Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood movies. She was born on 11 January 1992 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. She got huge fame from Bollywood Blockbuster movie Dangal. Fatima plays the role of Geeta Phogat in the Aamir Khan film Dangal. She first appeared in a Bollywood film as a child artist in Chachi 420.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Career
Shaikh began her film career with the 1997 film Chachi 420, playing the role of ‘Bharti’ (Jaiprakash Paswan’s daughter).
In 2001, she appeared in One 2 Ka 4, which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. In 2008, she played the role of Zoya in the Indian drama film Tahaan. Fatima worked in the comedy film Bittoo Boss (2012), the romantic film Akaash Vani (2013) and Nitesh Tiwari’s biographical sports film Dangal (2016). She has also starred in Thugs of Hindostan with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif. She earned the award of Best Actor-Female in 2017 for Bollywood Movie Dangal.
Fatima Sana Shaikh appeared in Netflix movie Ludo, is directed by Anurag Basu and features an ensemble cast including Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Asha Negi, Pankaj Tripathi among others. which releases on 12 November 2020. She appeared in the satirical comedy-drama movie Suraj Pe Mangal Bhariwritten & directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by him & Zee Studios released on 13 November 2020.
Fatima Sana Shaikh education
She did her schooling from St. Xavier High School, Mumbai. She has graduated from Mithibai College of Mumbai.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Family, Boyfriend
Fatima Sana belongs to a Brahmin family and follows the Islam religion. Although she was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Mumbai her family roots are from Jammu. Her father, Vipan Sharma is a Hindu and belongs to Jammu, whereas her mother, Raj Tabbasum is a Muslim lady from Srinagar. 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 opportunity for Dangal after almost six rounds of the audition.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Wiki / Biography
Trivia & Facts
- in April 2015, she auditioned for Dangal, and after 6 rounds she got selected.
- She has stated that while her father was a Hindu and her mother was Muslim, Shaikh identified as an atheist.
- Fatima Sana Shaikh started acting as a child artist in the film Chachi 420.
- In early 2015, Fatima Sana Shaikh almost gave up her acting dreams for cinematography, because she was jobless for the last 3 years.
- She is also an artist. Her drawings and sketching are worth watching.
- Fatima Sana Shaikh is a great photographer. She has worked as a photographer in a studio.
- During rehearsing for a wrestling scene for Dangal, she misjudged the timing and got fractured her ankle.
- In an interview with Pinkvilla Fatima Sana Shaikh revealed, she was sexually abused as young as a three-year-old.
- In her upcoming movie, Bhoot Police has Saif Ali Khan and Ali Fazal playing ghost hunters and Fatima Sana Shaikh essays the role of an ‘enchanting woman’.
- According to Fatima Sana Shaikh, Five makeup essentials a woman must have in her vanity bag is Lipstick, mascara, blush, eyeliner, and a highlighter.
- In an interview with indianexpress.com She was asked Do you believe in natural skincare treatments? If yes, what is the one secret ingredient you use on your skin? Her reply was,
I definitely believe in natural home remedies or as we call it “nani ke nuskhe.” I use ghee, it is great for your skin and lips. Malai is my other all-time favourite, go-to beauty hack. I use egg for my hair, I feel it’s the best natural protein treatment.
- A fire broke out at Fatima Sana Shaikh’s house on Thursday night (3 December 2020). She thanked the Mumbai fire brigade for helping her out in the situation.