|Children|| Sooraj 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.
Wahab was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. She is fluent in Telugu,Urdu, Hindi and English. She was trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Wahab has three sisters and one brother.
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 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). She has acted in many Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, films. Wahab made a comeback to Malayalam films with Calendar , in 2009 and has continued to act in Malayalam movies. She is still remembered for her role in the critically acclaimed Adaminte Makan Abu . She also appeared in My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's character). Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials.
Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika.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. Wahab's daughter is an actress. Her son, Suraj, was arrested in June 2013, in connection with the suicide of Jiah Khan. He made his Bollywood debut with Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty in 2015 in the movie Hero .
|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||Sushma |
|1979||Sawan Ko Aane Do||Chandramukhi||Hindi|
|1981||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Hirnibai||Hindi|
|1981||Khoon Ki Takkar||Rajju||Hindi|
|1982||Enthino Pookunna Pookal||Savithri||Malayalam|
|1982||Maine Jeena Seekh Liya||Reema||Hindi|
|1985||Punnaram Cholli Cholli||Vinodini||Malayalam|
|1986||Inteqam Ki Aag||Seema||Hindi|
|1987||Ee Bandha Anubandha||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!!!||Kavita (Nikhil's Aunt & 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 2||Hindi|
|2010||Malik Ek||Shanti, Pralhad's Mother||Hindi|
|2011||Adaminte Makan Abu||Aishumma, Abu's wife||Malayalam|
|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|
|2017||Jia Aur Jia||Jia Grewal's mother||Hindi|
|2019||The Last Meal||Mother||Hindi|
|2019||And the Oscar Goes To...||Ummukulsu||Malayalam|
|2019||PM Narendra Modi||Hiraben Modi||Hindi|
|2019||One Day: Justice Delivered||Abdul's mom||Hindi|
|2019||Mudda 370 J&K||Suraj's mother||Hindi|
|2020||Mai Gayatri Jadhav||Lawyer||Hindi|
|2020||Main Mulayam Singh Yadav||Mulayam's mother||Hindi|
|2020||The Lovers||Nithya's mother||Hindi|
|2020||Street Dancer 3D||Amrinder's Mother||Hindi|
|2021||Mera Fauji Calling||Hindi|
|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 Saugat||Sana 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|
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