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Accomplished American actress and model, Nargis Fakhri was born into humble beginnings, but held grand dreams for success and a driving passion for exploration and adventure. Raised by her Czech mother in New York City, she was estranged from her now late Pakistani father, at a very young age. In the face of adversity, she graduated from a Bachelor in Arts, with a Major in Fine Arts and a Minor in Psychology, but was drawn to the fashion industry. Not shy of hard work, Nargis embarked upon a career as an international model, which took her around the world. Through her persistence and exotic looks, she worked consistently from 2004-2010, on many TV commercials and ad campaigns.
A few particular campaigns, shown in India, caught the attention of Bollywood, which subsequently landed her the leading role, as ‘Heer’, in the hit film ‘Rockstar’ (2011), despite the language barrier and no formal acting training. Moving to Mumbai and learning Hindi, she went on to star and feature alongside big Bollywood celebrities in 'Madras Cafe’ (2013), 'Main Tera Hero' (2014), 'Dhaating Naach' (2013), and ‘Kick' (2014). Nargis was also part of the A-list-cast Hollywood blockbuster film ‘Spy' (2015), in a supporting role as ‘Lia’. Furthermore, she regularly graces the covers of top fashion magazines in India, including Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Maxim, GQ, FHM and Women’s Health, and has held positions as Brand Ambasador for the likes of Reebok India and Vaseline.
With an innately positive and inspiring nature, Nargis has millions of followers on various social media platforms, but remains down-to-earth and is renowned for her sharp wit and quirky personality. Committed to giving back, she actively works with charities, in particular on woman's empowerment and preserving wildlife and the environment, which are causes close to her heart. Nargis is also extremely interactive with her fans, and happily makes public appearances. Nargis continues her global travels, and currently resides between Mumbai, London, New York and Los Angeles.
"Your uniqueness is your magic. Remember that!"
5 Weddings | Shania Dhaliwal | 2017
Banjo | Christina | 2016
Dishoom | Samaira Dalal | 2016
Housefull 3 | Saraswati | 2016
Azhar | Sangeeta | 2016
Saagasam | Special Appearance | 2016
Spy | Lia | 2016
Kick | Cameo | 2015
Main Tera Hero | Ayesha | 2014
Photo Poster Nikhla Hero | Dancer | 2013
Madras Cafe | Jaya Sahni | 2013
Rockstar | Heer Kaul | 2011
Height: 5'9 | Eye Color: Brown | Hair Color: Dark Brown
A lover, a fighter, a nurturer, Nargis is up for any challenge thrown at her. From tandem skydiving and canyoning, to kitchen knife fight scenes in movies, or philanthropic work in far-flung places, she gives everything she's got and then some.