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Nadira (Farhat Ezekiel Nadira)

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Biography

Baghdad, Iraq
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 was chosen mostly for her glowing skin, sharp features, European looks as Khan wanted to dub Aan (1953) into English as well. Read more...

Actor

Character: Kanta

Waris 1954

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Character: Flirtatious lady in red sari

Talash 1969

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Character: Mrs. Doraiswamy

Ishq Par Zor Nahin 1970

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Character: Madame Gauhar Jaan

Pakeezah 1972

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Character: Mrs. Sonachand

Faslah 1974

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Character: Miss Joseph

Saagar 1985

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Character: Nazneen Begum

Tamanna 1998

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Character: Mrs. Louise

Josh 2000

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Character: Monty's Bai

Snip! 2000

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Character: Margaret 'Maggie'

Julie 1975

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