New Delhi, July 20: Veteran actor of the Indian Cinema, Naseeruddin Shah turns a year older as he is celebrating his 68th birthday today.
From his serious role of a father in Parzania to a quirky ghost in ‘Chamatkar‘, this genius actor has always garnered applause for his performances and choice of movies. He received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Born on 20 July 1950 in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, Shah started his filmy journey in 1975 with film ‘Nishant’. From supporting characters to the main lead, from an old man to a stylish villain, Naseeruddin Shah has innumerable memorable characters to his credit. He became active in mainstream Bollywood cinema with the 1980 film Hum Paanch. His next major success in mainstream films was the 1986 multi-starrer film Karma where he acted alongside veteran Dilip Kumar.
Despite a popular star cast, Naseer managed to grab eyeballs with his performance in the film. Shah starred in films like Mirch Masala, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Katha, Masoom, Ijaazat, A Wednesday, The Dirty Picture, 7 Khoon Maaf and others. His international projects include Monsoon Wedding (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), where he shared his screen space with Hollywood actor Sean Connery.
As the veteran actor turns 68 today, Here’s 10 best dialogues of the Epic Performer:
The Dirty Picture
7 Khoon Maaf