Fatima Sana Shaikh Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Fatima Sana Shaikh

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Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian actress who rose to fame after playing the character of Geeta Phogat (an Indian wrestler who brought India’s first gold medal in wrestling at 2010 Commonwealth Games) in 2016 blockbuster movie, Dangal. The actress made her acting debut as a child artist with the 1997 film Chachi 420 with Kamal Haasan. She has featured in several films as well as TV series. For more information about this stunning star, continue reading with us.

Biography/Wiki

She was born on 11th January 1992 (age 26; as in 2018) in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her hometown is Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her family and friends call her by the name Fatty. She always wanted to be an actress and got the very first film of her life at the age of 5 in 1997, which was Chachi 420. In an interview, she told that she left acting in between after doing a child artist role as she was missing her school. But after some time, she became eager to acting and started going for auditions.

Physical Appearance

This budding actress is 5′ 7″ tall and weighs around 51 kg. She has dark brown eyes and her hair colour is black. Also, she has an hourglass figure.

Fatima Sana Shaikh Working Out

Fatima Sana Shaikh Working Out

Family & Boyfriend

Fatima Sana belongs to a Brahmin family and follows Islam religion. Although she was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Mumbai but her family roots are from Jammu.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in her Childood

Fatima Sana Shaikh in her Childood

Her father, Vipan Sharma is a Hindu and belongs to Jammu, whereas her mother, Raj Tabbasum is a Muslim lady from Srinagar.

Fatima Sana Shaikh with her father Vipan Sharma

Fatima Sana Shaikh with her father Vipan Sharma

In the 1980s, her father shifted to Mumbai and got married to Raj Tabassum there. Fatima Sana is unmarried as of now. In 2015, after a long struggle, she got the best opportunity of her life i.e. Dangal after almost six rounds of audition. This movie was a great turning point of her life.

Career

She did her schooling from St. Xavier High School, Mumbai and then did her graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai. She was fond of acting since her childhood and always wanted to work in films.

Her dream of acting came true after she played a child artist’s role in the film Chachi 420. She was loved and appreciated by everyone for her job in the film.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Chachi 420

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Chachi 420

In 2001, she did One 2 Ka 4; which was the second film of her career, starring prominent actors Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in film One 2 Ka 4

Fatima Sana Shaikh in film One 2 Ka 4

Then, she played the character of Zoya in 2008 film Tahaan.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Tahaan Movie

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Tahaan Movie

On 16 March 2009, she made her TV debut on a ZEE TV daily soap Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo; in which she played a negative character, Suman.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo

The same year, she appeared in another TV show Ladies Special. Later, she appeared in the films such as Bittoo Boss, Table No. 21, and Akaash Vaani but failed in making her place in the Indian film industry.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Akaash Vaani

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Akaash Vaani

In the starting of 2015, she almost quit her acting dream as she didn’t get any work after giving numerous auditions. She decided to open a new chapter of her life and started working as a cinematographer.

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Fatima Sana Shaikh as a Photographer

Fatima Sana Shaikh as a Photographer

Later in the same year, she made her Telugu film debut with the film Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam! and Tamil film debut with the film O Kadhal Kanmani.

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam

In 2015, she got selected to play a lead role, Geeta Phogat in the highest-grossing movie of 2016, Dangal, after a long audition process. This movie was the first hit of her career and with her power-packed performance in the film, she came into the limelight instantly.

In 2017, she was approached for another movie Thugs of Hindostan; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif.

Fatima Sana Shaikh with the cast of Thugs of Hindostan

Fatima Sana Shaikh with the cast of Thugs of Hindostan

Awards

In the year 2018, Fatima Sana Shaikh honoured with the Best Action Actress Award for the movie Dangal at the 4th Jackie Chan Action Movie Week in China.

Favourite Things

  • Her all-time favourite movie is “American Psycho.”
  • She prefers reading in her free time. Her favourite books include Only Love Is Real by Brian WeissMany Lives by Brian Weiss, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, and more.
  • She is a huge fan of Brian Weiss; an American psychiatrist and author.

Facts

  • She is a non-vegetarian.
  • Fatima is a great photographer. She has worked as a photographer in a studio. She has also assisted as a cinematographer for two ads.

    Fatima Sana Shaikh's Bhutan Photography

    Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Bhutan Photography

  • She is an art lover. Her drawings and sketching are worth watching.

    Fatima Sana Shaikh's Art Work

    Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Art Work

  • In 2016, she appeared in Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan. In the show, she told that she was jobless for three years before she got the opportunity to be a part of Dangal.
  • During the filming of Dangal, she stayed at Aamir Khan’s old apartment in Mumbai for 6 months along with Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasimand Suhani Bhatnagar. 
  • To meet the requirements of her role for Dangal, she underwent a rigorous training for almost 6 months. She used to follow a strict routine which include gym, wrestle for 3 hours, have lunch, learn Haryanvi, have dinner, and then sleep.
  • While rehearsing for a wrestling scene for Dangal, she misjudged the timing, and consequently, fractured her ankle.
  • After getting Dangal, she became a very good friend to Sanya Malhotra. Both of them started spending a lot of time together even after the release of the film that few of their friends started thinking that they both are dating each other.

    Fatima Sana Shaikh on the set of Koffee With Karan

    Fatima Sana Shaikh on the set of Koffee With Karan

  • She is a hub of talents. Apart from acting and photography, she is a brilliant dancer too.
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