Zarina Wahab

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Zarina Wahab
Zarina Wahab at the Stardust Awards 2016 (01) (cropped).jpg
Wahab at the Stardust Awards in 2016
Born (1956-07-17) 17 July 1956 (age 63)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)
Aditya Pancholi (m. 1986)
ChildrenSooraj Pancholi
Sana Pancholi

Zarina Wahab (born 17 July 1956) is an Indian actress who was critically acclaimed for starring roles, in Chitchor and Gopal Krishna in the 1970s. She has also appeared in Malayalam films including the critically acclaimed Madanolsavam, Chamaram, Palangal and Adaminte Makan Abu.

Early life[edit]

Wahab was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. She is fluent in Telugu,[1] Urdu (her mother tongue), Hindi and English. She was trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.[2] Wahab has three sisters and one brother.

Career[edit]

After receiving negative feedback about her appearance from film producer Raj Kapoor, Wahab worked on her appearance and attended film parties and events. She eventually got noticed and was cast in films.[3] She was usually cast as the middle-class, natural beauty. Wahab appeared in Basu Chatterjee's Chit Chor (1976). Apart from this, she worked in Amol Palekar-Vijayendra starrer Agar', followed by the Raj Babbar-starrer Zajbaat, the Arun Govil-starrer Sawan Ko Aane Do, the Vikram-starrer Raees Zada etc. She earned a Filmfare Award nomination as Best Actress for her role in Gharonda (1977).[4] She has acted in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, films.

Wahab made a comeback to Malayalam films with Calendar, in 2009.[5] She has continued to act in Malayalam movies, being remembered for her role as the titular female character in the critically-acclaimed Adaminte Makan Abu.[6] She appeared in My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's character).[7]

Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika.[9] . They married in 1986 and have a daughter, Sana and son Sooraj. News of their turbulent marriage, her husband's temper and rumors of infidelity have been in the gossip columns.[10][11] Wahab's daughter is an actress.[12] Her son, Suraj, was arrested in June, 2013, for aiding and abetting the[13] suicide of his girlfriend, Jiah Khan. He made his Bollywood debut with Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty in 2015 in the movie Hero.

