Happy Birthday Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Looking At The Actors Most Iconic Roles

Happy birthday Nawazuddin Siddiqui! One of the most gifted and multi-talented actors in Indian film, Nawazuddin turned a year older today. Among moviegoers, Nawazuddin stands out for his mesmerising performances and his talent for the roles he portrays. As a tribute to his birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of his most memorable roles:

Layak in ‘Badlapur’
Nawazuddin’s portrayal of Layak in  Sriram Raghavan’s‘Badlapur’ is a masterclass in playing a morally ambiguous character. His performance was lauded for its intensity and depth, making Layak one of the most memorable villains in recent times.

Tehmur in ‘Talaash’
Nawazuddin portrayed the ambitious yet lowlife Tehmur in Talaash. His subtle portrayal of the character heightened his complexity, turning him into an empathetic but terrifying antagonist.

Faizal Khan in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 1&2’
In ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Nawazuddin plays the legendary Faizal Khan, a part that many consider to be among his most famous roles. The dramatic shift he pulled off, going from an ill-mannered marijuana smoker to a vicious mobster, was a testament to his acting chops and versatility.

Gopi in ‘Paan Singh Tomar’
In Paan Singh Tomar, Nawazuddin played Gopi, a character that added significant value to the narrative. His ability to blend into the ensemble cast alongside Irrfan Khan while still making a strong impact is noteworthy.

A. Khan in ‘Kahaani’
Nawazuddin’s role as Intelligence Bureau officer A. Khan in Kahaani is another standout performance. His sharp, no-nonsense portrayal brought a lot of authenticity to the character, making him a crucial part of the film’s success.

Rakesh in ‘Peepli Live’
‘Peepli Live’ featured Nawazuddin as the journalist Rakesh, who chronicled the hardships endured by a farmer. The film’s satirical plot benefited from his realistic representation, which offered a critical viewpoint.

Shaikh in ‘The Lunchbox’
Nawazuddin added a delightful aspect to the portrayal of Shaikh in ‘The Lunchbox’. An enjoyable aspect of the film was his chemistry with the character played by Irrfan Khan.

Manto in ‘Manto’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the lead character of Saadat Hasan Manto in the biographical drama Manto. The film delves into the turbulent life of the Urdu novelist, with Nawaz’s expertly portraying Manto’s character and his journey.

Ganesh Gaitonde in ‘Sacred Games’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui became famous on Netflix after starring as Ganesh Gaitonde in ‘Sacred Games’, his first OTT series. He won Best Actor for his performance as the ruthless gangster.

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