Naseeruddin Shah Profile, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More

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About Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah was born July 20, 1950 is an Indian film and theater actor and director in the Hindi film industry. It is remarkable in Indian parallel cinema. He has won numerous awards during his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The Indian government has awarded him the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Naseeruddin Shah was born in the town of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh to a Muslim family originally from Meerut.

Shah was educated at St. Anselm’s Ajmer and St Joseph’s College, Nainital. He graduated in arts from Aligarh Muslim University in 1971 and attended the National School of Drama in Delhi.

His older brother, Lieutenant General Zameerud-din Shah (retired) PVSM, SM, VSM, was Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University.

In the 1970s, Shah met and fell in love with Ratna Pathak, the daughter of Dina Pathak, a much respected actress. Ratna’s sister, actress Supriya Pathak, is married to actor Pankaj Kapoor, who is Shahid Kapoor’s father through his first marriage. During the 70s and 80s, Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak starred in several films including Mirch Masala and The Perfect Murder. They lived in a residential relationship for many years as Shah gathered the required mehr to divorce Manara. Shah and Pathak were finally married in 1982. By his second marriage, Shah has two sons, Imaad and Vivaan, both of whom are aspiring actors. The couple live in Mumbai with Heeba, Imaad and Vivaan.


Name Naseeruddin Shah
Nick-name Not Known
Sex Male
Date Of Birth 20 July 1950 [1]Wikipedia
Age 71 Years (as in 2021)
Profession / Occupation Actor, Director (Hindi)
Mother Tongue Hindi
Religion Islam
Nation Indian
Caste Not Known
Zodiac Sign Leo
Height / Weight 5′ 7” / 71kg
First Movie Aman (1967, Hindi)
First Debut Movies Nishant (1975, Hindi)
Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane (1977, Kannada)
Bhavni Bhavai (1980, Gujarati)
Protidan (1983, Bengali)
The Perfect Murder (1988, English)
Ponthan Mada (1994, Malayalam)
Hey Ram (2000, Tamil)
Valley of Flowers (2006, French, German)
Khuda Ke Liye (2007, Urdu)
Deool (2011, Marathi)
Amma 3D (2013, Telugu)
Zinda Bhaag (2013, Punjabi)
First Debut Director Yun Hota to Kya Hota (2006, Hindi)

Physical Stats

Height in Centimetres 170 cm
Height in Meters 1.70 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 7”
Weight 71kg
Body Measurement 39-32-12
Chest Size 39 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White


Father Aley Mohammed Shah
Mother Farrukh Sultan
Brothers Retd. Lt. General Zameerud-din Shah and 2 more
Sisters None
Marital Status Married
Wife Late. Parveen Murada aka Manara Sikri (Actress)
Ratna Pathak, (Actress) (m. 1 April 1982)
Daughters Heeba Shah, Actress (Daughter from Parveen Murada)
Sons Imaad Shah, Vivaan Shah (Both Actors)

Personal Life

Education Qualification Graduate in Arts
School St Anselm’s Ajmer, Rajasthan
St Joseph’s College, Nainital
College / University Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
Others National School of Drama, Delhi


The Government of India Honours 1987: Padma Shri contributions to Indian cinema
2003: Padma Bhushan contributions to Indian cinema
National Film Award 1979: Best Actor for Sparsh
1984: Best Actor for Paar
2006: Best Supporting Actor for Iqbal
Filmfare Awards 1981: Best Actor Award for Aakrosh
1982: Best Actor Award for Chakra
1984: Best Actor Award for Masoom
IIFA Awards 2000: Excellence Performance Negative Role for Sarfarosh

Favorite Things

Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Actor Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Boman Irani
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Food Not Known
Hobbies Playing Tennis, Reading
Favorite Director Neeraj Pandey, Rajkumar Hirani, Neeraj Ghaywan
Favorite Song Not Known
Favorite Movies Masaan (2015), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Favorite Sports Tennis
Favorite Restaurant Not Known
Favorite Destination Dubai
Favorite Car Collections Not Known

Money Factor

Net Worth In Indian Rupees: 365 Crore INR
Monthly Income: 1 Crore +
Net Worth: $50 Million
Salary: 12 Crore + [2]Caknowledge

Some unknown facts about

1. Strenuous Relationship With His Dad

Naseeruddin Shah did not have a smooth or easy going relationship with his father, Aley Mohammed Shah. This friction was a result of high expectations of his father from him when it came to academics. In fact, his father was gravely disappointed when Naseeruddin decided to pursue acting.

2. Early First Marriage

Naseeruddin Shah married his first wife at the age of 19. However, this is not the shocking bit. He fell in love with a 34-year old lady, named Purveen, who was a Pakistani medical student at Aligarh Muslim University. However, the marriage tanked when Naseeruddin Shah got into the National School of Drama.

3. Disappointing Fatherhood

Naseeruddin started seeing his family as an obstacle to his new way of life he found at NSD. He broke contact with Purveen, who shifted to London with his baby. This resulted in Shah not seeing or contacting his daughter for 12 straight years. It’s ironic how similar his real life is to his character in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

4. Weed Enthusiast

Naseeruddin Shah has never shied away from being vocal about his love for smoking pot. In fact, he has openly revealed that weed helps him think clearly and that he was merrily stoned in many phases of his life.

5. Never Call Him A Method Actor

If you ever get the opportunity to meet the actor in real life, remember to never compliment him by using the term ‘method actor’. Shah has stated that he actually wanted to be a singing, dancing commercial actor but failed at it.

6. Saved by Om Puri (literally!) 

This one is quite a dramatic incident. There was a time when Naseeruddin Shah was the first preference of every director. This led Rajendra Jaspal to stab Shah out of fury since Shah was getting the roles he desired. It was none other than Om Puri who took Shah to the emergency and literally saved his life. [3]Flutin

Naseeruddin Shah Social Media

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