By Shubham Kulkarni May 19, 2021

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Birthday Special: Born To Cameos, Rose To Ruling The Big Screen – From Gangs Of Wasseypur To Manto

Some actors are born phenomenon, and even playing a role as minute in a film as a pickpocket make themselves noticed.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one such phenomenon which has proved his mettle with cameos until Anurag Kashyap gave him the entire stage to flourish.

Till the audience lapped him as Faisal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui made a career out of cameos and aced each of them.

Today as the man celebrates his birthday, we list down some of his most alluring work you should watch and celebrate the day.

Ritesh Batra in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character brought out the gest of the gazillion nameless men we meet every day on our commute, men who want their daily struggles to be heard.

The Lunchbox

Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday also had Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a cameo, but a meatier cameo than the ones he had done.

Black Friday

It is a difficult character. The traps that can pull the whole purpose and energy down were everywhere, but Nawaz sailed through it.


It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Nawaz was born to play Sadat Hassan Manto in his biopic Manto.


A character that is so complex that you don’t know which side of the spectrum it belongs to, and the actor with his prowess making it tougher.

Gangs Of Wasseypur

The actor in him unleashes and he realises what tsunami was forever hiding inside him. You have to watch this one.

Bombay Talkies