Wahab at the Stardust Awards in 2016
Aditya Pancholi (m. 1986)
|Children|| Sooraj Pancholi |
Zarina Wahab (born 17 July 1956) is an Indian actress who was critically acclaimed for starring roles, in Chitchor and Gopal Krishna in the 1970s. She has also appeared in Malayalam films including the critically acclaimed Madanolsavam , Chamaram , Palangal and Adaminte Makan Abu .
Chitchor is a 1976 Indian Hindi romantic musical film, written and directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film's title means "Heart Stealer" in Hindi. The film is a Rajshri Productions film produced by Tarachand Barjatya. It is based on a Bengali story, Chittachakor by Subodh Ghosh. K. J. Yesudas and Master Raju won the National Film Awards 1976 for Best Male Playback Singer and Best Child Artist respectively.
Gopal Krishna is a 1979 Bollywood religious film directed by Vijay Sharma.
Madanolsavam is a 1978 Malayalam film written and directed by N. Shankaran Nair and starring Kamal Haasan and Zarina Wahab in the lead roles. Dialogues and comedy scenes were written by Adoor Bhasi. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Paruva Mazhai and into Hindi as Dil Ka Sathi Dil. The film was remade in Telugu as Amara Prema by T. Rama Rao with Kamal and Zarina reprising their roles from the original.
Wahab was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. She is fluent in Telugu,Urdu (her mother tongue), Hindi and English. She was trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Wahab has three sisters and one brother.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India. Situated in the south-east of the country, it is the seventh-largest state in India, covering an area of 162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi). As per the 2011 census, it is the tenth most populous state, with 49,386,799 inhabitants. The largest city in Andhra Pradesh is Visakhapatnam. Telugu, one of the classical languages of India, is the major and official language of Andhra Pradesh.
Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the union territories of Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the few languages with primary official language status in more than one Indian state. There are also significant linguistic minorities in neighbouring states. It is one of six languages designated a classical language of India by the country's government.
Hindi, or Modern Standard Hindi is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the official languages of India, along with the English language. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. However, it is not the national language of India because no language was given such a status in the Indian constitution.
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.She was usually cast as the middle-class, natural beauty. Wahab appeared in Basu Chatterjee's Chit Chor (1976). Apart from this, she worked in Amol Palekar-Vijayendra starrer Agar', followed by the Raj Babbar-starrer Zajbaat, the Arun Govil-starrer Sawan Ko Aane Do, the Vikram-starrer Raees Zada etc. She earned a Filmfare Award nomination as Best Actress for her role in Gharonda (1977). She has acted in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, films.
Raj Kapoor was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Indian cinema. Born at Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar to actor Prithviraj Kapoor– he was a member of the Kapoor family which produced several Bollywood superstars.
Basu Chatterjee is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Through the 1970s and 1980s, he became associated with what came to be known as middle cinema or middle-of-the-road cinema, with filmmakers such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Bhattacharya, whom he assisted in Teesri Kasam (1966). Like their films, his films also dealt with light-hearted stories of middle-class families often in urban settings, focusing on marital and love relationships, with exceptions such as Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) and Kamla Ki Maut (1989), which delved into social and moral issues. He is best known for his films Us Paar, Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Rajnigandha (1974), Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Khatta Meetha , Chakravyuha , Baton Baton Mein (1979), Priyatama(1977), Man Pasand, Hamari Bahu Alka, Shaukeen (1982), and Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), which was his last commercially successful movie.
Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) by the Malayali people, and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) and is spoken by 38 million people worldwide. Malayalam is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the neighbouring states; with significant number of speakers in the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari, and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. Due to Malayali expatriates in the Persian Gulf, the language is also widely spoken in Gulf countries.
Wahab made a comeback to Malayalam films with Calendar , in 2009.She has continued to act in Malayalam movies, most notably movies like Adaminte Makan Abu. She appeared in My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's character).
Calendar is a 2009 Malayalam romance film starring Mukesh, Navya Nair, Zarina Wahab and Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prithviraj's real-life mother Mallika Sukumaran, Jagathi Sreekumar.
