Adnan Siddiqui

Adnan Siddiqui (Urdu: عدنان صدیقی) is a Pakistani actor, producer and model who has worked in Lollywood and Hollywood and also made his debut in Bollywood with the Hindi film Mom (2017).[2] He also has his own production house, Cereal Entertainment,[3][4] churning out serials like Aadat and Ghughi.

Adnan Siddiqui
Native name
عدنان صدیقی
Born
Adnan Siddiqui

(1969-10-23) 23 October 1969
NationalityPakistani
OccupationTV actor, Film actor, Model, Producer
Years active1988–present
Known forA Mighty Heart (Hollywood film)
Ishq Junoon Deewangi
RelativesAsad Siddiqui (nephew)

Early life and education

Siddiqui was educated at the St. Patrick's High School, Karachi.[5] He is the youngest in a family of eight children, born in Lahore where his father moved from Uttar Pradesh before shifting the whole family to Karachi some time after the birth of Adnan.[6]

Actor Asad Siddiqui is his nephew.[7]

Career

He has appeared in many commercials and drama serials, including Uroosa, Pal Do Pal, Meri Adhoori Mohabbat, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan, Doraha, Hawa Rait Aur Aangan, Choti Si Kahani, Vasl and Parsa. Siddiqui first started his filming career in the 1990s; he became notable for being cast in the popular drama Uroosa and one of the famous travel reality shows of the time Gulls & Guys directed by Shoaib Mansoor. In 2002, he was nominated for Best Actor (TV) in the Lux Style Awards[8] and was its red carpet host.[9] He also played a small role alongside Angelina Jolie and Irrfan Khan in the 2007 film A Mighty Heart. In 2010, Siddiqui won Best Supporting Actor Award for Ishq Junoon Deewangi on Pakistan Media Award. He made his first debut in Pakistani film Yalghaar.[1] Adnan Siddiqui has acted in the roles that were better suited for the young actors and he admitted that "people ask why I act with women half my age".[10]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleTV ChannelNotesRef
1994UroosaPakistan Television Corp.
Shikwa Na Shikyat Hai
Pal Do Pal
Hawa Rait Aur Aangan
Colony 52
Aania
Peer-E-Qamil
Mulaqat
Itraaf
Umrao Jaan Ada
2001Zaib Un NisaMahmood
2003MehndiTaha
2004Wajood-E-Lariab
2006Manzil
2007Dually Wed (aka Aurat Aur Char Dewari)Rafiq
2008Meri Adhoori Mohabbat
2008 Kaisa Yeh Junoon
2008 Socha Na Tha
2008–2009 DorahaRashidHum Tv
2009–2010Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan
2009 Shiddat
2009 Meri Jaan
2010–2011Parsa
2010 Vasl
2010 Diya Jale
2010 Choti Si Kahani
2011Kasi Yeh Agan
2011–2012 Jal PariRashid
2011 Meray Qatil Meray Dildar
2011MaatFaisal
2011 Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh
2012Mohabbat Jaye Bhar Mein
2012 Sandal
2012 Ek Thi Paro
2012 Pat Jahr Ke Bad
2013HumnasheenHassan
2014Darmiyan
2014 Kabhi Kabhi Pyaar Main
2014 Aahista Aahista
2014 Ru BaruTaimoor
2014 Mere Humdum Mere Dost
2014 Jaanam
2015Kitna Satatay HoHassan
2015 PakeezaAzeem
2015KarbHamza
2016 Mohabbat Ho Gayi Tumse
2016 Dil Tere Naam
2016–2017 Khushboo ka safar
2017Aitbaar
2017 SammiRashid
2018GhughiRasheed
2018 Belapur Ki DayanShakir[11]
2019Mere Paas Tum HoShahwaarARY Digital[12]
2019Yeh Dil MeraFarooq[13]

Films

YearMovieRoleNotes
2007A Mighty HeartDost AlianiHollywood film
2016YalghaarCol. ImranUrdu film
2017MomAnandHindi film

Awards and nominations

YearAwardsCategoryNominated workResultRef(s)
2002Lux Style AwardsBest Actor TVNominated
2005The 1st Indus Drama AwardsBest Actor Serial in a Leading RoleNominated
2010Pakistan Media AwardBest Supporting ActorIshq Junoon DeewangiWon
2012Hum AwardsBest ActorMeray Qatil Meray DildarNominated
2013Hum AwardsBest ActorHumnasheenNominated
2014Hum AwardsBest ActorAahista AahistaNominated
2015Hum AwardsBest ActorKarbNominated
2017Hum AwardsBest ActorSammiWon
2017Hum AwardsBest Onscreen Couple PopularSammiNominated
2019Hum AwardsBest Actor PopularBelapur Ki DayanNominated

References

  1. "Hottie of the week: Adnan Siddiqui". The Express Tribune. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. "Mom: Pakistani actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali appreciated, but future uncertain". Hindustan Times. Press Trust of India. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. Mehek Saeed (25 May 2016), "People ask why I act with women half my age: Adnan Siddiqui", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. Buraq Shabbir (25 January 2018), "Period play Ghughi just as relevant today – Adnan Siddiqui", The News International. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. https://stpats.edu.pk/about/notable-alumni/
  6. Interview with Samina Peerzada. "Adnan Siddiqui on Rewind with Samina Peerzada | Episode 3 | Angelina Jolie | Hollywood | Sridevi", uploaded to YouTube on 4 January 2018.
  7. Mahwash Ajaz (25 March 2018), "Always stay connected to who you really are: Asad Siddiqi", Daily Times. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  8. "Lux Style Awards Archives". Archived from the original on 2003-07-15. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  9. "Pakistani Lux style awards". 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  10. People ask why I act with women half my age: Adnan Siddiqui
  11. "TheNews Weekly Magazine". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  12. Tribune.com.pk (2019-11-05). "Adnan Siddiqui overjoyed by memes on 'Mere Paas Tum Ho'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  13. Haider, Sadaf (2019-11-07). "Yeh Dil Mera has all the trappings of a gothic romance". Images. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
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