Nawazuddin Siddiqui turns 45 years today (May 19). He is regarded as one of the finest actors of the industry. He had a lot of struggles in the early days of his career and his journey is an inspiration for many aspiring actors.

If you’re a movie buff, you definitely need to watch his movies like Munnabhai MBBS, Sarfarosh and New York. But Gangs of Wasseypur is where the actor gained popularity.

Nawaz himself didn’t know he would become this famous. The actor didn’t mind doing small roles. In fact, he used to work as a watchman even after he came to the industry. Nawaz has also won four national awards. He has also worked with Salman Khan in the movies Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. In fact, the actor has worked with all the three Khans.

Here are the five films where Nawaz stole the show with his acting in supporting roles.

1.    Badlapur

Varun Dhawan definitely won our hearts with his intense acting as Raghav in Badlapur, but it was Nawaz who was seen as Liak Tungekar which made the film memorable and entertaining among the audience.

2. Raees

The thriller drama Raees was one of the highly-anticipated films, as the king of romance was seen in grey shade. While SRK didn’t disappoint us with his acting, Nawaz’s powerful acting of IPS Majumdar made it more impactful.

3.    Kick

Salman is not only the hero but also a superhero in the movie Kick, and we need to have a villain to match the calibre of Bhaijaan. Though kick was undoubtedly Salman’s show, Nawaz grabbed our eyeballs with his cunning acting as Shivraj Gajra, and his wicked smile can never be forgotten.

4.    Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Unlike Kick, Nawaz was seen playing a positive role in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan and he definitely made us love his character Chand Nawab, a local Pakistani reporter.

5. The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox is a love story of Irfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur. But it is Nawaz’s light-hearted character Shaikh, who entertains and gives a dose of laughter whenever he appears on the screen.