Nargis Fakhri, is one of the upcoming Bollywood actresses who is known for her striking good looks and her candid statements. At 34, this age-defying beauty (DOB October 20,1979) born in Queens, New York, USA, started off as a fashion model and actress. She also made an appearance in America’s Next Top Model. Her big break came in Bollywood in the form of the 2011 hit ‘Rockstar’. Apparently, the director Imtiaz Ali discovered her, auditioned her and cast her opposite Ranbir Kapoor, who walked away with all the top acting honors for that film.
Entry into films
Nargis was born to a Pakistani father and a Crezh mother. Her parents divorced when she was barely 8 years old. Post her modeling appearances in America’s Next Top Model in 2004, she also featured in the 2009, Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.
With her Bollywood movie debut in Rockstar, Nargis won a huge share of fans, who loved her role and her performance in the movie. She even won a nomination for the Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debut. She was actually chosen to be a part of the movie Khiladi 786 opposite Akshay Kumar, but dropped out, to be replaced by Asin. Nargis then went on to do a role of a courageous and no-nonsense British war correspondent in the political thriller Madras Café, starring John Abraham (the movie was also produced by him).
Nargis Fakhri did a popular item number ‘Dhating Naach’ with Shahid Kapur in the movie ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’. Her movie ‘Main Tera Hero’ with Varun Dhawan and Illeana D’Cruz is on the anvil, and is due to release, April 2014. She has also been signed for the remake of the 1982 comedy film ‘Shaukeen’.
Nargis says that she loves to read about the human psychology and accept that everyone and everything in life is transiet. She says, “One day, people will criticize you and the next day they will praise you. My motto is not to hold on to anything. I accept, and then let go, not just the negatives but the praise too. Or it will get to my head.” She admits that acting is not as glamorous as it seems. She says, ‘There is a lot that I have gained but there is a lot that I have lost. I love acting, it is a beautiful craft and a nice learning experience but there are side effects as well.”
Nargis Fakhri – boyfriend
The outspoken girl says that she met a guy at a nightclub and they hit it off within six months of dating. She says, “We moved in together for four years, had a house, dogs, cars, you name it, it was beautiful. He told my mom that he wanted to marry me but I was not ready as I felt that I had more to do in life. I wanted to travel, wanted adventure, excitement and unpredictability. So I packed my bags, took my chances and I am now a Bollywood star!”
Nargis says that she loves to travel; it is something that she has been doing for the past 8 years. She says,”India is one place, I have stayed for so long. I have itchy feet, I make plans to run off to some place, sooner or later . Right now, I wish to go backpacking to South America for a year.”
Though she has been linked to the likes of Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapur, she laughs it off. But what has been evident is her relationship with boyfriend Uday Chopra. She says point-blank, “When people ask me questions about him, I just ask them, ‘do you think it’s appropriate for me to ask you what colour underwear you are wearing?’
Nargis Fakhri on marriage
She once had this to say about marriage – “This profession does not give you enough time to know someone well. Plus, I am independent, make my own money, have travelled well and am cultured. I don’t really think marriage is a necessity. I have seen way too many unmarried couples anyway. I have not found a single marriage that really works enough to make me believe in the institution. I am not saying that I don’t believe in love, but I would rather focus on my career and myself now. I don’t compromise, so I am not sure if I will ever marry.”
Recently on Koffee with Karan Show, Nargis admitted that she would love to marry Uday Chopra.
Height and other Trivia
Height – 5 Feet 9 inches
Best feature – Butt and Lips
Favorite Quote – Nothing is permanent. Enjoy life to the fullest
Loves to cook
She attributes her slim figure to the fact that she is always on the move and eats the right stuff. She says “Once I went all the way 52 floors to visit a friend at Manhattan. I had to stop and breathe for a few minutes when I reached the 20th floor.” She avoids aerated drinks and processed foods. Nargis sticks to eating bananas, fresh vegetables and eggs for food.
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