Siddiqi has won Two Filmfare Awards, & Star Screen Awards for his Dialogue and Screenplays in films like 'Baazigar', 'Dilwale Dulhaniyaan Le Jaayenge', 'Raja Hindustani' besides the prestigious Bengal Film Journalist Association Award for Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan. He was bestowed the coveted Awadh Samman for his contribution in Hindi cinema.
Coming from the immediate family of great freedom fighters, Mohammad Ali Jouhar and his brother Maulana Shaukat Ali known as the Ali brothers, Javed Siddiqi was born in 1942 at Rampur where he stayed on till his late teens. His great grandfather Hafiz Ahmed Ali Shauq was a historian and had written a number of books, besides being the first librarian of Shahi Qutub Khana now known as Raza Library.
Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi in 1977 started his eventful journey into films that includes scripts for Muzaffar Ali's 'Umrao Jaan', Deepak Shivdasani's 'Baaghi', Mani Ratnam's Anjali, Yash Chopra's 'Darr', 'Yeh Dillagi' and the all time favourite 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge' Directed by his son Aditya Chopra. Mahesh Bhatt's 'Chaahat' and 'Angaar', Shyam Benegal's 'Mammo', 'Zubeidaa', Subhash Ghai's 'Pardes' and 'Taal' consolidated his position as a writer for all seasons. Abbas Mustan's 'Soldier', Khalid Mohammed's 'Fiza' and 'Tehzeeb', Rakesh Roshan's 'Koi Mil Gaya' reaffirmed his numero uno position as a leading writer of Bollywood. Besides Shahrukh Khan who considered Javed Siddiqi as his lucky mascot with several initial hits like 'Baazigar', 'Darr', 'Pardes' and 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jajayenge', Javed Siddiqi has the rare distinction of writing for all the major stars and actors of his generation of Hindi Cinema be it Dharmedra in 'Alibaba aur Chalis Chor',