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Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian actress[2][3] and photographer. 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
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Fatima Sana Shaikh at Success party of Dangal (film).
Born (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 25)[1]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Nationality Indian
Years active 2005–present
Parent(s) Vipan Sharma, Raj Tabassum


Early life and Career

Fatima was born to parents- Vipan Sharma, a Hindu Brahmin from Jammu and Raj Tabassum ,a Muslim from Srinagar.[4] Shaikh began her film career with the 1997 film Chachi 420 with Kamal Hasan.[5] She played the role of Bharti, Jaiprakash Paswan a.k.a. Jai and Janki Paswan's daughter.[clarification needed] In 2001, she appeared in Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla star One 2 Ka 4. In 2008, she played the role of Zoya in Indian drama film Tahaan.In 2009 she switched to TV soaps Ladies Special where she played the role of daughter of one of the protagonist, next she played negative role in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo . Then 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 Avvai Shanmughi
1997 Ishq
1997 Chachi 420 Bharti Ratan
1998 Bade Dilwala
2001 One 2 Ka 4
2008 Tahaan Zoya
2012 Bittoo Boss
2013 Akaash Vani[8] Sumbul Yaqoob
2016 Dangal Geeta Phogat


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