Nadira Babbar Biography
Birthday: January 20, 1948 (Aquarius)
Born In: Mumbai, India
Nadira Babbar is a renowned Indian theater and film actress and director, best known for establishing the theater group ‘Ekjute’. Nadira has been conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to theatre. Of all the characters she has enacted in her career so far, her portrayal of ‘Mrs. Bakshi’—the mother of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film, ‘Bride and Prejudice’—is her best claim to fame. Her performance in the movies, ‘Jai Ho’, ‘Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities’ and ‘Ghayal Once Again’ have also won rave reviews both from viewers and critics. At the same time, she has led from the front in staging more than sixty plays via her theater productions, ‘Ekjute’. Nadira is an alumnus of the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She has shared screen space as well as the theater stage with celebrated luminaries like Kiron Kher, Satish Kaushik, Farooque Sheikh, Raj Babbar, Salman Khan, and Anupam Kher. She met the actor and theater personality, Raj Babbar at NSD, with whom she developed a romantic relationship that culminated in their marriage.