Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is elated that his mother Mehroonisa Siddiqui has been named as one of the most influential women in India by the BBC, shared his happiness on Twitter by posting a photograph featuring him with his mother.
The actor posted on Twitter, “”A lady who showed courage against all odds being in a conservative family from a small village-My Mother.”
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, Dr Urvashi Sahni, who is a social entrepreneur, women’s rights activist and educationist and Nitya Thummalachetty, who is a business analyst at CareCentra, a health care analytics company in New York also feature in BBC’s 100 most influential women list of 2017.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui made his Bollywood debut in 1999 with a small role in Aamir Khan’s Sarfarosh.
He has featured in successful films like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Manjhi – The Mountain Man and Haraamkhor, for which he won the Best Actor award at the New York Indian Film Festival.