Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian actress and model who gained immense fame and popularity with her stellar performance as Geeta Phogat in the sports biographical film, Dangal. She launched her professional acting career at a very young age, playing Bharti Ratan, the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Tabu’s characters in the 1997 hit film Chachi 420. Her other acting credits include Bade Dilwala, Bittoo Boss, Thugs of Hindostan and Ladies Special.
Fatima Sana Shaikh was born on the 11th of January 1992, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is currently 27 years old.
|Birth Name||Fatima Sana Shaikh|
|Nickname||Fatima Sana, Sana, Fati, Fatty|
|Date of Birth||January 11, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Fatima is the daughter of Vipan Sharma, a Dogra Brahmin from Jammu and Raj Tabassum, a Sunni Muslim from Srinagar. Her paternal uncle, Rocky Sharma, is an actor and businessman.
She was educated at St. Xavier High School in Mumbai for her primary education and later enrolled to Mithibai College, Mumbai for higher education.
Fatima Sana Shaikh is kind of a person who rarely opens about her personal life and thus we could hardly find any information related to her present or past relationships.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6¼ inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68m
|Weight||Kilograms – 58 kg|
Pounds – 128 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Dimple chin|
Fatima Sana Shaikh made her feature film debut as a child actress with the 1997 comedy-drama film Ishq, in which she played a minor role.
In 2009, Fatima landed a role in the Indian daily sitcom, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, where she portrayed the character of Suman, an antagonist, on the series.
Even though she has been in the acting scene since late 90s, her portrayal of Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” earned her a stardom status and brought her massive fame. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, she played the real-life character of Geeta Phogat in the biographical sports drama film, which chronicled the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir khan himself), an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers. The film was successful in terms of both revenue and critical acclaim, becoming the fifth highest grossing non-English film ever, and the highest-grossing sports film worldwide.
She was seen in TV commercials like Vivel Glycerin and Myntra.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Favorite Things
- Actor – Shah Rukh Khan
- Actresses – Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone
- Books – Only Love Is Real, Many Lives, Many Masters.
- Author – Brian Weiss
Fewer Known Facts About Fatima Sana Shaikh
She got her start as a child actress with supporting roles in Hindi films like Chachi 420 and One 2 Ka 4.
Fatima Sana Shaikh went on sabbatical to focus on her studies. After graduating from college, she returned to acting but with no success.
She gave several auditions but failed to grab any significant roles in movies. She went jobless for three years.
Literally, she gave up and shifted her focus towards photography and worked as a cinematographer for ads.
Everything changed when she got finally selected for the role of Geeta Phogat in the sports drama film Dangal (2016), after six rounds of auditions and screen testing.
She underwent rigorous training in wresting for months to prepare herself for the role. She even broke her ankle during a practice session. Her hard work paid off her well.
Fatima loves and enjoys dancing, reading, sketching, and photography.
In 2017, she was nominated for her Screen Awards in the “Best Actor – Female (Popular)” category for her role in Dangal.