Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Rise to Fame

An extremely talented actor with an impressive body of work, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s rise to fame is quite an interesting journey. Read ahead and look back at some movies that made him the actor he is today.

Sarfarosh (1999)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui made his debut in 1999, with a small role in the Aamir Khan starrer Sarfarosh. This was the start of the actor’s illustrious career, filled with many challenging roles.

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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
One of the first films that really got Siddiqui the attention he deserved, Gangs of Wasseypur, saw one of his finest performances. Playing the role of the iconic revenge mastermind Faizal Khan, Nawazuddin really cemented a name for himself in the industry. 

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Badlapur (2015)
In Badlapur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of Liak Mohammed Tungrekar, a cunning criminal caught in a tale of revenge and redemption. His portrayal is captivating, blending menace with vulnerability, making Liak stand out in this crime drama.

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Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)
Nawazuddin plays a murderer named Ramanna who finds a soulmate in Raghavan, a policeman. His role was incredible, and he stunned the audience with his performance in this film.

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Manto (2018)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a subdued and nuanced take on the troubled writer Manto. He embodies the character beautifully and brings out all of his characteristics. Siddiqui does not speak much in the film, but when he does, it strikes a chord.


Raat Akeli Hai (2020)
In Raat Akeli Hai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui impresses as Jatil Yadav, a sharp-witted police officer investigating a murder in a small town. Siddiqui's portrayal captivates us, adding depth to the film and showcasing his versatility as an actor.

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Haddi (2023)
Proving why he receives the respect that he does, Siddiqui delivers yet again in Haddi. Playing a double role, one of which is that of a transgender, Nawazuddin really shines in this movie doing what he does best: acting.

Source: Hindustan Times 

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