Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come a long way after he proved his mettle in 2012 gangster drama, Gangs Of Wasseypur. The world came to know about his craft and how he has mastered it. He is a terrific performer, who pushes his limitations to get into the skin of the character. Nawaz began his acting career in Aamir Khan-starrer Sarfarosh when he appeared in a blink-and-miss-it role. The actor later got a full-fledged role in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur.
Whether it is a lead hero film such as Babumoshai Bandookbaaz or cameo as a child abuser in Lion or masala film like Kick, he never reaches a saturation point. The actor who will next be seen in Manto by Nandita Das and a biopic on Bal Thackeray is undoubtedly a chameleon. As Nawaz turns a year older on 19th May, let's have a look at his top five performances.
Gangs of Wasseypur
The film based on coal mafia of Jharkhand district of Dhanbad is considered a cult classic by many. Nawazuddin, who played the role of Faizal Khan in Anurag Kashyap's movie impressed everyone with his acting skills and whistle-worthy dialogue delivery style.
Raman Raghav 2.0
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Raman Raghav 2.0 is a psychological-thriller starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal. Nawaz portrayed his character of serial killer Ramanna with utmost honesty.
Nawazuddin played a Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab in this comedy-drama starring Salman Khan. The movie directed by Kabir Khan won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards.
Manjhi- The Mountain Man
Based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, the mountain man of Bihar, the film was directed by Ketan Mehta. Nawaz played the titular role in this critically acclaimed film.
In Haraamkhor, directed by Shlok Sharma, Nawaz played the role of a village school teacher Shyam, who falls in love with his teenaged student Sandhya, played by Shweta Kaushal. Nawazuddin received the Best Actor award at the 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for his performance in Haraamkhor.