POPULAR South Indian actress Nagma is now a Christian.
The actress, who ruled the roost in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films from 1993 to 1997, revealed about the transformation in her life while speaking at a prayer meeting for film artistes organised in Chennai by Jesus Redeems’ ministries founder Bro. Mohan C Lazarus.
At the meeting, she is said to have told the gathering that she is ready to preach the Gospel in every city and town that the Lord takes her to. According to reports, the actress shared her testimony and wowed the audience with her knowledge of the Bible at the meeting.
Nagma told the gathering that Jesus Christ was the only super star in her life. Earlier, she made a reference to her acting career where she had paired as the leading lady with several actors in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Bhojpuri films.
The actress, who dabbled in politics briefly, said a copy of the Bible that she got when she was depressed and contemplating suicide saved her from killing herself. All her problems, she said, started fading away one by one after she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal saviour.
Nagma was born Namratha Sadhana in an ordinary Muslim family in Punjab. She debuted in a Hindi film titled ‘Baaghi’ in which she acted along with Salman Khan. She shot to fame in south India when she was paired with Tamil superstar Rajnikant in ‘Basha’. ‘Kadhalan’, where she acted along with Prabhu Deva, was another blockbuster film. Some of her major hits in Telugu were ‘Gharana Mogudu’ with Chiranjeevi in 1993, ‘Allari Alludu’ with Nagarjuna and ‘Major Chandrakanth’ with N T Rama Rao and Mohan Babu.
For a brief while, Nagma was part of ‘Art of living’ course. The actress is currently a major star in Bhojpuri movies where she found success as a leading lady. She was successful when paired against “Big boss” reality show participant Ravi Kishen.
Namratha Sadhana” rechristened herself as Nagma before her debut in films was born on XMAS DAY – 25 Dec. and started her filmi-career in her first movie “BAAGI” with the handsome “Salman Khan”.
Though her films in the Bollywood didn’t fare quite good at the box office, she was so promising and down “South” she was a sensation. While she was still there in the TINSEL VILLE struggling for existence, she could find a haven in the “Telugu” and “Tamil” Filom Industry in “South” where she enjoyed quite a lot of films in the status of a fiery actress, good dancer and the glamour queen and ruled the scene for a long time that she’d been so close to the top position until she returned to the Bollywood to restore her flopped career. And Nagma could make it again with her determination towards her profession that she’s able to find some new films fell in her lap. The producers and the directors seemed to have a consideration for her welcoming her back to the Film Industry.
Nagma works so hard making a great effort to put the best talents on screen and she did so in the “South” but couldn’t live it up to the end. One has to watch as to how she would get the kind of film life in Bollywood that she had in the “South”.