Bollywood acting legend Naseeruddin Shah turns 68

  • The Indian actor has also worked in a Pakistani superhit 'Khuda Kay Liye' in the past
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MUMBAI – India’s legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah is celebrating his 68th birthday today (Thursday).


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Born on 20 July 1949, Shah has worked in more than 100 films including Sarfarosh, Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture. He also directed the 2006 Bollywood film, Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota, starring Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma.

Shah began his acting career playing Vishwan in the 1975 Hindi film, Nishant. Since then, he has done several movies in English and some regional languages of India while he mainly appeared in the Hindi ones.

He launched his autobiography in the year 2014, titled And then one day: A Memoir.

His first Pakistani film Khuda Kay Liye showed the world the other side of his acting; he played a Mufti who was asked to appear as a witness in an ongoing case and his reasoning left all spellbound. Shoaib Mansoor’s dialogues and direction also added weight to the sequence.

Naseeruddin Shah is playing the role of a whistle-blower in his next movie, ‘Aiyaary’.