Aaliya Siddiqui (Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife) Age, Family, Biography

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Father: Kishor Pandey
Age: 47 Years
Hometown: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Aaliya Siddiqui

Other Name(s)• Anjali Kishor Pandey [1]Hindustan
• Anjana Pandey [2]The Indian Express
ProfessionFilm Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 4" (162 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 April 1977 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024)47 Years
BirthplaceJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signAries
HometownJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
ReligionHinduism [3]Amarujala
CasteBrahmin [4]Amarujala
HobbiesDancing, Travelling, Painting
ControversyLegal Battle with Estranged Husband Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In May 2020, she sent a divorce notice to Nawazuddin Siddiqui. While speaking to The Indian Express, Aaliya said that their marriage was in troubled waters for the past one decade, and she was seeking an opportunity to end the marriage, which came in the form of lockdown. She didn't disclose much behind the reason for the divorce notice and said,

"I won't be able to speak on the issues right away, but yes, we have been having problems from the last ten years. Now, during the lockdown, I got thinking and thought I had to end this marriage. I had sent him the notice much before he left for Muzaffarpur, and he has not yet replied to my notice, so I have to take a legal route now." [5]NDTV

In January 2023, the advocate of Aaliya Siddiqui alleged that his client was not provided 'food, bed, bathroom to take bath' by Nawazuddin and his family members. In a statement, Aaliya Siddiqui's advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said,

"Mr Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family members did everything possible to remove my client Mrs Aaliya Siddiqui from the house. They filed an untenable criminal complaint of trespass against her. Thereafter, through the police they threatened to arrest her and were calling her each day to the police station, after sunset."

While not blaming the police directly for their actions, the advocate added,

"Whilst, I do not want to directly attribute the actions and the failures of the police department to them, yet the fact remains that no police officer ever came to protect my clients rights, even when her modesty was insulted before the police officers. Not only her relationship with Mr Nawazuddin Siddiqui was questioned before the police officer, but even the legitimacy of the minor son was questioned. Yet the police officer did not act on the written complaint given by my client under Section 509 of IPC."

While elaborating the atrocities against his client by the actor and his family, the advocate said,

"Mr Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family members have in the last seven days ensured that no food, no bed, and no bathroom to take bath is given to my client. They have even posted innumerable male bodyguards all around my client and further installed CCTV cameras in the hall, where my client is currently staying with her minor children. To add to all of this, they even ensured that I do not obtain any signatures of my client to file appropriate court cases against Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family members. Despite being stopped and threatened at multiple levels and no police officer coming to the aid of my client, me and my team managed to obtain signatures of my client for the court cases. Accordingly, multiple cases are being filed in the courts now." [6]Hindustan Times

On 20 March 2023, Nawazuddin filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Aaliya Siddiqui and brother Shamasuddin, accusing them of cheating; however, the following day, he sought settlement with his estranged wife and sent a "settlement draft" to his wife Aaliya's lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee. Later, Aaliya's lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee talked about this and said,

"Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, through his advocates, has sent me a draft of the terms of settlement. The same was sent last evening. I am now in the process of discussing the same with my client. I assure that from my side, I am trying to fully ensure that all disputes between the parties end once and for all; and that both parties as parents concentrate on the well-being of their minor children and work towards securing their future. As far as the defamation suit filed by Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the High Court is concerned, I can only say that we have not been served any copy of the same as yet, but in any event the suit was filed prior to the settlement proposed by Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and therefore withdrawal of the same will automatically become an integral part of the settlement." [7]India Today

In an interview, Nawazuddin claimed that Aaliya was married to someone else, before she got married to him, and she portrayed herself as an unmarried woman to him. [8]The Indian Express

In March 2024, Aaliya revealed during an interview that she and Nawaz had reconciled and decided to live together for their children. [9]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsNawazuddin Siddiqui (actor)
• In June 2023, she revealed that she was in a relationship with a person from Italy who she met in Dubai. [10]NDTV
Aaliya Siddiqui's Instagram post about her newfound love
Marriage Date17 March 2010
Husband/SpouseNawazuddin Siddiqui (m. 2020; div. 2023) [11]Hindustan Times
Anjali Kishor Pandey with her husband
ChildrenSon- Yaani Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Wife And Son Yaani
Daughter- Shora Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Daughter Shora
ParentsFather- Kishor Pandey
Aaliya Siddiqui's father
Mother- Name Not Known
Aaliya Siddiqui's mother
SiblingsSister- Archana Pandey

Aaliya Siddiqui

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aaliya Siddiqui

  • She participated in the 2023 digital reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT Season 2,’ which streamed on JioCinema.
  • During her school days, she used to participate in various sports.

    Aaliya Siddiqui during her school's sports day

    Aaliya Siddiqui during her school’s sports day

  • While Aaliya and the Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui were dating, they had a period where they separated due to some disagreements. During that time, Nawaz got married to his first wife, Sheeba, as suggested by his mother. However, their marriage didn’t last long because they were not compatible and faced many problems. Eventually, Nawaz and Sheeba ended their marriage and got divorced.
  • After a few years, Aaliya came back into Nawaz’s life, and they decided to get married. Some sources say they also lived together before getting married.
  • Initially, Aaliya planned to change her name to Zainab when she married Nawazuddin Siddiqui, but later she decided to change it to Aaliya.
  • On 7 May 2020, she issued a legal notice to Nawazuddin for their divorce. In her statement, she revealed,

    There are a lot of things that I don’t want to bring in the public domain as of now, but our problems started soon after we got married over a decade ago. Two months of lockdown gave me a lot of time to introspect. Self-respect is extremely important in a marriage. Woh meri khatam ho chuki thi (that didn’t exist for me), I didn’t have that. I was made to feel like a nobody, I always felt alone. His brother Shamas was also an issue. I have gone back to my original name, Anjana Kishor Pandey. I don’t want to be reminded that I am using someone’s identity for my benefit.”

    When she was asked about the custody of their children, she said,

    I have raised them and I want their custody.”

  • Aaliya Siddiqui started her filmmaking company YS Productions. In 2020, she worked as a producer for a Hindi short film named ‘Lakshman Rekha.’ She also worked as a producer in the Hindi film ‘Holy Cow’ in 2022.

    Aaliya Siddiqui on the sets of Holy Cow

    Aaliya Siddiqui on the sets of Holy Cow

  • In 2023, she participated in ‘Bigg Boss OTT Season 2.’ The show was streamed on JioCinema. In the first episode, she mentioned that her ex-husband Nawazuddin supported her decision to participate in the show.

    Aaliya Siddiqui in Bigg Boss OTT

    Aaliya Siddiqui in Bigg Boss OTT

  • During her free time, she enjoys dancing, travelling, and painting.
  • She is often seen drinking alcohol at parties and events.

    Aaliya Siddiqui holding a glass of alcohol

    Aaliya Siddiqui holding a glass of alcohol

  • In one of her Instagram posts, she expressed her deep devotion to Lord Shiva.
  • In 2023, she announced on her Instagram account that she would be starting her own NGO called “Dribble Ek Boond” to provide education to underprivileged children for a brighter future.