Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family

It wasn’t easy to make it in the Bollywood Film industry and he knows this from the start, but nothing stops him from chasing his dreams. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Popularly known as Ganesh Gaitonde(Sacred Games) was born 19 May1974 in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh. He used to stay in a village where getting proper education is quite hard. He is born in a Muslim family. He is having a total of 07 brothers including Ayazuddin Siddiqui, Shamas Nawab Siddiqui (filmmaker), 5 more brothers, and he having two sisters Syama Tamshi Siddiqui (died on Dec 2019 due to breast cancer ), 1 more. He is the eldest son of his family. His Late father Nawabuddin Siddiqui was a farmer and his mother's name is Mehroonisa. He married Anjali Kishor Pandey (aka Aaliya) and they having one son, Yaani, and one daughter Shora.


In his childhood duration, he worked with his father on the farm and at the same time, he completed his education under the lamp. He completed his school from B. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, and worked for a while in a petrochemical company as a chemist. While moving to Delhi for searching for a new job he watches a play where he instantly attracted and realize that this is the platform where he belongs too and joins The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1996. Since there was not enough money in theatres, he worked as a watchman for the subsistence for around 5 years.


After completing his education from the National School of Drama (NSD), he shifted to Mumbai to pursue his dreams and enter the struggling part where he was ready to face that point since he already knows that it is not easy to get the fame. Nawazuddin Siddiqui hardly has money to pay rent and get fewer roles at the starting of his career. One of his NSD (National School of Drama) senior helps him to stay in his home on one condition if he was ready to cook a meal for him.

Popularly known as Ganesh Gaitonde, Nawazuddin Siddiqui made his Bollywood movie debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir Khan starer, Sarfarosh. After that, he started to get stereotypical roles, where he shared screen along with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS as a pickpocket role in 2003. Later he appeared in few other small roles. His appearance in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday (2004) paved the way for other powerful roles. He got the first recognition as an actor in Aamir Khan Productions' Peepli Live (2010) of his role as a journalist. In 2012, he appeared in Prashant Bhargava's Patang: The Kite (2012) movie which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, for which Nawazuddin's performance was praised by film critic Roger Ebert, a role which transformed his acting style. He appeared in Kahaani (2012), where he played the exemplary short-tempered intelligence officer Khan. Gangster epic movie Gangs of Wasseypur followed which furthered his fame in Anurag Kashyap Movie. In 2015, Siddiqui's films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi - The Mountain Man released, where he was praised for his roles. From some of the dialogues to funny memes, his character of Ganesh Gaitonde is one of the top popular characters in his whole career, not only among Indian audiences but also globally in web TV series Sacred Games. He started out as a chemist, then watchman, junior artist and now, he is a well-known face in India. From a poor background to a rejected actor to a lead actor to National Film Award Winner, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's story is a true rag to riches one.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is going to work next in the movies Bole Chudiyan (2020), Phobia 2 (2020), Farzi (2020), The Music Teacher (2020), The Maya Tape (2020) and Roam Rome Mein (2021). In Bole Chudiyan Nawazuddin working with Tamannaah. Bole Chudiyan is inspired by true events. Phobia 2 is the sequel of the Radhika Apte 2016 movie Phobia. Phobia 2 is a horror suspense movie based on human disease. In Farzi Nawazuddin going to working with Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. Farzi is a thriller movie, in which Nawazuddin playing the role of a police investigator, who going to investigate big theft case.  The Music Teacher is the drama movie that has Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Ragini Khanna as a lead role. The Maya Tape is the horror thriller movie, in which he Nawazuddin working with Vishakha Singh Roam Rome Mein is the drama movie that has Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tannishtha Chatterjee as a lead role.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui work in Sacred Games (2018-2019):

Nawazuddin Siddiqui work in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012):

Nawazuddin Siddiqui work in Manjhi - The Mountain Man (2015):

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Personal Details:
Real/Full Name: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nickname: Nowaz and Nawaz
Date Of Birth(DOB): 19 May 1974
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Film and TV Actor
Birth Place/Hometown: Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence: Yari Road, Andheri West, Mumbai [Source]
Nationality: Indian
School: B. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
College:Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry
Religion: Islam
Caste/Sect: Sunni
Ethnicity: Sunni
Blood Group: Unknown
Tattoos: No tattoos in his body!
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign: Taurus
Address: Yari Road, Andheri West, Mumbai [Source]
Signature or Autograph:

