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Zarina Wahab

Zarina Wahab

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1959-07-17 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Vishakapatnam, AP, India

45 Movies

Also Known As: Zareena Wahab

Biography

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.

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. 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.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie

2020.

1 Movie

2019.

4 Movies

2017.

2 Movies

2016.

2 Movies

2013.

6 Movies

2012.

1 Movie

2011.

1 Movie

2010.

4 Movies

2009.

2 Movies

2006.

2 Movies

2005.

1 Movie

2004.

1 Movie

2000.

1 Movie

1989.

1 Movie

1986.

1 Movie

1985.

1 Movie

1984.

1 Movie

1982.

1 Movie

1981.

3 Movies

1980.

2 Movies

1979.

1 Movie

1978.

2 Movies

1977.

1 Movie

1976.

1 Movie

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
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