Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian actress, model, dancer, singer, and producer who is predominantly known for her work in the Indian film industry. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films.
|Born||6 February 1992|
She made her debut in the Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She gained popularity in Telugu films by doing item songs in films like Temper, Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2 and has also starred in two Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni.
In 2015, she was a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 9 and was evicted on Day 84. In 2016, she was a participant in the reality television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyameva Jayate in which she was seen in the recreated version of the song "Dilbar" which crossed 20 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the first Hindi song to have garnered such numbers in India. She also collaborated with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.
In 2019, she collaborated with Tanzanian musician and songwriter Rayvanny to release her first international English debut song Pepeta. In October 2022, she was chosen to feature in Light The Sky, a song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, collaborating with artists, RedOne, Manal, Balqees and Rahma Riad.
Fatehi is of Moroccan descent. She was born and raised in Canada. She studied political science and international studies. She graduated from York University. She has stated in interviews that she considers herself "an Indian at heart."
Fatehi began her career by appearing in Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. After that she debuted in Telugu films with an item number, "Ittage Recchipodham", in Puri Jagannadh's film Temper. She has also done a special appearance with Emraan Hashmi and Gurmeet Choudhary in the film Mr. X directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Later, Fatehi appeared in item numbers for films such as Baahubali: The Beginning's song "Manohari" and in Kick 2's song "Kukkurukuru".
In late June 2015, she signed a Telugu film Sher. In late August 2015, she signed a Telugu film Loafer which is directed by Puri Jagannadh starring opposite Varun Tej. In late November 2015 she signed a film Oopiri. In December 2015, Fatehi entered the Bigg Boss house which was in its ninth season as a wild card entrant. She spent 3 weeks inside the house until she got evicted in the 12th week (Day 83). She was also contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016. She starred in My Birthday Song. in which she is playing lead actress opposite Sanjay Suri.
In February 2019, she signed a contract with the record label T-Series as an exclusive artist, and will feature on their upcoming films, music videos, web series, and web films. She then appeared in the 2020 dance film Street Dancer 3D which became her first film with a supporting role. On 6 March 2021, Fatehi became the first African-Arab female artiste whose song "Dilbar" crossed one billion views on YouTube. In 2022, Nora gave a performance in 2022 FIFA World Cup final closing ceremony.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans||CJ||Hindi|
|2015||Crazy Cukkad Family||Amy|
|Temper||Telugu||Special appearance in song "Ittage Rechchipodam"|
|Mr.X||Hindi||Special appearance in song "Alif se"|
|Double Barrel||Malayalam||Special appearance|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||Telugu / Tamil||Special appearance in song "Manohari"|
|Kick 2||Telugu||Special appearance in song "Kiruku Kick"|
|Sher||Special appearance in song "Napere Pinky"|
|Loafer||Special appearance in song "Nokkey Dochey"|
|2016||Rocky Handsome||Hindi||Special appearance in song "Rock Tha Party"|
|Oopiri / Thozha||Nemali||Telugu / Tamil||Special appearance in song "Door Number"|
|2018||My Birthday Song||Sandy||Hindi|
|Satyameva Jayate||Special appearance in song "Dilbar"|
|Stree||Special appearance in song "Kamariya"|
|Kayamkulam Kochuni||Malayalam||Special appearance in song "Nrithageethikalennum"|
|Batla House||Huma / Victoria|
|Marjaavaan||Herself||Special appearance in song "Ek Toh Kum Zindagani"|
|2020||Street Dancer 3D||Mia|||
|2021||Bhuj: The Pride of India||Heena Rehman|
|Satyameva Jayate 2||Herself||Special appearance in song "Kusu Kusu"|
|2022||Thank God||Herself||Special appearance in song "Manike"|
|An Action Hero||Herself||Special appearance in song "Jehda Nasha"|
|2015–2016||Bigg Boss 9||Contestant||9th place|
|2016||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9||10th place|
|Comedy Nights Bachao||Herself||Guest|
|2018||MTV Troll Police|
|Top Model India|
|MTV Dating in the Dark||Host|
|2019||Dance Plus 4||Herself||Guest|
|2020||India's Best Dancer|
|2021||India's Best Dancer (Season 2)|
|2021||Dance Deewane 3|
|2022||Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan|
|Dance Deewane Juniors (season 1)||Judge|||
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10|||
|2021||Star vs Food (Season 2)||Herself||Episode 5|||
|2022||Moving In With Malaika||Episode 7|||
|Baby Marvake Maanegi||Raftaar|||
|2018||Dilbar Arabic Version||Herself, Fnaïre|||
|2020||Pachtaoge (Female version)||Asees Kaur|||
|Naach Meri Rani||Guru Randhawa, Nikhita Gandhi|||
|Body (Dance Cover)||Megan Thee Stallion|||
|2021||Chhor Denge||Parampara Tandon|||
|Dance Meri Rani||Guru Randhawa, Zahrah S Khan|||
|2023||Achha Sila Diya||B Praak|||
|2018||Dilbar Arabic Version||Fnaïre|
|2022||Dirty Little Secret||Zack Knight|
|Light The Sky||Balqees, Rahma Riad, Manal|
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- ^ ""I had a crush on Hrithik Roshan," Nora Fatehi gets candid". Hindustan Times. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
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- ^ "Make way for Moroccan model Nora Fatehi as she makes her debut with Roar". India Today. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- ^ "Dilbar – YouTube". Retrieved 15 January 2019 – via YouTube.
