Nawab Shah is an Indian model, actor, and theatre artist. He is best known for portraying negative roles in the Bollywood industry. He has been a part of Bollywood films like “Don 2,” “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,” and “Lakshya.” Apart from acting in the mainstream film industry, he has been actively involved in the theatre. In addition, Nawab Shah has also acted in a couple of television and web-series.
Nawab Shah, also known as Nawaab Shah, was born on 12 October 1972 (age 47 years; as in 2019) in Delhi, India. He went to Uttarakhand’s Mussoorie Modern School and Wynberg Allen School. He made his Bollywood debut with the movie “Kudrat,” which released in 1998.
In 1997, he made his television debut with serial “Shaktimaan” in which his catchphrase “Andhera Kayam Rahe” became quite popular among the masses. The famous catchphrase is still prevalent among the people.
Nawab Shah is best known for portraying negative roles in films and serials. He has worked in many movies, television serials, and web-series. Apart from this, he has also been actively involved in theatre.
- Height (approx.): 6′ 2″
- Body Measurements: Chest 48″, Waist 35″, Biceps 20″
Family, Girlfriend & Wife
Nawab Shah was born into a Muslim Family.
He has a sister, Babita Shah.
Nawab was in a relationship with Kavita Kaushik. However, the couple parted ways after five years as Kavita’s parents had an objection to her relationship with him.
On 4 July 2019, Nawab Shah married former Miss India International, Pooja Batra, in a hush-hush ceremony in Delhi.
Nawab Shah made his television debut with the serial “Shaktimaan.” In 1998, he made his Bollywood debut with the movie “Kudrat.” Thereafter, he went to act in many films and television serials. He acted in the film “Raja ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya,” which had Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy in the lead roles.
In 2002, he acted in the Bollywood film “Be-Lagaam.”
However, he came into the limelight with the movie “Escape From Taliban,” which released in 2003.
Nawab Shah became a household name after the portraying the role of ‘Kakodar/Major JJ’ in the television serial “Shaktimaan.” Since then, he has acted in television serials like “Amma” and “Naagarjuna- Ek Yoddha.”
Not only has Nawab worked in Bollywood movies like “Parwana,” “Woh,” “Dukaan,” “Lakshya,” “Chehra,” he has also acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada movies. Nawab Shah played the role of the villain, ‘Jabbar,’ in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Bollywood film “Don 2.”
Shah has also acted in “Sacred Games,” Netflix’s web-series, which had Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles.
Besides working in the mainstream cinema, Shah also acts in theatre plays.
Car & Bike Collection
Nawab Shah owns an Audi A6 and Lamborghini.
He is quite fond of bikes and has Kawasaki Ninja H2 and a Suzuki Intruder in his collection.
- Food: Kebab, Afghani Chicken, Biryani
- Nawab Shah was offered the role of the villain in the film “Bodyguard.” However, the actor could not work in the movie as he was recovering from a knee injury as a result of an accident at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal.
- His hobbies include swimming and travelling.
- Shah is often seen portraying negative roles in the movies and serials. Interestingly, he is quite emotional and sensitive in his real life.
- Nawab Shah once mentioned that he might have been a farmer, had acting had not happened to him.