My Name Is Khan is a 2010 Indian drama film directed by Karan Johar, produced by Hiroo Johar and Gauri Khan, and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in lead roles. The film was jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and was distributed by FOX Star Entertainment, which had bought the rights for the film for a sum of ₹100 crore, making it the most expensive Bollywood film of 2010. It is also the highest buyover for any Indian film, surpassing Ghajini's record of ₹90 crore.
Shah Rukh Khan, also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d'honneur. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.
Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials.
Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika.Pancholi is 6 years her junior. They married in 1986 and have a daughter, Sana and son Sooraj. News of their turbulent marriage, her husband's temper and rumors of infidelity have been in the gossip columns. Wahab's daughter is an actress. Her son, Suraj, was arrested in June, 2013, for aiding and abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, Jiah Khan. He made his Bollywood debut with Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty in 2015 in the movie Hero .
Aditya Pancholi is an Indian film actor, producer and playback singer who appears in Bollywood films. He started his career as a lead actor, though he found more success with supporting and villain roles and received a Filmfare nomination for the Best Performance in a Negative Role for Yes Boss (1997).
Jiah Khan was a British-American actress and singer who appeared in three Hindi films from 2007 to 2010.
Athiya Shetty is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She debuted in the romantic action film Hero for which she received the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award and a Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1974||Ishq Ishq Ishq||Prema||Hindi|
|1976||Chitchor||Geeta P. Choudry||Hindi|
|1977||Navarathinam||Pushparagam, The Hindi actress||Tamil|
|1977||Agar... If||Anju A. Agarwal||Hindi|
|1978||Amara Prema||Jaya Mala||Telugu|
|1979||Jeena Yahan||Guest Appearance||Hindi|
|1979||Sawan Ko Aane Do||Chandramukhi||Hindi|
|1981||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Hirnibai||Hindi|
|1981||Khoon Ki Takkar||Hindi|
|1982||Enthino Pookunna Pookal||Savithri||Malayalam|
|1982||Maine Jeena Seekh Liya||Reema||Hindi|
|1985||Punnaram Cholli Cholli||Vinodini||Malayalam|
|1987||Ee Bandha Anubandha||lead role||Kannada|
|1987||Mera Yaar Mera Dushman||Hindi|
|1989||Toofan||Mrs. Laxmi Gopal Sharma||Hindi|
|1995||Mera Damad||Kimi/Sunita Choudhry||Hindi|
|2004||Dil Maange More||Shagun's mother||Hindi|
|2005||Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Shanta||Hindi|
|2006||Jaane Hoga Kya||Mrs. Krishnan||Hindi|
|2007||Kaisay Kahein||Mrs. Rao||Hindi|
|2010||My Name Is Khan||Razia Khan||Hindi|
|2010||Rakta Charitra(Two parts)||Jayalakshmi||Hindi|
|2010||Malik Ek||Shanti – Pralhad's Mother||Hindi|
|2011||Adaminte Makan Abu||Abu's wife Aishumma||Malayalam|
|2012||Agneepath||Suhasini Chauhan (protagonist's mother)||Hindi|
|2013||I, Me, aur Main||Nisha Sabharwal||Hindi|
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Chachi Moothedan||Malayalam|
|2013||Club 60||Mrs. Sinha||Hindi|
|2013||Zila Ghaziabad||Satbeer's mother||Hindi|
|2014||Love U Crazy Girl||Khushi's Mother||Hindi|
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do||Smita Sangha||Hindi|
|2016||Chalk n Duster||Indu Shastry||Hindi|
|2016||Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa||Mann's Mother||Hindi|
|2019||And the Oscar Goes to||Malayalam|
|2019||PM Narendra Modi||Mother||Hindi|
Sunil Veerappa Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is predominantly active in Bollywood films. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has acted in more than 110 films. His major works have been action and comedy films. He has also acted in Malayalam, Tamil, and English language films. His debut Kannada movie Pailwan starring Sudeep is set to be released in 2019. He has received a Filmfare Award out of five nominations.
Urmila Matondkar, is an Indian film actress and television presenter primarily known for her work in Hindi films, in addition to Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam language films. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including one Filmfare Award among seven nominations. Her film roles contributed to a then-new on-screen persona for a Hindi film heroine, in which she was known for her intense style and dancing skills. Having done so, Matondkar has established herself as a leading actress of Bollywood.
