Nargis

RealnameFatima A. Rashid
01.06.1929 *
Place of BirthKolkata
03.05.1981 †

Nargis, daughter of singer and actress Jaddan Bai, was the first female superstar of post independence cinema. She started her film career as a child actress. Acting in the films of Mehboob and Raj Kapoor she became the biggest star of Indian cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. Together with Raj Kapoor she appeared in his early movies Aag:MLE, Barsaat, Awara and Shri 420. But also other directors cast the dream couple - together with Dilip Kumar they acted in Mehboob's Andaaz. This movie was one the first big hit after India's independence.

Acting in Raj Kapoor's Shri 420 in 1955 Nargis had one of her biggest hits in her career. Finally, in 1957, she played the role of Radha in Mehboob's Mother India. The film was a huge success, was nominated for an oscar and until today remains among the most important classics of Hindi cinema. After being rescued from a fire on the sets of Mother India by actor Sunil Dutt the two got married. Their son Sanjay Dutt started his career as an actor in the early 1980s and still is one of India's most important heroes.

After marriage Nargis retired. She turned down several offers for a comeback including the role of Chhoti Bahu in Guru Dutt's production Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, which was finally played by Meena Kumari. She finally returned to the screen for one more film - Satyen Bose's Raat Aur Din. Nargis died of cancer in 1981.

Filmographie

As Actor/Actress

  1. Raat Aur Din, 1967
  2. Adalat, 1958
  3. Chetak Aur Rana Pratap, 1958
  4. Ghar Sansar, 1958
  5. Lajwanti, 1958
  6. Miss India, 1957
  7. Mother India, 1957
  8. Pardesi, 1956
  9. Shri 420, 1955
  10. Angarey, 1954
  11. Aah, 1953
  12. Paapi, 1953
  13. Pehli Shaadi, 1953
  14. Shikast, 1953
  15. Amber, 1952
  16. Anhoni, 1952
  17. Bewafa, 1952
  18. Sheesha, 1952
  19. Awara, 1951
  20. Deedar, 1951
  21. Hulchul, 1951
  22. Pyaar Ki Baaten, 1951
  23. Saagar, 1951
  24. Bhishma Pratigya, 1950
  25. Birha Ki Raat, 1950
  26. Chhoti Bhabhi, 1950
  27. Jogan, 1950
  28. Khel, 1950
  29. Meena Bazar, 1950
  30. Pyaar, 1950
  31. Andaaz, 1949
  32. Barsaat, 1949
  33. Daroga Ji, 1949
  34. Lahore, 1949
  35. Roomal, 1949
  36. Aag, 1948
  37. Aaj Ki Fariyaad, 1948
  38. Anjuman, 1948
  39. Anokha Pyaar, 1948
  40. Mela, 1948
  41. Romeo Juliet, 1948
  42. Mehendi, 1947
  43. Nargis, 1946
  44. Beesvin Sadi, 1945
  45. Humayun, 1945
  46. Ramayani, 1945
  47. Taqdeer, 1943
  48. Parda Nasheen, 1942
  49. Talash-E-Haq, 1935