Nargis Dutt (born Fatima Rashid) known by her screen name Nargis is one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She worked in many Hindi-Urdu movies of the 1950s, out of which "Andaaz" and "Awaara" were the biggest hits. In 2011 she was admitted as the greatest actress of all time.
Born to the Punjab family, Nargis entered into the Indian films at a very young age owing to her parents. Her mother Jaddanbai introduced her into the movie culture unfolding in India at the time. Nargis' debut film was Talashe Haq that was released in 1935 where she was credited as "Baby Nargis". During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor.
Nargis appeared in numerous movies after her film debut; she won lasting fame for her later, adult, roles, starting with at the age of 14. Her most famous role came in Mehboob Khan's Oscar-nominated rural drama "Mother India" in 1957. In 1958 Nargis gave up her film career after her last few film releases to settle down with her family.