Playing the unusual role of a bald woman for Omar Sharif's Chand Babu, she shaved her head to better play the part. Her views are considered to be contrary to conservative Pakistani society; many see her as outspoken compared to social Pakistani norms. She had an affair with an underworld don of Pakistan, Abid Boxer. She went to Canada for quite a time when Abid Boxer tortured her and shaved her head, which in Pakistani society would be considered as very disgraceful for a lady.
She has appeared regularly in stage plays and theater musicals in Lahore, Multan and other cities throughout Pakistan. Her younger sister Deedar also appears on stage quite frequently. Nargis's recent film Sooha Jora ("Bridal Dress") was produced by her husband Zubair Shah.