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Nadira (I) (1932–2006)

Farhat (also sometimes known as Florence) Ezekiel Nadira, born on December 5, 1932, was a Baghdadi Jew, hailing from Nagpada, South Mumbai, a predominantly Muslim and Jewish locality. At the tender age of 19, she literally stormed her way into Bollywood with the movie Aan (1953) opposite Dilip Kumar, the reigning heart-throb of the times. Nadira ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 73) in Mumbai, India

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Filmography

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 2000 Snip!
Monty's Bai
 2000 Josh
Mrs. Louise (as Nadiraji)
 1999 Cotton Mary
Mattie
 1998 Tamanna
Nazneen Begum
 1996 Saahil (TV Series)
 1995 Thhoda Sa Aasman (TV Series)
 1994 Laila
 1991 Jhoothi Shaan
Ranimaa
 1985 Saagar
Miss Joseph
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Widow of Kulu
 1983 Ek Baar Chale Aao
Badi Bee
 1983 Taqdeer
Heerabai
 1982 Ashanti
School principal
 1982 Lakshmi
 1981 Professor Pyarelal
Mrs. Rai
 1981 Dahshat
Mrs. Vishal
 1981 Aas Paas
Rani
 1980 Swayamvar
Durgadevi Bhargav
 1980 Chaal Baaz
 1979 Magroor
Mrs. Disa
 1979 Bin Phere Hum Tere
Talenbai
 1979 Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
Mrs. Robins
 1978 Naukri
Lily
 1977 Mama Bhanja
 1977 Paapi
Old lady hit by Vikram's car (uncredited)
 1977 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka
Heera (Jamundas' wife)
 1977 Aap Ki Khatir
Shanti Devi
 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
Stepmother (Guest Appearance)
 1976 Bhanwar
Sharda Devi
 1975 Mere Sartaj
Gulshanbai
 1975 Dharmatma
Gipsy
 1975 Julie
Margaret 'Maggie' (Julie's Mother)
 1974 Faslah
Mrs. Sonachand
 1974 Woh Main Nahin
Gangu Tai Ghotale
 1973 Hanste Zakhm
Madame
 1972 Anokha Daan
 1972 Ek Nazar
Aminabai
 1972 Raja Jani
Panna
 1972 Pakeezah
Madame Gauhar Jaan
 1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar
Madam Rosa
 1970 Chetna
Nirmala
 1970 Ishq Par Zor Nahin
Mrs. Doraiswamy
 1970 Safar
Mrs. Kapoor (Shekhar's mom)
 1970 Bombay Talkie
Anjana Devi
 1969 Talash
Flirtatious lady in red sari
 1969 The Guru
Courtesan
 1968 Jung Aur Aman
 1968 Sapnon Ka Saudagar
Ranjana's mother
 1965 Mehbooba
 1962 Madam Zorro
 1961 Wazir E Azam
 1958 Police
 1956 Pocket Maar
Rita
 1956 Sipahsalar
 1955 Jalan
 1955 Shree 420
Maya
 1955 Raftar
 1954 Waris
Kanta
 1954 Dak Babu
 1953 Aan
Princess Rajshree
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Nadiraji
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Trivia:

Born in Israel she headed to India in the late 1940s to try to break into movies and eventually appeared in more than 60 films. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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