• Birthday05 December, 1932
  • Zodiac:Sagittarius
  • Fun Trivia:Nadira was one of the first Indian actresses to own a Rolls-Royce!


Born in a Baghdadi Jew family, Nadira made her Bollywood debut in the year 1952 with ‘Aan’, in which she did a bold scene. Following this she did several notable roles in films like ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Pakeezah’ etc. She often played negative characters in her films; and she won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Margaret, in the 1975 film ‘Julie’.

Nadira first married an Urdu poet and filmmaker, Naqshab. Post this she married another man, sadly this one lasted for just a week. The last few days of her life were spent in Mumbai. She breathed her last on February 9, 2006, following a prolonged illness, at the age of 73.

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