Nargis Fakhri is an American actress and model, who mainly appears in Hindi and English language films. Her first role in film came with the 2011 blockbuster romantic drama Rockstar for which she received a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. She subsequently received praise for portraying a war correspondent in the political thriller Madras Cafe and achieved further success with starring roles in the highly successful comedies Main Tera Hero, Spy and Housefull 3, the second of which was a Hollywood production.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Nargis Fakhri was born on October 20, 1979, in Queens, New York, United States.
She’s currently 39 years old.
She has Pakistani and Eastern European ancestry.
She attended Queens College University in New York and earned a BA degree Major in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology.
- Father – Mohammed A. Fakhri (is Pakistani)
- Mother – Marie A. Fakhri (is Czech)
- Siblings – Aliya Fakhri (Younger Sister) (Model)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Nargis Fakhri has dated –
- Ranbir Kapoor (2011) – Ranbir and Nargis appeared in 2011 film Rockstar and they were RUMORed to be dating together.
- Uday Chopra (2014) – Fakhri began dating actor Uday Chopra in 2014. The relationship attracted substantial media coverage in India and they speculated on an impending marriage. However, the couple broke up in the end of 2017
- Matt Alonzo (2018-Present) – In may 2018, Fakhri confirmed and announced her relationship with filmmaker Matt Alonzo on instagram.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 54 kg
- In Pounds – 119 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Appearing in several TV commercials like FashionAndYou, Farmer’s Department Stores, Mobilink, Jazz Jazba, etc. She is also known for appearances in Bollywood films such as Rockstar (2011), Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014) and others.
Fakhri debuted with Indian musical romantic drama film Rockstar (released in 2011) for her role as Heer Kaul. She starred in her very first film alongside Ranbir Kapoor. It was directed by Imtiaz Ali.
In 2014, she competed on the second and third cycle of reality TV series, America’s Next Top Model.
Nargis has advertised for several brands such as Bruno Banani ‘Magic Woman’ fragrance, Platinum, Reebok, Pond’s, Kerovit by Kajaria (sanitary brand), etc.
- She was given an honorary reward for her work for the endangered tigers, but later it was criticised because this award was only given out to ministers or high ranking officers.
- In 2015, there was an outrage by the Pakistanis on social media following her ad for Pakistan mobile carrier Mobilink in leading Urdu newspapers. The ad displayed Nargis lying down on the front page of Urdu newspaper, which was found objectionable and was condemned on social media.
- When Uday proposed marriage to Nargis in 2016, she turned down his proposal and reportedly went back to the USA in the middle of Housefull 3 promotions. There were rumours that she has quit Bollywood for good, thanks to the breakup, but later she confirmed that she’s not going anywhere.
Awards & Nominations
|2012||Rockstar||IIFA Awards||Hottest Pair||Won|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2014||Madras Cafe||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Social/Drama Film – Female||Nominated|
|2015||Main Tera Hero||Stardust Awards||Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Female||Nominated|
|Life OK NOW Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Female||Won|
|Bollywood Life Awards||Most Motivational Celeb on Social Media||Won|
|Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards||Ciroc Not The Usual Award||Won|
|2016||Spy||MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight||Nominated|
|2017||Housefull 3||BIG Zee Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – Female||Nominated|
Nargis Fakhri Favorites
- Favorite Actors – Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan
- Favorite Actress – Kajol
- Favorite Movies – The Chronicles of Narnia, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
- Favorite 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)
- Favorite Holiday Gateway – Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Costa Rica
- Favorite Perfume – Romance by Ralph Lauren
- Favorite Food – Sushi, Tom Yum Soup, Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream, Red Velvet Cake, Butter Chicken, Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce
- Favorite Restaurants – Olive, JW Marriott, Wasabi at The Taj Mahal Palace, in Mumbai
- Favorite Sport – Cricket, Tennis
- Favorite Director – James Cameron
Nargis Fakhri Net worth
Nargis Fakhri estimated net worth stands at $13 million dollars as of 2019 and gets a remuneration of Rs 1 to 2 crore per film. 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. She has a Range Rover.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nargis Fakhri
- She is of half Pakistani (on dad’s side) and half Czech descent (on mom’s side).
- Nargis’ parents divorced when she was 6 or 7 years old.
- Fakhri started her career as a model at the age of 16.
- In 2004, Nargis appeared in the cycle 2 and cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model.
- Nargis has appeared in Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar 2009.
- She is the first woman of Pakistani descent, who has appeared in America’s Next Top Model.
- For her performance in the 2011 film Rockstar, she received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
- She was first considered for the female lead role in the 2012 film Khiladi 786 but was later replaced by Asin.
- In October 2017, Fakhri was selected as a One Young World counselor, alongside Kofi Annan, Doutzen Kroes and Cher to speak at their summit in Bogota.
- In March 2019, Fakhri has completed work on the action thriller Torbaaz, alongside Sanjay Dutt.
- Visit her official website @ nargisfakhri.com.