Nargis Fakhri

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Nargis Fakhri
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Nargis Fakhri at Women's Health Magazine launch
Born Queens, New York, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Pakistan
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2004–present

Nargis Fakhri is an American model and actress.[1] She has appeared on America's Next Top Model and made her Bollywood debut with the 2011 film Rockstar. She gained further success for her roles in Madras Cafe and Main Tera Hero. Besides that, Fakhri is also the brand ambassador of Pakistan's network service Mobilink.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fakhri was born in Queens, New York to a Pakistani father Mohammed Fakhri and a Czech mother Marie Fakhri.[3][4] Her parents divorced when she was six or seven years old.[5][5][6] Fakhri appeared on America's Next Top Model Cycles 2 and 3 in 2004.[7] She posed for the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.[7]

Acting career[edit]

Fakhri at IIFA Rocks Fashion show at Singapore in 2012.

In 2011, Fakhri made her Bollywood film debut playing the female lead in Imtiaz Ali's musical romantic drama Rockstar. The film was a commercial success, but Fakhri earned little praise for her performance. A film critic Taran Adarsh wrote, "Nargis is a stunner as far as looks are concerned, but isn't persuasive in poignant moments", however, he praised her on-screen chemistry with co-star Ranbir Kapoor. [8]

She starred opposite John Abraham in Shoojit Sircar's political thriller Madras Cafe (2013). The film was an average grosser at the box office, but earned positive reviews from critics. Later that year, she made a special appearance in the action comedy Phata Poster Nikhla Hero to perform the item number "Dhating Naach" with the film's lead actor Shahid Kapoor.

Fakhri was next seen alongside Varun Dhawan and Ileana D'Cruz in David Dhawan's comedy Main Tera Hero (2014). The film was moderate success at the box office, though received mixed reviews from critics.[9]

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.[10] She is the brand ambassador of Pakistan's network service Mobilink.[11]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Rockstar Heer Kaul Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2013 Madras Cafe Jaya Sahni
2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Unknown Special appearance in song "Dhating Naach"
2014 Main Tera Hero Ayesha
2014 Saahasam Films that have not yet been released Herself Special appearance in a song (Tamil film)
2014 Kick Films that have not yet released Herself Special appearance in a song
2015 Spy Films that have not yet been released TBA Hollywood Debut

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Film Result
2012 Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut Rockstar Nominated[13]
Zee Cine Award Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut Nominated[13]
Stardust Award Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow - Female Nominated[14]
13th IIFA Awards 13th IIFA Awards-Hottest Pair Award (with Ranbir Kapoor) Won [15]
2013 Big Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Female Madras Cafe Nominated[16]
12th The Teacher's Achievement Awards Teacher's Young Achiever Award - Won [17]


  1. ^ Upadhyay, Karishma (7 August 2012). "Pakistani actress Nargis Fakhri". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Zeeshan Ahmad (7 August 2012). "Nargis Fakhri new brand ambassador of Mobilink". Express Tribune. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ ""Rock Star" To Decide Career Nargis Fakhri". 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Nargis Fakhri | Pakistani actresses in Bollywood". Hindustan Times. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  5. ^ a b The Film Street Journal - Where's Nargis Fakhri?(Article)
  6. ^ Fashion Central, PK - Imtiaz Ali to launch Pakistani babe Nargis Fakhri in 'Rockstar'
  7. ^ a b "Nargis Fakhri - | Photos | | India Today |". India Today. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  8. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Rockstar". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Masand, Rajeev. "'Main Tera Hero' review: The film is a series of forced contrivances". IBN Live. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
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