Nafisa Ali (born January 18, 1957) is a Bengali actress and social activist from India.
|Real Name||Nafisa Ali|
|Profession||Actress, Social Activist|
Physical Stats & More
|Eye Colour||Hazel Green|
|Political Party||Indian National Congress|
|Political Journey||2004: Contested the Lok Sabha elections unsuccessfully from South Kolkata.|
2009: Contested the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow on the Samajwadi Party ticket after Sanjay Dutt’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on the basis of a prior conviction.
2009: Rejoined the Indian National Congress party and apologised to Sonia Gandhi for contesting on the Samajwadi Party ticket.
|Date Of Birth||18 January 1957|
|Birth Place||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Home Town||Tajpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|School||La Martiniere, Calcutta|
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Debut||Film: Junoon (1979)|
|Political Inclination||Indian National Congress|
|Hobbies||Photography, Travelling, Cooking|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor|
|Favourite Actress||Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan|
|Favourite Politician||Barack Obama, Indira Gandhi|
|Favourite Color||Grey, Green|
Boys, Affairs and More
|Husband/Spouse||Colonel R S Sodhi (A Polo Player- Arjuna Awardee)|
|Children||Son– Ajit Sodhi|
Daughter(s)– Pia Sodhi, Armana Sodhi
|Parents||Father– Ahmed Ali (Photographer)|
Mother– Philomena Torresan (A Roman Catholic of Anglo-Indian Heritage)
|Siblings||Brother– Niaz Ali (Motor Rallyist In Australia)|
|Net worth||Rs.7 Crore|
Some less famous facts about Nafisa Ali
- Does Nafisa Ali smoke ?: No
- Does Nafisa Ali drink alcohol ?: Yes
- Born of a Muslim father and a Christian mother and married to a Sikh, she perfectly reflects the secularism of India.
- Nafisa Ali was national swimming champion (1972-1974). In an interview, she said: “I learned to swim when I was very young, at that time I was called the” sizzling water drinker “because I would win all the swimming championships.”
- She won the coveted Miss India title in 1976 and was second runner-up at Miss International in 1977.
- He was also a jockey at Gymkhana Calcutta in 1979.
- His entry to Bollywood was a mere opportunity. Rishi Kapoor saw his picture on the cover of The Junior Statesman, a popular magazine of the time, and showed it to his father, Raj Kapoor. Both were amazed by its heavenly beauty. Raj
- Kapoor even offered him a movie in front of Rishi, but his father rejected it; because he was not comfortable with the idea of his daughter working in movies.
- After meeting Shashi Kapoor and Shyam Benegal on Raj Kapoor’s birthday in Mumbai, he appeared in ‘Junoon’. She said:
- “My father did not want me to act, but since he was 21 years old, he told me to make my own decision, so I took a chance and moved to Mumbai.”
- When doing ‘Junoon’, the filmmaker Nasir Hussain wanted to project Nafisa in a movie in front of Rishi Kapoor, but it did not work again. “At the same time as Junoon, Nasir Hussain was writing a contract to work with me on Zamaane Ko
- Dikhana Hai, and it was signed, sealed and delivered, and everything was in place when, once again, his father threw a key into the works , he did not agree with some clauses of the contract, “says Rishi Kapoor.
- Although now regrets being a docile daughter of his father at this time. In an interview, she quoted “I’m sorry, I heard my father, I should not have listened to him about my trip to the cinema, the cinema is so powerful, exciting and exciting … you can be everything you want to be, it’s also the greatness of cinema “. He also regrets not having directed the Raj Kapoor movie “Heena”.
- It was during the filming of the movie “Junoon” (in her husband’s regiment) that she met him, a polo player and a colonel RS ‘Pickles’ Sodhi. Once he was in Kolkata for a game of Polo, where they knew each other better and came closer, but they came from two different worlds, they were 14 years old and Sodhi was Sikh, while Ali was Muslim. Despite the grumbling opposition of their families, the couple had a registered wedding in Calcutta, followed by a Sikh wedding at the residence of Maharani Gayatri Devi in Delhi.
- She made a film in 1998 “Major Saab” with Amitabh Bachchan, almost after 18 years.
- She was then seen in Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), with Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol.
- He also starred in a Malayalam movie titled Big B with Mammootty in 2007.
- She was also elected president of the Children’s Film Society of India in 2005.
- “Main Door Chali Jaungi” is one of his famous songs.
- When he was 37 years old, he made a vow to Tirupati (one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites), and in one month his wish came true; so she decided to cut her hair and get bald.
- Believe it or not, she even tried to sell tea at a station. “It was a little girl who was selling tea at the Maklashi Ganj station near Ranchi, and I was actually fascinated with the word chai-chai and decided to do something similar just because of a lark I went from window to window, shouting chai-chai every time A train arrived, I did it for three or four days, “says Nafisa.
- Actress, swimmer and former Miss India, Nafisa now has her own store “APPNA”. It is an acronym, which represents the initials of the names of the members of your family, the logo was drawn by your mother.
- She will then be seen in “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3” by Sanjay Dutt (2018).
- She is a warm but fierce woman, launched the Orissa Cyclone Aid Fund when the state was hit by the super cyclone in 1999. She once again provided support when an earthquake struck Bhuj, Gujarat, in 2001. She worked hard on the villages and helped build 340 cabins.
- She is also associated with Action India, an AIDS advocacy organization. She was completely involved in the project. He went to the areas reserved for caregivers to see how patients with HIV behaved.
- Mother Teresa is her idol and her model.
- In 2004, he even contested the Lok Sabha elections twice, first on behalf of the Indian National Congress and once with the Samajwadi Party.
- She was the official government delegate of India at the 49th United Nations Summit on the Status of Women, held in New York in 2005.
- Her oldest daughter, Pia, married her childhood best friend, Kshitij Khemka, in December 2017.