Nafisa Ali was born on 18th January 1957.She is an actor and social activist from India.She went to Sr. Cambridge from La Martinere Girls, Calcutta.
She has also studied Vedanta taught by Swami Chinmayananda, who started the center Chinmaya Mission of World Understanding.
She was the national swimming champion from 1972-1974. She won the Miss India title in 1976 and was runner-up at the Miss International contest in 1977. Ali was also a jockey at the Calcutta Gymkhana in 1979.
She has acted in several Bollywood films, the notable ones being Junoon (1979) with Shashi Kapoor and Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan (1998), Bewafaa (2005) and the most recent being Life In A... Metro with Dharmendra in 2007.
She has also acted in a Malayalam film called Big B (2007) with Mammootty. She is associated with Action India, an organisation working to spread AIDS awareness.
She contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections unsuccessfully from South Kolkata.
In September 2005, she was appointed the chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India
She is married to Col. R. S. Sodhi, a world class polo player