Full name: Zarina Wahab
Birth date: July 17, 1959
Birth place: Visakhapatnam, India
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 1974-present
Spouse (s): Aditya Pancholi
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Zarina Wahab is a famous Indian actress and model who has become popular for playing many fascinating and glamorous characters in Indian showbiz industry. She is equally popular in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films. The matured actress has acted almost 100 movies in her beautiful career.
Zarina Wahab Early Life:
Zarina Wahab was born on July 17, 1959, in Visakhapatnam, India to a Muslim family. In siblings, she has two sisters and a brother. Zarina was trained at Film and Television Institute, Pune. She can fluently speak in Hindi, Urdu, English, Telugu, and Malayalam. Her dream becoming an actress has been turned into true when she first entered into the showbiz industry.
Zarina Wahab Career:
Zarina Wahab studied at FTII, Pune where she met director Raj Kapoor who was not impressed with her looks. So, she then started to work on her appearance and attended several film parties as well as events and she got noticed to cast in movies. She made her debut with Hindi movie ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’ in 1974 but her real breakthrough came with Basu Chatterjee’s hit movie ‘Chitchor’ in 1976.
In the movie, she played the lead role Geeta opposite Amol Palekar for which she was highly appreciated by the audiences and cinema critics. The famous actress Zarina presented many popular Bollywood films to her fans including ‘Agar… If’, ‘Aakhri Mujra’ and ‘Love u Crazy Girl’.
Zarina Wahab kicked off her acting mission in Malayalam film with ‘Madanolsavam’ as Elizabeth in 1978 which was the commercially successful movie of that time. Then she appeared some other movies like ‘Chamaram’, ‘Enthino Pookunna Pookal’ and ‘Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha’.
The popular actress Zarina entered into the Telugu movie industry with ‘Gajula Kishtayya’ in 1975 in which she played an important character. After that, she also acted in a few other Telugu films including ‘Amara Prema’, ‘Hema Hemeelu’ and ‘Rakta Charitra’.
Apart from these film industries, Zarina also appeared in Kannada and Tamil movies where she showed off her brilliant performances and got a name as well as fame in her career. She was last seen in Hindi movie ‘Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa’ to play Mann’s mother role which was released in 2016.
Zarina Wahab has starred in several television serials, the most popular are mentioning to ‘Maayka’, ‘Ek Kiran Roshni Ki’ and ‘Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai’. The amazing actress was nominated for various prestigious awards winning ‘The Global Indian Film And Television Honors Awards’ for Best Actress In A Supporting Role – Female in 2011 for the movie ‘My Name Is Khan’.
Zarina Wahab married to actor Aditya Pancholi in 1986 who is six years junior to her. She gave birth to two children; one is daughter while the other is a son. Her daughter Sana Pancholi is an actress and her son Sooraj Pancholi is also an actor who made his film debut with Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty ‘Hero’ in 2015.
Zarina Wahab Height Weight and Body Measurement:
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Bra size: 36B
Waist Size: 28 inches
Hip Size: 36 inches
Body measurement: 36-28-36 inches
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Black
Body Shape: Rectangle
Shoe size: 7