Zaira Wasim

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Basic Details

Personal Details
Other Name / Also Known As : Zai, Boo
Profession : Actor
Gender : Female
Birthdate : 23th October, 2000
Birth Place : Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir, India
Status : Single
Height : 5 feet 1 inch(es) - (1.55 meter)
Debut Year : 2016
Active Years : 2016 - till date
Family Details
Father : Zahid Wasim
Mother : Zarka Wasim
Siblings : Zohraiz Wasim


Early Life

<p><b>Before Dangal Zaira Wasim began with TV</b></p><p>Zaria Wasim is a student a Convent School called St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar. <br></p><p>Before her sensational role in Dangal, Zaira Wasim made a start to her career in acting in a television advertisement for Tatasky. <br></p><p>Later she was also signed to play a younger role of actress Katrina Kaif for the film Fitoor but was dropped out last movement as director Abishek Kapoor discarded her as she was little old for the role. <br></p><p><br></p>

Personal Life

<p><b>Shy and introvert by nature</b></p><p>Zaira comes across as a shy, introvert girl who loves to remain with limited set of friends. She loves reading, listening to music. English song jealous by labyrinth is her favorite song. Ed Sheeran, the English singer is her favorite singer. <br></p><p>She loves playing with her pet cat. She is big lover of cats.<br></p><p><br></p>


<p><b>Selected for audition from 19000 girls</b><br></p><p>Zaira Wasim was selected for the audition for the role of younger Geeta Phogat from 19000 girls across India. <br></p><p>Mukesh Chabra, the casting director of Dangal had first visited several top notch school in India and a team had even visited Zaira’s school St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar in J&amp;K. Zaira was selected for audition after she passed the first stage. <br></p><p>Later these selected girls were further scaled down from 19000 to 25 in a time span of almost eight months. Finally the final tally of 25 girls was called for the final test at Mumbai. <br></p><p><br></p><p><b>Failed for Kashmiri look but won for her histrionics</b></p><p>Zaira came to Mumbai along with other 25 girls. These girls were first trained in an acting workshop. </p><p>On the day of final selection Zaira was nervous as other girls selected had experienced. Some were working either in TV serial or theatre or advertisement films while Zaira had no


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Type of Filmography Movie Name Release Year Worked as Casted as Status
Movie Dangal 2016 Lead Actor - Released


Award Year For Category Status
Zee Cine Awards 2018 Secret Superstar Best Actoress nominated
National Film Awards 2017 Dangal Best Supporting Actoress won

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