Nargis Fakhri

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Nargis Fakhri
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Nargis Fakhri at Women's Health Magazine launch
Born (1979-10-20) October 20, 1979 (age 34)
Queens, New York, USA
Nationality American
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2004–present

Nargis Fakhri (born October 20, 1979) is an American model and actress. She has appeared on America's Next Top Model and made her Bollywood debut with 2011 film Rockstar, and consequently starred as a war correspondent in the 2013 political thriller Madras Cafe.

Early life[edit]

Fakhri was born in Queens, New York to a Pakistani father Mohammed Fakhri and a Czech mother Marie Fakhri.[1][2] Her parents divorced each other when she was six or seven years old.[3][3][4]


Fakhri appeared on America's Next Top Model Cycles 2 and 3 in 2004.[5] She posed for the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.[5]

Acting career[edit]

Fakhri at IIFA Rocks Fashion show at Singapore in 2012.

In 2011, she made her feature film debut in the musical romantic drama Bollywood film, Rockstar, directed by Imtiaz Ali. She played the female lead role of Heer Kaul, the girl who falls in love with Jordan (played by Ranbir Kapoor), who eventually becomes a famous international artist, but their relationship is obstructed by her marriage and a series of health problems. She ends up breaking his heart and dying whilst pregnant with his child.[6][7] Fakhri's performance received nominations at several award ceremonies, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Fakhri is currently signed on for a three film contract with Hari Om Productions, and was signed for the 2012 action comedy Khiladi 786 opposite Akshay Kumar, but later dropped out, and was replaced by Asin.[8]

Fakhri played a British war correspondent, Jaya Sahni, in Shoojit Sircar's political espionage thriller Madras Cafe. She made a special appearance in the item number "Dhating Naach" in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, which was released on September 20, 2013. She has appeared in Main Tera Hero, a David Dhawan film co-starring Varun Dhawan and Ileana D'Cruz, released on April 4, 2014.

Non-acting career[edit]

Fakhri sits on the Board of Advisors for the MindShare Ventures Group, a New York City-based company that dwells in several business areas, including fashion, tech, healthcare, commodities, real estate, and entertainment.[9]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Rockstar Heer Kaul
2013 Madras Cafe Jaya Sahni
2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Unknown Special appearance in song "Dhating Naach"
2014 Main Tera Hero Ayesha
2015 Spy Films that have not yet been released TBA Hollywood film
In production[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Film Result
2012 Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut Rockstar Nominated[11]
Zee Cine Award Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut Nominated[11]
Stardust Award Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow - Female Nominated[12]
13th IIFA Awards 13th IIFA Awards-Hottest Pair Award (with Ranbir Kapoor) Won [13]
2013 Big Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Female Madras Cafe Nominated[14]
12th The Teacher's Achievement Awards Teacher's Young Achiever Award - Won [15]


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