Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak make one of the most important celebrity couples of Bollywood. The immensely talented couple has made distinguished marks in the field of acting. Away from the reel life, many of the actors and actresses in Bollywood are known to have been successful in their real lives. This trend has a long history in the Indian film industry and it continues to be so even in the present period. The couple of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak is no exception to this and both the actors have been immensely inspired by this trend. The true incarnations of talent called Nasiruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak are bonded with trust and emotions which have kept their mutual love alive after so many years of their marriage.
Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak pursue their acting career quite differently from each other but at heart they remain the same loving couple as they were at the time of their marriage. They still feel and enjoy the freshness of their love. The celebrity couple of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak enjoys a very strong association with the city of Hyderabad. In fact, it was the city of Nawab where the first film of the couple was shot.
The renowned couple is also widely known for their association with different social activities. Naseeruddin Shah has been made the brand ambassador of Helpage India. This social platform enables him to serve the under-privileged old persons.
The distinguished actor believes that through this noble cause he will be able to contribute something to the society. Wife Ratna Pathak also takes a keen interest to serve the cause of the poor and under privileged.
Naseeruddin Shah who is an actor of immense talent and conviction was born on 20th July, 1950. He has been successfully carrying the legacy of a genuine actor in both the mainstream Hindi movies and the off-beat films. It is believed that acting remains a passion for him since his childhood. After graduating from the National School of Drama in 1973, he enrolled in the Film and Television Institute of India the same year. He started his professional career with Shyam Benegal`s Nishant. He has not looked back since.
In his impressive career he has done a good number of films and played varied roles. These roles have earned him prestigious awards and wide acclaim. Some of the awards with which Naseerduddin Shah has been honored include:
- National Film Awards for Best Actor, Sparsh (1980)
- Filmfare Best Actor Award, Aakrosh (1980)
- Filmfare Best Actor Award, Chakra (1981)
- Filmfare Best Actor Award, Masoom (1983)
- National Film Awards for Best Actor, Paar (1985)
- The Volpi Cup (Award for Best Actor) at Venice Film Festival for Paar (1984)
- Padma Shri, India`s fourth highest civilian award (1987)
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2000)
- International Indian Film Academy Award (2000)
- Padma Bhushan, India`s third highest civilian award (2003)
- National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in "Iqbal" (2007)
- Padma Bhushan in (2003)
Ratna Pathak has carved a distinguished niche as an actress. She is the daughter of Bollywood actress Dina Pathak and sister of actress Supriya Pathak. She has paired with husband Naseeruddin Shah in The Perfect Murder. Ratna Pathak has been currently working in the hit television comedy serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.
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