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Nargis - Nargis

(1929) -06-01) June 1, 1929
Died May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03) (age 51)
Resting place Bada Qabrastan, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
nationality Indians
other names
job actress
Years active 1935–1936
Barsaat (1949)
Babul (1950)
Awara (1951)
Shree 420 (1955)
Mother India (1957)
Raat Aur Din (1967)
children Sanjay Dutt
Priya Dutt
Namrata bun
relative See Dutt family
Honors Padma Shri (1958)
MP, Rajya Sabha
In office
April 3, 1980 - May 3, 1981 (she died)

Nargis bun (born Fatima Rashid ; June 1, 1929 - May 3, 1981) was an Indian film actress who starred in classic Bollywood films. Considered one of the greatest actresses in Hindi cinema history at the age of 5, with Talash-E-Haq (1935) in a supporting role, but her acting career actually began with the film Tamanna (1942).

Over a career spanning three decades, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful and critically acclaimed films, many of which starred her alongside actor Raj Kapoor. She was the younger sister of the famous actor Anwar Hussain. Her best-known role was Mother India (1957), nominated by Radha at the Academy Award, a performance that earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She rarely appeared in films in the 1960s. Her films of this time include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she won the first national film award for best actress.

received. Nargis married her co-star mother Mother Sunil Dutt in 1958. They had three children together, including actor Sanjay Dutt. Together with her husband, Nargis founded the Ajanta Arts Culture Troupe, which hired several leading actors and singers of the time and held stage shows in border areas. In the early 1970s, Nargis became the first patron of The Spastic Society of India, and her subsequent work with the organization earned her recognition as a social worker in 1980 and later a Rajya Sabha nomination.

Nargis died of pancreatic cancer in 1981, just three days before her son Sanjay Dutt made his debut in Hindi films with the film Rocky. In 1982 the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation was established in her memory. The award for the best feature film on national integration at the annual film awards ceremony is named the Nargis Dutt Award in her honor.

Early life and background

Nargis was born in Calcutta as Fatima Rashid. Her mother was Jaddanbai, a singer of Hindustan classical music and one of the first pioneers of Indian cinema. Nargis' family then moved from Punjab to Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. She introduced Nargis to the film culture that was going on in India at the time. Nargis' maternal half-brother, Anwar Hussain, was also a film actor.


1935-48: debut and early films

Fatima made her first film appearance in the 1935 film Talashe Haq when she was six years old, referred to as Baby Nargis. Nargis (نرگس [ˈnərɡɪs]) is a Persian word that means daffodil, the daffodil flower. She was later recognized as Nargis in all of her films. also known by her stage name Nargis ,

Nargis appeared in numerous films after her debut. In 1943, at the age of 14, she appeared in Mehboob Khan 's Taqdeer across from Motilal. The film was a box office hit and she was widely praised for her performance. Filmindia called it "an excellent debut".

According to Taqdeer, Nargis played in the 1945 drama Humayun, opposite the leading actor at the time, Ashok Kumar. The film was moderately successful. Her early releases included Mela, Anokha Pyar and Aag, all in 1948. The former she played with Dilip Kumar and the latter marked her first collaboration with Raj Kapoor. With the exception of Mela, which was one of the top grossing films of the year, none of their films did well in 1948.

1949-51: breakthrough years

Nargis, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in a scene from the 1949 film Andaz

In 1949 Nargis starred in Mehboob Khan's critically acclaimed drama Andaz. In the film, she played Neena, whose husband Rajan (Raj Kapoor) suspects that she is having an affair with her boyfriend Dilip (Dilip Kumar). It got off to a slow box office start, but once positive word of mouth spread, it became a huge commercial hit and the top grossing film of all time. The film was the first hit in Kapoor's career and a breakthrough for Nargis and Kumar. After the success of the film, Kapoor cast her again as the leading actress in his second directing project after the unsuccessful Aag (1948).

This Kapoor enterprise was published in the same year with Nargis as a village beauty and him as a poet. It was titled Barsaat. The film was the debut of Nimmi, who later became a well-known actress. Its release was already hyped due to the huge success of Andaz and therefore became another big box office hit. The highest-grossing film of 1949 and all time, Barsaat broke the Andaz record. This made her one of the most popular and bankable stars of the time.

