Actress Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage 3 cancer

File image of Nafisa Ali. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 19, 2018, 08.00 PM (IST)

Veteran film and theatre actor Nafisa Ali has revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage three cancer.

The actress, who made her debut in Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' took to Instagram to share the news on Saturday. Ali 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. 

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In another post, she revealed she had Peritoneal & Ovarian cancer and that her children were her source of strength and the reason to get better. " Happy Birthday my darling Pia and my children are my reason to get better through my cancer struggle and overcome . It’s just going to take its own course with Peritoneal & Ovarian cancer, " she captioned the image. 

Her other acting credits include 'Major Saab', 'Life In a Metro', ' Yamla Pagla Deewana'  and 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3'.

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

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