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Naseeruddin Shah



Though widely regarded as an icon of New Indian Cinema (i.e., Indian arthouse films, to be distinguished from populist Bollywood efforts), distinct performer Naseeruddin Shah unveiled a remarkable ability, like fellow countryman Amitabh Bachchan, to segue between elegant arthouse fare and more explicitly commercial fare with little effort. Born in 1950, Shah received his formal educational training at the National School of Drama in Delhi, then moved into acting work; he was discovered by director Shyam Benegal and came to specialize in understated on-screen gestures and emotional states that helped him go hand in glove with equally subtle, intelligent directors including not only Benegal (Manthan and Bhumika, 1976), but Saeed Mirza (Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai, 1980),Sai Paranjpye (Sparsh, 1979), and Mrinal Sen (Khandar, 1984). In time, Shah expanded his repertoire to occasionally include colorful Hollywood projects such as Monsoon Wedding (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) (as a grizzled, retired old Captain Nemo, opposite Sean Connery and others). Nevertheless, he spent most of his screen time in Indian productions. In 2007, Shah gained increased crossover attention with a rare lead, as a Muslim-raised member of Scotland Yard investigating a terrorist incident in the Indian-produced thriller Shoot on Sight.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Begum Jaan
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Jeewan Hathi
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Welcome Back
  • Wanted Bhai
2015
No Score Yet Dharam Sankat Mein
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Dirty Politics
  • Actor
2015
57% Finding Fanny
  • Ferdie
2014
No Score Yet Bombay Movie
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Dedh Ishqiya
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jackpot
  • Actor
2013
83% Krrish 3
  • Dr. Siddanth Arya
2013
No Score Yet Zinda Bhaag
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet John Day
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Chaalis Chauraasi
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Pappu Can't Dance Saala
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Dirty Picture
  • Actor
2011
43% That Girl in Yellow Boots
  • Divakar
2011
No Score Yet 7 Khoon Maaf
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Michael
  • Actor
2011
81% Today's Special
  • Akbar
2010
83% Peepli Live
  • Salim Kidwai
2010
17% Red Alert: The War Within
  • Naga Reddy
2010
14% Raajneeti
  • Bhasker Sanyal
2010
No Score Yet Ishqiya
  • Khalujan
2010
No Score Yet Dhoondte Reh Jaoge
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Maharathi
  • Actor
2008
100% Amal
  • G.K. Jayaram
2008
No Score Yet A Wednesday
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Firaaq
  • Khan Saheb
2008
No Score Yet Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Mere Baap Pahle Aap
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Mithya (VK Ki Kahani)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bombay 2 Bangkok
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Mere Baap Pehle Aap
  • Actor
2008
22% Shoot on Sight
  • Commander Tariq Ali
2007
No Score Yet Dus Kahaniyaan
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Khuda Ke Liye
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Omkara
  • Bhaisaab
2006
No Score Yet Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Valley of Flowers
  • Yeti
2006
100% Krrish
  • Dr. Siddhant Arya, a megalomaniac scientist
2006
73% The Great New Wonderful
  • Avi
2006
No Score Yet Banaras: A Mystic Love Story
  • Babaji
2006
No Score Yet Being Cyrus
  • Dinshaw F. Sethna
2006
No Score Yet Parzania
  • Cyrus
2005
No Score Yet Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 3 Walls
  • Ishaan
2005
No Score Yet Iqbal
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Lucky: No Time for Love
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 3 Walls
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Asambhav
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Main Hoon Na
  • Brig. Shekhar Sharma
2004
No Score Yet Sparsh (Touch)
  • Actor
2003
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Captain Nemo
2003
No Score Yet 3 Deewarein (3 Walls)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Encounter - The Killing
  • Sam Bharucha
2002
95% Monsoon Wedding
  • Lalit
2002
No Score Yet Bazaar
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Rihaee
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Guru Mahaaguru
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Gaja Gamini
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Tune Mera Dil Le Liya
  • Actor
2000
92% Such a Long Journey
  • Major Jimmy Bilimoria
2000
No Score Yet Hey Ram
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Kasam
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Bhopal Express
  • Bashir
1999
No Score Yet Sarfarosh
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet China-Gate
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bombay Boys
  • Mastana
1998
No Score Yet Dand-Nayak
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Daava
  • Bhishma
1997
No Score Yet China Gate
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Chaahat
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Rajkumar
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Himmat
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Takkar
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Naajayaz
  • Raj Solanki
1994
No Score Yet Droh Kaal (Times of Betrayal)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Mohra
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Sir
  • Amar Verma
1993
No Score Yet Chamatkar
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Vishwatma
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet The Perfect Murder
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Police Public
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Tridev
  • Jay Singh
1989
No Score Yet Hero Hiralal
  • Hero Hiralal
1988
No Score Yet Mirza Ghalib
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Perfect Murder
  • Insp. Ghote
1988
No Score Yet Jalwa
  • Inspector Kapil
1987
No Score Yet Pestonjee
  • Piroj
1987
No Score Yet Ijaazat (Guest)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Karma
  • Kisti
1986
No Score Yet Genesis
  • The farmer
1986
No Score Yet Trikal: (Past, Present, Future)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Mirch Masala
  • Subedar
1985
No Score Yet Party
  • Amrit
1984
No Score Yet Khandhar (The Ruins)
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Lorie
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Paar (The Crossing)
  • Naurangia
1984
No Score Yet Jaane bhi do yaaro(Who Pays the Piper )
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Mandi (Market Place)
  • Tungrus
1983
No Score Yet Katha
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Ardh Satya (Half Truth)
  • Inspector Lobo
1983
No Score Yet Woh 7 Din
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Masoom
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Swami Dada
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Bezubaan
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Sazaa-E-Maut
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Umrao Jaan
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Hum Paanch
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Bhavni Bhavai (A Folk Tale)
  • King
1980
No Score Yet Chakra
  • Looka
1980
No Score Yet Junoon
  • Sarfaraz Khan
1979
No Score Yet Bhumika
  • Sunil Verma
1977
No Score Yet Manthan
  • Bhola
1976
No Score Yet Nishant
  • Brother
1975
No Score Yet Nishaant
  • Actor
1975

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