Fatima Sana Shaikh

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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 27)[1]
Years active1997–present

Fatima Sana Shaikh (born 11 January 1992) is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood movies.[2][3] She appeared as a child artist in Chachi 420. She starred in Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan opposite Aamir Khan.

Early life[edit]

Fatima was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, to parents Vipan Sharma, 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, playing the role of 'Bharti' (Jaiprakash Paswan's daughter).

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 shows 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 Nitesh Tiwari's biographical sports film Dangal (2016). She has also starred in Thugs of Hindostan with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif.


Shaikh at the screening of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
Year Title Role Language
1997 Ishq Hindi
Chachi 420 Bharti Ratan Hindi
1998 Bade Dilwala Hindi
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Hindi
2008 Tahaan Zoya Hindi
2012 Bittoo Boss Priya Hindi
2013 Akaash Vani[5] Sumbul Hindi
2015 Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam Sruti Telugu
2016 Dangal Geeta Phogat Hindi
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Zafira Baig Hindi
2019 Bhoot Police TBA Hindi


Year Film Awards Category Result Reference
2017 Dangal Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
News 18 Movie Awards Best Debut (Female) Won [6]
Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards Best Action Actress Won [7]


  1. ^ "Fatima Sana Shaikh: Lesser known facts about the actress". The Times Of India. TOI.
  2. ^ "Meet Aamir Khan's wrestler daughters". Mumbai Mirror.
  3. ^ "Fatima Sana Shaikh: Lesser known facts about the actress". times of india.
  4. ^ "Fatima Sana Shaikh: Lesser known facts about the actress". times of india.
  5. ^ "Movie Review: Akaash Vani". Mumbai: Mid Day. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. ^ "NEWS18 MOVIE AWARDS 2017". Network 18. news18.com. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Dangal girls Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra win action award in China". Mid Day. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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