Nargis Fakhri Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Nargis Fakhri (born October 20, 1979) is an American actress and model who primarily works in Indian Hindi-language films. Her first role in a film came with the 2011 romantic drama Rockstar, for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She subsequently played a war correspondent in the political thriller Madras Cafe (2013) and starred in the commercially successful comedies Main Tera Hero (2014), Spy (2015, her first Hollywood production) and Housefull 3 (2016).
Early life and Modeling
Fakhri was born on October 20, 1979, in Queens, New York City, to Mohammed Fakhri, and Marie Fakhri, a former police officer. Her father is Pakistani, and her mother is Czech. She has one younger sister, Aliya. Fakhri’s parents divorced when she was six, and her father died a few years later. Because of her mixed Pakistani-Czech ethnicity and American nationality, Fakhri describes herself as a “global citizen”.
Fakhri started her career as a model at the age of 16. In her later years, she appeared as a contestant on the second and third cycles of America’s Next Top Model (2004). Although Fakhri was selected for the first two challenges of both the cycles, she failed to make up to the third challenge for the top twelve contestants. She subsequently modeled professionally in America, working for freelance agencies, and appearing regularly at fashion shows. Fakhri’s fame increased when she appeared in a popular Indian print campaign for the 2009 Kingfisher Calendar. Her appearance in the Kingfisher Calendar attracted the attention of Indian filmmaker Imtiaz Ali. He selected her for a role in the Hindi romantic drama Rockstar. Fakhri later said that she agreed to work in India so that she could “relate to culture” and get “close to roots ” because India and Pakistan share similar cultures.
Fakhri began dating actor Uday Chopra in 2013. The relationship attracted substantial media coverage in India and they speculated about an impending marriage. However, the couple broke up at the end of 2017. In May 2018, Fakhri confirmed and announced her relationship with filmmaker Matt Alonzo on Instagram.
Nargis Fakhri Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
|Profession(s)||Actress, Model & Singer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters– 175 cm|
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Black (dyed red, golden blonde & brown)|
|Debut||Bollywood: Rockstar (2011) as ‘Heer Kaul’|
Hollywood: Spy (2015) as ‘Lia’
Singing: “Habitaan Vigaad Di” (single; 2017)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• 2012: IIFA Awards – Hottest Pair (shared with Ranbir Kapoor) for the film “Rockstar”|
• 2015: Life OK NOW Awards – Best Supporting Actor-Female for the film “Main Tera Hero”
• 2015: Bollywood Life Awards – Most Motivational Celeb on Social Media for the film “Main Tera Hero”
• 2015: Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards – Ciroc Not The Usual Award for the film “Main Tera Hero”
|Date of Birth||20 October 1979 (Saturday)|
|Age (as in 2022)||43 Years|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York City, US|
|Hometown||Queens, New York City, US|
|College/University||Queens College, City University of New York|
|Educational Qualification||BA with a Major in Fine Arts and Minor in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York|
|Religion||She does not follow any religion but considers herself a spiritual person.|
|Hobbies||Gardening, Travelling & Yoga|
|Tattoo||Queen Crown with the initials of her boyfriend, Matt Alonzo and her name on her hand.|
|Controversies||• In 2019, a report circulated on media that Nargis abandoned the promotions of the film “Amavas” (2019) mid-way and left the country. Reportedly, she was outraged by the media’s questions about her personal life (break up with Matt Alonzo and Uday Chopra). Clearing her stance on the controversy, Nargis said,|
“The entire experience promoting this film, albeit brief, has been extremely taxing because of their (producer Sachin Joshi and the film’s team) total lack of communication and planning. They were given seven days for promotions by my team well in time which they used. So I don’t know where this debate about my leaving early etc comes in. To be honest, I wasn’t informed about the film’s release being pushed nor was I updated on their promotional plans and activities. Despite that, I ensured I was present and promoting the film within the mutually agreed upon time. And now, seeing them release statements like that about my professional commitment is something that is extremely disheartening and unacceptable when it’s the film team who haven’t held up their end of the bargain.”
• In 2015, a leading Pakistani newspaper, Jang, published an advertisement of Nargis for Pakistani mobile carrier, Mobilink. Following this, Pakistanis showed their resentment on social media, where they called the advertisement cheap and absurd. Many people including journalists, condemned the obscenity of the advertisement that showed Nargis in a red dress, lying down with a phone in her hand.
