Indian Actor
Born Jun 1, 1930

For the town in France, see Nargis, Loiret; For the 2008 cyclone which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta and the city of Yangon, see Cyclone Nargis, for the flower, see Nargis, for the other actress, see Nargis (actress) Nargis Dutt File:Nargis in Awaara film.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on June 1, 1929.
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 career began in 1942 with Tamanna (1942). … Read More


1943 14 Years Old Nargis appeared in numerous films after her debut; she won lasting fame for her later, adult, roles, starting with at the age of 14, in Mehboob Khan's Taqdeer in 1943 opposite, Motilal. … Read More


1957 28 Years Old She appeared in Mehboob Khan's Oscar-nominated rural drama Mother India in 1957 for which she won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance. … Read More
In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. … Read More


1971 42 Years Old Along with her husband, Nargis formed the Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe, which involved several leading actors and singers of the time, and performed at remote frontiers to entertain the Indian soldiers; it was the first troupe to perform in Dhaka, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and the formation of Bangladesh. … Read More


She went into a coma on 2 May 1981 and died the next day.
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