Birth: 25-12-1974, Mumbai, India

Nagma is a popular Indian actress known for works in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bhojpuri film industry born to  Nagma's Sri Arvind Pratapsinh Morarji  and Shama Kazi (now better known as Seema)

 

Inspired by her mother's entrepreneurial background Nagma forayed into the clothing business by opening a boutique in Mumbai called Nagma's, which was inaugurated in September 2000 by Akshay Kumar. Although the boutique was highly successful and an instant hit, she had to shut it down in 2003 as she had to leave everything behind to be by the side of her ailing father She idolizes Mrs. Indra Gandhi and she officially joined the Congress Political Party an official Star Campaigner. She later went on to become an AICC (All India Congress Committee) Member from Maharashtra and remains so till date.

 

Nagma's debut film Baaghi: A Rebel for Love was Hindi cinema's seventh highest grossing film in 1990. With Karisma Kapoor, she was also one of the female leads in 1994's Suhaag with Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar'. Following these films, she moved south to star in Telugu and Tamil movies at the behest of her friend Divya Bharti. Explaining her shift, she cited what she was more conscious of the quality of work, in terms of meaty roles and her flair to travel throughout India. Although she started of with a bang in Bollywood with topmost banners, actors and directors, the main reason for her shift could have been that her personal family life was getting affected by the yellow journalism and stories.

 

Nagma has acted in Bhojpuri movies, including films with the Big Boss participant Ravi Kishan, with whom she was linked romantically. She won a Best Actress award at the 2005 Bhojpuri Film Awards for her performance in Dulha Milal Dildar. In 2006's Ganga, she starred in the title role opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini

 

In 2006, she made her Punjabi film debut, starring alongside Raj Babbar in Ek Jind Ek Jaan.