Nawazuddin Siddiqui has had a fantastic journey in Bollywood till now. The actor had started off with a humble beginning and moved ahead to become a name to reckon with. He may not be one of the best looking men in B-Town but his towering screen presence and superb acting skills make him one of the best actors of the present era. So on his 44th birthday we glimpse at five of his best performances throughout his career.
# Badlapur: He shared screenspace with a popular young star like Varun Dhawan, but got praised more. It was his character, which had negative shades, that made the film a cult classic to watch. (ALSO READ - Manto movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's impressive act and Nandita Das' screenplay wins over the critics at Cannes 2018)
# Kick: He shared screenspace with Salman Khan and impressed everyone even in a small role. His mad laughter sequence is till date considered one of the best performances by an actor in a negative role.
# The Lunchbox: He shared screenspace with Irrfan Khan, with whom he has had a long standing friendship. He might not have been the central character in the film, but it was his constantly irritating, fellow office-worker character that gave the movie its most funniest moments.
# Gangs Of Wasseypur: He shared screenspace with Manoj Bajpayee and he might have been overshadowed a bit. But in the second part, it was Nawaz who took the center stage. His funny, flirtatious character was praised as much as his tough gangster avatar. (ALSO READ - Nawazuddin Siddiqui shoots for a crucial chapter from Bal Thackeray's life - view pics)
# Kahaani: He shared screenspace with Vidya Balan in this film and it was this one that changed his life forever. He got recognized for the first time by the big wigs of Bollywood courtesy Kahaani. His strong portrayal of the CBI officer surprised one and all. They were shocked how a short, not-so-good looking guy gave a life turning performance.
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