01 June, 2022

Lesser Known Facts About Nargis Dutt

B-town's one of the most beautiful divas, Nargis Dutt had an untimely death due to cancer in 1981. Here are some unknown facts about her.

By Ankita Mukherjee

How did she get her name 'Nargis'?

Fatima Rashid, born on June 1, 1929, had made her acting debut as a child actor in 'Talash-E-Haq' in 1935. In the film's credits, she was tagged as 'Baby Nargis'. From there, she got her stage name.

Filmfare Best Actress Award for 'Mother India'

Nargis was only 28 years old when she had played the character, Radha in the Academy Award-nominated movie, 'Mother India'. She had even received the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role.

Nargis had become immortalised in RK emblem

Nargis had worked with Raj Kapoor in a few films, and they had become one of the most loved on-screen couple at that time. She had become immortalised for being in the RK emblem.

Nagis Dutt: A fashionista

Nargis had always been a level up in fashion. She had kept her pace with the world trend. While her contemporaries had worn long dresses, she had sported crop tops and had stunned in saree as well.

Nargis' involvement in Sunil's production house

Nargis was involved with Sunil's production house, Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe. There was a time, when their venture wasn't doing well at Box Office and she had to break her piggy bank to make amends.

Nargis Dutt: As a person, wife and mother

Nargis was a very fun-loving and sporty person. She had always loved playing cricket, swimming and eating 'pani-puri'. However, she didn't think twice before leaving her career to attend her family.

Nargis' love for Sanjay Dutt

Nargis was a proud mother of three children, Priya, Namrata and Sanjay. However, it was Sanjay who was dearest to her. She was very excited to see Sanjay's debut film.

A vacant seat for Nargis Dutt

In a letter, Nargis had written for Sanjay, "Now you have promised to do even better and I promise I will come and see you every month." He had left a vacant seat for her at 'Rocky's screening.

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