Zaira Wasim is an Indian actress, who achieved stardom status after her portrayal of an Indian sportswoman Geeta Phogat in sports drama, Dangal, for which she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The 17-year old budding actress was next acclaimed for playing a role of an aspiring singer in the film Secret Superstar that gained her a bunch of accolades as well.
Check out Zaira Wasim biography, height, weight, body measurements, age, boyfriend, family, net worth and facts.
Zaira Wasim Biography
Birthday / Date of Birth
Zaira Wasim was born on 23 October 2000, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
She’s currently 17 years old.
Zairaa attended St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar until 10th grade where she scored 92 percent in her Board examinations. She is presently pursuing her higher secondary education with Humanities stream in Jammu’s Heritage School under Central Board of Secondary Education.
Indian / Asian
She is of Kashmiri and Punjabi descent.
- Father – Zahid Wasim (Executive Manager)
- Mother – Zarqa Wasim (Teacher)
- Siblings – Zohraiz Wasim (Brother)
- In feet – 5 feet 1 inch
- In centimeters – 155 cm
- In meters – 1.55 m
- In Kilograms – 54 kg
- In Pounds – 119 lbs
Her vital stats may be –
- Measurements – 33-27-35
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 27 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 30C
In 2016, she made her debut in the critically acclaimed sports drama Dangal, plying younger Geeta Phogat. She became overnight sensation with the film that earned her several awards including National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She hasn’t yet appeared in television series.
Before making her footprint in films, she has appeared in a couple of television commercials, one for Tata Sky and another for Microsoft Lumia.
Zaira Wasim Favorites
- Favorite Singer – Ed Sheeran
- Favorite Color – Black
- Favorite Actor – Aamir Khan
Zaira Wasim Net worth
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WZairaaa
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/zairawasim_/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/zairawasimz
Zaira Wasim Facts
Wasim was one among 1000 girls who gave audition to play the role of Gheeta Phogat. Aamir Khan, the mastermind the film, was impressed with her performance and offered her a lead role.
Since the film is a biopic of an Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won Gold medal for India in the Common Wealth Asian Games, Zaira had to go rigours training in wrestling to match her in the film.
Her parents let her down saying that she should not act in films, but her school principal convinced them and inspired her to act in Dangal.
As a animal lover, she loves cats the most.
Zaira Wasim also knows to play guitar.
In 2017, She received National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement for her contribution to arts, culture, academics, sports and many other factors.
In 2017, she was made the Youth Ambassador of The Bengaluru Midnight Marathon.
In December 2017, she hit the headlines for allegedly being molested by a 39-year old Vikas Sachdeva, a senior executive of a media and entertainment company, on a Delhi to Mumbai flight. The incident stirred a strong wave of criticisms and controversies on social media. He was arrested by police on the same day.