The gem of cinematic universe ‘Nawazuddin Siddiqui’ turned 42 today. On this occasion apart from pouring him with best wishes, we are throwing light on the movies that garnered him the recognition and success as an actor. The actor marked his debut in Bollywood with Aamir Khan’s Sarfarosh but went unbearably unnoticed. Later, he kept on playing stereotypical roles for years, but finally, his due was paid to him as director Anurag Kashyap discovered his unmatchable acting skills and offered him the role he deserved. He featured in Gangs of Wasseypur 2, Black Friday and instantly became everyone’s favourite actor and after that, there was no looking back. Here is the list of films that added on to his success.

1. Gangs of Wasseypur 2

2. Black Friday

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film paved way for other powerful roles for him.

3. Patang

Directed by Prashant Bhargava, the film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and garnered much attention for the actor.


4. Peepli Live

The Aamir Khan Productions’s made him a familiar face of Bollywood.


5. Kick

The film established him as a strong villian.


6. Kahaani

Playing the archetypal short-tempered intelligence officer Khan in the film, he became a household name.


7. Miss Lovely

The movie premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, with Siddiqui playing his first primary role as Sonu Duggal.


8. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

9. Manjhi – The Mountain Man

10. Haraamkhor

For this movie, he was awarded the Best Actor at the New York Indian Film Festival.