Nargis Fakhri Bio, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Facts

Nargis Fakhri
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Nargis Fakhri is an American-born Indian actress, model, and singer, who mainly appears in Bollywood films. She is best known for her role in the 2011 blockbuster romantic drama Rockstar, which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. Nargis Fakhri has appeared in commercially successful movies such as Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), Spy (2015), and Housefull 3 (2016). She appeared as a contestant in the second and third seasons of the reality show America’s Next Top Model. Fakhri started working at the age of 15 where she used to teach arts, ceramics, and crafts to the neighborhood children. After graduation, she forayed into the modeling world knowing that everyone had craved for her boldness and beauty during her college days. Despite her looks and talent she failed to make it big in Hollywood and entered Bollywood through the Kingfisher’s Calendar girls campaign in 2009. Apart from movies, she has also made a sensation in Bollywood by performing in numerous item songs which ended up as super hits. So, who is Nargis Fakhri? Here’s everything we about her.


Nargis Fakhri was born on the 20th of October 1979, in Queens, New York, United States. She is currently 44 years old.

Birth NameNargis Fakhri
Birthdate October 20, 1979
BirthplaceQueens, New York, U.S.
Age44 years old
Sun SignLibra
ProfessionActress, Model
EthnicityAmerican, Pakistani, Czech

Family and Education

Nargis was born to a Pakistani father, Mohammed A. Fakhri, and a Czech mother Marie A. Fakhri. Her father died when she was seven years old, thus her childhood was a troubled one for her as she struggled to make ends meet.  She has a younger sister named Aliya Fakhri, who is also a model.

She attended Queens College University in New York and earned a BA degree Major in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology.

Nargis Fakhri Personal Life

She is romantically linked to Indian-origin American businessman, Tony Beig. He is the CEO of Dioz Group. They made their relationship official in 2022.

Ranbir Kapoor (2011) – Fakhri was rumored to be dating Ranbir Kapoor when they worked together in the 2011 film Rockstar.

Uday Chopra (2014 – 2017) – She was rumored to have a fling with a co-star Uday Chopra in early 2014. They were spotted enjoying their vacation in the Maldives. They called it quits in 2017.

Matt Alonzo (2018 -2019) – she began dating filmmaker Matt Alonzo and made it Instagram official in 2018. The couple broke up in 2019.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 9 inches
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
WeightKilograms – 54 kg
Pounds – 119 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-26-35
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Shoe Size8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) or 6 (UK)
Dress Size4 (US) or 34 (EU)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Fakhri was first seen playing the role of Heer Kaul in the 2011 Hindi film Rockstar alongside Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Imtiaz Ali.

Television Debut

In 2014, she competed on the second and third cycle of reality TV series, America’s Next Top Model.

Singing Debut

As a singer, she released her singles Habitaan Vigaad Di and Woofer (ft. Snoop Dogg) in 2017. The former charted at #22 on Asian Music Chart while the latter peaked at #4 on the chart. She has featured in music videos for both tracks and also appeared in Lilly Singh’s “If My Indian Dad Was A Rapper” and Satinder Sartaaj’s “Tere Vaastey” music videos.

Brand Endorsements

She has associated with several brands and products like Bruno Banani’s ‘Magic Woman’ fragrance, Platinum, Reebok, Pond’s, Kerovit by Kajaria (sanitary brand), etc.

Nargis Fakhri Favorites

  • Food – Sushi, Tom Yum soup, Chocolate chip ice-cream, Red velvet cake, Butter chicken, Zucchini Pasta with Avocado cream sauce
  • Restaurants – Olive, JW Marriott, Wasabi at The Taj Mahal Palace, in Mumbai
  • Movies – The Chronicles of Narnia, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Songs – Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen by Louis Armstrong, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Bang Bang from the film Bang Bang (2014)
  • Holiday Gateway – Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Costa Rica
  • Perfume – Romance by Ralph Lauren

Nargis Fakhri Net Worth

As of 2024, Nargis Fakhri has a net worth of $12 million. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood and the most popular celebrity in the entertainment industry. She owns several real estate properties in India and the United States of America. She owns a lavish residential house in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and a posh mansion in  New York City. She has a Range Rover.

Nargis Fakhri Facts

She is half Pakistani (on her dad’s side) and half Czech descent (on her mom’s side).

If Nargis weren’t into acting, she would have worked in Arts and Psychology.

Though she has roots in Pakistan, Nargis Fakhri has never been there.

During her stint in modeling, she traveled across and lived in many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Germany, England, Costa Rica, Cape Town, and Denmark.

She has appeared on the covers of popular magazines like Maxim U.S. (February 2012), TravelPlus U.S. (March 2012), Women’s Health U.S. (June 2012), Shape Singapore (October 2007), Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, etc.

She received a Filmfare Award nomination for her performance in her debut film Rockstar.

Nargis Fakhri is the first woman of Pakistan ancestry to have appeared in America’s Next Top Model.

She is an accomplished Kathak dancer.

In 2015, she won the Bollywood Life Awards for Most Motivational Celeb on Social Media and the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards for Ciroc Not The Usual Award for her work in the movie Main Tera Hero (2014).

She is a part of the Board of Advisors (for their entertainment division) for MindShare Ventures Group (a New York-based company).

Fakhri had once said that she never watched any Bollywood film until making her debut in 2011.

In October 2017, Fakhri was selected as a One Young World counselor, alongside Kofi Annan, Doutzen Kroes, and Cher to speak at their summit in Bogota.

Since her onscreen debut in 2011, Fakhri has acted in a bunch of films, including Madras Cafe, Spy, Housefull 3, Banjo, 5 Weddings, Amavas, Torbaaz, and Shiv Shastri Balboa.

In 2023, she made her web series debut in the Zee5 series Tatlubaaz, in which she played the role of Isabelle Tripathi.

She is a self-professed eggetarian