Zaira Wasim is a former gorgeous Indian child actress who has graced with her amazing acting talents in Hindi movies. Due to certain controversies conflicting with her religious beliefs, Zaira Wasim decided to quit acting in the year 2019. As per Zaira’s request, her fans have taken down most of her images from social media and support her as Zaira starts a new chapter.
Who was Zaira Wasim before her stardom?
Zaira was born in the year 2000 on 23 October in Downtown Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Zaira was raised in a Kashmiri Muslim family by her parents Zahid and Zarqa Wasim. Zaira completed her tenth grade at St. Paul’s International Academy which is located in Sonwar, Srinagar.
How did Zaira’s journey in Bollywood begin?
In the year 2015, Zaira was cast by director Nitesh Tiwari in order to make her movie debut with the biographical sports movie called Dangal which was released in the year 2016. Zaira portrayed wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (whose character was portrayed by Aamir Khan) eldest daughter’s young version, Geeta.
The movie Dangal earned positive reviews from critics after which it also rose as the highest-grossing Indian movie of all time. The movie Dangal obtained more than ₹20 billion which is approximately $300 million worldwide. Zaira’s phenomenal performance obtained several award nominations. Zaira even obtained the National Film Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress along with that a nomination for the Filmfare Award in the category of Best Female Debut.
Where else has Zaira Wasim made her appearance?
In the year 2017, Zaira was cast to portray India Malik in the movie called Secret Superstar which is a musical drama directed by Advait Chandan. In the movie, Zaira worked again with Aamir Khan and even gained critical praise for her amazing performance.
The movie earned more than ₹9 billion which is approximately US$110 million worldwide. Additionally, Zaira won a number of other awards for the movie. Zaira Wasim won the Filmfare Critics Award in the category of Best Actress. Zaira even obtained her first-ever nomination for the Filmfare Award in the category of Best Actress. In the year 2019, Zaira Wasim portrayed the character Aisha Chaudhary in the movie called The Sky Is Pink which was another biopic based on Aisha who died from pulmonary fibrosis. The movie included well-known actor Farhan Akhtar and actress Priyanka Chopra along with Rohit Saraf which came out in movie theaters around October 2019.
What else has Zaira Wasim accomplished?
Zaira Wasim is the recipient of a number of accolades, such as the Filmfare Award along with one National Film Award. Zaira Wasim was even praised by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement at a ceremony that took place in New Delhi in the year 2017. In the latest movie, The Sky is Pink, Zaira was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress at the Filmfare awards.