Nargis Fakhri is a well-known American film actress and model. She mainly appears in Hindi and English-language films. Her first role in the movie began with the 2011 romantic drama Rockstar, for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Nargis Fakhri was born on 20 October 1979 in the Queens Borough of New York City, US. Her father, Mohammed Fakhri was a Pakistani, and her mother, Marie Fakhri, a Czech, is a former mechanical engineer and drafter. She has a younger sister, Aliya. When she was 6 years old, her parents got divorced, and her father died a few years later. She recognizes herself as a Global Citizen because of her mixed Pakistani-Czech ethnicity and American citizenship. According to Nargis, she does not obey any religion.
There were some rumors that Nargis and Ranbir Kapoor in a relationship. Later, she was in a relationship with Uday Chopra. The report about her relationship surfaced on the internet when the photos of the duo, spending a vacation together got viral. Reportedly, the two started dating in 2014 and broke up at the end of 2017. In the year 2018, Nargis confirmed her relationship with the American filmmaker and video editor, Matt Alonzo through her Instagram handle. The couple broke up in 2019.
Nargis Fakhri Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Nargis Fakhri|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2020) 41 Years|
|Debut||• Bollywood: Rockstar (2011) |
• Hollywood: Spy (2015)
• Singing: "Habitaan Vigaad Di" (single; 2017)
|Religion||She does not follow any religion but considers herself a spiritual person. |
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York City, US|
|Date of Birth||20 October 1979 (Saturday)|
|Home Town||Queens, New York City, US|
|Hobbies||Gardening, Travelling & Yoga|
|Mother's Name||Marie Fakhri (Former Mechanical Engineer & Drafter)|
|Father's Name||Mohammed Fakhri|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Ranbir Kapoor (Rumoured)|
• Uday Chopra (2014-17)
• Matt Alonzo (2018-19)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|College/University||Queens College, City University of New York|
|Educational Qualification||BA with a Major in Fine Arts and Minor in Psychology|
|Profession||Actress, Model & Singer|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms – 55 Kg|
in Pounds - 121 lbs
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Hips Size||35 inches|
|Waist Size||27 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Pakistani-Czech|
|Hair Color||Black (dyed red, golden blonde & brown)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||8.5 US|
|Tattoo||Queen Crown with initials of her boyfriend, Matt Alonzo's and her name on her hand|
|Favourite Actors||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Films||The Chronicles of Narnia Series, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)|
|Favourite Food||Butter Chicken, Dal Gosht, Tacos, Pizza, Churros, Tom yum Soup, Paella, Pad thai, Zucchini Pasta with Avocado cream sauce|
|Favourite Cuisines||Malvani, Japanese|
|Favourite Dessert||Gajar Ka Halwa, Chocolate chip ice-cream, Red velvet cake, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Bengali Sweets|
|Favourite Singer||Taylor Swift|
|Favourite Rap Artist||Snoop Dogg|
|Favourite Song||'Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen' by Louis Armstrong|
|Favourite Director||James Cameron|
|Favourite Restaurants||Olive in Mumbai, JW Marriott in Juhu, Wasabi at The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, Blue Jade at Ritz Carlton in Dubai|
|Favourite Travel Destinations||Greece, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Denmark|
|Controversies||• In 2015, a leading Pakistani newspaper, Jang, published an advertisement of Nargis for Pakistani mobile carrier, Mobilink. Following this, Pakistanis showed their resentment on social media, where they called the advertisement cheap and absurd. Many people including journalists, condemned the obscenity of the advertisement that showed Nargis in a red dress, lying down with a phone in her hand.|
• In 2014, it was reported that she was honoured with the Gaurd of Honour by the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) for her campaign for endangered tigers. However, this made wildlife conservationists furious, as the award was meant to be given out to only ministers or high ranking officers.
Nargis Fakhri completed her graduation in B.A. with a Major in Fine Arts and Minor in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York.
At the age of 16, Nargis Fakhri began her career as a model. In 2004, she battled for the second and third cycles (seasons) of the American reality television show “America’s Next Top Model”. In the contest, she was selected for the first 2 challenges of both the cycle, but she abandoned to make it up to the top twelve contestants in the third challenge.
Subsequently, she modeled professionally in America and worked for a freelance agency, and appeared on fashion shows. She rose to fame after her appearance in the Indian print campaign for the 2009 Kingfisher Calendar.
Nargis Fakhri Net Worth
Nargis Fakhri has an estimated net worth of INR 88 crores or $12 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$12 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress, Model & Singer|
Nargis Fakhri’s presence on the Kingfisher Calendar garnered the attention of the Indian filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who selected to cast Nargis in his movie “Rockstar” in 2011. She made her acting debut with the movie “Rockstar” as ‘Heer Kaul’. The movie is the first film in India to show a Kashmiri Pandit wedding. Due to her bad vocabulary in Hindi, her voice in the movie was dubbed by the Indian voice-over artist and singer, Mona Ghosh Shetty. Nargis also won a Filmfare nomination for Best Female Debut for the film.
She has earned praise for her performance in the movies, Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), Azhar (2016), Amavas (2019), and more. In 2015, she made her Hollywood debut with American Actor & Director, Paul Feig directorial “Spy” in which, she performed the role of ‘Lit’. Nargis appeared in her second Hollywood film “5 Weddings” as ‘Shania Dhaliwal’ opposite actor Rajkummar Rao in 2018.
In the year 2017, Nargis made her singing debut with the single “Habitaan Vigaad Di” featuring Indo-Canadian singer Parichay and Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall. She sang her second single “Woofer” featuring the famous American rapper Snoop Dogg, British musician Dr.Zeus, and Zora Randhawa in 2017.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
|2014||Main Tera Hero|
Facts About Nargis Fakhri
- Nargis financed her own education and did her BA with a Major in Fine Arts and Minor in Psychology. At first, she desired to become a teacher or do art therapy. Nevertheless, due to her desire to travel around the world, she decided to model as her career.
- In due course, Nargis modeled professionally in America and served for a freelance agency, and appeared on fashion shows.
- During her career as a model, Nargis lived in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Hong Kong, the UK, Greece, Cape Town, Costa Rica, and Denmark.
- After shifting to India, Nargis spent her time learning the Hindi language and, Kathak and Bollywood dance.
- Nargis has gone under the knife to improve her facial features.
- She shared her inspiring story of losing 81.2 kg to 69 kg in just 6 months, on her Instagram account, through her workout videos from the gym.
- Nargis is a member of the Board of Advisors for the ‘MindShare Ventures Group’ a New York City-based company that deals with technology, fashion, healthcare, real estate, and entertainment.
- She likes animals and also has a pet dog.
Will Nargis Fakhri become the best actress ever?
Yes, she can. But before that, she needs to learn a few things including Acting, Language for Bollywood movies, Dialogue delivery, and Expressions.
Nargis Fakhri can’t act, why is she still in the industry?
Saying Nargis Fakhri can’t act is a little harsh. After all, she received a Filmfare for Best Female Debut for her role in “Rockstar”. And later, she received a decent amount of critical praise for her role in Madras Cafe and has been in commercially successful films such as Main Tera Hero.
Who looks better, Ileana D’Cruz or Nargis Fakhri?
Ileana D’Cruz is more beautiful than Nargis Fakhri because of her cuteness and innocent face. Her figure and smile are also more attractive than Nargis Fakhri.
Is Nargis Fakhri the most beautiful Bollywood actress as of today?
Yes, she is the most beautiful actress