Samyuktha Varma is an Indian film actress, who has appeared in Malayalam films. She made her debut in 1999 as the heroine in Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal, since then she has acted in a total of 18 films. She has received two Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress. She married actor Biju Menon in 2002.
Rati Agnihotri is an Indian actress whose films are mainly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Tanuja Samarth, popularly known as Tanuja, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in the Hindi film industry. Part of the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of actress Shobhna Samarth and producer Kumarsen Samarth, and was married to filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, with whom she has two daughters, actresses Kajol and Tanisha. A recipient of two Filmfare Awards, Tanuja is best known for her roles in the Hindi films like Memdidi (1961), Chand Aur Suraj (1965), Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966), Jewel Thief (1967), Nai Roshni (1967), Jeene Ki Raah (1969), Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), Anubhav (1971), Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972) and Do Chor (1972). Her pairing with actors Sanjeev Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra used to be popular in late 60s and early 70s.
Madhavi Sharma is an Indian film actress known for her works in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and Oriya cinema. In a career spanning seventeen years, she has acted in around three hundred films. She was one of the top actresses from 1976 to 1996 in Telugu & Tamil films.
Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer, professionally credited as Priyamani, is an Indian multilingual film actress and former model, who works in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. She has established a career in regional Indian films, and is the recipient of a National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards in different-language films.
Salim Kumar is an Indian film actor, director and writer in Malayalam cinema. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his role in Adaminte Makan Abu. His directorial film Karutha Joothan won the 2017 Kerala State Film Award for Best Story. He has also won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for Achanurangatha Veedu (2005) and a Kerala State Television Award for Best Actor (2013).
Honey Irani is an Indian film actress and screenwriter, who works in Hindi cinema. She started her career as a child actor with roles in films such as Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan and Bombay Ka Chor.
Gharonda is a 1977 Hindi film, produced and directed by Bhimsain Khurana. the film stars Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Shreeram Lagoo and Jalal Agha. The music is by Jaidev.
Rakta Charitra is a 2010 Indian biographical political action thriller based on the life of Paritala Ravindra. The film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Prashant Pandey. The film was nominated for Stardust Readers Choice Award for Best Direction — Action/Thriller. The second part was dubbed into Tamil as Ratha Sarithiram in a single part. The film starred Vivek Oberoi as Pratap Ravi, and Suriya as Suri in lead roles, while Sudeep, Shatrughan Sinha, Abhimanyu Singh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sushant Singh, Radhika Apte and Priyamani play supporting roles.
Saranya Ponvannan, also known as Sheela Christina Raj, is a popular South Indian film actress who has predominantly appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam language films and a few Kannada language films. Saranya made her debut in a lead role in Mani Ratnam's Nayakan (1987) and went on to play lead roles from 1987-1996. Following an eight-year sabbatical, she returned to films as a character actor, specializing in "mother of the hero" roles.
Rita Bhaduri was an Indian film and television actress.
Adaminte Makan Abu is a 2011 Indian drama film written, directed and co-produced by Salim Ahamed; it is his debut. It stars Salim Kumar and Zarina Wahab in the lead roles with Mukesh, Kalabhavan Mani, Suraj Venjarammoodu, and Nedumudi Venu in supporting roles. The cinematography was handled by Madhu Ambat and it was edited by Vijay Shankar. The film features songs composed by Ramesh Narayan, and the score is by Isaac Thomas Kottukapally.
Hero is a 2015 Indian romantic action film directed by Nikhil Advani and co-written by Umesh Bist, a remake of Subhash Ghai's directed 1984 film of the same name, which stars Jackie Shroff. The film starred Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, son of actor Aditya Pancholi and daughter of actor Sunil Shetty respectively. Aditya Pancholi has an important role in the film himself.
Satellite Shankar is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi romantic action drama film written and directed by Irfan Kamal. The film stars Sooraj Pancholi and Megha Akash in the main lead roles. The film is bankrolled by T-Series co-producing with Cine 1 Studios. The film is based on the life of Indian soldiers and the principal photography of the film officially commenced in around 3 September 2018. This marks the first ever Bollywood film ever to have shot in across more than 10 states of India from North to South. The film is scheduled to have its release on 5 July 2019.