Nargis Fakhri was born on 20th October, 1979 in Queens, New York to a Czech mother and a Pakistani father. Her parents divorced each other when she was around six years old. A U.S. citizen, Nargis Fakhri is an fashion model and actress. She made her acting debut with Bollywood film, Rockstar. Nargis Fakhri started her career as a model, She was a contestant on third cycle of America's Next Top Model.
Now she make a grand entry in the Indian film industry. She made her first film debut in the Bollywood film Rockstar, alongside Ranbir Kapoor which released on November 11, 2011 directed by Imtiaz Ali.
The director of 'Rockstar' Imtiaz Ali who had directed two Blockbusters, Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal and the Maestro A. R. Rahman had composed music of this film. Amitabh Bachchan is among those who immensely liked the musical love story of Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri.
Nargis Fakri played the character of Heer Kaul in Rockstar. Nargis has been saddled with the most complex character in the film. Nargis Fakhri's expressions with pretty smiles and exasperation. Nargis won the 13th IIFA Awards "Hottest pair of the year" with Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar in 2011.
New York-based Nargis was featured in the 2009 Kingfisher swimsuit calendar. She was the first girl to be recalled twice on "America's Next Top Model" (2003) and also the first girl of Pakistani origin in the history of "America's Next Top Model" (2003).
She appeared with Ranbir Kapoor in bollywood film Rockstar which was released on november 11, 2011. And her next film "Sher khan" was released in 2012. Nargis has been roped in as brand ambassador for popular women's wear brand Van Heusen Woman.
About rockstar Nargis says, anyone who is self-made, and is an independent person is a rockstar. I am confident, self-made, fearless and hence a rockstar. I worked 10 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. There were all sorts of exercises in language and dance, and so many things about it were very difficult.
Nargis was only 16 when she started modelling and it was not planned, but nothing in my life has or ever will be planned, says Nargis, I've never been a movie buff, if I did go to a theatre to watch a film, half of the time, I fall asleep. As a child, I did watch some Hindi movies at home with dad, but I didn't know who anyone was. I wasn't interested, honestly.
Signing the film was easy for Nargis Fakhri as was learning a new language. It took her just three months to pick up Hindi. Nargis says, I guess I'm a fast learner when it comes to languages but it was a real challenge when acting in front of so many people on a set for the first time. It was really tough.
Her favourite hobbies include cooking, meditation and yoga.