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Fatima Sana Shaikh (born 11 January 1992) is an Indian actress.[2][3] She mainly appears in Bollywood movies and television serials. She is best known for her role as baby girl Bharti in Chachi 420. In her most recent role, she plays Geeta Phogat, an Indian wrestler and Mahavir Singh Phogat's (played by Aamir Khan) daughter in the Bollywood film Dangal.

Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Shaikh in 2018.jpg
Fatima at an event for Thugs of Hindostan in 2018
Born (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 26)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active1997–present


Life and careerEdit

Fatima was born to parents Vipan Sharmo, a Hindu from Jammu and Raj Tabassum, a Muslim from Srinagar.[4] She has graduated from Mithibai College of Mumbai. Shaikh began her film career with the 1997 film Chachi 420 with Kamal Hasan.[5] She played the role of Bharti, Jaiprakash "Jai" Paswan and Janki Paswan's daughter.[5][clarification needed] 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. In 2009 she switched to TV soaps such as Ladies Special, where she played the role of the daughter of one of the protagonists, and Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, in which she played a negative role. She worked in the comedy film Bittoo Boss (2012), the romantic film Akaash Vani (2013) and the inspirational movie Dangal (2016). On 5 May 2017, it was announced that Shaikh would star in Thugs of Hindostan with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif.[6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Ishq
Chachi 420 Bharti Ratan
1998 Bade Dilwala
2001 One 2 Ka 4
2008 Tahaan Zoya
2012 Bittoo Boss Priya
2013 Akaash Vani[8] Sumbul
2015 Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam Sruti Telugu film
O Kadhal Kanmani Female Lead's Friend Tamil film
2016 Dangal Geeta Phogat
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Zafira Baig


Year Film Awards Category Result Ref.
2017 Dangal Screen Awards Best Actor – Female (Popular) Nominated

  1. ^ "'Dangal' girl Fatima Sana Shaikh brings in her birthday with a special cake!". Zoom. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Meet Aamir Khan's Wrestler Daughters".
  3. ^ Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh turns up the heat in a swimsuit!
  4. ^ ""Dangal" girl Fatima's dad a Hindu from Jammu, mother a Muslim from Srinagar".
  5. ^ a b "Kamal Hasan daughter in Chachi 420". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Fatima Sana Shaikh Joins Yash Raj Films' Thugs of Hindostan Along with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan". Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  7. ^ "Katrina Kaif Joins YRF's Star-Studded Mega Project Thugs of Hindostan". Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  8. ^ "Movie Review: Akaash Vani". Mumbai: Mid Day. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

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