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Full Name  Nafisa Ali
Name  Nafisa Ali
Other names  Nafisa Ali Sodhi
Role  Actress

Years active  1979–present
Spouse  R.S. Sodhi
Aunts  Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah
Nafisa Ali
Born  18 January 1957 (age 58) (1957-01-18) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation  Actress, model, Politician
Children  Ajit Sodhi, Armana Sodhi, Pia Sodhi
Parents  Ahmed Ali, Philomena Torresan
Movies  Lahore, Guzaarish, Aatank, Life In A Metro, Junoon
Similar People  Nafisa Joseph, J P Dutta, Moni Kangana Dutta, Aanaahad, Shernaz Patel

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Nafisa Ali (Bengali: নাফিসা আলি) (born 18 January 1957) is a Bengali actress and social activist from India.


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Early life

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She was born to photographer Ahmed Ali and Philomena Torresan in Kolkata, West Bengal. Ahmed was the son of S. Wajid Ali and brother of Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah. She is also related to the decorated Bangladeshi muktijoddha and soldier Bir Pratik Akhtar Ahmed. Her mother is now settled in Australia.

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She went to Sr. Cambridge from La Martiniere Calcutta. She has also studied Vedanta taught by Swami Chinmayananda, who started the center Chinmaya Mission of World Understanding.

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Her husband is the renowned polo player and Arjuna awardee, retired Col R.S. Sodhi. After marriage she chose to stop working and focus on her three children: daughters Armana, Pia and son Ajit. After a break of 18 years she returned to the film industry.


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Nafisa Ali has accomplishments in several fields. She was the national swimming champion from 1972-1974, in 1976 she represented India at the Miss International contest & was declared the 2nd runner-up. Ali was also a jockey at the Calcutta Gymkhana in 1979.

Acting career

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She has acted in several Bollywood films, the notable ones being Junoon (1979) with Shashi Kapoor, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan (1998), Bewafaa (2005), Life In A... Metro (2007) and Yamla Pagla Deewana (2010) with Dharmendra.

She has also acted in a Malayalam film called Big B (2007) with Mammootty, and is associated with Action India, an organisation working to spread AIDS awareness.

Political career

Nafisa Ali contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections unsuccessfully from South Kolkata. On 5 April 2009, she 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. She then rejoined the Indian National Congress party in November 2009 and apologised to Sonia Gandhi for contesting on the Samajwadi Party ticket.

Personal life

She is married to Colonel R. S. Sodhi a polo player who won the Arjuna Award.

In September 2005, she was appointed the chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI).


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