Zarina Wahab

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Zarina Wahab
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Wahab at the Stardust Awards in 2016
Born (1959-07-17) 17 July 1959 (age 61)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1986)
Children Sooraj Pancholi
Sana Pancholi

Zarina Wahab (born 17 July 1959) is an Indian actress who predominantly worked in Hindi and Malayalam films. Known for critically acclaimed roles in Chitchor and Gopal Krishna in Bollywood and in Malayalam Cinema with films like Madanolsavam , Chamaram , Palangal and Adaminte Makan Abu . She is better known for her motherly roles in the 2000s decade and on, earning rave reviews for her performances.

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Early life

Wahab was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. She is fluent in Telugu, [1] Urdu, Hindi and English. She was trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. [2] Wahab has three sisters and one brother.

Career

After receiving negative feedback about her appearance from film producer Raj Kapoor, Wahab worked on her appearance and attended film parties and events. She eventually got noticed and was cast in films. [3] She was usually cast as the middle-class girl after her first leading role in Basu Chatterjee's Chit Chor (1976) in movies like Agar, Jazbaat, Sawan Ko Aane Do, and Raees Zada. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award in the Best Actress category for Gharonda (1977). [4] She has acted in many Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, films. Wahab made a comeback to Malayalam films with Calendar , in 2009 [5] and has continued to act in Malayalam movies. She is still remembered for her role in the critically acclaimed Adaminte Makan Abu . [6] She also appeared in My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's character). [7] Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials. [8]

Personal life

Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika. [9] They married in 1986 and have a daughter, Sana and a son, Sooraj. News of their turbulent marriage, her husband's temper and rumors of infidelity have been in the gossip columns. [10] [11] Wahab's daughter is an actress. [12] Her son, Suraj, was arrested in June 2013, in connection with the suicide of Jiah Khan. [13] He made his Bollywood debut with Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty in 2015 in the movie Hero .

