Nargis (actress)

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This article is about the Pakistani actress. For the Indian actress, see Nargis.
Native name نرگس
Born Ghazala
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Film actress, Stage Dancer
Years active 1983–2009
Spouse(s) Zubair Shah

Nargis is a Pakistani film actress and a stage dancer, whose real name is Ghazala (meaning "a female deer"). She was born in Lahore. She is a well known Dancer of Pakistani filmi culture.[citation needed] She had the leading role in Idrees Khan's Aalmi Ghunde (Global Thugs), with a script written by Nasir Adeeb. Future roles in movies like Kuri Munda Razi and Kala Raj were type-cast, and her career and reputation as a solo star suffered as a result.[1][better source needed]

Playing the unusual role of a bald woman for Omar Sharif's Chand Babu, she shaved her head to better play the part.[citation needed] Her views are considered to be contrary to conservative Pakistani society; many see her as outspoken compared to social Pakistani norms.[citation needed] She had an affair with an underworld don of Pakistan, Abid Boxer.[citation needed] She went to Canada for quite a time when Abid Boxer tortured her and shaved her head, which in Pakistani society would be considered as very disgraceful for a lady.[citation needed]

She has appeared regularly in stage plays and theater musicals in Faislabad, Gojra and other cities throughout Pakistan. Her younger sister Deedar also appears on stage quite frequently. Nargis's recent film Sooha Jora ("Bridal Dress") was produced by her husband Zubair Shah.[citation needed]

On October 24, 2012, she announced her retirement from the film industry to become an Islamic cleric.[2][better source needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1983 Rustam Tey Khan Punjabi Yousuf Khan, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Anjuman,
1994 Danda Peer Punjabi Nargis, Sultan Rahi
1995 Madam Rani Punjabi Nadeem, Anujman, Sultan Rahi, Reema,
1995 Main ne Pyar Kiya Punjabi Madiha Shah, Shaan, Nargis
1995 Shartia Mithay Punjabi Nargis, Babbu Barral
1996 Aao pyar karen Urdu Neeli, Javed Sheikh, Nargis
1996 Mummay Urdu Atiqa Odho, Nadeem, Reema Khan, Nargis, Mustafa Qureshi
1997 Mafia Urdu Reema Khan, Madiha Shah, Babar Ali, Saud, Saima[disambiguation needed], Nargis
1997 Kuri Munda Razi Punjabi Sahiba, Jan Rambo, Nargis
1998 Choorian Punjabi Saima, Moammar Rana
1998 Dopatta Punjabi Nargis, Javed Hassan
1999 Hawwa ki Beti Urdu Sapna, Izhar Qazi, Nargis
2000 Long da lashkara Punjabi Reema Khan, Shaan,
2000 Yaar Badshah Punjabi Saima[disambiguation needed], Shaan, Nargis
2002 Babbu Khan Punjabi Saima[disambiguation needed], Shaan, Reema[disambiguation needed], Moammar Rana, Nargis
2004 Daaman aur Chingari Urdu Saima, Izhar Qazi, Nargis
2009 Aaj ki Larki Urdu Shaan, Babar Ali, Saud
2009 Suhaagan Punjabi shaan, mustafa Qureshi, Bahar begum


  1. ^ accessed May 23, 2007
  2. ^ "Giving up dance". Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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