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Happy birthday, Naseer

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who has given some of the most memorable films to the Indian film industry turns 59 today.

entertainment Updated: Jul 20, 2009 13:45 IST

Seasoned actor Naseeruddin Shah who has given some of the most memorable films to the Indian film industry turns 59 today.

The actor who debuted with Nishant opposite Smita Patil got his first National Film Award for the film Sparsh in the year 1980. He got national award for Paar and Iqbal as well.

Some of his memorable films include Umrao Jaan, Bazaar, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Masoom, Woh 7 Din, Mirch Masala, Karma and Tamas.

Naseer has been awarded Padma Shri in the year 1987. He later got Padma Bhushan in the year 2003.

The actor also appeared in many international films most notably playing Captain Nemo in the Hollywood comic book adaptation The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Naseer is married to Bollywood actress Ratna Pathak Shah. They have a daughter, Heeba, and two sons, Imaad and Vivaan.