Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian film and television actress who rose to fame after she played the role of the real-life wrestler and Olympic champion in the film Dangal where Aamir Khan played her on-screen father. She was later signed opposite Aamir Khan in the film Thugs Of Hindostan along with Katrina Kaif, and Amitabh Bachchan. She had made her acting debut in the film Chachi 420 where she played the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Tabu.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Family And Education
Fatima was born to Vipan Sharma and Raj Tabassum of Jammu and Kashmir and did her schooling from St. Xavier's High School in Mumbai and got her higher education from Mithibai College, also in Mumbai.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Career
Fatima began her acting career in the year 1997 with the film Chachi 420 where she played the role of Bharti, the daughter of Kamal Haasan and Tabu. The film also starred Amrish Puri and told the story of a husband who is divorced and disguises himself as a woman to spend time with his daughter. The film was inspired by the Hollywood movie Mrs. Doubtfire.
Fatima went on to act as a child artist in films like Bade Dilwala and One Two Ka Four where she had minor roles. After completing her education, she started working in television in serials like Ladies Special, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo but failed to gain much attention. She then decided to quit acting and move to cinematography, this is when luck struck in she was selected to play Babita Phogat in the film Dangal which catapulted her career to fame. The film was very successful and had Aamir Khan in the role of Mahavir Phogat, a father who coached his daughters to become successful Olympic wrestlers.
Fatima would work with Aamir again when she was cast in the Yash Raj Films production Thugs of Hindostan which also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. The film is a period drama based on the book Confessions of a Thug by Philip Meadows Taylor which tells the story of a thugee gang that created a nuisance for the British government in India. It is the most expensive Yash Raj film till date and has a budget of 210 Crores.
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