Nargis Fakhri is a Bollywood sensation who was born in queens, New York, the United States of America on October 20th, 1979. She had a Pakistani father who moved to U.S hoping to earn better and her mother is from Czech. Since her parents were from different backgrounds she named herself as a ‘global citizen’. Before making history in Bollywood she initially started modelling and appeared as a contestant in the second and the third cycle of the reality show America’s Next Top Model in 2004. Despite her looks and talent she failed to make it big in Hollywood and entered Bollywood through the kingfisher’s calendar girls in 2009.
After her performance in the calendar girls, Imtiaz Ali starred her in his movie Rockstar (2011) which was her debut film in Bollywood. With Rockstar she was all set to create wonders. After the Imtiaz Ali movie she worked on a list of movies in both Bollywood as well as Hollywood namely Madras Café (2013), Main Tera hero (2014), Phata Poster Nikla Hero (Item number), Kick (2014), Azhar (2016), Houseful 3 (2016) and Hollywood movies Spy (2015) and 5 weddings which is currently in pre – production stage expected to be released this year. Apart from movies, she has also made a sensation in Bollywood by performing in numerous item songs which ended up as super hits. She was also seen doing Music Album Videos
Net Worth: – $12 million
Nargis Fakhri turned out to be one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood within a short time. She has already done major roles with most of the big youth icons of Bollywood including Varun Dhawan. According to various sources, the young talented actress has a total net worth of about $12 million) as of 2017.
Rockstar – $2,097,902
Madras Café – $1,704,545
Main Tera hero – $1,298,701
Kick – $974,026
Spy – $831,486
Advertisements & Concerts – $757,576
Music Albums – $7,664,236
The actress is not only a master in performing but she has also proven that she is good in studies too. Nargis Fakhri did her schooling from the United States of America itself with high grades. She is also a graduate from Queens college University, New York.
Business Model: –
Despite charging a hefty amount for a movie that she acts in she also has other sources of income as well. Starring in various item songs she earns a decent sum of money off them as well, not to mention her stage appearances in TV shows and award functions which contribute significantly towards her income. Moreover, she is also the Indian brand ambassador for various companies like Reebok, Titan Raga, Ever youth Natural Products, HCL ME Laptop series and Mobilink (a Pakistani mobile network company).She is also seen performing for private events which also brings her more fame and more income. Nargis Fakhri has proven that she is also a bad ass business woman by making investments in the stock market,
She has substantial property holdings and Nargis Fakhri is also the brand ambassador for Cover girl cosmetics and many more favourite Indian and international brands. Nargis also owns a restaurant chain named “The Fat Fakhri” burger. The star also owns a perfume company “Pure Wonder Fakhri”. Nargis Fakhri has her own football team named “The Queens Angels”. Nargis Fakhri also owns a fashion clothing brand called “Nargis Fakhri Seduction”.
Latest news: –
The graceful actress left India while promoting her movie Houseful 3 because she was suffering from a life – threatening diseases like ‘arsenic and lead poisoning’. The actress being a yoga practitioner and a nature lover relieved herself from the disease by practicing Ayurveda and Yoga. Nargis Fakhri is now all set to make a comeback in the film industry with more glamorous and exciting roles. A few of her films are yet to be released both from Hollywood and Bollywood.
Nargis Fakhri is an actress who has set an example for other Bollywood stars by possessing a unique set of skills in acting, handling the media, balancing her life and taking care of her business. She has made wonderful contributions to the films she has done. She has proven herself by making the audience thrilled with her performance in each film she has done.
She has fulfilled all the roles assigned to her with ultimate dedication and sincerity making her standards higher and higher in the industry. She has also received many accolades and nominations in IIFA, MTV Awards etc. for her gracious performances. Defeating life-threatening diseases and returning to the industry in no time Nargis Fakhri has shown Bollywood the real fighter in her.