Nargis Dutt Biography | नरगिस दत्त जीवनी – Old is Gold

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Nargis Dutt (Hindi: नर्गिस, Urdu: نرگس; June 1, 1929 – May 3, 1981), famous by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film entertainer. She is broadly viewed as perhaps of the best entertainer throughout the entire existence of Hindi film. She made her screen debut as a kid in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, yet her acting carer started in 1942 with Tamanna. During a vocation that crossed from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis showed up in various monetarily effective as well as basically valued films, a large number of which highlighted her close by entertainer and producer Raj Kapoor. One of her most popular jobs was that of Radha in the Academy Award-named Mother India (1957), a presentation that won her Best Actress prizes at the Filmfare Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Nargis married her Mother India co-star, entertainer Sunil Dutt, and left the entertainment world. She would show up rarely in films during the 60s. A portion of her movies of this period incorporate the show Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she got the debut National Film Award for Best Actress.

Alongside her better half, Nargis shaped the Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe, which roped in a few driving entertainers and vocalists of the time and held stage shows at line regions. In mid 1970s, she turned into the main benefactor of Spastics Society of India, and her ensuing work with the association brought her acknowledgment as a social laborer, and later a Rajya Sabha designation in 1980.

Nargis passed on in 1981 of pancreatic disease, a couple of days before her child Sanjay Dutt made his film debut in Bollywood. In 1982, the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation was laid out in her memory. The honor for best component film on public combination in the yearly National Film Awards service is known as the Nargis Dutt Award in her honor.

Early life and Background

Nargis was brought into the world in Calcutta, the girl of the Allahabad-based Muslim vocalist, Jaddanbai and a Hindu Mohyal father of Rawalpindi, named Uttamchand Mohanchand. Her main sibling, Anwar Hussain, likewise turned into a film entertainer.


Fatima was selected to the film at an early age. She made her most memorable film appearance in the 1935 Talashe Haq when she was six years of age, credited as “Child Nargis”. Nargis, her stage name, signifies “Narcissus”, the bloom. She was along these lines credited as Nargis in every last bit of her movies.

Nargis showed up in various motion pictures after her film debut; she won enduring acclaim for her later, grown-up, jobs, beginning with at 14 years old, in Mehboob Khan’s Taqdeer in 1943 inverse, Motilal. She featured in numerous well known Hindi-Urdu motion pictures of the last part of the 1940s and 1950s like Barsaat (1949), Andaz (1949), Awaara (1951), Deedar (1951), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori (1956). In the greater part of her movies she featured close by Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.

Her most well known job came in Mehboob Khan’s Oscar-selected provincial show Mother India in 1957. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her exhibition. After her union with Sunil Dutt in 1958, Nargis surrendered her movie profession after her last barely any film deliveries to settle down with her loved ones. She made her last film appearance in the 1967 film Raat Aur Din for which she won a National Film Award for Best Actress, the main entertainer to win in this class. She likewise got a Filmfare Best Actress Award Nomination for this film.

Personal life

Nargis had been sincerely connected with Raj Kapoor with whom she was projected in a large portion of her movies. Nonetheless, the reputed undertaking didn’t emerge and Nargis proceeded to wed entertainer Sunil Dutt (himself a Mohyal from Jhelum, British India). Supposedly, Dutt had saved her life from a fire mishap on the arrangements of Mother India. The couple wedded on March 11, 1958 and had three youngsters together: Sanjay, Namrata, and Priya. Sanjay Dutt went onto become an exceptionally fruitful film entertainer. Namrata wedded entertainer Kumar Gaurav, child of veteran entertainer Rajendra Kumar who had showed up close by both Nargis and Sunil Dutt in Mother India. Priya turned into a legislator, and starting around 2005 has been a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha).

Alongside her better half, Nargis shaped the Ajanta Arts Cultural Troupe, which roped in a few driving entertainers and vocalists of the time, and performed at distant boondocks to engage the Indian troopers; it was the main company to perform at Dhaka, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and the development of Bangladesh. Afterward, Nargis worked for the reason for spastic youngsters. She turned into the main benefactor of The Spastics Society of India. Her beneficent work for the association gained her appreciation as a social specialist.


Years after the fact, Nargis was determined to have pancreatic malignant growth and went through treatment for the sickness at Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York. Upon her re-visitation of India, her condition disintegrated, and she was owned up to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She sank into a state of insensibility on May 2, 1981 and died on May 3, 1981. Her nonappearance at the debut of her child’s presentation film Rocky on May 7, 1981, where one seat was kept empty for her, was a broadly popular occasion.

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