Bollywood has given us this extraordinary actor, who turns 65 today. Naseeruddin Shah is not only an actor but also a director and an environmentalist. He has given us notable films to remember him and some of his famous works are ‘Masoom’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Khuda Ke Liye ‘ and ‘A Wednesday’. But there are certain things that the world still doesn’t know, so on this special day we have some facts regarding him to share with you.
1. Naseeruddin has been awarded the 3rd highest civilian award, the ‘Padma Bhushan’.
2. His first ever play was the famous Shakespearean work ‘Merchant Of Venice’ at the tender age of 14 and his first film was at the age of 18 starring Raj Kapoor and Hema Malini but his scene was edited out before the film released.
3. He has worked in a Hollywood flick named ‘The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ co-starring Sean Connery.
4. This marvelous actor has been nominated 19 times for the Filmfare awards and has not only represented India in the Venice Film Festival but also won the best Actor Award for his movie ‘Paar’. Naseeruddin Shah Has also won 3 National Film Awards for his films ‘Sparsh’, ‘Paar’ and ‘Iqbal’.
5. Naseeruddin Shah and Amitabh Bachchan have never acted together in any film. They both have been casted together several times, but unfortunately the project has been dropped.
Here is wishing this versatile legend a very Happy Birthday and thanking Bollywood for giving us this multi-talented actor!