Nora Fatehi

Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992[1][2]) is a Canadian dancer, model, actress and singer who has mainly appeared in Hindi films. She has also starred in Malayalam and Telugu films. She comes from a Moroccan Canadian family, and was born and raised in Canada, although in interviews despite being of Moroccan descent she has stated that she considers herself "an Indian at heart".[3] She is most known for her work in the Indian film industry. She made her film debut in the Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.[4][5] She gained popularity in Telugu cinema by doing item numbers in films like Temper, Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2 and has also starred in two Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni.

Nora Fatehi
Nora Fatehi at the trailer launch of Batla House.jpg
Nora Fatehi at the trailer launch of Batla House in July 2019
Born (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 28)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • dancer
Known forBigg Boss 9

In 2015, she was a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 9 and was evicted on Day 84. In 2016, she participated in the reality television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyamev Jayate in which she was seen in the recreated version of the song "Dilbar"[6] 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.[7] She also collaborated with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre [fr] to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.[8][9]

CareerEdit

Fatehi began her career by appearing in Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. After that she was signed for an item number in Puri Jagannath's Telugu film Temper, marking her debut in Telugu.[10] She has also done a special appearance with Emraan Hashmi and Gurmeet Chaudhary in the film Mr. X directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt.

Later Fatehi appeared in item numbers for movies such as Baahubali: The Beginning[11] and Kick 2.[12][13]

In late June 2015, she signed a Telugu film Sher.[14] In late August 2015, she signed a Telugu film Loafer which is directed by Puri Jagannadh starring opposite Varun Tej.[15] In late November 2015 she signed a film Oopiri.[16] In December 2015, Fatehi entered the Bigg Boss house which was in its ninth season as a wild card entrant.[17] 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.[18] in which she is playing lead actress opposite Sanjay Suri.[19]

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 movies.[20] She then appeared in the 2020 dance film Street Dancer 3D.[21]

FilmographyEdit

 
Fatehi at an event in 2017
 
Fatehi at Krome Studio in Bandra in March 2019

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language(s) Role(s) Notes
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Hindi CJ
2015 Crazy Cukkad Family Hindi 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 the song "Manohari"
Kick 2 Telugu Special appearance in song
Sher Telugu
Loafer Telugu
2016 Rocky Handsome Hindi Special appearance in the song "Rock the party"
Oopiri / Thozha Telugu / Tamil Nemali Special appearance in song "Door Number"
2018 My Birthday Song Hindi Sandy
Satyameva Jayate Hindi Special appearance in song "Dilbar"
Stree Hindi Special appearance in a song "Kamariya"[22][23][24]
Kayamkulam Kochuni Malayalam Special appearance in song "Nrithageethikalennum"
2019 Bharat Hindi Sussan
Batla House Hindi Huma / Victoria Extended Cameo
Marjaavaan Hindi Herself Special appearance in song "Ek Toh Kum Zindagani"
2020 Street Dancer 3D Hindi Mia [21]
Bhuj: The Pride of India   Hindi Heena Rehman Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Name Channel Notes
2015–16 Bigg Boss 9 Colors TV Contestant - Entered on Day 58 & Evicted on Day 84 - 3 January 2016
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Colors TV Herself/Guest
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Colors TV Contestant
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself/Guest
2018 MTV Troll Police MTV India Herself/Guest
Top Model India Colors Infinity Guest Mentor
MTV Dating in the Dark MTV India Host

Music videosEdit

Year Song Label Notes
2017 Naah[25] Sony Music India with Harrdy Sandhu
2017 Baby Marvake Maanegi[26] Zee Music Company with Raftaar
2018 Dilbar Arabic Version[9] T-Series Singer, with Fnaïre [fr]
2019 Pachtaoge[27] T-Series Arijit Singh ft. Vicky Kaushal
2019 Pepeta[28] Nora Fatehi With Rayvanny

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rumoured couple Nora Fatehi, Angad Bedi share the same birthday; wish each other in the sweetest way possible - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 contestant Nora Fatehi dances like crazy at her birthday party". 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "I'm an Indian at heart: Bigg Boss 9 contestant Nora Fatehi". The Indian Express. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "ROAR : TIGERS OF THE SUNDARBANS OFFICIAL WEBSITE". roarthefilm.com.
  5. ^ "Make way for Moroccan model Nora Fatehi as she makes her debut with Roar". indiatoday.intoday.in.
  6. ^ "Dilbar - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Satyameva Jayate's "Dilbar" breaks records in India". Music Asia. 10 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Nora Fatehi's Arabic version of Dilbar has set the internet on fire and how! Watch video | Bollywood News". www.timesnownews.com.
  9. ^ a b "Dilbar Arabic Version - YouTube". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  10. ^ "NTR "dances like a dream: Nora Fatehi"". Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Nora Fatehi signed for a special song in 'Baahubali'". IBNLive.
  12. ^ "Nora Fatehi to groove with Ravi Teja in Kick 2". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "After grooving with Jr NTR, Noorah Fatehi to shake a leg with Ravi Teja in Kick 2?". bollywoodlife.com. 7 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Kalyan Ram with 'Temper' girl". indiaglitz.com.
  15. ^ "- Telugu News". IndiaGlitz.com.
  16. ^ "Nora "Fatehi's item song will add a desi tadka to the Intouchables remake"". Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Bigg Boss is just entertainment, shouldn't be taken so seriously: Nora Fatehi's secrets". Hindustan Times. 30 September 2017.
  18. ^ "From Bigg Boss to Bollywood". The Moviean. 14 January 2018.
  19. ^ Ankush, Sangra (23 December 2017). "My Birthday Song Movie Wiki Cast Crew Story Poster Trailer". Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  20. ^ Desk, IBT Entertainment (3 February 2019). "Nora Fatehi exclusively signed by T-Series". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Street Dancer: Varun Dhawan kicks off second schedule of the film in snowy London". in.com. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  22. ^ "'Stree' song 'Kamariya': Checkout the quintessential dance number featuring Nora Fatehi in an alluring avatar - Times of India". The Times of India.
  23. ^ "Stree New Song Kamariya: Nora Fatehi's Dance Moves Will Leave You Smitten". NDTV.com.
  24. ^ "After Dilbar's success, Nora Fatehi shares first picture of upcoming song Kamariya". Dunya News.
  25. ^ "Naah - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Raftaar x Nora Fatehi - Baby Marvake Maanegi - YouTube". 8 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  27. ^ T-Series (23 August 2019), Arijit Singh: Pachtaoge Official Video - Vicky Kaushal & Nora Fatehi -Jaani, B Praak - Bhushan Kumar, retrieved 23 August 2019
  28. ^ "'Pepeta' teaser out: Nora Fatehi ups her ante with this Afro-Latino Single - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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