Actress Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage-three cancer

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New Delhi: Veteran film and theatre actor Nafisa Ali revealed she has been recently diagnosed with stage-three cancer.

She made the revelation Saturday via Instagram on which she shared a picture of her with good friend and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who paid her a visit post the diagnosis.

"Just met my precious friend who wished me luck and to get well from my just diagnosed stage-3 cancer," Ali, 61, captioned the photograph.

Born in West Bengal, Nafisa made her acting debut in 1979 with Shashi Kapoor's "Junoon". Her other acting credits include "Major Saab", "Life In a Metro", "Yamla Pagla Deewana" and "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3".

She made her debut in Malayalam with 2007 Mammootty-starrer 'Big B'. She played the pivotal role of Mary John Kurishingal in the movie.

Ali is currently a member of the Congress party. She contested in 2009 elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket.

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A still from the movie 'Big B'

Ali is married to Arjuna Award-winning sports personality Colonel R S Sodhi and has three children.

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