This page is dedicated to the actress Nargis, as a lot of visitors to this site will want to see her not silly pictures of starters, and those who want to see pictures of starters can have a look anyway.
Some info about Nargis' film career, from some Bollywood sites.
Born Fatima A. Rashid in Allahabad in 1929, the career of Hindi-Urdu megastar Nargis began at the age of 5. Known as Baby Rani she appeared in Sangeet Films' Talah-e-Haq, introduced to film by her mother, the actress, singer and film-maker Jaddanbai. Her first lead role was in Taqdeer, directed by Mehboob, but she was best known as Raj Kapoor's romantic lead in some of India's most successful melodramas. She imbued stereotypical female characters with layers of meaning and introduced a new style of authenticity through her performances. The role that made her a cinema legend was the lead in the powerful epic Mother India, and she married Sunil Dutt, the actor who played her son in the film. She flourished behind the camera too, producing films directed by Akhtar Hussain with Nargis Art, before retiring from the cinema. She remained in the public eye, becoming an MP in the early 80's. She died of cancer shortly after her son, Sanjay Dutt, made his film debut.
Nargis was born at Allahabad (state : Uttar Pradesh) with the name Fatima. Her screen name was an inspired choice for the fragrant white flower she was named after could well be said to sum up her career.
Some new information....
It seems I was wrong all the time about the nargis flower - ooops! Shaista Ahmad from India has kindly pointed out my error and so I can therefore tell you all that the Nargis flower is really the daffodil! See here for more info... just type "nargis" into the search box which I'm sure you have plenty of practice at anyway having found this sad site.
Common name: Daffodil, Narcissus, Jonquil, Lent lily, Nargis नरगिस (Urdu, Hindi)
Botanical name: Narcissus spp. Family: Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family)
A proper nargis flower! Thanx to Shaista Ahmad...
Commonly known in India as Nargis,
daffodils are lilylike perennials with numerous narrow, straplike leaves, and a
single flowering stalk, all arising from a subterranean bulb. Leaves grow
upward, then droop out and down, and range from 6-30 inch in length. Flower
stalks range from 4 in tall in the miniature varieties, up to 24 in tall in
standard varieties. There can be from one to a dozen or more flowers per stalk.
Flower colors are mostly white and yellow, but some kinds have orange, pink or
red coronas. There are about 50 species of daffodils, and many thousands of
named cultivars and hybrids of garden origin. Daffodils originated in Portugal,
Spain, the southern coast of France and the northern coast of Morocco. Medieval
Arabs used juice of the wild daffodil, N. pseudonarcissus as a cure for
So now you know.