Nargis Fakhri is an American actress and model, who mainly appears in Bollywood films. She was born in Queens, New York, USA to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother and thus she considers herself a global citizen. Her father died when she was seven, making her to have a tough childhood where she struggled a lot to meet the ends.
Fakhri started working at the age of 15 where she used to teach arts, ceramics and crafts to the neighbourhood children. After graduation, she ventured into modelling world realising that everyone had craved for her boldness and beauty during her college days. She appeared as a contestant in the second and the third cycle of the reality show America’s Next Top Model in 2004. Despite her looks and talent she failed to make it big in Hollywood and entered Bollywood through the kingfisher’s calendar girls in 2009.Apart from movies, she has also made a sensation in Bollywood by performing in numerous item songs which ended up as super hits.
Actress and Model
Nargis Fakhri Personal Life
She was born on October 20, 1979 in Queens, New York, United States and is currently 39 years old.
She attended Queens College University in New York and earned a BA degree with Major in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology.
American, Pakistani, Czech
She is Half-Muslim and Half-Christian
- Father – Mohammed A. Fakhri (is Pakistani)
- Mother – Marie A. Fakhri (is Czech)
- Siblings – Aliya Fakhri (Younger Sister) (Model)
Ranbir Kapoor (2011) – Fakhri was rumored to be dating Ranbir Kapoor when they worked together in the 2011 film Rockstar.
Uday Chopra (2014) – She was rumored to have a fling with a co-star Uday Chopra in early 2014. They were spotted enjoying their vacation in Maldives.
Nargis Fakhri Physical Stats
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 54 kg
- In Pounds – 119 lbs
- Body measurements – 34-26-35
- Bra Size – 32C
- Cup Size – C
4 (US) or 34 (EU)
8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) or 6 (UK)
Nargis Fakhri Favourites
- Food – Sushi, Tom Yum soup, Chocolate chip ice-cream, Red velvet cake, Butter chicken, Zucchini Pasta with Avocado cream sauce
- Restaurants – Olive, JW Marriott, Wasabi at The Taj Mahal Palace, in Mumbai
- Movies – The Chronicles of Narnia, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
- Songs – Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen by Louis Armstrong, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Bang Bang from the film Bang Bang (2014)
- Holiday Gateway – Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Costa Rica
- Perfume – Romance by Ralph Lauren
Fakhri was first seen playing the role of Heer Kaul in the 2011 Hindi film Rockstar alongside Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Imtiaz Ali.
She has associated with a number of brands and products like Bruno Banani ‘Magic Woman’ fragrance, Platinum, Reebok, Pond’s, Kerovit by Kajaria (sanitary brand), etc.
Cars & Bikes
She has a Range Rover.
She owns several real estate properties in Indian and the United States of America. She owns a lavish residential house in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and a posh mansion in New York city, USA
Nargis Fakhri Net worth
She has a net worth of US$13 million and gets a remuneration of Rs 1 to 2 crore per film. She is one of the highest paid actress in Bollywood and most popular celebrity in the entertainment industry.
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Nargis Fakhri Facts
She is of half Pakistani (on dad’s side) and half Czech descent (on mom’s side).
If she had not been acting, Nargis would have worked in Arts and Psychology.
Though she has roots from Pakistan, Nargis Fakhri has never been there.
During her stint in modelling, she travelled across and lived in many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Germany, England, Costa Rica, Cape Town and Denmark.
She has appeared in the covers of popular magazines like Maxim U.S. in February 2012, TravelPlus U.S. in March 2012, Women’s Health U.S. for its June 2012 issue, Shape Singapore in October 2007, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, etc.
She received a Filmfare Award for her performance in her debut film Rockstar.
Nargis Fakhri is the first woman of Pakistan ancestry to have appeared in the America’s Next Top Model.
She is an accomplished Kathak dancer.
She is a part of Board of Advisors (for their entertainment division) for MindShare Ventures Group (New York based company).
Fakhri had once said that she has never watched any Bollywood film until making her debut in 2011.
Contrary to the personality and the way she carries herself, Nargis Fakhri is quite an introvert in her real life. She is extremely shy and takes time breaking the ice with someone who is not known to her. However she has a terrific sense of humour