Nawazuddin Siddiqui Birthday Special: Here Are 5 Unseen Pictures From His College Days

Nawazuddin, who has smartly carved out his niche in the industry, turns 42 today. On this special day, we bring you some rare pictures of the actor from his younger days...

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Birthday Special: Here Are 5 Unseen Pictures From His College Days

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one actor whose career has had a major transformation. There was a time when he appeared in films in small roles and went unnoticed, and then came a time when people started going to theatres to see his work on-screen.

Nawaz started his acting journey from NSD (National School of Drama). In an earlier interview, Nawazuddin credited NSD for his confidence and said, "The confidence that helped me to keep fighting came from NSD".

nawazuddin siddiqui college group picture

As the actor turns 42 today, we bring you some rare pictures of his NSD days. We bet you won’t be able to recognize him. Nawazuddin is seen posing with his friends in NSD. In one the picture, he is seen acting in a play and another shows him giving a speech on the stage.

nawazuddin siddiqui with his college friends

Nawazuddin takes on the stage at NSD:

nawazuddin siddiqui compering on stage

In the act: Nawaz impresses the audience with his talent:

nawazuddin siddiqui college play scene enactment

In his younger days at the National School Of Drama:

nawazuddin siddiqui young

From playing an insignificant role of a terrorist in Sarfarosh in 1999, to sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in Raees(2016) as Majumdar, Siddiqui has come a long way. His roles in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Talaash, The Lunch Box, Kick, Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan are worth an applaud.

The turning point in Nawazuddin’s career was when he appeared in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday (2007) which helped him further to get powerful roles. After 2 years in 2009, Siddiqui was noticed in the film New York. However it was his role of a journalist in Aamir Khan Productions's Peepli Live (2010) that first got him recognition as an actor.

However, Nawaz became a household name with Vidya Balan’s Kahaani in 2012, where he played the role of an intelligence officer, Khan.

We wish Nawazuddin Siddiqui a very Happy Birthday!