Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949 or 16 August 1950[a]) is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema He made his debut in Lollywood, which is the Pakistani Film Industry, by a cameo in the famous and critically acclaimed movie “Khuda kay liye”. Later, he played a main role in the Lollywood movie “Zinda bhaag”. The movie was again a hit.When he was between 19 and 20 years of age, Shah married 36-year-old Manara Sikri, also known as Parveen Murad. His wife, who was the sister of actress Surekha Sikri, was already a divorced woman and had children by her previous marriage. Shah met with stiff resistance from his parents and siblings to the idea of this marriage, but he went ahead nevertheless. Within one year of the wedding, the couple became the parents of a daughter, the stage actress Heeba Shah. Already by this time, the marriage was on the rocks, and the couple separated when Heeba was about one year old. However, they were not divorced for many years, because in his nikaahnama