Nagma | Actress | Politician | Celebrity
Born - December 25, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Birth Name - Nandita Arvind Morarjii
Occupation - Actress, Politician
Nationality - Indian
Years active - 1990 - 2007
Height - 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Nagma (born Nandita Arvind Morarji on 25 December 1974) is an Indian politician and former actress. She is better known for her roles in Telugu and Tamil movies. She began her acting career in Bollywood and acted in a few of the biggest Bollywood movies and in other languages. Nagma has acted in a broad range of India's languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, and Marathi.
Nagma's biological father was Arvind Pratapsinh Morarji whose forefathers hailed from a royal background from Jaisalmer, later migrating to Gujarat, Porbandar, then Mumbai. Her great grandfather Gokuldas Morarji was a reputed businessman in the shipping, textile, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. Her mother hailed from the Konkan region of Maharashtra. She belonged to the Kazi freedom fighter family and her original name was Shama Kazi, but she is now known as Seema. She married Morarji in 1969 at the CCI Club in Mumbai, but separated from him in 1974 According to Nagma's passport, the name given to her at birth was Nandita Arvind Morarji, which has now been updated to Nagma Arvind Morarji. After divorcing Morarji in August 1974, Nagma's mother married Chander Sadanah, a film producer in March 1975 with whom she had three children: including two daughters, actresses Roshini and Jyothika. Through her biological father, who had remarried earlier, Nagma has two half-brothers, Dhanraj, and Yuvraj.
Nagma remained close to her biological father until his death on 31 December 2005. Inspired by her entrepreneurial background, Nagma forayed into the clothing business by opening a boutique in Mumbai in Bandra West on Hill Road called Nagma's, which was inaugurated in September 2000 by Akshay Kumar. Although the boutique was highly successful and an instant hit, she had to shut it down in 2003 as she had to be by the side of her ailing father while simultaneously honoring her Bhojpuri and other language film commitments apart from her spiritual quest, then teaching 'Art of Living'.
Nagma's debut film "Baghi: A Rebel for Love", opposite Salman Khan was Hindi cinema's seventh highest-grossing film in 1990. With Karisma Kapoor, she was also one of the female leads in 1994's "Suhaag" with Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar. Following these films, she moved south to star in Telugu and Tamil movies at the behest of her friend Divya Bharti.
Her Telugu films include 1992's "Gharana Mogudu" with Chiranjeevi, "Allari Alludu" with Nagarjuna Akkineni and "Major Chandrakanth" with N. T. Rama Rao and Mohan Babu. Her Tamil films include "Baasha" with Rajnikanth and 1994's "Kadhalan" with Prabhu Deva.
After moving back to Mumbai, she again concentrated on hindi cinema by doing supporting roles in films like 2000's "Chal Mere Bhai", which reunited her with former co-stars Karisma Kapoor, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. Within a year, Nagma enrolled in the spiritually oriented 'Art of Living' course, eventually teaching it herself in Mumbai and elsewhere. While based in Mumbai, she continued to work in some Telugu and Tamil movies, such as "Allari Ramudu" and "Citizen", as well as taking leading roles in some Malayalam films.
Nagma has acted in Bhojpuri movies, including films with the 'Big Boss' participant Ravi Kishan. She won a Best Actress award at the 2005 Bhojpuri Film Awards for her performance in "Dulha Milal Dildar". In 2006's "Ganga", she starred in the title role opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. When asked why she shifted to Bhojpuri films, she said 'I wanted to do films in different languages. I have already done movies in 10 languages. My first Bhojpuri film "Panditji Bataayina Biyaah Kab Hoii" was a huge hit. After that, the offers poured in and they were too good to be ignored'.
In 2006, she made her Punjabi film debut, starring alongside Raj Babbar in "Ek Jind Ek Jaan".
A vocal supporter of India's Indian National Congress, she had only formally become a member of the Congress Party in Delhi. Nagma has elsewhere been cited as saying that she first supported the Congress Party because of her admiration for Rajiv Gandhi.
She had to turn down an offer to run for India's Lok Sabha in 2003 due to her many film commitments. She was in serious contention for his seat in 2009 for the General Lok Sabha Elections which was also highlighted in Star News from Mumbai. She has been continuing her vigorous efforts in AICC and is campaigning in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of India.
|1990||Baaghi: A Rebel for Love|| Kaajal, a.k.a.
|1992||Gharana Mogudu||Uma Devi||Telugu|
|1992||Bewaffa Se Waffa||Nagma||Hindi|
|1992||Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare||Anjali Oberoi||Hindi|
|1992||Police Aur Mujrim||Meena Khanna||Hindi|
|1993||Green Snake|| Bharatanatyam
| Cantonese & Mandarin
|1996||Saradha Bullodu||Nirmala Devi||Telugu|
|1997||Kaun Rokega Mujhe||Hindi|
|1998||Vaettiya Madichu Kattu||Tamil|
|1999||Lal Baadshah||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2000||Chal Mere Bhai||Sonia||Hindi|
|2000||Papa The Great|| Mrs. Pooja Jai
|2001||Sai Teri Maya||Hindi|
|2001|| Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of
|2001||Citizen|| CBI Sarojini
|2001|| Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh
|2002|| Ninu Choodaka
|2004|| Ab Tumhare Hawale
|Aarti V. Singh||Hindi|
|2005|| Pandit Ji Batai na Byah
|2005||Dulha Milal Dildar||Bhojpuri||
Winner, Bhojpuri Film
|2006||Ek Jind Ek Jaan||Nimmi||Punjabi|
|2006|| Ab Ta Banja Sajnwa
|2006||Dil Diwana Tohar Ho Gayil||Bhojpuri|
|2007||Back To Honeymoon||Hindi|
|2007||Thamb Lakshmi Thamb||Lakshmi||Marathi|
|2007||Tu Hamaar Hou||Bhojpuri|