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Nafisa Joseph Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 28, 2018

Short Biography

Nafisa Joseph was born on 28-03-1978 in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India. She was an Indian Model, Television Presenter & Video Jockey on MTV.

Nafisa Joseph Complete Bio & Career

Nafisa started her modelling career at the age of 12. She did a Wearhouse commercial at the age of 12. She was groomed by Prasad Bidapa. She was the youngest contestant at the 1997 Miss India Universe beauty pageant which she won. She was just 19 by then. The very same year she represented Indian in Miss Universe beauty pageant and advanced till the top 10 semifinalists.
After establishing herself as a successful model, she joined MTV and judged the reality show MTV India VJ Hunt and was also a VJ for the same channel. She became a household name after hosting MTV Housefull show for almost five years. Besides that, she was also the part of a television series called C.A.T.S. and simultaneously she also made her film debut by playing a minor role in Subhash Ghai’s film Taal in 1999. She also with the help of her fiancée, Gautam Khanduja successfully launched a television programming unit 2’s company.  
In addition to her hosting and modelling duties, she kept herself busy by campaigning for WSD (Welfare of Stray Dogs), PFA and PETA. She also used to write a weekly column in Times of India called Nafisa for Animals.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She was disturbed after knowing the fact that her fiancée was still married and that he lied about his marriage to her. The marriage was called off and she couldn’t take it and on 29th July 2004, she hanged herself in her flat in Mumbai. 

DEATHDAY 29 July,2004 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Nafisa Joseph Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Nirmal Joseph and Usha Joseph. She was the first cousin of actor Saif Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore happens to be her aunt. She was engaged to Samir Soni, Sameer Malhotra and Gautam Khanduja.

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Nafisa Joseph Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Nafisa Joseph was 26 years 4 months & 1 day old age.