Naseeruddin Shah is rated among the best actors of all times in the Indian film industry. This talented Indian actor was born on July 20, 1950, and he was interested in acting from a very tender age. He has graduated from National School of Drama in the year 1973 and has studied in Film and Television Institute of India. In the year 1975, Naseeruddin made her debut in Shyam Benegal’s ‘Nisahnt’. In the film ‘Sparsh’ , Naseeruddin played a blind man and this made his place permanent in the Indian film industry as an actor.
He won the National Film Award in the best actor category for this film. Naseeruddin Shar belongs to the time of ‘New Wave’ cinema which was the name given to the young directors who started making different movies. The other actors of this time are Shabana Azmi, Smita Partil and Om Puri who appeared in offbeat or art films like ‘Bhumika’ , ‘Bhavni Bhavai’, ‘Ardh Satya’ , ‘Mirch Masala’ and few more. His awesome performance in the 1982 film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ revealed Shah’s versatility. With the film ‘Hum Paanch’, Shah came to act in the mainstream cinema as earlier he was acting in parallel or art films. The 1986 multi-starrer ‘Karma’ gave Shah more recognition in the commercial movies; here he acted with Dilip Kumar. His other noted movies include : ‘Ijaazat’ which was released in 19987, ‘Jalwa’ ,’Hero Hiralal’ and many more. He has received three Filmfare Awards in the best actor category and also the ‘Volpi Cup’ award in the best actor category for the movie ‘Paar’.