Nargis Fakhri Being born to multi-cultural parents in New York City, she come from humble beginnings. It was a struggle growing up in her neighborhood, Nargis was faced with many adversities throughout her childhood & teenage years.
Nargis Fakhri worked her first job at 15, teaching arts, crafts & ceramics at a summer camp to children. This continued for about 4 years, after which she began an internship as a student teacher in her final year of college, where she was working towards a degree in Psychology & Fine Arts. It was during this year that she realized that wasn’t ready to teach. As a young adult who hasn’t yet experienced life fully, what & how would she teach those children?
At this point , Nargis decided to take matters into her own hands.. She packed her bags and set out to explore the world & see what it had to offer.
Modeling turned out to be her key to freedom & exploration. Nargis Fakhri got the opportunity to travel the world & live in various cities for months at a time.. She learnt new cultures, new languages and found that life is what you make of it! Rockstar actress started modeling in 2005, and learnt valuable life lessons that no school could have ever taught!
She continued modeling and acting up until 2016, when Imtiaz Ali discovered her, this was an amazing encounter and went on to become one of the most important events of her life. She took up the offer to come to India to try out a new career path, and that’s how ROCKSTAR happened. Rockstar released on November 11, 2011, and from that day forward, she’ve embarked on her most interesting journey to date!
Nargis made her Bollywood film debut in Imtiaz Ali’s musical romantic drama Rockstar in 2011. She starred opposite John Abraham in Shoojit Sircar’s political thriller Madras Cafe (2013). In 2014, Fakhri appeared alongside Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz in David Dhawan’s comedy Main Tera Hero. The film was a financial success, but received mixed reviews from critics.
Nargis was invited 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 by Founder and Chairman, Ali Naqvi. She advises on Hollywood and Bollywood entertainment related business.
Name : Nargis Fakhri
Date of Birth : 20 October 1979
Age : 35 years
Birth Place : Queens, Newyork, United States
Height : 5 feet 7 inches
Profession : Modeling and Acting
Father : Mohammed A. Fakhri (Pakistani)
Mother : Marie Fakhri (Czechoslovakian)
Religion : Muslim
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Debut Film : ‘Rockstar’ (2011)
2013 Madras Cafe
2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (special appearance)
2014 Main Tera Hero
2014 Kick in the song Yaar Na Miley