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This current era of Bollywood is dominated by sons and daughters of the 'stars of the previous era'. These contemporary stars have been carrying the name of their predecessors and becoming famous in no time; whereas on the other hand, Bollywood also constitutes some actors which turned from 'rags to riches'.
Well, I'm not opposing or favoring any respective parties. But, as Raees is going to hit the cinema soon, let's hit a limelight on the lead actor of the movie, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui belongs to the latter category of Bollywood actors. From a watchman to one of the renowned Bollywood actors, I present to you his crusade of life.
Read on to find out how our very own 'Faisal' became one of the legit stars of Bollywood.
He was born in a small town called Budhana in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
He moved to Delhi and worked as a watchman. Moreover, he joined theater and used to watch plays.
After graduating from NSD, he moved to Mumbai. He was so broke, that he shared an apartment with an NSD senior and cooked meals for him to earn a living.
...Shool (1999). After that, he worked in a movie Jungle (2000). He continued working in stereotypical roles.
...he lived in a flat shared with four other people and survived by conducting occasional acting workshops.
...and a bandit in 'The Bypass' (2003). Because of his 'gangsta' look, he was assigned these stereotypical roles.
His first lead appearance in the movie Patang (2011), was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. His role was praised by one of the renowned film critic, Roger Ebert.
Siddiqui got the recognition he really deserved. Then, he appeared in Kahaani (2012), where he played a role of a short-tempered and archetype intelligence officer.
...Miss Lovely (2012), Talaash (2012), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Manjhi- The Mountain Man (2015) and many more. He has also acted in a Gujarati film called Haraamkhor (2015) and won an award for 'The Best Actor' at the New York Fim Festival.
With Raees, he is all set to hit it even bigger than the shot that Freaky Ali pulled off in the movie.
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