Nargis Fakhri: The Super-hot American in the B-Town
Nargis Fakhri is an American born model turned actress who flourished through the ranks after being spotted by an Indian film director, Imtiaz Ali in the Kingfisher Calendar Print. Before she turned towards full-time acting in the Bollywood, Fakhri did many impromptu shoots as a model for several companies. Unlike other beauty models, Fakhri started her modeling career at not so better side of her twenties. She was 28 when she participated in the beauty pageant contest, America’s Top Next Model. However, her journey was curtailed after she was eliminated before she could qualify for the top 12 spots. Shortly enough, she received plenty of recognition from the show which inevitably got her many modeling projects.
She made her Bollywood career with a bang and then decided to settle in the industry with projects coming to her at a good pace. Fakhri has been a part of a few successful movies in the Hindi Film Arena and has quite made a remarkable name for herself in the industry. She even featured in a Hollywood film Spy in 2015 for which she received positive reviews for her acting.
Nargis Fakhri Biography
Nargis Fakhri was born on 20th October 1979 in the Queens area of the New York City. She has admitted to being tomboyish during her childhood and had no plans whatsoever to step into the glamor world. However, things changed with time and she saw the world changing in the very late 20’s. She was a student at the Queens College, City of University, in New York where she accomplished her bachelorette degree of Art with a major in Fine Arts. Also, she managed to acquire a minor degree from the same college in psychology.
Once she was spotted by Imtiaz Ali to debut in his thriller, B-Town directors got aware of this unsung model who had the spark to shimmer on the big screens. If not with her acting, they knew her presence could lit up the entire frame. Hence, for her sheer hotness and immaculate beauty, she became a popular face in the Hindi film arena.
Nargis was born in a mixed ethnic family to the businessman, Mohammed Fakhri, and Marie Fakhri. Her father was of Pakistani descent who shifted to the United States of America in search of better business opportunities while her mother is a retired police officer who hails from the Republic of Czech. Nargis acquires an American citizenship while her roots are connected to Pakistan. She claims of herself being a global citizen due to the mixed ethnicity in the family. She has a younger sister named Alisha.
Her parents divorced when the actress was just 6 years old. A year later, their father passed away. Therefore, she has been completely raised by her mother ever since.
Nargis Fakhri Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Nargis received the fame very late in the career. That being said, she is unimaginably hot for her age to say the least. Her beauty was exhibited for the first time for the camera when she was 28. Until then, Fakhri lived a very low-key life. She has a fantastic curvy figure coupled with deadly looks which make her a fierce competitor in the B-Town. We decided to go through her statistical figures, and we were stunned by these numbers. We are sure that you will be shocked too!
Nargis Fakhri Body Vitals
Age: 37 years (as in 5th June 201)
Height: 175 centimeters, 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 55 kilograms, 121 pounds
Curves: 34-27-35 (all measurements in inches)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
She got the temperatures soaring!
Nargis dazzled in the mainstream Bollywood after a stunning debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar. She portrayed the love interest of the prodigy, Ranbir Kapoor. The film was much loved by the critics as well as the audiences, but Fakhri failed to receive similar reviews as the film itself. However, her screen presence and sharp looks were highly praised. Rockstar went on to become one of the highest grosser of 2013 and laid a strong launchpad for the aspiring Fakhri.
The following project for Fakhri marked her best performance till date in her short stint in the Bollywood. She played the role of a journalist in the John Abraham starer, Madras Café, a film which handled the critical topic of Indian intervention in Sri Lankan civil war. Then film proved to be a visual treat and was adorned by the critics to the fullest. In the same year, she got the temperatures soaring by grooving alongside the dancing sensation, Shahid Kapoor in the item number, Dhating Naach.
She was then seen in David Dhawan’s directorial venture, Phata Poster Nikla Hero. She shared the screen with the director’s son, Varun Dhawan and the gorgeous Ileana D’cruz. The film was an average grosser but somehow managed to strike a positive chord amongst the masses. Her item number in Kick was well-received by the audiences which became a sensational hit overnight. She danced alongside the Bollywood’s Bhaijaan, Salman Khan in the hit song, Yaar Na Miley and performed audaciously well.
She was highly credited with terrific reviews for her Hollywood debut, Spy. She was seen playing an undercover agent in the film alongside top-notch actors like Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, and Jude Law. 2016 saw her feature in the biopic, Azhar where she played the role of a real-life character, Sangeeta Bhijlani. She played the love interest of Emraan Hashmi in the film. She also played a considerable role in the movie, Banjo. As of future projects are concerned, she will be seen in another Hollywood film, 5 Weddings.
Nargis Fakhri Movies
- Azhar (2016)
- Banjo (2016)
- Rockstar (2011)
- Housefull 3 (2016)
- Main Tera Hero (2014)
- Spy (2015)
- Madras Café (2013)
- Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
Although her acting skills have been extremely woeful, she has picked her way up to learn a few Bollywood Thumkas. As a result, she has featured in several item numbers which have to be sensational hits amongst the masses. Unlike her torrid acting, she is convincing with her Bollywood item numbers. Here are few songs that prove her worth as a prolific entertainer.
