Nargis (Urdu: نرگس)
(born 1974) is a Pakistani film actress and a stage dancer, whose real name is
Ghazallah (meaning "a female deer"). She was born in Chichawatni. She
had the leading role in Idrees Khan’s Aalmi Ghunde (Global Thugs), with a
script written by Nasir Adeeb. Future roles in movies like Kuri Munda Razi and
Kala Raj were type-cast, and her career and reputation as a solo star suffered
as a result.
Playing the unusual role of a bald woman for Omar Sharif’s
Chand Babu, she shaved her head to better play the part. Her views are
considered to be contrary to conservative Pakistani society; many see her as
outspoken compared to social Pakistani norms.
She appears regularly in stage plays and theater musicals in
Lahore, Multan and other cities throughout Pakistan; her younger sister Deedar
also appears on stage quite frequently. Nargis's recent film Sooha Jora (Bridal
Dress) was produced by her husband Zubair Shah.
Nargis currently resides in Canada with her husband Zubair Shah, son Ali and daughter named Masooma. She now runs a beauty parlor/spa/salon in Markham, Canada.