Nargis next starred in the 1950s Jogan and Babul films with Dilip Kumar. Both were box office hits and their performance in Babul was particularly noted.

Due to the success of Andaz and Barsaat, Raj Kapoor was struck by Nargis' charm and on-screen presence. He therefore chose her to play a character in Awaara (1951) (often written as Awāra). Although it was about a father and his estranged son, Nargis played a major role in the film as a lawyer who knows the truth that Raj (played by Kapoor) and Raghunath (played by Prithviraj Kapoor) are son. Father. In contrast to the roles played by other actresses of the time, Nargis portrayed an outspoken advocate who criticizes people who see women as "housework". She was also seen putting on swimwear in a scene from Awaara, a rather bold dress the Indian woman was supposed to wear during this period. The film was released on December 14, 1951 and received widespread recognition for performances by Prithviraj, Raj, and Nargis. Not only in India, the film was also a blockbuster overseas, making Nargis and Raj famous stars in countries like Greece and the USA. With sales of £ 12.5 million in India, it became the highest grossing film of all time, breaking the Baraat record. Deedar, which was released that same year, was another hit in Nargis' filmography.

1952-54: career setbacks

Nargis' films, released between 1952 and 1954, did not perform well, either critically or commercially. In 1952 she had up to six publications, only Anhonee of which was a success. In 1953 and 1954 she made five films, none of which was a box-office hit. However, her 1953 film Aah has achieved cult status over the years.

1955-57: years of government

Nargis revived her career with Raj Kapoor's social drama Shree 420 (1955). The film was the highest grossing film of all time and featured several popular titles.

She worked with Kapoor again for the box office hit. Chori Chori (1956) revolves around a girl (Nargis) who runs away from her house to marry a gold digger pilot (Pran), but falls in love with a news reporter (Kapoor) whom she meets on a bus. In the same year she made a special appearance in Kapoor's Jagte Raho. The film was her last co-star on Raj Kapoor.

In 1957 she appeared in Mehboob Khan's Oscar-nominated epic drama Mother India, for which she won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance. Baburao Patel of the film magazine Filmindia described Mother India in December 1957 as "the greatest picture produced in India" and wrote that no other actors could have played the role as did Nargis. Also in 1957 she played in the Pardesi (marketed in English as Journey Beyond Three Seas), an Indo-Soviet co-production.

Films with Raj Kapoor

Nargis and Raj Kapoor starred in 16 films over a period of 10 years, including Awaara, Shree 420, Jagte Raho (cameo), Andaz, Chori Chori, Aah, Aag and Barsaat. Their first film together was Aag in 1948. Aag was not a commercial success, Aah's income was average, but others were commercially successful. The songs from these films have become unforgettable. Some examples are "Barsat mein humse mile" and "Jiya beqarar hai" (in Barsaat); "Dam bhar jo udhar munh phere" and "Ghar aaya mera pardesi" (in Awaara); "Sham gayi raat aayi", "Ichak dana beechak dana" and "Pyar ha ikraar hua" (in Shree 420); and "Pancchi banoon udti phiroon", "Aa ja sanam madhur chandni mein" and "Yeh raat bheegi bheegi" (in Chori Chori). Their work in Awaara made the couple known internationally, particularly in the Soviet Union, where the film was dubbed in Russian and released as Brodiaga.

1958-67: Later career

After marrying Sunil Dutt in 1958, Nargis quit her film career to settle with her family after her final films were released. She had her last film appearance in the film Raat Aur Din from 1967 and was convinced to act after fifteen years. The film was well received and Nargis' appearance as a woman with dissociative identity disorder received critical acclaim. For this role, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress and was the first actress to win in that category. She also received a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination for the film.

