Did you know veteran actress and politician Nafisa Ali was Miss India?

Jan 19, 2018, 10:05 IST
  • Did you know veteran actress and politician Nafisa Ali was Miss India?

    Nafisa Ali was born in Kolkata on January 18, 1957. Her father Ahmed Ali was a Bengali Muslim and her mother Philomena Torresan was a Roman Catholic of Anglo-Indian heritage. Nafisa Ali has accomplishments in several fields. She was the national swimming champion from 1972-1974, in 1976 she represented India at the Miss International contest & was declared the 2nd runner-up. 

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    Nafisa Ali was only 19 years at the time this picture was taken. She has worked in many Hindi films, but she is still remembered for her role in the 1979 film 'Junoon' with Shashi Kapoor. In this movie, Nafisa played the role of British girl Ruth Labauder.

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    Nafisa Ali's other acting credits include Major Saab, Life In a Metro, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

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    Nafisa is very close to late Shashi Kapoor's family. Nafisa is posing with Shashi's daughter Sanjana Kapoor and son Karan Kapoor in this picture

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    Nafisa Ali who is also a social activist and a politician is posing with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

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    Nafisa Ali is married to Arjuna Award-winning sports personality Colonel R. S. Sodhi

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    She has two daughters Armana, Piya and a son Ajit. Nafisa and her husband are posing with their children. Apparently, her son Ajit is set to star in a Bollywood film.

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    In 2010, Nafisa Ali played Hrithik Roshan's mother in the film 'Guzaarish'

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    In September 2005, she was appointed the chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India 

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    The story behind this picture is very interesting. Shahid Mahmood is with Nafisa in the photo, who's great grandfather Abdul Karim was picturised in the film Victoria and Abdul. This movie is based on Abdul's friendship with Queen Victoria. Ali Fazal played Abdul's role

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About The Gallery

Veteran actress Nafisa Ali known for her role in 'Junoon' opposite Shashi Kapoor and in Major Saab opposite Amitabh Bachchan was a stunning beauty and a Miss India participant back in the 70s. As she turned a year older on January 18, here's a look at her in pictures

 

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