Nargis real name is Fatima Rashid. She started her movie career in 30s as a child artiste. Her fabulous pairing with Raj Kapoor stirred the kind of chemistry that is still unmatched. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award just once for her role in Mother India. She also won the National Award for Best Actress in the movie Raat Aur Din (1968)
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Fatima Rashid was the real name of actress Nargis Dutt, wife of actor Sunil Dutt and mother of actor Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Kumar (wife of actor Kumar Gaurav) and Congress Member of Parliament Priya Dutt. She was born in Kolkata, West Bengal on June 1, 1929 to Uttamchand Mohanchand (a Hindu Mohyal father from Rawalpindi in the present-day Punjab province of Pakistan) and Jaddanbai (a Muslim singer based in Allahabad). She died of pancreatic cancer in Mumbai at the age of 51 on May 3, 1981. She is best known for her role as her real-life husband's on-screen mother in the 1957 Academy Award-nominated film 'Mother India', directed by Mehboob Khan. She appeared in numerous films opposite Raj Kapoor.