In 2011, she was listed by Rediff.com as the greatest actress of all time. Nargis is an actress with reach, style, grace and an incredibly warm screen presence. She really is one of the leading actresses to celebrate. "The Tribune's M.L. Dhawan said," In almost all of her films, Nargis created a woman who could be desired and adored. The charisma of Nargis' screen image was that it swung between the simple and the chic with ease. "" In 2005 Indiatimes Movies wrote: "Whenever Raj Kapoor and Nargis met on screen, sparks flew. Their chemistry was electrifying and crackling with raw passion in Raj Kapoor's Awaara. Nargis' wild and carefree sensuality pulsates and Raj Kapoor's unkempt, hair rebellious person only gives fuel to the fire. "Surendra Kumar of The Sunday Guardian stated," She was a versatile actress who could play serious roles, easy roles, and even comic book roles with the same vigor. She could be urban and sophisticated, like in Awaara, Chori Chori and Andaz; simple and common as in Sri 420; and every inch a traditional village woman as in Mother India. "

She was also nominated for the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian Parliament) from 1980 to 1981, but due to cancer, she fell ill and died during her tenure.

Private life

Nargis had a long-term relationship with actor Raj Kapoor, who co-starred in the films Awaara and Shree 420. Raj Kapoor was married and had children. After refusing to divorce his wife, Nargis ended their nine-year relationship.

Nargis married actor Sunil Dutt

Sanjay later became successful film actors. Namrata married the actor Kumar Gaurav, the son of the veteran actor Rajendra Kumar, who had performed alongside Nargis and Sunil Dutt in Mother India. Priya became a politician and MP (Lok Sabha).

With her husband, Nargis formed the Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe, which included several leading actors and singers of the time, and performed on remote borders to entertain Indian soldiers on the border. It was the first troop to appear in Dhaka after the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Nargis later worked for spastic children. She became the first patron of the Spastics Society of India. Her community service for the organization has been recognized as a social worker.

Nargis loved wearing white saris, talking on the phone, and selling panipuris on the street to eat. She was an excellent swimmer and enjoyed playing cricket with her brothers. The founder of the Spastic Society of India, Mithu Alur, stated in an interview that Nargis dreamed of becoming medicine

Sickness and death

On August 2, 1980, Nargis fell ill during a session of the Rajya Sabha. The original cause was jaundice. She was brought home and admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Bombay. After fifteen days of testing, during which her condition continued to worsen and she was losing weight rapidly, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1980 and was admitted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

One year after her death the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation was founded by Sunil Dutt in her memory. Although Nargis' death was largely attributed to cancer, her daughter Namrata shared that she had successfully battled pancreatic cancer but died of a urinary tract infection. Her son Sanjay added that she was susceptible to infection due to her decreased immunity.


Nargis on an Indian postage stamp from 1993

A scene from the 1949 film Barsaat, Raj Kapoor was chosen as the basis for R's logo, holding Nargis in one arm and a violin in the other. K. Films.

Several books have been written about Nargis. The first was written by T. in 1994. J. S. George and was entitled The Life and Times of Nargis. In 2007 Nargis 'daughters Priya and Namrata published a book about their parents' lives called Mr. and Mrs. Dutt: Memories of Our Parents. Also that year was Darlingji: The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt by Kishwar Desai.

released. Nargis was played by actress Manisha Koirala in the 2018 film Sanju, the biopic of her son Sanjay Dutt. The film is ranked as one of the top grossing Indian films of 2018. Feryna Wazheir portrayed her in the film Manto.

Awards and recognitions

One street in Bandra, Mumbai, is named Nargis Dutt Road in their memory. A 100 paise face stamp was issued by India Post in honor of Nargis on December 30, 1993. Google celebrated Nargis Dutt on her 86th birthday on June 1, 2015.

The National Film Awards recognized Dutt by receiving the Nargis Dutt Award for Best National Integration Feature Film for her performance in Hindi cinema.



External links

further reading

  • George, T.J.S. (1994). The life and times of Nargis. Harper Collins. ISBN 978-81-7223-149-1.
  • Desai, Kishwar (2007). Darlingji: The true love story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt. HarperCollins Publishers India. ISBN 978-81-7223-697-7.
  • Dutt Kumar, Namrata; Dutt, Priya (2007). Mr. and Mrs. Dutt: Memories of our parents. Roli books. ISBN 978-81-7436-455-5.
  • Dwyer, Rachel (2013). Fire and Rain, The Tramp and The Trickster: Romance and Family in Raj Kapoor's Early Films (PDF). The South Asianist Journal (report). 2 . Center for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh. ISSN 2050-487X. 253>54>222>222 ===