Fearless Nadia

Fearless Nadia

Born: January 08,1908 Perth, Australia

Zodiac: Capricorn

Biography: Fearless Nadia was an actress and stuntwoman, who is most remembered as the masked, cloaked adventurer in Hunterwali released in 1935, which was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films. She toured India as a theatre artist and began working for Zarko Circus in 1930. She was introduced to Hindi films by Jamshed "J.B.H." Wadia. In 1967-68, when she was in her late 50s, she appeared in a James Bond spoof called Khiladi. Fearless Nadia was born as Mary Ann Evans in Perth, Western Australia. In 1928, she returned to Bombay with her mother and a son, Robert Jones. An Armenian fortune teller had foretold that a successful career lay ahead but she would have to choose a name starting with the letter ‘N’. She chose the name Nadia because it was “exotic-sounding”.

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