The veteran actor turns a year older today. One of the finest actors in Bollywood, Naseeruddin Shah who has received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan has played a variety of roles to perfection. Here's a look at some of his best performances. 'Paar', directed by Goutam Ghosh, the film was set in rural Bihar. Shah plays a native labourer who murders the landlord's brother and goes on the run. The film vividly portrays the angst of the hapless labourer and his performance won him the National Award.
For the film 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', the actor was part of an ensemble cast, every member of which gave a thumping performance.
'Masoom', an adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal gave Naseeruddin Shah another memorable role.
'A Wednesday' saw an impressive performance by the actor that won him a lot of critical acclaim.
His role in 'Iqbal' was specially penned for the actor as he played a drunken cricket coach to a deaf and mute boy.
Shah played a shrewd, calculating businessman in this film, that won him the Filmfare Best Villain Award.
Naseeruddin Shah has acted in many international projects as well. 'Monsoon Wedding', 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', to name a few.
He made his Bollywood debut in 1975 with 'Nishant'. Despite a popular star cast, Naseer managed to grab eyeballs with his performance in the film. (A still from Nishant)
Naseeruddin Shah proved his mettle as an actor with films like 'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai', 'Trikal', 'Bhavni Bhavai', 'Junoon', 'Mandi', 'Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho', 'Ardh Satya', 'Katha' and 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'.
The actor delivered a commendable performance as a thief named Khalujaan in this film.