Zaira Wasim Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Movies, Photos, & More

Zaira Wasim, former Indian actress quit the industry on 30th October 2019: Here's Zaira biography wiki covering age, height, movies, and more.

Zaira Wasim Biography

Zaira Wasim (Age 20 Years) is an Indian film actress, who has been active in the film industry since 2016. She was born on 23rd October 2000 in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India.

She made her on-screen debut with the biographical sports drama film Dangal (2016). The film broke multiple records and became the highest-grossing Indian film ever. Her second film was Secret Superstar (2017), along with Aamir Khan. After that, she made her next debut in the film The Sky Is Pink (2019).

The sky is pink was her last movie as Zaira announced her disassociation from the world of glamour on 30th October 2019, saying that the career “threatened” her relationship along with her faith.

Zaira Wasim Intro

Full NameZaira Wasim
Nick NameZai, Boo
Name MeaningZaira means “dawning” in Italian, “rose” in Arabic, “pilgrim” in Persian, and “Eastern brightness, dawn, princess” in Hindi.
Birth Date23 October 2000
Age24 Years (As of 2024)
Zodiac SignIslam
Marital StatusSingle
BirthplaceHawal, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
ResidenceHawal, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Hobbies /Personal InterestsListening to music, Reading, Enjoying with friends


SchoolSt. Paul’s International Academy, Sonwar, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
College/UniversityNot Known
Highest QualificationPassed 12th Class in Humanities Stream

Physical Appearance

Height155cm / 1.55m / 5ft 1 inches
Weight52 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorNatural Black
Body TypeRegular

Zaira Wasim Family & Relationships

FatherZahid Wasim (Profession: Executive Manager J&K Bank)
MotherZarqa Wasim (Profession: Teacher)
SiblingsZoraiz Wasim (Younger Brother)
Affairs & BoyfriendsNot Known


DebutDangal (2016)
ProfessionFormer Film Actress (2015-2019)
  • Dangal (2016) as Geeta Phogat
  • Secret Superstar (2017) as Insiya Malik
  • The Sky Is Pink (2019) as Aisha Chaudhary
Television seriesNone
Music VideosNone
Ad Shoots (Brands Endorsed)None
Magazine CoversNone
Awards Won
  • National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress (2017) for film Dangal.
  • National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement (2017) for film Dangal
  • News 19 Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress (2017) for film Dangal
  • Big Zee Entertainment Awards for Best Child Artist (2017) for film Dangal
  • Lux Golden Rose Awards for Emerging Beauty of The Year (2017) for film Secret Superstar
  • Star Screen Awards for Most Promising Newcomer (Female) (2017) for film Dangal and Secret Superstar
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Actress (Critics) (2018) for film Secret Superstar

Money Factor

Net Worth$2 Million (estimated as of 2022)
Cars OwnedNot Known

Social Media Profiles



  • In 2016, Zaira’s trimmed haircut look (for her film Dangal) became the point of attraction. The pic surfaced online on the internet just like a storm. Many people trolled her with fringe elements within the Muslim community. Some even called her un-Islamic for doing the acting.
  • The same year, Zaira got death threats after being trolled for meeting Mehbooba Mufti, the last Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Seeing the sensitivity of the matter, Zaira apologized via her social media account. However, she later deleted her apology post.
  • In January 2017, the former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel tweeted a photo mentioning her. However, Zaira slammed Vijay Goel’s tweet directly calling him “rude”. The tweet was later deleted by the minister.
    Vijay Goel Tweet About Zaira
  • Back then in 2017, Zaira herself mentioned that a 41 years old person [Name: Vikas Sachdeva] molested her on a Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai. On the same day, police arrested the accused and after a proper investigation in December 2017, the accused was found guilty under section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, he was sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
  • On 30th June 2020, the actress shared a detailed Instagram post mentioning her decision of quitting the film industry. In the post, she stated that the industry damaged her “peace, Imaan and relationship with Allah”.

Zaira Wasim’s Lesser Known Facts

  • She was among the 1000 girls who gave the audition for the role of Geeta Phogat.
  • Zaira’s parents were against the decision of working as an actress. But her school principal convinced them for letting Zaira work in the films.
  • She had social anxiety and self-esteem problems since the age of 12.
  • She did vigorous training for playing the role of Geeta Phogat, a wrestler, in her debut film Dangal.
  • Zaira, along with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar stayed at Aamir Khan’s old apartment in Mumbai for 6 months during the shoot of the Dangal movie.
  • She is of half Kashmiri and half Punjabi descent.
  • She can play the guitar very well.
  • Once, she said in an interview that she is very shy in nature and has a limited number of friends.
  • Zaira’s loves playing with cats.
  • In 2017, She was appointed as the “Youth Ambassador” for the 11th edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon.


Is Zaira Wasim married?

No, the actress isn’t married yet. Even she is not dating anyone.

Is Zaira Wasim a wrestler?

No, Zaira is not a wrestler by profession. She just played a role of a wrestler in the biopic of Geeta Phogat named Dangal.

What do her family do for living?

Zaira’s father, Zahid Wasim is a Executive manager of Jammu & Kashmir Bank by profession. And, her mother, Zarqa Wasim is a Teacher.

Where is Zaira Wasim now?

Zaira lives with her family in Srinagar.

Passionate writer and a traveling enthusiast. I am a movie buff and followed this passion.