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Happy 64th Birthday Naseeruddin Shah: 10 lesser known facts about the versatile actor

Movies | IBNLive.com | July 20, 2014, 1:07 pm
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 While his son Imaad and Vivaan work in Bollywood, Nasser's daughter Heeba is into theater.
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While his son Imaad and Vivaan work in Bollywood, Nasser's daughter Heeba is into theater.

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 While his career primarily consists of Hindi films, the actor has confessed that he doesn't enjoy watching Hindi films himself. Interestingly, Naseeruddin Shah and Amitabh Bachchan have never acted together in any film. They both have almost been cast together several times, but inevitably the project has been shelved.
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While his career primarily consists of Hindi films, the actor has confessed that he doesn't enjoy watching Hindi films himself. Interestingly, Naseeruddin Shah and Amitabh Bachchan have never acted together in any film. They both have almost been cast together several times, but inevitably the project has been shelved.

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 We can never have enough of Naseeruddin Shah. Actor par excellence, the actor takes on varied roles with absolute ease. On his 64th birthday, here are some lesser known facts about the actor.
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We can never have enough of Naseeruddin Shah. Actor par excellence, the actor takes on varied roles with absolute ease. On his 64th birthday, here are some lesser known facts about the actor.

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 Born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh to an Army officer father and a homemaker mother, Nasseruddin Shah is an alumni of the famous school St Josephs, Nainital.
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Born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh to an Army officer father and a homemaker mother, Nasseruddin Shah is an alumni of the famous school St Josephs, Nainital.

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 The actor is a descendant of the 19th-century Afghan warlord Jan Fishan Khan.
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The actor is a descendant of the 19th-century Afghan warlord Jan Fishan Khan.

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 As an 18 year old, he was part of Raj Kapoor-Hema Malini starer 'Sapnon Ka Saudagar'. His scene was edited out before the film released.
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As an 18 year old, he was part of Raj Kapoor-Hema Malini starer 'Sapnon Ka Saudagar'. His scene was edited out before the film released.

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 Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri- both considered doyens of parallel cinema in the 1980s- were batchmates in National School Of Drama where they learnt acting.
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Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri- both considered doyens of parallel cinema in the 1980s- were batchmates in National School Of Drama where they learnt acting.

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 Brothers-in-law Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor have acted together in ten film so far, including the upcoming 'Finding Fanny'. Married to sisters Ratna Pathak and Supriya Pathak, the two stalwarts though share a distant and a cordial relationship in real life.
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Brothers-in-law Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor have acted together in ten film so far, including the upcoming 'Finding Fanny'. Married to sisters Ratna Pathak and Supriya Pathak, the two stalwarts though share a distant and a cordial relationship in real life.

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 He made his debut in a small role in Shyam Benegal's 'Nishant' in 1975.
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He made his debut in a small role in Shyam Benegal's 'Nishant' in 1975.

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 A veteran in theater, Naseeruddin Shah met his wife Ratna Pathak while working on a play together. Their common love for cinema brought them together and they got married in 1982. Nasseruddin Shah was married to Manara Sikri earlier who passed away.
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A veteran in theater, Naseeruddin Shah met his wife Ratna Pathak while working on a play together. Their common love for cinema brought them together and they got married in 1982. Nasseruddin Shah was married to Manara Sikri earlier who passed away.

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 In 1977, he along with Benjamin Gilani and Tom Alter established a theatre group named Motley Productions. Two years later in 1979 their very first play titled 'Waiting for Godot' written by Samuel Beckett, was staged at Prithvi theatre.
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In 1977, he along with Benjamin Gilani and Tom Alter established a theatre group named Motley Productions. Two years later in 1979 their very first play titled 'Waiting for Godot' written by Samuel Beckett, was staged at Prithvi theatre.

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