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language
1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq Prema Hindi
1975 Anokha Sudha Manchanda Hindi
1975 Gajula Kishtayya Telugu
1976 Chitchor Geeta P. Choudry Hindi
1977 Gharaonda Chaya Hindi
1977 Navarathinam Pushparagam, The Hindi actress Tamil
1977 Agar... If Anju A. Agarwal Hindi
1978 Tumhare Liye Rajnartaki Hindi
1978 Madanolsavam Elizabeth Malayalam
1978 Anpadh Jyoti Hindi
1978 Amara Prema Jaya Mala Telugu
1978 Tumhare Liye Rajnartaki Hindi
1979 Gopal Krishna Radha Hindi
1979 Jeena Yahan Guest Appearance Hindi
1979 Salaam Memsaab Radha Hindi
1979 Sawan Ko Aane Do Chandramukhi Hindi
1979 Naiyya Geeta Hindi
1980 Chamaram Indu Malayalam
1980 Naayattu Bhavani Malayalam
1980 Swattu Rohini Malayalam
1980 Mr. Michael Lilly Malayalam
1980 Prathishta Malayalam
1980 Pappu Herself Malayalam
1980 Sitara Dhaniya/Sarita Hindi
1980 Aakhri Insaaf Hindi
1980 Hema Hemeelu Telugu
1980 Jazbaat Sapna/Sangeeta Hindi
1981 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Hirnibai Hindi
1981 Roohi Sajjo/Roohi Hindi
1981 Aakhri Mujra Hindi
1981 Khoon Ki Takkar Hindi
1981 Ammakkorumma Sindhu Malayalam
1981 Palangal Usha Malayalam
1982 Sara Varsham Savitha Malayalam
1982 Enthino Pookunna Pookal Savithri Malayalam
1982 Football Celine Malayalam
1982 Veedu Sumi Malayalam
1982 Barrister Hindi
1982 Maine Jeena Seekh Liya Reema Hindi
1982 Shiv Charan Hindi
1983 kaivarisai jaisankar sister Tamil
1983 Dard-E-Dil Reshma Hindi
1983 Chor Police Hindi
1983 Lal Chunariyaa Kamini Hindi
1983 Parasparam Meera Malayalam
1984 Hanste Khelte Hindi
1984 Manasariyathe Sindhu Malayalam
1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli Vinodini Malayalam
1985 Choodatha Pookal Sreedevi Malayalam
1985 Hum Naujawan Meenakshi Hindi
1986 Amrit Savitri Sharma Hindi
1986 Adhikar Rita Hindi
1986 Dahleez Jameela Ali Hindi
1987 Ee Bandha Anubandha lead role Kannada
1987 Maashuka Hindi
1987 Mera Yaar Mera Dushman Hindi
1989 Toofan Mrs. Laxmi Gopal Sharma Hindi
1992 Jai Kaali Divya Hindi
1995 Mera Damad Kimi/Sunita Choudhry Hindi
2004 Dil Maange More Shagun's mother Hindi
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Shanta Hindi
2006 Jaane Hoga Kya Mrs. Krishnan Hindi
2006 Prateeksha Kunti Hindi
2007 Kaisay Kahein Mrs. Rao Hindi
2008 Kabadi Kabadi Malayalam
2009 Calendar Thankam Joseph Malayalam
2010 Aagathan Malathi Varma Malayalam
2010 My Name Is Khan Razia Khan Hindi
2010 Rakta Charitra Jayalakshmi Hindi
Telugu
2010 Rakta Charitra 2 Hindi
Telugu
2010 Malik Ek Shanti – Pralhad's Mother Hindi
2011 Adaminte Makan Abu Abu's wife Aishumma Malayalam
2011 Naayika Herself Malayalam
2012 Agneepath Suhasini Chauhan (protagonist's mother) Hindi
2013 I, Me, aur Main Nisha Sabharwal Hindi
2013 Himmatwala Savitri Hindi
2013 Vishwaroopam Psychiatrist Tamil
2013 Vishwaroopam Psychiatrist Hindi
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Chachi Moothedan Malayalam
2013 Olipporu Olipporali's Mom Malayalam
2013 Club 60 Mrs. Sinha Hindi
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Satbeer's mother Hindi
2014 Bobby Jasoos Saida Hindi
2014 Love U Crazy Girl Khushi's Mother Hindi
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Smita Sangha Hindi
2016 Chalk n Duster Indu Shastry Hindi
2016 Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Mann's Mother Hindi
2017 Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Sairabanu Malayalam
2017 Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Ammachi Malayalam
2019 Minnaminukalude Aakasham Malayalam
2019 And the Oscar Goes To... Ummukulsu Malayalam
2019 PM Narendra Modi Hiraben Modi Hindi
2019 One Day: Justice Delivered Hindi

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Winner: The Global Indian Film And Television Honors for Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Female (2011) for My Name Is Khan
  • Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role (2011) for Rakht Charitra – I
  • Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress In An Ensemble Cast (2011) for My Name Is Khan
  • Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress In An Ensemble Cast (2011) for Rakht Charitra – I
  • Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (1977) for Gharonda

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inspiring story of Zarina Wahab: Wonder Woman - Who are you today?". intoday.in. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ "First batch looks back at good old days TNN,". The Times of India. 21 March 2010.
  3. ^ Zarina Wahab. Parinda.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  4. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953. Deep750.googlepages.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  5. ^ "Profile of Malayalam Actor Zarina Wahab". En.msidb.org. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Adaminte Makan Abu [2011]". En.msidb.org. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ Another Addition to the Cast of My Name Is Khan Archived 11 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum – Television. Tribuneindia.com (2004-02-08). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  9. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Chandigarh Stories. Tribuneindia.com (2003-10-30). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  10. ^ Adityas rishta with Kangana Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Entertainment.oneindia.in (2006-05-03). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  11. ^ DNA – After Hrs – ‘I have a short memory for bad things’ – Daily News & Analysis. Dnaindia.com (2006-07-03). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  12. ^ City Times – To be or not to be... like mum?. Khaleejtimes.com (2007-03-23). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  13. ^ "Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi Arrested on Suspicion of Abetting Her Suicide". People Magazine. Associated Press. Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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