Nargis Fakhri at Women's Health Magazine launch
October 20, 1979 |
Queens, New York, USA
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Madras Cafe||Jaya Sahni|
|2013||Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||Unknown||Special appearance in song "Dhating Naach"|
|2014||Main Tera Hero||Ayesha|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Filmfare Award||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut||Rockstar||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Award||Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Stardust Award||Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow - Female||Nominated|
|13th IIFA Awards||13th IIFA Awards-Hottest Pair Award (with Ranbir Kapoor)||Won |
|2013||Big Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Female||Madras Cafe||Nominated|
|12th The Teacher's Achievement Awards||Teacher's Young Achiever Award||-||Won |
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