Zaira Wasim is an Indian film child actress who was well known after Dangal movie, she portrayed as Indian Sportswoman Geet Phogat, the daughter of Mahavir Phogat which was played by Aamir Khan. She also appeared in few ad films including Tata Sky ad and Nokia Lumia ad. Check below for more details about Zaira Wasim Birth date, Marriage, Latest Photos, Wiki, age, Family and much more.
|Real Name||Zaira Wasim|
|Nickname||Zai and Boo|
|Height (approximate)||155 cm|
|Date Of Birth||23 October 2000|
|Age (as in 2018)||18 Years|
|Birth Place||Hawal, Downtown, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India|
|School||St. Paul's International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu’s Heritage School, Jammu & Kashmir
|Education Qualifications||11th standard|
|Debut||Film: Dangal (2016)|
|Hobbies||Breaking things, Listening songs, Sleeping, Reading, Hanging out with friends and Playing with her pet cat|
|Favourite Actor||Amir khan|
|Favourite Actress||Deepika padukone|
|Favourite Food||Chicken Varities|
|Favourite Colour||White and Black|
|Favourite Place||Jammu and kashmir|
Zaira Wasim Biography/Wiki
Zaira Wasim was born on 23 October 2000 to Zahid Wasim and Zarqa Wasim. She was very good at studies who completed tenth grade from St. Paul’s International Academy in Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar. She was the topper in her Board Exam who scored 92%. She Completed her Twelveth grade in Jammu’s Heritage School under Central Board of Secondary Education.
Zaira Wasim Family, Caste & BoyFriend
Zaira was basically from a Muslim community, her Father Zahid Wasim, who is an Executive Manager in Srinagar Bank is basically from Jammu & Kashmir. Her Mother Zarqa Wasim is a teacher who was a Punjabi. She has a brother whose name is Zoraiz Wasim. She has no boyfriend and reports says that she was not dating with anyone.
Zaira Wasim Career
She was passionate about acting and had an acting skill since from her childhood. She had played as the protagonist in a play about female foeticide in her school. She got a huge round of applause from the crowd and her principal discovered that she can perform in front of the crowd. This incident helped her to grab the opportunity in Dangal where her Principle gave her name when director Mukesh Chhabra looking to cast a girl.
Zaira has also done a couple of commercial ad films before she acted in Dangal. And the Zair was debuted in a Movie Dangal in 2016 which went beyond the success.
In 2017, she played the lead role in Secret Superstar. Aamir Khan himself Recommended her to the director Advait Chandran. She also received Couple of awards including Best Actress and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. The film was warmly received by audiences, and reports say, it has collected Rs 123 crore at the worldwide box office.
She is also working in the movie The Sky is Pink which was expected to be released in 2019.
Zaira Wasim receives an exceptional achievement award from President Kovind. She received the award on the occasion of Children day in 2017, she received the award in the field of performing arts.
Zaira Wasim Movies:
- Dangal (2016)
- Secret Superstar (2017)
- The Sky is Pink (2019)
Zaira Wasim Controversies
- In 2016, Zaira’s trimmed hair photo for Dangal Movie was released in Social Media. This made her get trolled by radical Muslims for having been un-Islamic by acting in a film.
- In 2017, she met Mehbooba Mufti who was a Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. And she posted those meeting photos in her Facebook and Instagram account which resulted in death threat and bad criticism just because Mufti had described Wasim as a Kashmiri role model.
- In 2017 she had a misinterpretation with Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel Tweet, which was published in local news organizations.
- In December 2017, Wasim alleged that she had been harassed mid-air on an Air Vistara flight UK981 between Delhi and Mumbai. The alleged molester, Vikas Sachdeva was arrested by Mumbai Police.
- Zaira Wasim reveals her struggle with depression, says she’s been suffering from severe anxiety. She posted a brief note about this in her social media profiles.
Little Known Facts about Zaira Wasim
- Zaira Wasim’s family was not interested when she got an offer for Dangal, but her school principal and her aunt convinced their parents and made necessary arrangements to go Mumbai for the shooting.
- Zaira has appeared in commercial television ads. First one is for Tata Sky and Second one is for Nokia Lumia.
- Grabbing an opportunity for Dangal is very tough, she had to compete with 19,000+ girls to grab the chance.
- Zaira Wasim was not happy to trim her hair for the movie. She even cried out while trimming her hair and felt regret later.
- Zaira went through a lot of tough training to fit into the character as a wrestler. She went for bodybuilding training and Swimming together.
- Aamir Khan himself recommend her to the film Secret Superstar
- APart from the movies, she is also the Youth Ambassador for the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2017.
- She is a music freak and well at playing Guitar.
- Zaira is an animal lover, she loves cat very much.