Zarina Wahab, born July 17, 1959, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Hindi and Malayalam roles in Bollywood. She was born and raised in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. After undergoing training at Film and Television INstitute of India, she started her career with negative feedback about an appearance in a film from film producer Raj Kapoor. She then started working on her appearance and attended film parties and events to make bigger connections. She eventually got noticed and cast in films. She was usually cast as the middle-class girl after her first leading role in Basu Chatterjee’s Chit Chor. She played that role in several movies including Agar, Jazbaat, Sawan ko Aane Do, etc. She was also nominated for a Filmfare Award in the Best Actress category for Gharonda. Wahab later went on to act in several Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil films as well. Till this day, she is remembered for her role in the critically acclaimed Adaminte Makan Abu. She also appeared in My Name is Khan as the mother of Shah Rukh Khan’s character Rizwan Khan. In 1984, Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika and married in 1986. Together they have a daughter, Sana and son, Sooraj.
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