Zarina Wahab Wiki

Zarina Wahab is an Indian actress and former model, who was critically acclaimed for starring roles, such as in Chit Chor and Gopal Krishna in the 1970s. She is fluent in Telugu and Hindi. She was trained at FTII.


Zarina Wahab was born on July 17th 1959 to Muslim family in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. She is fluent in Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and English. She trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Wahab has two sister and one brother. Zarina Wahab met Aditya Pancholi on the on Kalan Ka Tika Then they got married in 1989 and they have two children Sana and Suraj.


Filmmaker Raj Kapoor was unimpressed with her look, when he met her at FTII. So Zarina worked on her appearance and attended film parties and events, and the industry people took notice and decided to cast her in films. She was usually cast as the middle-class, natural beauty. She had a major hit film in Basu Chatterjee's Chit Chor (1976). She also starred in Gharonda (1977). She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for this role. She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam films, and has become fluent in Malayalam.

She made a comeback to Malayalam in the movie Calendar, which released in 2009. She is slated to appear in the 2010 release, My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan). She prefers Telugu films, and has encouraged her daughter Sana to start out acting in a South Indian film, the way she had in a Telugu film Gajula Kistayya (1975) with Krishna (actor).

Zarina Wahab

Personal Profile

Name : Zarina Wahab
Date of Birth : July 17, 1959
Place of Birth : Visakhapatnam
Age : 55 year
Marital Status : Married
Husband : Aditya Pancholi
Education : Film and Television Institute of India.
Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Hometown : Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Children : Daughter Sana and Son Suraj
Debut film in Hindi : Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974)
Debut film in Malayalam : Madanolsavam (1978)
Years Active : 1974-present

Husband Aditya Pancholi

Zarina Wahab met her husband actor Aditya Pancholi on Kalan Ka Tika. They married in 1986 and have a daughter Sana and son Suraj. Her husband is almost 5-years younger than she, The actress who was quite a big name in cinema in the 1970s and 80s is a Muslim while Aditya Pancholi is a Hindu and their turbulent marriage has been in the gossip columns, regarding her husband's temper and rumors of infidelity. Yet, their marriage persevered and they are still together.

Son Suraj Pancholi

Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab is a 24 years old was arrested for allegedly driving his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Jiah Khan to suicide on the basis of a note left behind by her which mentioned that she was "heartbroken" in her relationship with Sooraj and fed up with his "womanising".

Zarina Wahab's daughter

Zarina was always been a perfect mother and she has been a friend for her kids. Their daughter Sana is all set to enter the Bollywood industry and definitely there will be big expectations from her as she is the daughter of good actors Zarina and Aditya. As she wishes that her daughter Sana also starts her journey in acting through a Telugu film. Her daughter Sana Pancholi has tried her hand at acting in 2006. Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials.

In Dil Dhadakne Do Movie

Dil Dhadkane Do is an upcoming bollywood flick which is being directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. The film features very popular and versatile actors Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtarm, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. Zarina Wahab will also be a part of the movie. She will essay the role of Ranveer and Priyanka's mother in the film.

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In Madhubala Serial

Presently Zarina appeared in various roles in numerous television serials like Maayka Zaara, Virrudh and Yahaan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli and she has also played as mother of Avinesh Rekhi as Sultans in colors serial Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.


Winner: The Global Indian Film And Television Honors for Best Actor In A Supporting Role Female for My Name Is Khan in year 2011.


Tv shows:
Maayka as Mohini Malhotra on Zee TV
Zaara Pyaar Ki Saugat on Sahara One
Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli as Pratibha Zee TV
Virrudh- Vasudha mother on Sony TV

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