Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. After a period of less significant performances in his early career, he received the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Awards and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013.Siddiqui was born on 19 May 1974 in Budhana, a small town and tehsil in Muzaffarnagar district, in the western part of Uttar Pradesh state of India, into a zamindariMuslim family of Numberdars. He was the eldest of his eight siblings. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Following this, he worked as a chemist in Vadodara for a year, before leaving for Delhi in search for a new job. Once in Delhi, he was instantly drawn into acting after watching a play, and in pursuit to secure admission at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, he acted in over ten plays with a group of friends, to fulfill one of the criteria for admission