Akylbek Abdykalykov was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1948. In 1972 he graduated from GITIS (State Institute of Theatrical Art, Moscow). Predominantly working on stage, Abdykalykov…
Winner, Best Performance by an Actor, 2018
Nawazuddin Siddiqui broke out in Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday (2007) before career-making performances in Patang (2012), Kahaani (2012) and Kashyap’s APSA Jury Grand Prize-winning Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), which was selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. In 2012, Siddiqui was awarded a Special Jury Award at India’s National Film Awards for his performances across Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Dekh Indian Circus (2011) and Talaash (2012). Siddiqui then starred in the APSA-winning The Lunchbox (2013) and most recently worked once more with Kashyap on Psycho Raman (2016) for which he was recognised with a Special Mention for Best Performance by an Actor at the 2016 APSAs, the same year he appeared in the global hit Lion (2016).
APSA Winner Clip
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