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Overview (4)

Born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died in Bombay, Maharashtra, India  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameFatima A. Rashid
Nicknames Baby
Baby Nargis

Mini Bio (1)

Nargis was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a former Hindu Mohyal Brahmin who converted to Islam as Abdul Rashid. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way for Fatima to become a child artiste (Baby Nargis) as early as 1935. She was the half-sister of Bollywood actors, Anwar Hussain and Akhtar Hussain.

Nargis, and actor Raj Kapoor formed a reel romantic couple. It is well known that they had an off-screen romance. Raj, who was already married, refused to divorce his wife and marry Nargis.

After playing the mother of Sunil Dutt in the movie 'Mother India', she subsequently married him on March 11, 1958 . She had three children, namely Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt, and two daughters, Priya, and Anju. Her son Sanjay was married to actress Richa Sharma, who passed away due to cancer. They have a daughter named Trishala. His second wife was Rhea Pillai whom he subsequently divorced. He is now married to Manyata Dutt, formerly known as Dilnawaz Shaikh. They are the parents of twins, Iqra and Shahraan. Her daughter, Anju, is married to Bollywood actor, Kumar Gaurav, who is the son of actor Rajendra Kumar. Her husband, Sunil, Dutt, went on to win a seat in the Indian Parliament, and after his passing, their daughter, Priya, won his vacant seat.

Nargis passed away due to pancreatic cancer on May 3, 1981.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Family (2)

Spouse Sunil Dutt (11 March 1958 - 3 May 1981)  (her death)  (3 children)
Children Sanjay Dutt

Trade Mark (2)

White Sari
First Lady of Indian Cinema

Trivia (17)

Daughter of actress, singer and filmmaker Jaddanbai. When she was 5 years old, her mother introduced her as a child star, Baby Rani.
Granddaughter of Motilal Nehru and Daleepabai.
Mother of Sanjay Dutt.
The Indian actress Nargis made her only appearance in a Greek film in So Many Dreams on the Streets (1968). Her movies were popular in Greece.
Formed one of the most popular Hindi on-screen couples with Raj Kapoor. Off-screen, she was deeply in love with the already married Raj Kapoor.
In Mother India (1957), she played Sunil Dutt's mother. While shooting for the film, Sunil rescued her when she was trapped amidst lit haystacks. The two fell in love, and later married.
Nargis was the first actor to be honored with the Padmashree Award; she was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament) for her charitable work for spastics.
Won the National Award for her role in Raat Aur Din (1967).
Half-sister of Anwar Hussain and Akhtar Hussain.
In movies, she often played the role of women caught in a dilemma of the heart leading to a tragic ending.
Grandmother of Trishala (Sanjay's daughter), and Saachi (Anju's daughter).
Producer/Director Amar Jeet is married to Nargis' s niece Rehana.
She was called Mrs. Dutt, by her husband Sunil Dutt, when in public. She called him Dutt Sahib.
Nargis was the first actress to win a Padma Shri, Which she won after her iconic role in Mother India.
She was a bigger star than Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand. She was regularly given top billing over her male co-stars, and her name was enough to open movies.
Nephew is producer Jaffar Hussain (Akhtar Hussain's son).
Nephew Sarwar Hussain (Brother Anwar Hussain's son) was a production controller for Sunil Dutt's Ajanta Arts Production. He later became Sunil Dutt's personal secretary.

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