Fatima Sana Shaikh – A Role Model for the Indian youth

Fatima Sana Shaikh is an Indian actress who gained immense fame after playing her best in Dangal as Geeta Phogat, an Indian wrestler who bagged gold for India in Commonwealth Games 2010 in the field of wrestling) in 2016. The article focuses on Fatima Sana Shaikh's life and career.


  1. Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Introduction
  2. Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Education and Career
  3. Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Physical Appearance
  4. Some lesser-known facts about Fatima Sana Shaikh



Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Shaikh

Fatima Sana Shaikh was born on 11th January 1992 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently, Fatima Sana Shaikh age is 28 years old and lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is nicknamed Fatty by her family and friends. Since her childhood, she has wanted to be an actress and got her very first film at the age of 5 in 1997 called Chachi 420. She left her acting when she was still a child because she did not wish to miss her schooling and thus, prioritized education then.

Her father, Vipan Sharma belongs is Hindu and is from Jammu and mother, Raj Tabbasum is a Muslim from Srinagar. His father moved to Mumbai in the 1980s where he met Raj Tabassum and both got married.


Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Education and Career

Fatima Sana Shaikh

Fatima did her schooling from St.Xavier High School, Mumbai and the graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai. She always had a strong inclination towards acting and worked as a child artist in the movie Chachi 420 which was loved by many. She also did One 2 ka 4 in 2001 alongside Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan, which became the second film of her career. Later she played the character of Zoya in the film Tahaan in 2008. She made her TV debut in a ZEE TV daily soap Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo in 2009, wherein she played a negative character. Later the same year, she appeared in TV show Ladies Special.

She has also done films like Bittoo Boss, Table No. 21 and Akaash Vaani but these movies could not make a huge impact in the Indian Film Industry.

At the beginning of 2015 when she almost decided to quit her acting career, she started with Cinematographer. She again appeared in a Telugu film Nuvvu Nenu Okatavudaam! and a Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani.

Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Shaikh’s look in Dangal

Later in 2015, she got selected to play the role of Geeta Phogat in the hit movie, Dangal which got released in 2016 alongside Aamir Khan. Immediately after this, she came into the limelight and received huge fame and a few awards for her spectacular performance.

She has always been a hard-working actress who bagged a lot of appreciation. In the year 2018, Fatima Sana Shaikh won the Best Action Actress Award for her 2016 movie, Dangal in China.


Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Physical Appearance

Fatima Sana Shaikh is 5’7″ tall and weighs around 52 kgs. She has beautiful dark brown eyes and her hair color is black.


Some lesser-known facts about Fatime Sana Shaikh

Fatima Sana Shaikh

  1.  Fatima Sana Shaikh is a big industry admirer. The list of her favorites includes Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, and Priyanka Chopra.
  2. She is highly fond of reading and her favorite books are Many Lives by Brian Weiss, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, Only Love Is Real by the same author and many more.
  3. She is also a big movie fan and one of her favorites is ‘American Psycho.’
  4. Fatima Sana Shaikh is also a great photographer and has also worked as one in the studio. Not just this, she has also worked as an assistant Cinematographer for two ads.
  5. Her artwork is worth having a look at. She has an art for sketching and drawing.
  6. To be fully eligible for her role in Dangal, she had to take rigorous training for around 6 months alongside following strict routine in the gym and wrestling, diet and food, etc.
  7. Apart from being an actor and a photographer, she is also an outstanding dancer.
  8. She appeared in Karan Johar’s show, Koffee with Karan along with Aamir Khan and Sanaya Malhotra where she revealed that she was jobless for three years before she got selected for Dangal.
  9. Best Action Actress Award was given for Fatima Sana Shaikh movie Dangal at the 4th Jackie Chan Action Movie Week in China.
  10. She belongs to a Brahmin family but follows Islam religion.
  11. She is a cat lover and has a lot of photographs with cats on her social media profiles. One can find those pictures on Fatima Sana Shaikh Instagram. Check out her Instagram account here.
  12. She has appeared in several ad commercials like Kitkat and Fossil.
  13. During the shooting of her hit movie Dangal, she stayed in Aamir Khan’s apartment for six months along with Sanya Malhotra, Zaria Wasim, and Suhani Bhatnagar in Mumbai.
  14. Her favorite food includes All Non – Veg meals including Chicken, Kebabs, Mutton, Biryani and so on.
  15. Her favorite travel destination is Switzerland.
  16. At the start of her career, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the country.
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Pranjali is currently pursuing Literature with Psychology for my graduation from the University of Delhi, She has an admiration for writing and therefore wishes to bring it to the professional use. Writing of any type interests her thereby, adding sensitivity to the words in her life.

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Pranjali is currently pursuing Literature with Psychology for my graduation from the University of Delhi, She has an admiration for writing and therefore wishes to bring it to the professional use. Writing of any type interests her thereby, adding sensitivity to the words in her life.

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