Zaira Wasim Biography

About Zaira Wasim

Beautiful and utterly talented child actress Zaira Wasim has all the charm to be one of the upcoming stars in Bollywood. At 17, this super talented girl has achieved a lot.

Her debut movie “Dangal” (2016) in which she played the childhood version of the Indian Sportswoman Geeta Phogat tends to become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time.      

For Dangal, she was awarded the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Zaira Wasim boasts of a feat by winning the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India at a ceremony in New Delhi. 

In 2017, she played the lead role in Secret Superstar, which also proved to be a big hit, and Wasim’s performance was appreciated by critics.

Currently, Zaira is busy with her studies and said she will work only on scripts that will fit her in the movie.

Controversies About Zaira Wasim

1) In 2016, publicity photos of Zaira surfaced showing her trimmed hair for her role in the film Dangal.

This resulted in her being trolled online for having been “un-Islamic” by acting in a film.

In January 2017, a local news organization published the news and photos of her meeting with then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

This resulted in further criticism and Wasim receiving death threats because Mufti had described Wasim as a “Kashmiri Role Model”

2) In December 2017, Wasim alleged that she had been harassed mid-air on an Air Vistara flight UK981 between Delhi and Mumbai.

She posted a series of messages on her Instagram profile alleging that a man sitting behind her on the flight had caressed her neck with his foot while she was asleep.

She also wrote that she had tried to record what the man was doing, but failed due to dim lights. The airline issued an apology on the issue and released a statement saying that a detailed investigation would be conducted.

Interesting Facts about Zaira Wasim

1) For the role of “Geeta Phogat“, in the movie Dangal, she competed with thousands of girls.

2) During the preparations of Dangal, Zaira along with Fatima, Sanya, Suhani Bhatnagar all stayed at Aamir Khan’s old apartment in Mumbai.

3) She appeared in Tata Sky and Microsoft Limia advertisements.

4) She is of half Kashmiri and half Punjabi descent.

5) In reality she is very shy and tends to have limited friends.

Biography of Zaira Wasim

Name: Zaira Wasim.

Nickname of Zaira Wasim: Zai, Boo.

Profession of Zaira Wasim: Actress.

Weight of Zaira Wasim: 50 kg.

Height of Zaira Wasim: 5’1.

Body Measurements of Zaira Wasim: 32-26-33.

Hair Color: Black.

Eye Color: Black.

Date of Birth of Zaira Wasim: 23 October 2000.

Age of Zaira Wasim: 21 years.

Zaira Wasim Bio

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio.

Religion: Islam.

Birth Place: Hawal, Downtown, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Home Town: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Nationality: Indian.

School: St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir.

Family of Zaira Wasim

Father: Zahid Wasim (Executive manager of Jammu and Kashmir Bank).

Mother: Zarqa Wasim.

Zaira Wasim with Parents

Brother–  Zoraiz Wasim.

Marital Status– Unmarried.


Hobbies of : Breaking things, Listening to songs, Sleeping, Reading, Hanging out with friends, playing with her pet cat.

Favorite Actor: Sanjay Mishra

Favorite Actress: Diya Mirza, deepika padukone, priyanka chopra, alia bhatt 

Favorite Musician: Ed Sheeran

Movies of Zaira Wasim

Dangal (2016- Debut movie)

Zaira Wasim in Danagal

Secret superstar (2017)

Zaira Wasim with Aamir Khan

The Sky Is Pink (2019)


Awards Won By Zaira Wasim

2017DangalNational Film AwardsBest Supporting Actress
2018Secret SuperstarFilmfare AwardsBest Actress (Critics)
2017DangalStar Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer (Female)
2017Secret SuperstarStar Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer (Female)
2017Dangal &
Secret Superstar
National Child AwardsExceptional Achievement
2017DangalNews 18 Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actress
2017DangalBig Zee Entertainment AwardsBest Child Artist
2017Secret SuperstarLux Golden Rose AwardsEmerging Beauty of The Year
Zaira Wasim Getting Award

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