Nargis Fakhri is an American model and actress, who mainly appears in Hindi
films.Fakhri began her career as a model and appeared as a contestant in the The CW
series America’s Next Top Model.
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She made her acting debut in the 2011 romantic drama Rockstar, for which she received a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.
She received praise for starring as a war correspondent in the political
thriller Madras Cafe (2013). She later appeared in the successful comedies Main Tera
Hero (2014), Spy (2015), and Housefull 3 (2016), the second of which was a
Hollywood production.Fakhri made her film debut with a female lead role in the Imtiaz Ali’s musical romantic drama Rockstar in 2011.
The film follows the journey of an aspiring musician from a humble background to an international stardom after the death of his passionate lover. Fakhri was cast as a free-spirited rich brat, from the Kashmiri Pandit background.Rockstar was the first film in India to show a Kashmiri Pandit wedding.The film received overwhelming response from critics, but their opinion toward her were mixed.
Fakhri was born in Queens, New York,to Mohammed Fakhri, a businessman, and Marie Fakhri, a former police officer.According to the actress, her father was from Pakistan, and moved to the United States for better earning, while her mother is Czech.She has a sister, Alisha.Fakhri’s parents divorced when she was six, and her father died the following year.Because of her mixed Pakistani and Czech ethnicity, she describes herself a “global citizen”.