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Physical Details:
Height(Approx): in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 07”
Weight(Approx): in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (Approx): - Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 29 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Family:
Wife / Spouse: Anjali Kishor Pandey (aka Aaliya)

[Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his wife Aaliya]
Children's: Sons: Yaani

Daughters: Shora

Father: Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui

Mother: Mehroonisa

 [Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his Mother]
Brothers: 07 brothers including Ayazuddin Siddiqui, Shamas Nawab Siddiqui (filmmaker), 5 more brothers

 [Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his Brothers]
Sisters: Syama Tamshi Siddiqui (died on Dec 2019 due to breast cancer ) [Source], 1 more

[Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his sister]
Other Family Members: -

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Sweet Memories:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Childhood:

[Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Childhood]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Marriage Photos:
Yet To Update!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Profession Details:
Debut: Debut Film:
Bollywood: Sarfarosh (1999)
Web Series: McMafia (2018)
Awards:Full Awards List!
Achievements : Part of the highest-paid actors as per 2020!
Companies: Production House / Company: None!

Donations and Foundation: Unknown
Salary: Rs. 00.50-04 Crore/film
Net Worth: ₹ 05-15 Crore
Income: ₹ 05-15 Crore

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Affairs/Girlfriends(Controversial):
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Affairs and Girlfriends: Sunita Rajwar (Actress)

Niharika Singh (actress)

[Nawazuddin Siddiqui with Niharika Singh]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Likes/Dislikes and Favourite Things/Stuff:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Likes and Dislikes: Likes: Spending time with family-friends, Travelling, Watching Films, and farming.

Dislikes: Media spreading rumors!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Food: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Vegetable: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Place and Destination: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Movie/Film: Bollywood: Aamir Khan
Hollywood: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Actor/Co Star: Bollywood: Unknown

Hollywood: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Actress: Bollywood: Unknown

Hollywood: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Cricketer: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Drink/Cocktail: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Sport/Game: Cricket
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Fruits: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Dessert, Sweet Dish, Sweet Food: Sheer Khurma
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Dancer: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Singer: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Director : Anurag Kashyap
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Book: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Pet/Animal: Dogs
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Dress, Outfit, Clothes: Shirt and Jeans
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Perfume: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Dance: Desi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Dialogue: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Colour, Color: Black
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Car: Unknown
Favorite Superhero: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Song, Gaana, Music: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Macaroons, Biscuit: Unknown
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Shoes: Sport Shoes
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Favourite Restaurant : Unknown
Hobbies: Spending time with family-friends, Travelling, Watching Films, and farming.
Smoking Habit: YES
Drinking Habit: YES
Food preference: Non-Vegetarian

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Controversies:
Affairs: Nawazuddin Siddiqui involved in affair controversy with actress Niharika Singh and actress Sunita Rajwar. But now married Anjali Kishor Pandey (aka Aaliya) and they having one son, Yaani, and one daughter Shora.
Nawazuddin and Aaliya Siddiqui controversy: Nawazuddin married Anjali Kishor Pandey (aka Aaliya). After getting separated Aaliya filed FIR against the Nawazuddin's family for sexual harassment. [Source] Also a controversy sparked in the air that Nawaz is spying on his wife. [Source] Aaliya also sent legal divorce notice to Nawazuddin. [Source]
An Ordinary Life: A Memoir controversy: Nawazuddin released in biography book An Ordinary Life: A Memoir. His girlfriends Niharika Singh and actress Sunita Rajwar blamed him for showing a misrepresentation of them in his book. [Source][Source] In his book he also said he had suicide feeling after a breakup. [Source]
Nawazuddin fight with Neighbors: Against Nawazuddin a case filled for slapping a neighborhood woman due to parking plot argument. [Source]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Vs Rishi Kapoor: Nawazuddin Siddiqui in one interview said, "Romantic heroes just run around trees! It is difficult to bloody sing songs and romance the heroine.". On this Rishi Kapoor replied, "how Nawaz can say this, I consider Nawaz as an Average actor". [Source]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Irrfan Khan: In one interview when someone asked four Khans of Bollywood Nawazuddin said "I thought the fourth Khan we’d talk about would be Saif Ali Khan? Isn’t he bigger? I have no equation or relationship with Irrfan. Mere acting ka alag tareeka hai… Uska apna alag tareeka hai …". Which got big controversy. [Source]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui one night stand controversy: In one interview Nawazuddin said he had one night stand with a waitress in New York. [Source]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui on racism: He shared his anger against fairness cream and said giving priority to skin colors is not good. [Source]

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-Written By:
Shrilata Patwa