Nargis definitely was one of the gifted actresses of Hindi cinema. She was introduced into the world of cinema by her mother Jaddanbai, who was a classical singer and courtesan, to stop her from becoming a courtesan too.
She has acted in several critically acclaimed films with the celebrated actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. A few of those films are Deedar, Barsaat, Awaara and Andaz. Mother India stands out as her best movie in her career, which span through the ’40s to ’60s. For this film, she received the best actress award in Filmfare awards.