|Other Name||Shamasuddin Siddiqui|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||Film (director): 'Mister, Come Tomorrow (Miyan Kal Aana)' (2015)
Film (producer): 'Manto' (2018)
|Awards||• He won an award for his film "Zero Kilometer" for 'Fiction Short Film' at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2021.
• He won an award for his film "Zero Kilometer" for 'Best Indian Short Film' at the Port Blair International Film Festival 2021.
• His film "Zero Kilometer" also won an award at the Birsamunda International Film Festival.
• In 2022, he won an award for 'Best Director' at the 11th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival.
|Date of Birth||5 October 1983 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||39 Years|
|Birthplace||Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|College/University||D.B.S. (P.G.) College in Dehradun, Uttarakhand|
|Controversy||Legal battle with his brother Nawazuddin Siddiqui: On 20 March 2023, Nawazuddin filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit in the Bombay High Court against his estranged wife Aaliya Siddiqui and brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, accusing them of cheating. The actor claimed that he has faced many difficulties after Shamas and Aaliya made false claims and statement about him. The actor appealed to the court to injuct them so that they won’t defame him by publishing defamatory content against him on social media platforms. However, the following day, he sought settlement with his estranged wife and sent a "settlement draft" to his wife Aaliya's lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee. Nawazuddin, in his suit, also claimed that Shamas defraud him when Shamas worked as his manager. The actor also alleged that he was blackmailed by Shamas and Aaliya through some cheap video clips. The Indian Express However, Shamas reacted to the accusation through a Tweet. In his Tweet, Shamas wrote a long note, which he addressed to Nawazuddin, and questioned his Rs 100 crore defamation case.
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||15 October 2021|
|Children||He has a daughter named Ira Siddiqui, who was born in February 2023.|
|Parents||Father- Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui (a farmer)
|Siblings||Brother(s)- Nawazuddin Siddiqui (actor), Ayazuddin Siddiqui and 5 more
Sister(s)- Syama Tamshi Siddiqui (died in December 2019 at 26 after battling breast cancer) & 1 more
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shamas Nawab Siddiqui
- Shamas Nawab Siddiqui is an Indian filmmaker known for his short film “Mister, Come Tomorrow (Miyan Kal Aana),” which was based on the controversial Islamic practice of Nikah Halala.
- He is the younger brother of the Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
- He was born into a Zamindar Muslim family, popularly known as Numberdars.
- His directorial debut short film “Mister, Come Tomorrow (Miyan Kal Aana)” (2015) was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival 2015 as part of the Short Film Corner category.
- His film “Miyan Kal Aana” (2015) has won 14 International awards and was selected for 34 nominations. In an interview, he revealed that to attend film festivals, he has travelled to more than 35 countries for this film. He said,
I got an opportunity to travel to film festivals across 35 countries for Miyan Kal Aana (his earlier short film, about ‘triple talaq’), which I can’t forget ever.
- After making his directorial debut with the film ‘Mister, Come Tomorrow (Miyan Kal Aana),’ he directed various films such as ‘Bole Chudiyan,’ ‘Zero Kilometer,’ ‘Chalta Purza,’ ‘Gehu, Ganna aur Gun,’ and ‘You Are Not My Husband.’
- After producing the Bollywood film ‘Manto’ (2018), Shamas produced some more films like ‘Roam Rome Mein’ (2019) and ‘No Lands Man’ (2021).
- In an interview, Shamas revealed that his eldest brother Nawazuddin Siddiqui once visited him while he was studying at college. He said that Nawazuddin read the notes that he prepared on the scenes he had visualised and asked him whether he wanted to pursue a career in cinematography. While talking about this in the interview, Shamas said,
After reading, Nawaz bhai asked whether I want to study further or join him in Mumbai to pursue cinematography. He helped me understand world cinema and also encouraged me to write scripts.” Hindustan Times