Zaira Wasim is an Indian actress best known for portraying the Indian sportswoman Geeta Phogat’s childhood character in the famous film Dangal. Let’s take a look at Zaira Wasim’s age, personal life, profession, and other fascinating information.
On October 23, 2000, Zaira Wasim was born (18 years old; age as in 2018).
She rose to prominence after playing the child version of Geeta Phogat in the film “Dangal.” For Zaira Wasim, there has been no going back since then. Her role in the film was both critically and commercially successful.
Zaira is 5’1″ tall and weighs about 50 kg. Her eyes are black, her hair is black, and she has a light complexion.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
In Hawal, Downtown, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, Zaira Wasim was born and raised in a Muslim family of Islam ethnicity. She has a half-Kashmiri, half-Punjabi heritage.
Her parents and one younger brother, Zoraiz Wasim, live with her. Her father, Zahid Wasim, works for the Jammu and Kashmir Bank as an Executive Manager, and her mother, Zarqa Wasim, is a teacher. Her father is a close friend of hers.
She is still single and not dating anybody.
Zaira Wasim attended St. Paul’s International Academy in Sonwar, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, and Jammu’s Heritage School in Jammu & Kashmir for her studies. She had excelled in school since she was a teen. She got 92 percent on her tenth-grade board test. In 2018, she was a student at Jammu’s Heritage School, where she was pursuing her secondary education.
She had starred in two television advertisements before joining Bollywood: “Microsoft Lumia” and “Tata Sky.” She began her Bollywood career in 2016 with the superhit Bollywood film “Dangal,” in which she portrayed Indian sportsgirl Geeta Phogat as a child.
She starred in the film “Hidden Superstar” in 2017.
She announced her departure from the glamour world on June 30, 2019, citing religious reasons.
- Dangal won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (2017).
- Dangal won the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer (2017).
- Dangal received the National Child Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2017.
- Dangal won the News18 Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress (2017).
- Dangal received the Big Zee Entertainment Award for Best Child Actress (2017).
- Hidden Superstar won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) in 2018.
- Hidden Superstar won the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer (2017).
- Hidden Superstar received the National Kid Award for Outstanding Achievement (2017).
- Hidden Superstar received the Lux Golden Rose Award for Emerging Beauty of the Year (2017).
Zaira Wasim’s photos of her hair trimmed went viral on the internet in 2016. Extreme Muslims chastised and ridiculed her for acting in a Hindi film, accusing her of being un-Islamic.
In 2016, Zaira had a tense meeting with Mehbooba Mufti, the then-chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, in which Mufti described Zaira as a role model for Kashmiri youth. Zaira later posted an apology on her social media accounts. After some time, he removed the apology and replaced it with an open letter that explained everything. Furthermore, the following article was also withdrawn.
”This painting tells a tale close to @zairawasim,” former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel tweeted in January 2017. More power to our daughters! Pinjra torh kar hamari betiyan barhne lagi hai aage (Our daughters are breaking out of their cages and going forward) Zaira replied with a tweet that said, “I feel I must disagree.” Please do not associate me with such a negative portrayal. Hijab-wearing women are stunning and liberated. Furthermore, the tale portrayed in this painting has nothing to do with mine.” After that, Goel replied by saying that Zaira misinterpreted his tweet, that he appreciated her job, and that he intended to discourage evil and patriarchal ideas.
Vikas Sachdeva, a 39-year-old senior executive of a media and entertainment corporation, molested her on a Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai on December 10, 2017. The accused of molesting her was arrested the same day and charged under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
- Zaira Wasim loves listening to Labrinth’s song “Jealous.”
- Ed Sheeran is her favourite artist.
- She is attracted to the colour black.
- Breaking things, listening to music, sleeping, reading, hanging out with friends, and playing with her pet cat are just a few of Zaira’s hobbies.
- She worked in TV advertisements for Microsoft Lumia and Tata Sky before acting in films.
- Zaira Wasim’s parents initially opposed her decision to act in a film, but Zaira’s school principal persuaded them to let her work in the film “Dangal.”
- She put in a lot of work to prepare for the part of a wrestler.
- Zaira stayed at Aamir Khan’s old apartment in Mumbai for 6 months while preparing for Dangal with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, and Suhani Bhatnagar.
- She is also the 2017 Bengaluru Midnight Marathon’s youth ambassador.
- Wasim suffered with social anxiety and poor self-esteem prior to starting her acting career.
- She claimed in an interview that she is shy and has a small group of friends.
- Zaira Wasim has some odd and irritable interests, such as earthquakes, tumultuous planes, and wind turbines, and she likes breaking stuff.
- Wasim likes listening to melodious music, and her all-time favourite song is Labrinth’s Jealous.
- She is a fantastic guitarist.
- She is a pet aficionado.