• In 2014, it was reported that she was honored with the Gaurd of Honour by the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) for her campaign for endangered tigers. However, this made wildlife conservationists furious, as the award was meant to be given out to only ministers or high-ranking officers.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Ranbir Kapoor (Rumoured)|
• Uday Chopra (2014-17)
• Matt Alonzo (2018-19)
|Parents||Father– Mohammed Fakhri|
Mother– Marie Fakhri (Former Mechanical Engineer & Drafter)
|Food||Butter Chicken, Dal Gosht, Tacos, Pizza, Churros, Tom yum Soup, Paella, Pad thai, Zucchini Pasta with Avocado cream sauce|
|Dessert||Gajar Ka Halwa, Chocolate chip ice cream, Red velvet cake, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Bengali Sweets|
|Actor||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Film(s)||The Chronicles of Narnia Series, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)|
|Rap Artist||Snoop Dogg|
|Song||‘Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen’ by Louis Armstrong|
|Musician||A. R. Rahman|
|Restaurant(s)||Olive in Mumbai, JW Marriott in Juhu, Wasabi at The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, Blue Jade at Ritz Carlton in Dubai|
|Travel Destination(s)||Greece, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Denmark|
Career Beginnings and Breakthrough
Fakhri made her acting debut with a female lead role in Imtiaz Ali’s musical romantic drama Rockstar in 2011. The film follows the journey of an aspiring musician from a humble background to international stardom after the death of his passionate lover. Rockstar was the first film in India to show a Kashmiri Pandit wedding, and saw Fakhri as a free-spirited rich brat, hailing from the Kashmiri Pandit background. Due to her poor command in Hindi, Fakhri’s voice was dubbed over by the voice artist Mona Ghosh Shetty. The film received overwhelming responses from critics, but their opinions toward her were mixed, though she was praised for her looks. Film critic Taran Adarsh wrote: “Nargis is a stunner as far as looks are concerned, but isn’t persuasive in poignant moments”, however, he praised her on-screen chemistry with co-star Ranbir Kapoor. Raja Sen of Rediff noted that she is an “exotically ravishing heroine, one so pretty we forgive her occasionally stilted diction”, while Nikhat Kazmi praised her performance and said that Fakhri “stands tall as the delectable Heer who sizzles on screen with her unconventional ways”. With a gross revenue of ₹1.07 billion (US$14 million), Rockstar was one of the top-grossing Hindi films of the year. Fakhri’s performance in the film earned her several Best Female Debut nominations at various award ceremonies, including a Filmfare nomination.
Her next release was opposite John Abraham in the Shoojit Sircar’s political thriller Madras Cafe (2013), a drama set during the time of the Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Her portrayal was of a British war correspondent in Sri Lanka, and was inspired by many war correspondents, including Anita Pratap. Unlike her debut film, Fakhri dubbed her own dialogues and was approached for the film because Sircar wanted “a girl who looked Indian but had an accent”. Upon release, Madras Cafe received acclaim from the critics, and the performances of the lead actors were praised. Saibal Chatterjee said Fakhri “strikes the right notes”, whereas Rajeev Masand called her “pleasantly competent”. Anuj Kumar of The Hindu was particularly impressed with the film and thought that Fakhri has proved that she has more to her than just a “prominent pout”. Later that year, she made a special appearance in the action-comedy Phata Poster Nikhla Hero to perform in the item number “Dhating Naach” with the film’s lead actor Shahid Kapoor.
The following year, Fakhri collaborated with Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz for the romantic comedy Main Tera Hero, a remake of the 2011 Telugu film Kandireega, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by David Dhawan. Set in Bangkok, she played Ayesha, Don’s daughter, who falls for an impetuous brat. The film was a financial success but received mixed reviews from critics. For her performance in the film, Rohit Khilnani said that Fakhri “is not bad” and that “she fits well in this masala comedy and doesn’t disappoint”. Taran Adarsh however, disagreed, and said though she “looks great”, she needs to “polish her acting skills”. She next appeared in a popular item number titled “Yaar Naa Miley” with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala’s action thriller Kick. The song was well-received by critics and was immensely popular among the audience. Later that year, she starred in Paul Feig’s action-comedy Spy, her first project in Hollywood. The film follows the transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke. Featuring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law, Fakhri was cast in her first antagonist role, portraying Lia, a secret agent. The film and her performance received praise from critics. John Boone of Entertainment Tonight noted how much she stood out in the “fewer quieter scenes” of the film. Fakhri’s performance earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight nomination. Spy emerged as one of the top-grossing productions of the year, earning $235.7 million worldwide.
|2013||Madras Cafe||Jaya Sahni|
|Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||–||As item girl in the song “Dhating Naach”|
|2014||Main Tera Hero||Ayesha Shingal|
|Kick||Angel||Special appearance in song “Yaar Na Miley”|
|Housefull 3||Saraswati “Sarah” Patel|
|Dishoom||Samaira Dalal||Cameo appearance|
|2018||5 Weddings||Shania Dhaliwal|
|2022||Hari Hara Veera Mallu||Roshanara|
|2017||If My Indian Dad Was A Rapper||Lilly Singh|
|Habitaan Vigaad Di||Parichay|
|2018||Tere Vaastey||Satinder Sartaaj|
|2017||“Habitaan Vigaad Di”||Parichay as a featured artist|
|“Woofer”||feat. Snoop Dogg|