Nargis Mohammed Fakhri, better known as Nargis Fakhri, is an Indian film actress. Apart from Indian films, Nargis has also made her acting debut in Hollywood films. Nargis started her business life as a model, and then she was seen in the acting world. Nargis became very popular from her very first film.
Biography of Nargis Fakhri
Name – Nargis Fakhri
Surname – Nargis
Born – 20 October 1979
Birth Place – New York
Religion – Islam
Zodiac – Libra
Father’s Name – Late Mohammad Fakhri
Mother Name – Mary
Sister – Alisha Fakhri
Brother – none
Husband – none yet
School- Not Known
College- Queens College, City University of New York
Debut Film – Rockstar
Nationality – American
Net Worth- $12 Million
Physical Stats of Nargis Fakhri
Height – 175 cm
In meters- 1.75 m
In Feet & Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye Color- Dark Brown
Hair Color- Black
Bra Size- 34B
Breast Size- 34 inch
Waist Size- 24 inch
Hip Size- 35 inch
Weight- 54 Kg
Body Build/Type- Slim
Feet/Shoe Size- 8.5 (us)
Dress Size- 4 (US)
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Nargis Fakhri Affairs:-
After that Nargis started dating Uday Chopra from 2014. It was believed that both are going to get married but it did not happen. The two separated in 2017. In 2018, Nargis confirmed that she is dating filmmaker Matt Alojo.
Nargis Fakhri Awards
- Nargis received the Best Female Debut award for Rockstar from Filmfare, Stardust and Zee Cine Awards.
- Nargis received the Most Entertaining Award in Social Drama Film from Big Star Entertainment for Madras Cafe.
- For Main Tera Hero, Fakhri won the Best Supporting Role award from various quarters.
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Some Successful Films of Nargis Fakhri :-
- Rock Star,
- The Poster was torn, and the Hero emerged,
- I am your hero,
- housefull 3,
- Madras Cafe,
She has acted in big movies like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Housefull 3’ and ‘5 Wedding’. She has also won many awards due to her acting. Although Nargis has not acted in many films but still she is getting a lot of popularity due to her acting.
Nargis Fakhri’s Early Life:-
Nargis Fakhri was born on 20 October 1979 in Queens, New York City. Her father’s name was ‘Mohammed Fakhri’ who was a businessman by profession. Nargis’s mother’s name is ‘Mary Fakhri’ who is a former police officer by profession. Nargis has a sister named ‘Alia Fakhri’.
Nargis had told that her father was from Pakistan, while her mother was from Czech, Europe. When Nargis was only 6 years old, her parents got divorced. Nagis’s father died a few years after the divorce.
Nargis had told in one of her interviews that she started working as a waitress at the age of 12 to help her family’s financial condition. Nargis completed her graduation from ‘Queen’s College’, New York after finishing her schooling.
Nargis Fakhri Professional life:-
Nargis Fakhri started her career as a model at the age of 16. Thereafter, she participated as a contestant in the second and third rounds of the America’s Next Top Model contest in 2004. Although Nargis Fakhri was selected for the first two challenges of both the cycles, she failed to complete both the challenges. She later started modeling in the US as a model and also worked for a number of freelance agencies.
She was also regularly seen in fashion shows. Nargis became more popular in India in 2009 when she participated in a hugely popular Indian print campaign for the Kingfisher calendar. It was during her appearance in the Kingfisher calendar that she was noticed by the Indian filmmaker ‘Imtiaz Ali’. Imtiaz offered Nargis a chance to act in her film ‘Rockstar’ and Nargis also gave her nod for this film. This is how Nargis Fakhri’s journey of acting in Hindi films started.
Nargis Fakhri’s journey in films:-
Nargis Fakhri started her acting career in the year 2011 with the Hindi film ‘Rockstar’. The director of this film was ‘Imtiaz Ali’ and the film featured actor Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role along with Nargis. In this film, Nargis played the character of Ranbir’s character’s girlfriend, after whose death Ranbir becomes an internationally acclaimed music composer and continues to promote her popularity abroad as well.
The Rockstar film was the first film in India to feature a Kashmiri Pandit marriage, and Nargis, who hails from a Kashmiri Pandit family, was seen as a rich brat in the film. Nargis’ voice was dubbed by voice artist ‘Mona Ghosh Shetty’ due to poor Hindi. The film received an overwhelming response from the critics, but the critics’ opinion of Nargis’s performance was some good and some bad. Although she was highly praised for Nargis’s look.
The film did very well at the box office. The film made its name among the blockbusters of that year with a total gross of ₹1.07 billion. The film was also highly appreciated by the audience. After acting in this film, Nargis also won the award for Best Debut Actress.
Her next film was the political thriller film ‘Madras Cafe’ directed by director Shoojit Sircar, which released in the year 2013. The film featured actor John Abraham in the lead role along with Nargis. The film depicts some of the events set during the time of the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In this film, Nargis Fakhri played the character of a British correspondent in Sri Lanka, which was actually inspired by the reporter ‘Anita Pratap’.
Nargis used her voice only in this film because the director of the film wanted a girl who was Indian in appearance, but her spoken pronunciation was of English language. After the release of this film, Nargis Fakhri’s performance was appreciated by the critics and the film also got good reviews. The film made its name in the list of hits of that year with a total collection of 1.10 billion at the box office.
By the end of the same year, Nargis danced to the item song ‘Dhating Naach’ with actor Shahid Kapoor in director Rajkumar Santosh’s film ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’. In the year 2014, Nargis acted in director David Dhawan’s film Main Tera Hero. Abhi with Nargis Fakhri in this film.
Nargis Fakhri Favorite Things:-
- Nargis Fakhri enjoys walking, dancing and doing yoga
- Nargis loves sushi, chocolate ice cream and butter chicken.
- If we talk about favorite actors, then Aamir Khan, Varun Dhawan and Shahrukh Khan are her first choice.
- Kajol Devgan is Nargis’s favorite actress.
- Her favorite movies are The Chronicle of Narnia and Beauty and the Beast.
- Denmark, Greece, Costa Rica and New Zealand are the favorite places of Fakhri.
Some Interesting Facts about Nargis Fakhri :-
1. Nargis Fakhri is an Indian actress and model who works in Bollywood and Hollywood.
She came into limelight after appearing in the Indian print campaign for the 2009 Kingfisher calendar.
When I first arrived, there were a lot of things that reminded me of my dad, some smells, food, colors, and even clothes, but it was definitely a culture-shock. My father didn’t bring me up, so I was extremely American and was unaware of how things were in India. It took me a long time to adjust and digest the changes, but that’s the beauty of it all. I am completely fine now and I call Mumbai home.”
30. I accept that women need to feel and look delightful at any age. Along these lines, I don’t believe there is a problem with surgery or taking other medications. Every vehicle needs maintenance and I am not against upkeeping.”
31. In 2019, she shared her inspiring story of losing weight from 179 pounds (81.2 kg) to 152 pounds (69 kg) in just six months, on her Instagram account, through her workout videos from the gym. One of her Instagram posts read,
32. Nothing is easy in life. For this we all have to work. The key is being consistent. Have discipline and the ability to stay focused and you can reach any goal. I was 179 pounds but today I am 152 pounds. It has taken almost 6 months or more to lose that weight the right way! But I’m doing it. I’m on my way to a fitter!
33. She is a member of the advisory board of Mindshare Ventures Group, a New York City-based company that deals in fashion, technology, healthcare, real estate and entertainment.
34. She loves animals and also, she has a pet dog.