Zarina Wahab Wiki

Zarina Wahab is an Indian actress and former model, who has starred many movies such as Chit Chor, Gopal Krishna and many more. She has also appeared in Malayalam films like Madanolsavam, Chamaram to name a few.


Zarina Wahab was born on July 17, 1959 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She is fluent in Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and English. She has trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.


Wahab was born and brought up into a Muslim family. She has two sisters and one brother. She got married to bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi in 1986 and have a daughter Sana and son Suraj Pancholi who is also a bollywood actor. The actress who was quite a big name in cinema in the 1970s and 80s is a Muslim while Aditya Pancholi is a Hindu. Her Son Suraj Pancholi was arrested in June, 2013, for aiding and abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, Jiah Khan.

Zarina Wahab

Personal Profile

Name : Zarina Wahab
Date of Birth : July 17, 1959
Place of Birth : Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Age : 56 years
Husband : Aditya Pancholi
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

In Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai

Zarina Wahab has been approached to play a pivotal role in &TV's upcoming show Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai. The story will encompass three generations of two sisters whose lives revolve around music. The show stars Amrita Rao, Deepti Naval, Aditi Vasudev and Zarina Wahab. She will play the older counterpart of Aditi's character in the serial. Zarina and Deepti will play the third generation of the two sisters.


Zarina studied at FTII, Pune where she met Raj Kapoor who was not impressed with her looks. So Zarina worked on her appearance and attended film parties and events. That was the time when she got noticed and was casted in the movies. She had a major hit with Basu Chatterjee's flick Chit Chor (1976).

She also starred in Gharonda (1977) which earned her 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 movies with the film Calendar, which released in 2009. She prefers Telugu films and has encouraged her daughter Sana to start out acting in a South Indian film.


Tv shows
Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon as sultans mother
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

1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq
1975 Anokha
1976 Chitchor
1977 Gharaonda
1978 Anpadh
1979 Salaam Memsaab
2004 Dil Maange More
2012 Agneepath
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do
2016 Chalk n Duster

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