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Fearless Nadia Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 8, 2018

Short Biography

Fearless Nadia was born on 08-01-1908 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She was an Australian-Indian Film Actress & Stunt Performer.

Other Name: Mary Ann Evans, Mary Evans Wadia
Other Professions: Stunt Performer
Appearance: Bollywood

Fearless Nadia Complete Bio & Career

Nadia came to India at the age of five, and while growing up learned many skills such as horseback riding, hunting, fishing and shooting during her stay in the North-West Frontier Province. She starred in movies like Desh Deepak and Noor-e-Yaman before getting her big break in Hunterwali.
From a young age, she wanted to be a singer and dancer and learned Scottish dances from her father and Greek songs from her mother. She went on to sing in church choirs in school but even as a young girl, she was different. While her classmates played with fluffy soft toys, she spent most of her time with a pony that became her best friend. When her father passed away during World War I, Mary moved back with her mother to Bombay. Here, she joined a ballet dance school run by Madame Astrova, a Russian dancer, who recognized the young girl’s innate talent, and selected her to be part of her traveling troupe.
Nadia left her job at the Zarco Circus and returned to full-time dancing, this time performing to Bollywood songs. Eruch Kanga, a cinema owner from Lahore, spotted her in a performance and suggested her name to J. B. H. Wadia and Homi Wadia, the brothers who owned a major production house called Wadia Movietone. She was asked to learn Hindi and given a small role in two of their upcoming movies, Desh Deepak and Noor-e-Yaman. Her cameos as a slave girl in the former and as a princess in the latter were well-liked by the audience. Then came Hunterwali and her life changed after that. Over the next decade, Nadia went on to star in over 50 films, performing her own stunts in every single one of them. From swinging from the chandelier and jumping off cliffs to fighting atop a speeding train and befriending lions, she did it all with an ease even men found difficult to achieve. Her fierce yell at wild animals, bandits, and bad boys in general, as she cycled down the road on her way to new adventures, became her signature.
Fearless Nadia will always be remembered as the original Stunt Queen of India.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Fearless Nadia died on 09-01-1996 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She died at the age of 88.

DEATHDAY 9 January,1996 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Fearless Nadia Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Fearless Nadia was born to Herbertt Evans (father) and Margret Evans (mother). She was married to Bollywood film director/producer Homi Wadia. The couple had a son named Robert Jones. J. B. H. Wadia is her brother-in-law.

Life's Important Dates Of Fearless Nadia

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Perth
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Dancing
Marital Status Married
Best Movies The Princess and The Hunterwali (1935), Miss Frontier Mail (1936), Jungle Princess (1942) and Hunterwali Ki Beti (1943)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Fearless Nadia

  • Mary Evans changed her name to 'Nadia' on the advice of a fortune teller.
  • Kangana Ranaut's character Jaanbaaz Julia from the film Rangoon was inspired by Fearless Nadia.
  • Once, while shooting for a fight scene, she fell flat on her face from a great height and another time, she almost got swept away in powerful currents of Bhandardara Falls in Maharashtra.
  • On her 110th birth anniversary, she was honoured with a Google doodle.

Fearless Nadia Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Fearless Nadia was 88 years 0 month & 1 day old age.