- ^ "Nora Fatehi's Arabic version of Dilbar has set the internet on fire and how! Watch video". Times Now. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
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- ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack release: all-female line-up inspires the globe to Light The Sky". qatar2022.qa. 7 October 2022.
- ^ "Who are Nora Fatehi's parents? Know everything about her family". PINKVILLA. 26 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
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- ^ "Nora Fatehi signed for a special song in 'Baahubali'". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015.
- ^ Pasupulate, Karthik (15 January 2017). "Nora Fatehi to groove with Ravi Teja in Kick 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
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- ^ a b "Street Dancer: Varun Dhawan kicks off second schedule of the film in snowy London". in.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- ^ IANS (6 March 2021). "Nora Fatehi is the first African-Arab female artiste to hit 1 billion mark with 'Dilbar'". Mid Day. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
- ^ "Nora Fatehi Dazzles Fans With Her Performance At FIFA World Cup 2022 Final". NDTV.com. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
- ^ "FIFA World Cup 2022: Nora Fatehi's sizzling performance burns the stage, watch video". The Economic Times. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
- ^ "'Stree' song 'Kamariya': Checkout the quintessential dance number featuring Nora Fatehi in an alluring avatar". The Times of India. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- ^ Chaubey, Pranita (9 August 2018). "Stree New Song Kamariya: Nora Fatehi's Dance Moves Will Leave You Smitten". NDTV.com. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- ^ "Satyameva Jayate 2 song Kusu Kusu: Nora Fatehi is on fire and that's about it". The Indian Express. 11 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ "Nora Fatehi gushes on the sets of 'Dance Deewane Junior'". Free Press Journal. 2 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
- ^ Lalwani, Vicky (16 July 2022). "'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' Season 10 to air from September 2 - Exclusive". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
- ^ "Star vs Food Season 2: Nora Fatehi cooks Moroccan food with Indian spices, Badshah 'blown away'". The Indian Express. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
- ^ "Malaika Arora and Nora Fatehi speak up on being compared to each other". First Post. 15 December 2022.
- ^ "Moving In With Malaika: Malaika Arora Calls Nora Fatehi A "Blow Hot, Blow Cold Person"". NDTV.com. Retrieved 15 December 2022.
- ^ "Nora Fatehi opens up to Malaika Arora about the constant 'disrespectful' comparisons between them: 'It takes away from the things I am doing…'". The Indian Express. 13 December 2022. Retrieved 15 December 2022.
- ^ "Naah – Harrdy Sandhu Feat. Nora Fatehi | Jaani | B Praak | Official Music Video-Latest Hit Song 2017". Retrieved 15 January 2019 – via YouTube.
- ^ "Raftaar x Nora Fatehi – Baby Marvake Maanegi – YouTube". 8 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019 – via YouTube.
- ^ T-Series (23 August 2019), Arijit Singh: Pachtaoge Official Video – Vicky Kaushal & Nora Fatehi -Jaani, B Praak – Bhushan Kumar, retrieved 23 August 2019
- ^ "'Pepeta' teaser out: Nora Fatehi ups her ante with this Afro-Latino Single". The Times of India. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- ^ Irani, Shaheen (14 August 2020). "'Pachtaoge' female version unveiled: 'Mother Mary' Nora Fatehi has no story to talk about this time". DNA. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ "Guru Randhawa ft. Nora Fatehi's flirtatious peppy number 'Naach Meri Rani' is out". The Times of India. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
- ^ "Nora Fatehi creates a storm with Meghan Thee Stallion's 'Body Ody' dance challenge in her latest video". Bollywood Hungama. 29 December 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- ^ Maru, Vibha (30 January 2021). "Nora Fatehi's new single Chhod Denge is about heartbreak and revenge. See first look". India Today. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
- ^ "Dance Meri Rani Song Out: Nora Fatehi's Sensual Grooves And Guru Randhawa's Vocals Are A Perfect Blend For The Upbeat Track". ZEE5. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
- ^ Roy Chowdhury, Rishita (17 December 2021). "Nora Fatehi carried around on stretcher due to mermaid costume on Dance Meri Rani sets. Video". India Today. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
- ^ "Achha Sila Diya music video: Rajkummar Rao and Nora Fatehi face off in a song about love and betrayal". Hindustan Times. 19 January 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.