Have you seen these candid pictures of Life In A Metro actress Nafisa Ali?

Updated: Jan 18, 2020, 09:53 | Nikita Wagh
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    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. Do you know Nafisa Ali was the national swimming champion from 1972-1974? (All photos/AFP, mid-day archives and Instagram)

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    The talented beauty was crowned Miss India International 1976 and she went on to secure second place at Miss International. Nafisa Ali was only 19 at the time this picture was taken.

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    Nafisa Ali has worked in many Hindi films, but she is still remembered for her role in the 1979 film Junoon with Shashi Kapoor. Nafisa played the role of British girl Ruth Labauder, and Tom Alter played her father in the film. Junoon, directed by Shyam Benegal, was based on Ruskin Bond's fictional novella, A Flight of Pigeons, set around the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

    In picture: (L-R) Raj Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal.

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    Nafisa Ali became very close to late Shashi Kapoor's family after Junoon, which starred Shashi Kapoor's wife Jennifer Kendal, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Pearl Padamsee and Sushma Seth. It also featured Shashi and Jennifer's children Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.

    In picture: Nafisa is posing with Shashi's daughter Sanjana Kapoor and son Karan Kapoor.

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    Nafisa Ali is married to Arjuna Award-winning polo player Colonel R. S. Sodhi. Post marriage, the actress chose to stop working and enjoy her married life.

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    Nafisa Ali Sodhi has two daughters Armana, Piya and a son Ajit. In picture: Nafisa and her husband are posing with their children. Apparently, her son Ajit is planning to make his Bollywood debut. Renowned filmmaker J.P. Dutta wanted to make a love story with Ajit and his daughter Nidhi Dutta in a film titled Jee Bhar Ke Jee Le. However, things didn't work out and the film was dropped.

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    Nafisa Ali Sodhi has been a woman of many accomplishments. A national-level swimmer, Miss India 1976, an actress, Nafisa was also a jockey at the Calcutta Gymkhana. In September 2005, she was also appointed the chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India.

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    Nafisa Ali who is also a social activist and a politician is posing with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections unsuccessfully from South Kolkata. In 2009, she contested the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow on a Samajwadi Party ticket. Ali is currently a member of the Congress party.

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    Nafisa Ali's other acting credits include Major Saab (1998) where she played Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Life In a Metro (2007) where she played Dharmendra's love interest, Guzaarish (2010) where she played Hrithik Roshan's mother, Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) where she played Sunny and Bobby Deol's mother.

    In picture: Nafisa Ali Sodhi with Sanjay Dutt and Kabir Bedi on the sets of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

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    Nafisa Ali Sodhi's last acting project was Sanjay Dutt starrer Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, which released in 2018. She played the character of Raj Mata Yashodhara, Uday Pratap Singh's (Sanjay Dutt) mother.

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    In November 2018, Nafisa Ali announced that she is suffering from peritoneal, ovarian cancer. A family person that she is, Nafisa said her children are the reason for her to get better through her struggle to overcome the disease.

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    She shared this photo of herself along with former Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In the post, Nafisa Ali Sodhi announced that she is suffering from "stage 3 cancer". "Just met my precious friend who wished me luck and to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer," she had captioned the image.

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    In July 2019, she announced that she is cancer-free now, further adding that she is keen to get back to acting. Seen in the picture: Nafisa Ali and Hrithik Roshan on the sets of Guzaarish, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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    In her Instagram post, Ali wrote a brief introduction: "I am Nafisa Ali Sodhi and I would like an elegant role to portray in Indian cinema. So looking for a perfect script as a senior actor, I need to work to express my emotions. I will not be dictated to. May God give each of us the strength to follow our dreams."

    In picture: Former Miss India and social activist Nafisa Ali (C) shares a light moment with her daughter Armana (R) and her son Ajit (L) while she files her nomination to contest in the south-Calcutta constituency in Calcutta, 23 April 2004.

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    "My message was to send a greeting and say, 'I am medically certified as cancer-free'. I wanted to share it with my industry and everyone. I am a cancer warrior and I have overcome it and I want to celebrate my life. I want to celebrate that I am ok, I am not sick anymore, if there is work for me then I am happy to do that work. I act in a film once in while and enjoy it. Acting is not my profession, it is my passion," Ali told PTI in an interview.

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    The actor said she would love to be a part of a Salman Khan film as she shared a good friendship with his father, writer Salim Khan. "I would love to be a grandmother or an elderly person in a sensitive Salman Khan movie. When I did 'Junoon', I was great friends with Salim-Javed (writer duo). Salman and all were so small at that time. I used to teach them swimming. Salman is special, he is like a kid. He has a heart of gold. Mistakes happen in life..."

    In picture: Former Miss India and Indian film actress turned Social worker Nafisa Ali (c) meets child cancer patients during Rose Day celebrations at a fast food restaurant in New Delhi, 26 September 2007.

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    Asked if her post had led to any offers, Nafisa Ali said it had but she would talk about it when things materialise.

    In picture: Former US First lady Laura Bush, (C), stands with Nafisa Ali, chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India as they meet the cast of the Indian version of the children's TV show Sesame Street, called "Galli Galli Sim Sim", at their film studio on the outskirts of New Delhi 02 March 2006.

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    Nafisa Ali believes today both storytelling and the audiences' preference have changed. "There are blockbuster movies but the storytelling today has become interesting. The after effects and all is good. The audience has to be motivated to see a film. Today the audience has become sharper. Today people don't want to see a slapstick, mediocre or badly performed film. People want to see good cinema."

    In picture: Nafisa Ali (R) offers fruits to elephants during a procession for the first convention of Vishwa Dharma Raksha Parishad, a hindu religious group, in Ayodhya 29 August 2002.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Nafisa Ali Sodhi!

    In picture: Former beauty queen, Miss India, film actress turned AIDS activist Nafisa Ali addresses a press conference in a brothel at New Delhi's Red Light area 21 October 2000. Nafisa said All sex workers take the identity card will have to pledge that they will support in the fight against HIV/AIDS and also oppose child sex prostitution

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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