Zaira Wasim is now a household name due to her portrayal of Young Geeta Phogat in Sports drama Dangal. She has now only won critical acclaim for her role but also won National Award for the best-supporting actress. She is just 17 and now her second film Secret Superstar got released, where she essayed a role of Insiya. Here we will talk about her Bollywood journey till now.
She was born in Jammu and Kashmir on October 23, 2000. She is the daughter of Zahid and Zarqa Wasim. Her father works as an executive manager in Jammu & Kashmir Bank. Her mother is a teacher. She is born and raised in Srinagar. She also has a brother, whose name is Zohraiz Wasim.
She is currently in 10th standard. Her school name is St. Paul’s International Academy. When she was approached for the Dangal role. Her parents were against, but her school principal and an aunt convinced them. For the preparation of Dangal role, she has stayed in Mumbai for 6 months along with other co-stars of Dangal, which includes Suhani Bhatnagar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanya Malhotra. She was trained as an athlete to play the role of young Geeta Phogat.
She is currently a part of Secret Superstar, which has now hit the theaters. Secret Superstar is being helmed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan. It is her second Bollywood film, which is getting good reviews from Bollywood critics.
With the fame, controversies also get the address of your home. The Same thing has happened with Zaira Wasim in January 2017. When she cut her hair short, people questioned about her character. That’s not all when she met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, people have targeted her for no reasons. The CM has defined Zaira as “Kashmiri role model.”After getting a lot of criticism, Zaira said, “Women in hijab are beautiful and free.”
Name: Zaira Wasim
Nickname: Zai, Boo
Birthdate: October 23, 2000
Birthplace: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Hometown: Hawal, Downtown, Srinagar
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
School: St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Debut Film: Dangal (2016)
Father: Zahid Wasim
Mother: Zarqa Wasim
Figure: 32-24-34 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inches, 155 cm
Weight: 50 Kg, Pounds 110 lbs
Favourite Color: Black
Marital Status: Unmarried
Favourite Singer: Ed Sheeran
Favourite Song: Jealous by Labrinth
Hobbies: Breaking things, Listening songs, Sleeping, Reading, Playing with her cat
Altogether, we all are proud and happy for this talented girl Zaira Wasim. She has performed amazingly in both of her roles.
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