Zaira Wasim Wiki, Age, Family, Birthday, Boyfriend, Biography & Facts

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim is an Indian actress known for her roles of Geeta Phogat in the film, Dangal (2016) and Insiya Malik in the film, Secret Superstar (2017).

Family:

She belongs to a Muslim family and was born on 23 October 2000 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Zaira Wasim childhood picture
Zaira Wasim childhood picture

Her father, Zahid Wasim is an Executive Manager of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and her mother, Zarqa Wasim is a teacher.

Zaira Wasim with her parents
Zaira Wasim with her parents

She has a brother, Zoraiz Wasim.

Zaira Wasim with her brother, Zoraiz Wasim
Zaira Wasim with her brother, Zoraiz Wasim

Education:

She went to St. Paul’s International Academy in Srinagar and Heritage School in Jammu for her schooling.

Career:

She started her acting career in 2016 by playing the lead role of Geeta Phogat in Nitesh Tiwari’s Bollywood film, Dangal. She gained huge popularity with that film. After that, she played the role of Insiya Malik in Advait Chandan’s film, Secret Superstar (2017). The film went on to become hit at the box office. She has also featured in several TV commercials like Tata Sky, Microsoft Lumia, etc.

Zaira Wasim as Geeta Phogat in film, Dangal (2016)
Zaira Wasim as Geeta Phogat in film, Dangal (2016)

Awards:

2017:

  • National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film, Dangal (2016)
  • Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer (Female) for the film, Dangal (2016)
  • Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer (Female) for the film, Secret Superstar (2017)
  • National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement for the film, Dangal (2016)
  • National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement for the film, Secret Superstar (2017)
  • News 18 Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film, Dangal (2016)
  • Big Zee Entertainment Award for Best Child Artist for the film, Dangal (2016)
  • Lux Golden Rose Award for Emerging Beauty of The Year for the film, Secret Superstar (2017)

2018:

  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) for the film, Secret Superstar (2017)

Interesting Facts:

  • Zaira Wasim is a cat lover.
  • She made a decision to left the entertainment industry due to religious reasons. She announced it on 30 June 2019.

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