Farah Naaz Hashmi was popular in the industry as Farah is one of the leading actresses in Bollywood during the mid-80s to early 90s.
Farah Naaz is the elder sister of Tabu who is considered one of the best actresses of Bollywood throughout the time for her impactful performances in movies.
Farah Naaz made her Bollywood debut with the movie Faasle which was released in 1985 under the YRF banner.
She has worked in more than 70 movies in Bollywood. Here check out some interesting facts about the actress who is still unknown to many movie lovers.
1. Farah Naaz was born in Hyderabad where she spent most of her childhood.
She has a connection in Bollywood so she started getting offers from the industry.
Farah is the niece of veteran actress Shabana Azmi and the elder sister of Tabu.
2. In her first movie Yash Chopra’s Faasle, she was seen opposite Mahendra Kapoor’s son Rohan Kapoor.
The movie tanked at the box office. However, Farah got many offers from the industry.
3. Some major offers she got before her first movie releases are Palay Khan, Naseeb Apna Apna, and Love 86.
Later, Naseeb Apna Apna and Love 86 became a huge hit at the box office.
4. Some of the hit movies of Farah Naaz include Marte Dam Tak, Love 86, Naseeb Apna Apna, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, Imaandaar, Rakhwala, Diljalaa, Veeru Dada, Hamara Khandaan, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Muqabla, and Begunaah.
5. Farah rose to fame after her sensational and noticeable performance in the movie Naseeb Apna Apna in which she was seen opposite Rishi Kapoor. Farah played the character of Radha in the movie.
6. Farah Naaz was appreciated by fans as well as critics for her performance in the movie Yateem in which she was seen opposite Sunny Deol.
Fans speculated that it was one of her performance-oriented roles. The movie was directed by J. P. Dutta who is famous for directing war movies.
7. Her performances were appreciated by critics in the movies like Naqaab, Kaarnama, Khatarnaak, Yateem, and Pati Patni Aur Tawaif, even though all these movies were commercial failures.
8. There are only two movies in her entire acting career which were appreciated by fans as well as critics.
These two movies were Woh Fir Aayegi and Begunaah respectively.
9. Farah Naaz worked with Aamir Khan in two films, and both the movies were released in the 90s.
First, she was seen in Jawani Zindabad and then in the movie titled ‘Isi Ka Naam Zindagi’.
Both the movies were box-office disasters.
10. The actress was approached to play an important role in the movie Khuda Gawah.
She signed the movie and also shot a few scenes. However, she was replaced with Shilpa Shirodkar due to production delays.
11. In the early 90s, Farah restricted herself to play supporting roles in movies.
She was seen in the movies titled Muqabla, Izzat Ki Roti, and Dhartiputra playing character roles.
12. Farah was part of 19 movies from 1993 to 1996 and all of those movies tanked at the box office.
The movie Sautela Bhai which was released in 1996 was critically hit.
13. Farah Naaz switched to the emerging TV industry and worked in many popular serials like Amar Prem, Ahaa, and Andaaz.
For the record, all three serials were produced by Himesh Reshammiya.
14. Her other famous serials include Vailayiti Babu, Ardhangini, Angan, Papa, and Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani.
It can be said that Farah Naaz was more popular as a TV actress than a Bollywood lead actress.
15. Farah was planning to produce a mega serial titled Taqdeer but she shelved the project due to some unknown reasons.
16. Farah was seen in only 6 films in the 8 years from 1997 to 2005. In all these movies she has done either cameo appearances of character roles.
However, her movie Hulchul directed by Priyadarshan was praised by fans.
17. Farah married actor Vindu Dara Singh who is the son of a famous TV personality, Dara Singh.
A year after their marriage, the couple became parents of a son named Fateh Randhawa.
18. She retired from acting in 1996 after her first marriage but she continued to be part of TV serials.
In her interviews, she revealed that she didn’t regret her decision to leave the industry and focus on her family.
19. She divorced Vindu Dara Singh in 2002.
Later, Farah married the TV actor Sumeet Saigal in 2003.
She remained friendly with her first husband Vindu Dara Singh.
20. She also featured in a Bengali movie titled ‘Aamar Tumi’ which was released in 1989 in which she was seen opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee.