification. As well as this, Johnny and Chimman fulfill minor tasks for Khambatta, including capturing a dirty photograph of a minister who Khambatta wants to blackmail. This news reaches Jimmy Mistri, a media reporter, who also happens to be the same wealthy man Johnny had previously seen with Rosie.
Dharam Sankat Mein
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor, Gippy Grewal, Auritra Ghosh, Hazel Keech
Roles Neel Anand Baba
Rating62% 3.1497053.1497053.1497053.1497053.149705
Dharampal (Paresh Rawal) is an atheist living in a Hindu household. He is very stereotypical towards Muslims. He starts his days with the old songs of a Punjabi Sikh pop singer Manjeet Manchala (Gippy Grewal), who has now stopped producing albums and disappeared mysteriously. As well as this, he has regular arguments with a Muslim man named Nawab Mehmood Nazim Ali Shah Khan Bahadur (Annu Kapoor) who happens to live in the same area as him. Dharampal later visits his late mother's bank vault to collect her belongings. He then finds adoption papers certifying he was adopted in 1960 and that his biological parents were Muslims. This shocks him, considering how much he dislikes Muslims, and he decides to keep this a secret. Eventually, he admits to Nawab that he is also a Muslim, and that he must find his real father in order to speak to him. They discover that his father is in critical condition due to old age, living in an senior home. The Imaam taking care of his father tells Dharampal that if his father saw that his only son has been brought up as a non-Muslim, it could cause severe damage to his health. Therefore, he tells Dharampal to learn how to become a true Muslim and come back to meet his father once he is ready.
Finding Fanny, 1h41
Directed by Homi Adajania
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Ranveer Singh
Roles Ferdinand 'Ferdie' Pinto
Rating56% 2.8497352.8497352.8497352.8497352.849735
Finding Fanny revolves around five rather dysfunctional characters that live in the quaint sleepy village of Pocolim, nestled deep in the interior of Goa, India. Pocolim is a village where pointless conversations are a way of life. Nothing ever really happens here and the people of Pocolim, well, they just exist. One night, the old postman Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), receives a letter that is slipped under his door.
Dedh Ishqiya, 2h32
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Bollywood, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi, Huma Qureshi, Vijay Raaz
Roles Khalujan
Rating69% 3.4979353.4979353.4979353.4979353.497935
Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and his nephew Babban (Arshad Warsi), a thief duo, pose as a Nawab and his attendant, and manage to run away with a prized necklace from a jewellery shop. In the police chase they get separated, while Khalujaan is hurt. Months later Babban traces Khalujan again, this time posing a nawab, at a poetry contest. It is a mushaira organised by Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit), the widowed Begum of Mahmudabad as per the wishes of her deceased husband. The winner would win the Begum as bride and in turn become the Nawab of Mahudabad. However, by the opening night, Babban traces Khalujaan. Soon Babban falls in love with Begum Para's assistant, Muniya (Huma Qureshi), while Khalujaan has his heart set on Begum herself.
Khasi Katha– A Goat Saga
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Anindita Bose, Biswanath Basu, Silajit Majumder
Roles the butcher

The film begins with a scene where a butcher is going to slaughter a goat. The goat becomes talkative and pleads with the butcher for life and promises to tell a story in return. The butcher is surprised but agrees. The goat now tells the butcher the story of a female boxer Salma who belongs to a lower-middle-class family and dreams to become a boxer.
Krrish 3
Krrish 3 (2013)
, 2h32
Directed by Rakesh Roshan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi, Rajpal Yadav, Arif Zakaria
Roles Dr. Siddhant Arya (Special Appearance)
Rating53% 2.651372.651372.651372.651372.65137
Scientist Rohit Mehra lives with his son Krishna "Krrish" Mehra (both played by Hrithik Roshan) in Mumbai. Krishna is married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra) who works as a journalist for Aaj Tak. Rohit works in a research institute for the Indian government and Krishna, while moon lighting as the superhero Krrish, is regularly fired from various day jobs due to lack of attendance. Rohit is researching on a device that will bring life to dead tissues by the use of solar energy. Despite several attempts, he fails to complete the experiment due to the high intensity of sun rays. On a usual day, Krishna loses his job from the security wing of a company when he hears news about an aeroplane whose front tyres are stuck due to some malfunctioning which creates high risk, even if landed, it may explode and so will the passengers inside. Krishna immediately changes himself to Krrish and saves the plane from accident by holding the component to make tyres free to roam.
Sunglass (2013)

Directed by Rituparno Gosh
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors R. Madhavan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tota Roy Choudhury, Raima Sen, Jaya Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
Rating56% 2.803532.803532.803532.803532.80353
Damn the seven-year itch! A period every young new-age couple dreads. After seven years, are there newer things to be discovered? In the case of Chitra and Sanjay, there are several. In a chapter of matrimony that is already confusing, destiny adds a sprinkle of exposure and a dash of spice.
Zinda Bhaag, 2h
Origin Pakistan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Amna Ilyas, Khurram Patras, Zohaib Asghar, Samiya Mumtaz
Roles Puhlwan
Rating74% 3.7415153.7415153.7415153.7415153.741515
Zinda Bhaag is a film about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeeding in ways they had least expected. In a nondescript neighbourhood of Lahore, three friends are desperate to get on to the fast track to success. Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, all in their early twenties, believe that the only way out is to the West. The journey that unfolds through the story of this film gives us a peep into what constitutes the everyday in the lives of many young men and women in Pakistan - a sense of entitlement that cannot be fulfilled, desperation to somehow prove themselves in the face of all legitimate doors being locked and an ennui from which they feel there is no getaway.
John Day
John Day (2013)

Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel, Sharat Saxena, Harsh Chhaya, Vipin Sharma
Roles John Day
Rating56% 2.8032652.8032652.8032652.8032652.803265
John Day is a bank manager of Royal Citizen Co-operative Bank and lives with his wife Maria Day. The couple has recently lost their only daughter in a forest fire accident while she was on a trip with her boyfriend. Maria is always depressed and never opens up with anyone. One day when John is away for office work, a courier-boy enters the house and takes Maria as a captive. He then calls up John informing him about his wife is a hostage and tells him that a man will visit him at his bank and John has to do his work. It is shown that actually it was a planned bank heist where the visitor gagged John, opened up the cash locker and fled, meanwhile the kidnapper hammered Maria causing her a serious brain damage and she got admitted to the hospital in a state of coma.
Jackpot (2013)

Directed by Kaizad Gustad
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Leone, Sachiin Joshi, Bharath, Makarand Deshpande, Manish Wadhwa
Roles Boss
Rating20% 1.030871.030871.030871.030871.03087
Francis (Sachiin J Joshi) packs in the muscle and has a can of beer always close at hand. He is also street-smart enough to impress Maya (Sunny Leone), the oomphy voice of reason in the movie. Boss Man (Naseeruddin Shah) is a veteran raver whose clothes are as colorful as his principles and punchlines. Slow in speech but quick to draw a six-shooter, he owns the Jackpot casino.