Nawab Shah (actor)

Nawab Shah is an Indian film actor, who works in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada-language films and television series. Before entering into films, he played character roles in television serials.[2]

Nawab Shah
Nawab Shah at Housefull 2 screening.jpg
Shah at Housefull 2 screening
Born (1972-10-12) 12 October 1972 (age 48)[1]
Notable work
Don 2, Dilwale, Tiger Zinda Hai[1]
(m. 2019)


Shah debuted in 2000 with director Rajeev Kumar's Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya. The film had Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala in the leads. Shah's performance went unnoticed.[3]

His next film Be-Lagaam failed at the box office. Ujjal Chattopadhyay's Escape from Taliban was the first film which had given Shah a chance to "prove his talent". The story was more focused on Manisha Koirala, but Shah's performance was praised. It was a box office failure.[3]

Parwana, Woh, and Dukaan met with the same fate. Shah's wait for recognition was prolonged. His performances in Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya and Saurabh Shukla's Chehraa fetched some praise, but he was not getting pivotal roles.[3]

In 2011, Nawab Shah was signed to play a villain in Salman Khan's Bodyguard. He, however, had an accident and was unable to continue with the film.[2] Later that year, he played another negative role as Jabbar, in Don 2, which starred Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.[1] His performance was praised, and the film became a high commercial success.[4] Shah later appeared in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as a Pakistani athletics coach. He recently played a role in Dilwale, as Raghav, one of Dev Malik's henchmen.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Shah and actress Pooja Batra revealed their relationship in June 2019.[7][8] They got married on 4 July 2019 in Delhi according to Arya Samaj traditions.[9][10]



Television seriesEdit

Web seriesEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Nawab Shah plays villain in Don 2". Hindustan Times. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Nawab Shah escapes freak accident". The Times of India. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Nawab Shah or SRK: Who is the villain in 'Don 2'?". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Top Worldwide Grossers ALL TIME: 37 Films Hit 100 Crore". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  5. ^ Thakkar, Mehul S (21 January 2012). "Nawab Shah to play Farhan Akhtar's coach in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - Latest Hindi Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Pooja Batra finds her soulmate in Tiger Zinda Hai actor Nawab Shah. See their pics here". Hindustan Times. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Actors Pooja Batra and Nawab Shah find soulmates in each other! See photos". DNA India. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Pooja Batra confirms marrying Nawab Shah: 'He is the man I want to spend rest of my life with'. See pics". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Pooja Batra on marriage with Nawab Shah: He was ready to propose to me right after we met". India Today. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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