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Nora Fatehi
Nora Fatehi at Zee Cine Awards 2020 (cropped).jpg
Fatehi at Zee Cine Awards 2020
Born (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 29)
  • Dancer
  • model
  • actress
  • singer
  • producer
Years active2014-present

Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian dancer, model, actress, singer, and producer who is known for her work in the Indian film industry. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil language films. She made her film debut in the Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.[3][4] 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.

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 Satyameva Jayate in which she was seen in the recreated version of the song "Dilbar"[5] 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.[6] She also collaborated with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre [fr] to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.[7][8]

In 2019, she collaborated with Tanzanian musician and songwriter Rayvanny to release her first international English debut song Pepeta.

Personal life

Fatehi comes from a Moroccan family, and was born and raised in Canada, although in interviews she has stated that she considers herself "an Indian at heart".[9]


Fatehi at an event in 2017

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 Jagannadh's Telugu film Temper, marking her debut in Telugu.[10] 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 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] On 6 March 2021, Fatehi became the first African-Arab female artiste whose song "Dilbar" crossed one billion views on YouTube.[22]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Language(s) Notes
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans CJ Hindi
2015 Crazy Cukkad Family Amy Hindi
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 "Kiruku Kick"
Sher Telugu Special appearance in song "Napere Pinky"
Loafer Telugu Special appearance in song "Nokkey Dochey"
2016 Rocky Handsome Hindi Special appearance in the song "Rock Tha Party"
Oopiri / Thozha Nemali Telugu / Tamil Special appearance in song "Door Number"
2018 My Birthday Song Sandy Hindi
Satyameva Jayate Hindi Special appearance in song "Dilbar"
Stree Hindi Special appearance in a song "Kamariya"[23][24]
Kayamkulam Kochuni Malayalam Special appearance in song "Nrithageethikalennum"
2019 Bharat Sussan Hindi
Batla House Huma / Victoria Hindi
Marjaavaan Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Ek Toh Kum Zindagani"
2020 Street Dancer 3D Mia Hindi [21]
2021 Bhuj: The Pride of India dagger Heena Rehman/spy Hindi Filming
Satyameva Jayate 2 dagger Hindi Special appearance
Nora Fatehi during the promotion of her film "Batla House" in Mumbai, in July 2019.


Year Name Role Notes
2015–2016 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant Entered on Day 58 & Evicted on Day 84 - 3 January 2016
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Eliminated 10th Place
Comedy Nights Bachao Herself/Guest To promote Rocky Handsome
2018 MTV Troll Police
Top Model India Guest Mentor
MTV Dating in the Dark Host
2019 Dance Plus 4 Herself/Guest Special performance
2020 India's Best Dancer Guest/Judge
2021 Dance Deewane (Season 3) Guest/Judge Special performance

Music videos

Year Song Singer(s) Notes Label
2017 "Naah"[25] Harrdy Sandhu with Harrdy Sandhu Sony Music India
"Baby Marvake Maanegi"[26] Raftaar with Raftaar Zee Music Company
2018 "Dilbar Arabic Version"[8] Herself, Fnaïre Singer, with Fnaïre[27] T-Series
2019 "Pachtaoge[28]" Arijit Singh with Vicky Kaushal
"Pepeta"[29] Herself, Rayvanny With Rayvanny
2020 "Pachtaoge"

(Female version)[30]

Asees Kaur Herself T-Series
"Naach Meri Rani" [31] Guru Randhawa, Nikhita Gandhi With Guru Randhawa
"Body Dance Cover" [32] Megan Thee Stallion With Rajit Dev
2021 "Chhor Denge"[33] Parampara Tandon With Ehan Bhat[34] T-Series


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  2. ^ "5 unknown facts about 'Dilbar' girl Nora Fatehi". 25 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Roar : Tigers Of The Sundarbans - Cast". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Make way for Moroccan model Nora Fatehi as she makes her debut with Roar". India Today. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
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  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ a b "Dilbar Arabic Version". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  9. ^ "I'm an Indian at heart: Bigg Boss 9 contestant Nora Fatehi". The Indian Express. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  10. ^ Kumar, Hemanth (15 January 2017). "NTR dances like a dream: Nora Fatehi". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Nora Fatehi signed for a special song in 'Baahubali'". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015.
  12. ^ Pasupulate, Karthik (15 January 2017). "Nora Fatehi to groove with Ravi Teja in Kick 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  13. ^ "After grooving with Jr NTR, Noorah Fatehi to shake a leg with Ravi Teja in Kick 2?". 7 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Kalyan Ram with 'Temper' girl".
  15. ^ "- Telugu News".
  16. ^ Jonnalagedda, Pranita (16 January 2017). "Nora Fatehi's item song will add a desi tadka to the Intouchables remake". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  17. ^ Tungekar, Samreen (30 September 2017). "Bigg Boss is just entertainment, shouldn't be taken so seriously: Nora Fatehi's secrets". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  18. ^ "From Bigg Boss to Bollywood". The Moviean. 14 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  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". Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ "'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.
  24. ^ Chaubey, Pranita (9 August 2018). "Stree New Song Kamariya: Nora Fatehi's Dance Moves Will Leave You Smitten". Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  25. ^ "Naah - Harrdy Sandhu Feat. Nora Fatehi | Jaani | B Praak | Official Music Video-Latest Hit Song 2017". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Raftaar x Nora Fatehi - Baby Marvake Maanegi - YouTube". 8 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  27. ^ "Fnaire". Africanhiphop. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  28. ^ T-Series (23 August 2019), Arijit Singh: Pachtaoge Official Video - Vicky Kaushal & Nora Fatehi -Jaani, B Praak - Bhushan Kumar, retrieved 23 August 2019
  29. ^ "'Pepeta' teaser out: Nora Fatehi ups her ante with this Afro-Latino Single". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  30. ^ Navalka, Vaishnavi (14 August 2020). "Nora Fatehi's 'Pachtaoge' female version is all about love, heartbreak and self-liberation". Republic World. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  31. ^ "Trending Tunes: Naach Meri Rani is the chart topper again, followed by Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra". Bollywood Life. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  32. ^ "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.
  33. ^ 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.
  34. ^ "Ehan Bhat". IMDb. Retrieved 17 February 2021.

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