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Nazneen Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 62 Years
Hometown: Kolkata
Marital Status: Married

Nazneen

Bio/Wiki
Full NameNazneen Merchant
ProfessionActress
Famous Role‘Kunti’ in the Indian epic television series “Mahabharat"
Nazneen in Mahabharat
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa (1972)
TV: Mahabharat (1988)
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 Febuary 1958 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2019)62 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolHill Grange High School, Mumbai
ReligionIslam [1]Wikipedia
HobbiesTravelling, Reading
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Husband/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- Kausar Merchant, Kehkashan Merchant
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Owned a printing press)
Mother- Name Not Known

Nazneen

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nazneen

  • Nazneen was born in a middle-class Muslim family in Kolkata.
  • She wanted to become an air hostess right from her childhood.
  • Nazneen’s mother was not happy with her decision to become an air hostess as she thought that it was not safe for Nazneen.
  • Nazneen is the relative of the film producer, Yusuf Teendarwazwala.
  • Once, when she was attending a party hosted by Teendarwazwala, the film director, Satyen Bose, spotted her and offered her a role in his film “Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa” (1972).
  • Next, she signed a two film contract with the film director, Satyen Bose, but the films were never made.
  • The film director, suggested Nazneen to use the screen name Suparna or Sonali, but she preferred not to change her name for the films.
  • Subsequently, she bagged the role of Jaya Bachchan‘s sister in the film “Kora Kagaz.”
  • The film directors thought that Nazneen looked very similar to Jaya and offered her to play Jaya’s sister in many films, but she rejected them all; as she wanted to play the lead roles.
  • She has worked in around 22 films in her career.
  • Some of her films include “Chalte Chalte” (1976), “Fauji” (1976), “Dildaar” (1977), “Khuda Kasam” (1981) and “Do Ustad” (1982).

    Nazneen in Chalte Chalte (1976)

    Nazneen in Chalte Chalte (1976)

  • Nazneen did a bikini scene in the film “Chalte Chalte.” She carried a bikini in the film to prove the film directors that she is not just made for the side roles, but can very well play the lead in a film.

    Nazneen in Chalte Chalte

    Nazneen in Chalte Chalte

  • Nazneen as also worked as a leading lady in a few “B” class films.
  • In 1988, she gained immense popularity by playing the role of ‘Kunti’ in the epic television series “Mahabharat.”
  • Nazneen is the neice of the veteran Bollywood actress, Mumtaz Begum.
  • She attended the same school as actress, Neetu Singh.
  • Nazneen is often mistaken to be the former actress, Aloka (Wife of actor, Ranjeet); as Aloka’s real name is also Nazneen.

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