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 Movies List(Filmography) :

Note: We included only movies in which actor was in major/lead roles 

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#Movie NameVerdictRelease DateCollections
1Sarfarosh Hit30 Apr 199919 cr
2 JungleAverage14 Jul 200008 cr
3Dil Pe Mat Le YaarDisaster06 Oct 200001 cr
4 Family - Ties of BloodDisaster13 Jan 200609 cr
5Black FridayFlop09 Feb 200705 cr
6Manorama Six Feet UnderDisaster21 Sep 200700.50 cr
7Black & WhiteFlop07 Mar 200805 cr
8Summer 2007Disaster13 Jun 200800.50 cr
9 Dev DAverage06 Feb 200915 cr
10FiraaqDisaster20 Mar 200901 cr
11New York Hit26 Jun 200943 cr
12Peepli LiveHit13 Aug 201030 cr
13KahaaniHit09 Mar 201258 cr
14Gangs Of Wasseypur 1Below Average22 Jun 201228 cr
15Gangs Of Wasseypur 2Flop08 Aug 201223 cr
16ChittagongDisaster12 Oct 201200.50 cr
17TalaashSemi Hit30 Nov 201291 cr
18 AatmaFlop22 Mar 201308 cr
19Bombay TalkiesFlop03 May 201310 cr
20ShortsDisaster12 Jul 201300.05 cr
21The LunchboxAverage20 Sep 201321cr
22Miss LovelyDisaster17 Jan 201400.50 cr
23KickBlockbuster25 Jul 2014212 cr
24BadlapurHit20 Feb 201550 cr
25An Untold Fact LateefDisaster05 Jun 201500.07 cr
26Bajrangi BhaijaanAll Time Blockbuster!17 Jul 2015316 cr
27 Manjhi - The Mountain ManBelow Average21 Aug 201514 cr
28TE3NFlop10 Jun 201619 cr
29Raman Raghav 2.0Flop24 Jun 201607 cr
30Freaky AliFlop09 Sep 201613 cr
31HaraamkhorFlop13 Jan 201702 cr
32 RaeesSemi Hit25 Jan 2017129 cr
33 MomFlop07 Jul 201731 cr
34Munna MichealFlop21 Jul 201734 cr
35Babumoshai BandookbaazFlop25 Aug 201710 cr
36 Monsoon ShootoutDisaster15 Dec 201701 cr
37MukkabaazFlop12 Jan 201813 cr
38GeniusDisaster24 Aug 201804 cr
39MantoDisaster21 Sep 201804 cr
40Thackeray Flop25 Jan 201920 cr
41PhotographDisaster15 Mar 201901 cr
42Housefull 4Super Hit25 Oct 2019206 cr
43Motichoor ChaknachoorDisaster15 Nov 201902 cr
44GhoomketuReleased on ZEE522 May 2020Released on ZEE5
45Raat Akeli HaiReleased on Netflix31 July 2020Released on Netflix
46Bole ChudiyanNot Yet Released!02 Oct 2020Not Yet Released!
47Phobia 2Not Yet Released!02 Nov 2020Not Yet Released!
48Farzi Not Yet Released!05 Nov 2020Not Yet Released!
49The Music TeacherNot Yet Released!17 Nov 2020Not Yet Released!
50The Maya TapeNot Yet Released!01 Dec 2020Not Yet Released!
51Roam Rome MeinNot Yet Released!05 May 2021Not Yet Released!