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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
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Fatima at Success party of Dangal.
Born (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 26)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Years active 1997–Present
Parent(s) Vipan Sharma, Raj Tabassum


Early life and careerEdit

Fatima was born to parents Vipan Sharma, a Hindu 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 "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
2011 Best Of Luck Nikki Richa Shivoy Special Appearance in Boys Meet Girls
2012 Bittoo Boss Priya
2013 Akaash Vani[8] Sumbul
2015 Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam Sruthi
Ok Kanmani Female Lead's Friend
2016 Dangal Geeta Phogat
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Zafira


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


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