Born July 20 1950, Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor as well as a director in the Hindi language film industry. He is most notably known in Indian parallel cinema. Shah started his acting career in 1967. He made his debut with a small role in the film Aman starring Rajendra Kumar and Saira Banu. He then continued to act in movies such as Nishant, Aakrosh, Mirch Masala, Junoon, etc. He became active in mainstream Bollywood with the 1980 film Hum Paanch, which is the film that most people attribute to his success. One of his most important films, Masoom, was released in 1983 and was shot at St. Joseph’s College, Nainital. His next major success in mainstream Bollywood was with the 1986 multi-star film Karma where he acted alongside Bollywood veteran Dilip Kumar. Shah also made debuts in Malayalam and Pakistani cinema over the course of his career. In fact, his second Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag was selected as the country’s official entry to the 86th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film Award.
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