Nargis Fakhri Songs
- Kateya Karoon, Rockstar (2013)
- Dhating Naach, Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
- Devil- Yaar Na Miley, Kick (2014)
- Galat Baat Hain, Main Tera Hero (2014)
- Desi Girl, Saagasam (2016)
- Bol Do Na Zara, Azhar (2016)
- Oye Oye, Azhar (2016)
- Pyaar Ki Maa Ki, Houseful 3 (2016)
- Shanivar Rati, Main Tera Hero (2014)
- Tu Hi Na Jaane, Azhar (2016)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
Nargis Fakhri has always had an incredible figure and all its credit goes to her hobbies of practicing Yoga and dancing. She loves dancing to the core and considers herself as a globe trotter. Here is a list of few things which she has struck the love chord with.
Favorite Food: Tom Yum Soup, Sushi, Choco-chip ice-cream, butter chicken, red velvet cake, zucchini pasta with avocado cream sauce
Favorite Director: James Cameroon
Favorite Film: The Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective, the Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite Song: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen by Louis Armstrong, Shake it off by Taylor Swift, and Bang Bang Title Track.
Favorite Sport: Cricket and Tennis
Favorite Musician: A. R. Rahman and Taylor Swift
Favorite Perfume: Romance by Ralph Lauren
Favorite Restaurant: Olive, J. W. Marriott’s, Wasabi at Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, Blue Jade in Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
Favorite Destination: Greece, Denmark, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.
Favorite Hotel: Then Ritz- Carlton in Dubai
Relationships? Not the prettiest for anyone’s liking
She evidently dated the faded actor, Uday Chopra. No matter how her fans had reacted to the couple’s relationship, the duo was serious, and also had plans to announce their marriage very soon. However, things changed fast and both ends in the relationship have been left high and dry.
When Chopra was inevitably keen to marry the beauty, she wanted to nourish her career. As time passed by, Uday Chopra snubbed the decision to marry Fakhri which left her red-faced. Troubled by the consequences, she flew to the United States the following night leaving the film producers in a miff. The couple has now officially broken up, and it will be an interesting saga to follow for the Bollywood enthusiasts. Has Uday missed out on something he could only dream of? Only time can tell us that.
Controversies do chase angelic beauties
Young, old, rich, or poor, if you decide to enter the glamor world, you are bound to controversies. In this case, Nargis Fakhri is no different. She has cringed a long list of controversies in her shorter span at the Bollywood.
The Tiger Honor Probe: She was given the guard of honor for her work to safeguard tigers. Soon, the masses blasted on the award givers and Fakhri as the award was only meant for a minister or high-ranking officers.
The Cold War with Salman: It is believed that the actress doesn’t gel well along with the superstar, Salman Khan due to his habit of pulling her leg in the public. She did not like the way Khan bossed around either.
The Leaked Images: Uday Chopra and Fakhri were spotted enjoying a vacation in Goa. The couple was on the verge of marrying each other, but have recently broken up.
Too bold for 10 P.M: Koffee With Karan had to lose its 10 p.m slot due to the bold and outrageous comments made by Nargis and Frieda Pinto on the show. The show was pushed further to premiere at 11. P.M.
Dating Ranbir Kapoor: If reports are to be believed, Ranbir and Nargis got intimately close following his break-up with Deepika Padukone. The stalwarts have denied all the rumors time and again.
Money in the Bank
Nargis has enjoyed a long-term success in her modeling career. Also, she found her way to become a prominent figure in the B-Town which adds to the sources of capital. With growing popularity, she has been appointed as the face of many brands in and around the country. She has constantly appeared in several commercials and award functions which add more value to her bank account.
Nargis Fakhri Net Worth
To be drop-dead accurate with the amount of money she has earned, we looked upon her acting projects, endorsements, and other financial investments. We found out that the estimated net worth of Fakhri is calculated at $12 million. It is believed that she charges around a crore to two for a film.
Cars in the garage: Range Rover and Porsche 911
Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions
Not as many as compared to her other counterparts in the Bollywood, but Nargis has had her hands on the handful of them. Out of the 10 awards, she has been nominated for, she has won a total of just 4 awards in the short spell. Here is a list of all four awards she has won in her career.
Nargis Fakhri Awards
- IIFA award for the hottest pair with Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar (2012)
- Life Ok Now award for the best-supporting role female for Main Tera Hero (2015)
- Bollywood Life award for the most influential celeb on social media (2015)
- Filmfare glamor and style award (2015)
The Social Media Buzz
Nargis Fakhri is active on almost all kind of social media and is much-loved and followed by her fans. She is on twitter by the username @NargisFakhri and is followed by a staggering 2.52 million followers. She operates her Instagram account by the username @nargisfakhri. She has a whopping 5.6 million followers on the photo-sharing application. She is also an active Snapchat user and posts images by the username @nargilove. She is followed my 10m people on Facebook.
At 37, she can put any 18-year-old to shame with her astounding looks, miraculously curvaceous figure, and a stunning personality. She hasn’t been in the good books of critics in the B-Town, yet has been one of the most sought actresses by the directors. With Hollywood production up for a release, she is expected to flourish as an actress. She impressed the global critics by looking drop-dead gorgeous in Spy. We hope to see her in more challenging roles in the Bollywood and want her to surprise us with her ever so magnifying beauty.