Born on October 20, 1979, Nargis Fakhri’s birthplace is Queens, New York. Her father Mohammed Fakhri was a businessman and her mother Marie Fakhri is a former police officer.
Nargis Fakhri’s father was from Pakistan, but he later moved to the US. Her mother is Czech. Nargis calls herself a ‘global citizen’ because of her mixed Pakistani and Czech ethnicity. Unfortunately, the actress’ parents got divorced when she was six.
Nargis Fakhri made her Bollywood debut with Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2011. She also acted in films like Madras Cafe, Main Tera Hero, Azhar, Housefull 3, Dishoom and Banjo. However, Nargis’ career never took off in Bollywood.
Very few know that before starting her Bollywood career, Nargis Fakhri had auditioned for America’s Next Top Model.
Not for films, but Nargis Fakhri made headlines more often because of her alleged relationship with Uday Chopra. In an old interview with mid-day, she had told, “I am glad that Uday always keeps me in the news. We often laugh about everything that’s written about us. But I am repeating myself: Uday and I aren’t dating each other. But he (Uday) will always remain a part of my life.”
“I have very few friends in India and I feel fortunate that he’s (Uday) one of them,” said Nargis Fakhri
Even after years in the industry, Nargis Fakhri says she still feels like an outsider. “People behaved strangely after Rockstar (2011). I received a lot of criticism, but it didn’t bother me,” Nargis Fakhri told mid-day in an interview, a few years back.
We asked Nargis Fakhri why she hasn’t been able to find friends in B-Town.
Nargis Fakhri said, “I am friendly to everyone I have worked with, but it takes two to tango. Friendship is a two-way thing and if someone is not interested, I don’t think they deserve my attention.”
Nargis Fakhri further added, “I am very boring. I often get invited for parties but I never attend them. I don’t enjoy partying.”
Nargis Fakhri is an early sleeper. She confessed that she would rather be off to bed than be at a party.
The couple has been seeing each other since October 2017 and is living together in Los Angeles. Nargis Fakhri and Matt have got both their names’ initials inked above their palms, ‘MN’ with a ‘his-and-her’ crown.
Nargis and Matt first met early in 2017 when the filmmaker introduced her to singer Zora Randhawa, who was planning a single with rapper Snoop Dog. The duo developed a close camaraderie while Matt was directing the rack’s music video. They also brought in Christmas together, which was filled with PDA on their social media handles.
Like any other mate, on April 17 (2018), Matt’s 33rd birthday, Nargis gave him a beautiful surprise. She hosted a grand birthday bash at a nightclub in California with a set of few close friends.
Nargis and Matt love travelling together. They’re now working on more music videos. Talking about Matt, he is a renowned name in the American music industry. He has collaborated on music videos with Justin Bieber, Chris Cornel amongst others. The music producer-director took centre stage with a Lil Wayne music concert in 2008.
On the professional front, Nargis Fakhri will be seen with Sanjay Dutt in the film Torbaaz. They shot in Kyrgyzstan. Nargis plays Dutt’s love-interest in the film.
We wish Nargis Best of Luck for the coming Projects in B Town!!