Nargis Indian Actress BiographySource(google.com.pk)
Nargis Dutt known by her screen name, Nargi was an Indian film actress. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting carer began in 1942 with Tamanna. During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. One of her best-known roles was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her Best Actress trophies at the Filmfare Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. She would appear infrequently in films during the 60s. Some of her films of this period include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she got the inaugural National Film Award for Best Actress. Along with her husband, Nargis formed the Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe, which roped in several leading actors and singers of the time and held stage shows at border areas.In early 1970s, she became the first patron of Spastics Society of India,and her subsequent work with the organisation brought her recognition as a social worker, and later a Rajya Sabha nomination in 1980. Nargis died in 1981 of pancreatic cancer, a few days before her son Sanjay Dutt made his film debut in Bollywood. In 1982, the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation was established in her memory.The award for best feature film on national integration in the annual National Film Awards ceremony is called the Nargis Dutt Award in her honour.
After playing the mother of Sunil Dutt, a Mohyal Brahmin also, from Jhelum, British India, in the movie 'Mother India', she subsequently married him on 11Mar58. She has three children from the Dutt marriage, namely Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt, and two daughters, Priya, and Anju. Her first daughter-in-law, Richa Sharma, Sanjay's first wife, passed away due to cancer. Her second daughter-in-law is Rhea Pillai, Sanjay's second wife, but they have since divorced. Her son suffers from insomnia, and has problems with drugs. He was jailed for terrorist activities during the now infamous Bombay Bomb Blast case of 1993, and he is now facing numerous criminal charges in India. Her daughter, Anju, is married to Bollywood actor, Kumar Gaurav, who is the son of actor Rajendra Kumar. Her husband went to become win a seat in the Indian Parliament, and after his passing, her daughter, Priya, has taken over from her dad. Sanjay's daughter's name is Trishala, while Anju's is Saachi, who is now being groomed to appear in movies.
'Old is Gold' proverb is true when you look back into our age old Bollywood films. Not only films, people even now value our ‘Old' Bollywood heroines as Gold. They are such divas that actresses from our generation mimic them. Take for example, Madhuri Dixit, who is compared to Madhubala in Indian Cinema because of her beautiful smile. It is also said that Katrina Kaif may play the role of Madhubala in a biopic of Kishore Kumar. Sadhana fringe was sported by Deepika Padukone in films Om Shanti Om and Chandni Chowk To China. The phenomenal beauty, natural grace, talent and sensuality of the actresses of the golden era are unexplainable. Madhubala, as we all know, is compared to Marilyn Monroe; and Khatija Akbar wrote a biography on her titled 'I Want To Live' The Story Of Madhubala. The moment you see divas like Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Asha Parekh, Sadhana, Saira Banu...on screen, you just can't stop admiring them, such is the effect of these yesteryear divas of Bollywood.