Nawazuddin Siddiqui Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More

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About Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor, known for his works in Hindi cinema. He is a former student of the National School of Dramatic Art. Siddiqui has appeared in four major films, winning the title of Groundbreaking Talent at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards. Siddiqui’s feature debut was alongside director Prashant Bhargava in Patang (2012), which premiered at the Festival. from the 2012 Berlin film, for which Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded the Thumbsup Trophy by film critic Roger Ebert. He also gained international recognition for his work alongside director Anurag Kashyap in Black Friday (2007), the Gangs of Wasseypur duology (2012) and Raman Raghav 2.0.

Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1974 in Budhana, a small town and tehsil in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India, to a Zamindari Muslim family of Lambardars. He is the oldest of his eight siblings and spent most of his youth in Uttarakhand.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Subsequently, he worked as a chemist in Vadodara for a year, before moving to Delhi in search of a new job. Once in Delhi, he was immediately drawn to the theater after watching a play. In an effort to gain admission to the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, he performed in over ten plays with a group of friends, including one in Dehradun, to fulfill one of the criteria for admission.

Siddiqui lives in Mumbai with his younger brother, Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, who is a director. Nawazuddin is married to Aaliya and they have a daughter, Shora, and a son, Yaani, born on the actor’s 41st birthday. On May 19, 2020, his wife Aaliya revealed in an interview with The Indian Express newspaper that she had sent a legal notice seeking divorce to end their 11 years of marriage and revert to her original name Anjana Kishor Pandey.

Despite being very busy filming, Siddiqui continues to take the time to farm in his hometown of Uttar Pradesh. It aims to educate farmers on the new techniques available and how they can best help them. He also implemented new irrigation techniques in Budhana, which has helped the farmers immensely.


Name Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nick-name Nowaz
Sex Male
Date Of Birth 19 May 1974 [1]Wikipedia
Age 47 Years (as in 2021)
Profession / Occupation Actor (Hindi, Tamil)
Mother Tongue Hindi
Religion Muslim
Nation Indian
Caste Sunni
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height / Weight 5′ 6” / 65kg
First Movie Sarfarosh (1999, Hindi)

Physical Stats

Height in Centimetres 168 cm
Height in Meters 1.68 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 6”
Weight 65kg
Body Measurement 38-30-12
Chest Size 38 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black


Father Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui (Farmer)
Mother Mehroonisa Siddiqui
Brothers Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, Ayazuddin Siddiqui and 5 more
Sisters Syama Tamshi Siddiqui, (Dead), and 1 More
Marital Status Married
Wife Aaliya Siddiqui (Anjali Kishor Pandey)
Daughters Shora Siddiqui
Sons Yaani Siddiqui
Uncle Not Known
Aunties Not Known
Grandfather Not Known
Grandmother Not Known

Personal Life

Nationality Indian
Hometown Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
School B. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
College/University • Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakand
• The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Religion Islam

Note: He considers himself not just a Muslim, but a bit of all religions.

Caste/Sect Sunni
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address A 3-bedroom sea-facing apartment in Versova, Mumbai
Hobbies Flying Kites, Watching Films, Farming


National Film Award 2012: Special Jury Award/Special Mention for Gangs of Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus
Film fare Award 2013: Best Supporting Actor for The Lunchbox
Asian Film Award 2012: Best Supporting Actor for Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
Zee Cine Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actor for Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
2015: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2015: Best Performance in a Negative Role for Badlapur
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016: Best Performance Actor for Raman Raghav 2.0
2018: Best Performance Actor for Manto
Asia Pacific Film Festival 2013: Best Supporting Actor for The Lunchbox
New York Film Festival 2013: Best Actor for The Lunchbox
Screen Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actor  for Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
Lions Gold Awards 2012: Favourite Actor for Gangs of Wasseypur
Renault Star Guild Awards 2013: Best Supporting Actor for The Lunchbox
IIFA Awards
2018 Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Mom
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012: Breakthrough Talent for the Year
2018: Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Mom
IReel Awards 2018: Best Actor (Drama)for Sacred Games

Relationships & more

Girlfriends/ Affairs Sunita Rajwar (Actress)
Niharika Singh (Actress)
Anjali Kishor Pandey

Favorite Things

Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Ashish Vidyarthi
Favorite Actress Sridevi
Favorite Food Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Flying Kites, Watching Films, Farming
Favirote Director Not Known
Favirote Musician Bryan Adams
Favorite Movies Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Favorite Book Not Known
Favorite Sports Not Known
Favorite Car Collections Ford Ikon, Ford Endeavor (SUV)
Favorite Destination Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Money Factor


Some unknown facts about

  • Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui smoke?: Yes (a chain smoker)
  • Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born into a Zamindar Muslim Family called as Numberdars. [2]StarsUnfolded


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