Remember the little girl in Dangal who played the role of Geeta Phogat in her childhood character? The adorable Dangal girl Zaira Wasim is now making headlines since her Bollywood debut with the sports drama Dangal. In the movie, she perfectly portrayed the role of the younger version of the wrestler Geeta Phogat.

Zaira Waseem (L) Suhani Bhatnagar (R) ibnlive

The young Zaira Wasim is getting massive appreciation for her role, no wonder she surely did a perfect job for the character of young Geeta Phogat.

Here are some facts about Zaira Wasim which are not known to most of us:

1. A Kashmiri

Born in year 2000 Zaira Wasim is a 16 year old Kashmiri girl.

Zaira Wasim

2. Education

Zaira is currently studying in class 10th from a missionary school of Srinagar.

Zaira Wasim

3. Family

Zaira father is banker her mother is a teacher.

Zaira Wasim

4. Family was against her Bollywood career

Zaira Wasim’s family didn’t wanted her to go to Mumbai for her career into Bollywood, but eventually she managed to take nod from her family. And now her talent is speaking.

Zaira Wasim

5. Role of Ziara’s aunt

At first Ziara family was against her going to Mumbai for career in cinema but it was Zaira’s aunt who handled the situation and asked Zaira’s parents to give Zaira a chance to live her dream.


6. A television child artist

Zaira has appeared in TV commercials too. One for Tata Sky which was shot in Gulmarg, Kashmir, and another one for Nokia Lumia which was shot in Almora, Uttarakhand.

Zaira Wasim

7. Beaten 19,000 girls to grab Dangal

Zaira Wasim had to beat 19,000 girls to grab the role of young Geeta Phogat in Dangal.

Zaira Wasim

8. Regrets cutting down her hair

Zaira felt sad that she had to sacrifice her hair for her role in Dangal.

Zaira Wasim

9. Zaira’s hard work speaks

Zaira went through tough training of body building, as well she learned swimming in order to get into the skin of the character of Geeta Phogat.

No wonder why even Mr. Perfectionist praised her.


10. Suffered injuries during the training

She also faced injuries during the training of Dangal, but that is what makes you strong.

Zaira Wasim

11. Will take up more films

In a interview Zaira said:

“I take life as it comes. If another film offer comes my way and doesn’t affect my studies I will take it up.”


12. To appear in Aamir Khan’s next flick Secret Superstar

Currently Zaira Wasim  is gearing up for the release of her upcoming flick “Secret Superstar” which is a musical drama film where she will be featured with her mentor Aamir Khan alongside Meher Vij.


The story is about an aspiring child who wishes to became singer and the film is scheduled to hit theater on August 4, 2017.

Checkout the teaser of Secret Superstar below: