Nandita Morarji better known as Nagma (born 25 December 1974). At her peak in the 1990s, The Hindu stated that she "dominated Tamil and Telugu cinema" with her movies Killer, Gharana Mogudu, Kadhalan, Baashha and many others. Born of a Muslim mother and a Hindu father, and on Christmas, she began her acting career in Bollywood and acted in a few of the biggest Bollywood movies but shifted down south before returning to Mumbai and continuing films in other languages. She should not to be confused with an item girl who went by the same stage name, because of her craze for the real Nagma, The duplicate's real name is Mumtaz Khan (that mistake is made in her listing on the Internet Movie Database website). Nagma has acted in a broad range of India's languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, and now Marathi. Nagma's biological father was Sri Arvind Pratapsinh Morarji whose forefathers hailed from a royal background from Jaisalmer, later migrating to Gujrat,Porbandar then Mumbai. Her great grandfather Sri Gokuldas Morarji was a reputed businessman in the shipping, textile, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.


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