Nasserudin Shah is one such incredible actor that Hindi cinema is blessed to have. Today, the actor turned 70 years old and he has been conferred with many prestigious awards like Padma Shri , Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, and many other major film awards in the field of cinema and theatre.
He is an alumni of the National School of Drama and Film and Television Institute of India. He is one of those actors who played a major role in New Wave cinema and Parallel cinema in india. His work is expanded to many roles in theatre and cinema . He has worked with many international projects .
He said in an interview ,’ I do not want the audience to look back at 2018 as the phase of only one kind of cinema, case in point- Salman Khan films.”
“I feel that cinema can’t change society or bring a revolution. I’m also not sure of cinema as a medium of education. Documentaries can be educational, not feature films. People see them and forget. The only serious function films can serve is to act as a record of their times,” Shah told PTI.
His work is expanded in art cinema films like Nishant, Aakrish, Ardh Satya, Mirch Masala, Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai, Junoon and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. His work with mainstream include Hum Paanch, Karma, Ijazaat, Mohra, Sarfarosh, A wednesday and many more. He portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in Kamal Hassan’s Hey Ram. He was a part of Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. He was a part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth , titled Maqbool.
Shah’s memoir is published under the name And then One Day and was published by Hamish Hamilton.