Filmography

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YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq Prema Hindi
1975 Anokha Sudha ManchandaHindi
1975Gajula KishtayyaRadha Telugu
1976 Chitchor Geeta P. ChoudryHindi
1976RaeeszadaJulieHindi
1977 Gharaonda ChayaHindi
1977 Navarathinam Pushparagam, The Hindi actress Tamil
1977 Agar... If Anju A. AgarwalHindi
1978 Tumhare Liye RajnartakiHindi
1978 Madanolsavam Elizabeth Malayalam
1978 Anpadh JyotiHindi
1978 Amara Prema Jaya MalaTelugu
1978 Tumhare Liye RajnartakiHindi
1979 Gopal Krishna RadhaHindi
1979 Jeena Yahan Sushma
Guest Appearance
Hindi
1979 Salaam Memsaab RadhaHindi
1979 Sawan Ko Aane Do ChandramukhiHindi
1979 Naiyya GeetaHindi
1979Do HawaldarParoHindi
1980 Chamaram InduMalayalam
1980 Naayattu BhavaniMalayalam
1980 Swattu RohiniMalayalam
1980 Mr. Michael LillyMalayalam
1980PrathishtaMalayalam
1980 Pappu HerselfMalayalam
1980SitaraDhaniya/SaritaHindi
1980 Aakhri Insaaf Hindi
1980 Taxi Chor RubyHindi
1980 Hema Hemeelu SeetaTelugu
1980JazbaatSapna/SangeetaHindi
1981Ek Aur Ek GyarahHirnibaiHindi
1981RoohiSajjo/RoohiHindi
1981Aakhri MujraSitaraHindi
1981 Paanch Qaidi ShantiHindi
1981 Khoon Ki Takkar RajjuHindi
1981 Ammakkorumma SindhuMalayalam
1981PalangalUshaMalayalam
1982 Sara Varsham SavithaMalayalam
1982 Enthino Pookunna Pookal SavithriMalayalam
1982 Football CelineMalayalam
1982 Veedu SumiMalayalam
1982BarristerHindi
1982TadapShailaHindi
1982Maine Jeena Seekh LiyaReemaHindi
1982Shiv CharanBijiliHindi
1983KaivarisaiJaisankar's sisterTamil
1983Dard-E-DilReshmaHindi
1983Chor PoliceAnjanaHindi
1983Paanchwin ManzilMeenaHindi
1983Lal ChunariyaaKaminiHindi
1983 Parasparam MeeraMalayalam
1984Hanste KhelteMeenaHindi
1984 Manasariyathe SindhuMalayalam
1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli VinodiniMalayalam
1985 Choodatha Pookal SreedeviMalayalam
1985Hum NaujawanMeenakshiHindi
1986AmritSavitri SharmaHindi
1986AdhikarRitaHindi
1986Inteqam Ki AagSeemaHindi
1986DahleezJameela AliHindi
1987 Ee Bandha Anubandha Kannada
1987MaashukaHindi
1987DozakhDancerHindi
1987Mera Yaar Mera DushmanHindi
1989ToofanMrs. Laxmi Gopal SharmaHindi
1992 Jai Kaali DivyaHindi
1995 Mera Damad Kimi/Sunita ChoudhryHindi
2001ZindagiGeetaHindi
2004 Dil Maange More!!! Kavita (Nikhil's Aunt & Shagun's Mother)Hindi
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet ShantaHindi
2006Jaane Hoga KyaMrs. KrishnanHindi
2006PrateekshaKuntiHindi
2007Kaisay KaheinMrs. RaoHindi
2008Kabadi KabadiMalayalam
2009 Calendar Thankam JosephMalayalam
2010 Aagathan Malathi VarmaMalayalam
2010 My Name Is Khan Razia KhanHindi
2010 Rakta Charitra JayalakshmiHindi
Telugu
2010 Rakta Charitra 2 Hindi
Telugu
2010KhilafathMalayalam
2010 Malik Ek Shanti, Pralhad's MotherHindi
2011 Adaminte Makan Abu Aishumma, Abu's wifeMalayalam
2011 Naayika HerselfMalayalam
2012 Agneepath Suhasini ChauhanHindi
2013 I, Me, aur Main Nisha SabharwalHindi
2013 Himmatwala SavitriHindi
2013 Vishwaroopam PsychiatristTamil
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Chachi MoothedanMalayalam
2013 Olipporu Olipporali's motherMalayalam
2013 Club 60 Mrs. SinhaHindi
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Satbeer's motherHindi
2014 Bobby Jasoos SaidaHindi
2014Love U Crazy GirlKhushi's motherHindi
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Smita SanghaHindi
2016 Chalk n Duster Indu ShastryHindi
2016 Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Mann's motherHindi
2017 Viswasapoorvam Mansoor SairabanuMalayalam
2017 Thrissivaperoor Kliptham AmmachiMalayalam
2017 Jia Aur Jia Jia Grewal's motherHindi
2017The DoorMotherHindi
2019Minnaminukalude AakashamMalayalam
2019The Last MealMotherHindi
2019 And the Oscar Goes To... UmmukulsuMalayalam
2019 PM Narendra Modi Hiraben ModiHindi
2019 One Day: Justice Delivered Abdul's momHindi
2019Junction VaranasiMamtaHindi
2019Mudda 370 J&KSuraj's motherHindi
2020Mai Gayatri JadhavLawyerHindi
2020Main Mulayam Singh YadavMulayam's motherHindi
2020The LoversNithya's motherHindi
2020The Waiting MehakHindi
2020 Street Dancer 3D Amrinder's MotherHindi
2020Lalitham SundaramMalayalam
2021 Mera Fauji Calling Hindi
2021 Virata Parvam TBATeluguFilming

Television

YearSerialRoleChannelNotes
1999 Naya Zamana Dr.Shubhada Singh ,Principal of College Zee Tv
2000 Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa Prof Nafisa Siddiqui
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Tulsi's Childhood friend Star Plus
2001-2003 Heena Nagma Begum Sony Entertainment Television
2002 Kammal Rini Sanyaal Zee Tv
2004 Tumhari Disha Suhasini Vijayendra Bhonsale
2005 Kohinoor Mrs Kohli, Iravati Mom Sahara One
2006 Zaara -Pyar Ki SaugatSana Khan -Aamir stepmother
FIR Bajrang Pandey's Mother SAB TV
Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Pooja's Mother DD National
2007 Virrudh Vasudha Mother Sony Entertainment Television
2009 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Pratibha Jagmohan Prasad Zee Tv Later that Character was Played by Natasha Sinha and after that Surbhi Tiwari
2012 Savdhaan India Rajjo (Episode no 732) Star Bharat Only One Episode
Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein Mahendra Pratap Mother Star Plus
Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Meera Malik Sultan Mother Colors TV
2016 Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai Ketki Gaikwad & TV



Television



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