Zaira Wasim Biography, Age, Height, Family, Education, First Movie & More

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Who is Zaira Wasim?

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim was born on 23 October 2000 (age 20 years as of 2020). She is an Indian actress and predominantly works in the Hindi film industry.

She is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress and the Best Actress, respectively. Wasim is also honored with National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by Indian president, Honorable Ram Nath Kovind.

She is known for her performance in movies like Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017), The Sky Is Pink (2019).


Personal Info

Real NameZaira Wasim
NicknameZai, Boo
Zodiac SignScorpio
Date of Birth23 October 2000
Age20 Years in 2020
Birth PlaceHawal, Downtown, Srinagar, India
School1. St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar
2. Jammu & Kashmir Jammu’s Heritage School, Jammu & Kashmir
Educational Qualifications12th in Humanities stream
HobbiesBreaking things, Listening songs, Reading


Zaira with her parents

Zaira was born to Zahid Wasim and Zarqa Wasim in Srinagar, India, and belongs to Muslim family background. Her father is an Executive Manager at J&K Bank, Srinagar while her mother is a government teacher. She has a younger brother named Zoraiz Wasim.

Zaira with her brother


Zaira did her schooling (10th) at St. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar. She scored 92% marks on her 10th board examination[1]Aajtak. After that, she enrolled at Jammu & Kashmir Jammu’s Heritage School, Jammu & Kashmir, and completed her 12th in Humanities stream.

Body Measurements

Figure Measurement32-26-32 Inches
HeightFeet: 5 Feet 1 Inches [2]IMDB
Meters: 1.55 m
Centimeters: 155 cm
Breast32 Inches
Waist26 Inches
Hips32 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


Net WorthApprox $1 million (Rs 7 crore in 2020)
SalaryRs 30 – 50 Lakh per movie
Brand EndorsementRs 20 – 30 Lakh
HouseHawal, Downtown, Srinagar, India
CarsMercedes Benz

Boyfriends / Affairs

Not reported yet.

Favorite Things

Holiday DestinationN/A

First Movie

Zaira in Dangal (2016)

Zaira made her acting debut in Amir Khan starrer Dangal in 2016. She played the childhood character of Geeta Phogat, a woman wrestler who won the gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actress and the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement.

Some Unknown Facts

  • Among 19000 [3]Postoast auditioners, she get selected for the film Dangal (2016), but at first her parents were against her acting career. Later her uncle and school principal convinced her parents.
  • In June 2019, she shocked the world when she leaves her acting career due to conflict with her religious beliefs. She informed it on the social media.
  • Before entering into Bollywood, she appeared in TV commercials like Tata Sky and Nokia Lumia.
  • Her first two movies Dangal and Secret Superstar were highest grossing Bollywood films of the year 2016 and 2017, respectively.
  • To justify with her character in the movie Dangal, she took training for wrestling, body building, and swimming.
  • She is of shy nature and has limited friends.
  • Zaira is a nice guitar player.
  • She is a travel freak and loves to discover new places.
  • She has great love for animals specially cats.


  • In 2017, she landed in controversy when she posted her trimmed hair photo (there was a demand for the script for the film Dangal) on social media. She was trolled badly by the Muslim community by saying her an un-Islamic for doing acting.
  • After the success of Dangal, she was referred as to the “Youth Icon of Kashmir” by the former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Mahbuba Mufti. But it wasn’t liked by the localities. Due to the sensitivity of the matter, she apologized on social media and later deleted that apology post.
  • In 2017, while traveling to Mumbai from Delhi on an Air Vistara flight, she was molested by Vikash Sachdeva, a senior executive of the media company. Later, she filed the case against him and he was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).


Zaira in National Awards ceremony
Dangal (2017)National Film Award, National Child Award, Best Supporting Actress, Exceptional Achievement
Secret Superstar (2018)Filmfare Critics Award, National Child AwardBest Actress, Exceptional Achievement

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