Nadira (I) (1932–2006)


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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 The Savage Princess (1952) opposite Dilip Kumar, the reigning heart-throb of the... See full bio »

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Julie Margaret 'Maggie' (Julie's Mother)
(1975)
Josh Mrs. Louise
(2000)
Chetna Nirmala
(1970)
The Savage Princess Princess Rajshree
(1952)

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 2000 Snip!
Monty's Bai
 2000 Josh
Mrs. Louise (as Nadiraji)
 1999 Cotton Mary
Mattie
 1998 Tamanna
Nazneen Begum
 1997 Margarita (TV Series) (1997)
 1996 Saahil (TV Series)
 1995 Thhoda Sa Aasman (TV Series)
 1994 Laila
 1992 God Father
 1991 Jhoothi Shaan
Ranimaa
 1990 Jang Baz
 1990 Purana Andaz (Video)
 1985 Saagar
Miss Joseph
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Widow of Kulu
 1983 Ek Baar Chale Aao
Badi Bee
 1983 Taqdeer
Heerabai
 1982 Log Kya Kahenge
Mrs. Chopra - Grand mother
 1982 Taaqat
Kalavati
 1982 Lakshmi
Tamanchabai
 1982 Ashanti
School principal
 1982 Raaste Pyar Ke
Saraswati
 1981 Professor Pyarelal
Mrs. Rai
 1981 Dahshat
Mrs. Vishal
 1981 Aas Paas
Rani
 1981 Aakhri Mujra
Panna Baai
 1980 Chaal Baaz
 1980 Swayamvar
Durgadevi Bhargav
 1979 Shaayad
Dr. Raakesh's Mother
 1979 Bin Phere Hum Tere
Talenbai
 1979 Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
Mrs. Robins
 1979 Magroor
Mrs. Disa
 1978 Naukri
Lily
 1978 Jogi
 1977 Darling Darling
Mrs.Rai Bahadur
 1977 Mama Bhanja
Kitty Mathur
 1977 Paapi
Old lady hit by Vikram's car (uncredited)
 1977 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka
Heera (Jamundas' Second Wife)
 1977 Aap Ki Khatir
Shanti Devi
 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
Stepmother (Guest Appearance)
 1976 Bhanwar
Sharda Devi
 1975 Dharmatma
Gipsy
 1975 Julie
Margaret 'Maggie' (Julie's Mother)
 1975 Mere Sartaj
Gulshan Bai
 1974 Faslah
Mrs. Sonachand
 1974 Raja Kaka
Jagmohan's wife
 1974 Woh Main Nahin
Gangu Tai Ghotale
 1973 Ek Nari Do Roop
Nurse
 1973 Hanste Zakhm
Madam
 1973 Pyaar Ka Rishta
Kamla
 1972 Anokha Daan
 1972 Raja Jani
Panna
 1972 Ek Nazar
Aminabai
 1972 Pakeezah
Madame Gauhar Jaan
 1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar
Madam Rosa
 1971 Sher E Watan
Queen Olumpia
 1970 Chetna
Nirmala
 1970 Ishq Par Zor Nahin
Mrs. Doraiswamy
 1970 Safar
Mrs. Kapoor
 1970 Umang
Meena's mother (uncredited)
 1970 Bombay Talkie
Anjana Devi
 1969 Insaf Ka Mandir
Durgadevi Jain
 1969 Jahan Pyar Miley
Mrs Diwan Bahadur
 1969 Talash
Flirtatious lady in red sari
 1969 The Guru
Courtesan
 1968 Kahin Din Kahin Raat
Madam Indrani
 1968 Sapnon Ka Saudagar
Ranjana's mother
 1968 Jung Aur Aman
Roohi
 1966 Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain
Meena's Mother
 1965 Chhoti Chhoti Baatein
Shanta
 1965 Mehbooba
 1962 Gyara Hazar Ladkian
Mohana
 1962 Madam Zorro
 1961 Wazir E Azam
Salma
 1960 Black Tiger
 1958/I Police
 1957 Garma Garam
 1956 Pocket Maar
Rita
 1956 Sipahsalar
 1955 Jalan
 1955 Raftar
 1955 Shree 420
Maya
 1954 Waris
Kanta
 1954 Dak Babu
 1953 Akash
 1952 The Savage Princess
Princess Rajshree
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After she played a screen villain in the 1955 film "Shree 420" she was typecast by the industry and never played a heroine again.

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