Besides the dramatic roles for which he is best known, Shah has worked in mainstream Hindi movies, playing in which he has played a variety of characters- having appeared in 150 feature films.
Shah's television credits include the wildlife / ecology programs Project Tiger and Living On The Edge, and science-themed The Turning Point. His performance as 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib (1996, directed by Gulzar) in the TV series has attained iconic stature among Asian viewers.
In the theatre, Shah has directed and acted in a number of plays in both Hindi and English and has managed his theatre company, Motley, for the last twenty years. Some of his productions have toured throughout the United States. In 2001, he appeared at the Brooklyn Music Academy in Peter Brook's Hamlet. He played the title role of Cyrano at the National Theatre in England in 1985.
Shah's numerous awards include Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival (1984 for Paar), the Padma Shri, awarded by Indian Government (2003), The Sangeet Natak Akademi Purusker (awarded by the National Academy for Music and Dram) and two National awards and three filmfare awards (India's Oscar) for Best Actor.
Naseeruddin Shah Facts
|Birthday||July 20, 1950 (67)|