Zarina Wahab

Zarina Wahab (born 17 July 1959) is an Indian actress who was critically acclaimed for starring roles, in Chitchor and Gopal Krishna in the 1970s. She has also appeared in Malayalam films including the critically acclaimed Madanolsavam, Chamaram, Palangal and Adaminte Makan Abu.

Zarina Wahab
Wahab at the Stardust Awards in 2016
Born (1959-07-17) 17 July 1959
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)
Aditya Pancholi (m. 1986)
ChildrenSooraj Pancholi
Sana Pancholi

Early life

Wahab was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh into a Muslim family. She is fluent in Telugu,[1] Urdu (her mother tongue), Hindi and English. She was trained at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.[2] Wahab has three sisters and one brother.

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.[3] She was usually cast as the middle-class, natural beauty. Wahab appeared in Basu Chatterjee's Chit Chor (1976). Apart from this, she worked in Amol Palekar-Vijayendra starrer Agar', followed by the Raj Babbar-starrer Zajbaat, the Arun Govil-starrer Sawan Ko Aane Do, the Vikram-starrer Raees Zada etc. She earned a Filmfare Award nomination as Best Actress for her role in Gharonda (1977).[4] She has acted in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, films.

Wahab made a comeback to Malayalam films with Calendar, in 2009.[5] She has continued to act in Malayalam movies, being remembered for her role as the titular female character in the critically-acclaimed Adaminte Makan Abu.[6] She appeared in My Name Is Khan as the mother of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's character).[7]

Wahab currently plays older roles in television serials.[8]

Personal life

Wahab met actor Aditya Pancholi on the sets of Kalank Ka Tika.[9] . They married in 1986 and have a daughter, Sana and son Sooraj. News of their turbulent marriage, her husband's temper and rumors of infidelity have been in the gossip columns.[10][11] Wahab's daughter is an actress.[12] Her son, Suraj, was arrested in June, 2013, for aiding and abetting the[13] suicide of his girlfriend, Jiah Khan. He made his Bollywood debut with Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty in 2015 in the movie Hero.

Filmography

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
YearFilmRoleLanguage
1974Ishq Ishq IshqPremaHindi
1975AnokhaSudha ManchandaHindi
1975Gajula KishtayyaTelugu
1976ChitchorGeeta P. ChoudryHindi
1977GharaondaChayaHindi
1977NavarathinamPushparagam, The Hindi actressTamil
1977Agar... IfAnju A. AgarwalHindi
1978Tumhare LiyeRajnartakiHindi
1978MadanolsavamElizabethMalayalam
1978AnpadhJyotiHindi
1978Amara PremaJaya MalaTelugu
1978Tumhare LiyeRajnartakiHindi
1979Gopal KrishnaRadhaHindi
1979Jeena YahanGuest AppearanceHindi
1979Salaam MemsaabRadhaHindi
1979Sawan Ko Aane DoChandramukhiHindi
1979NaiyyaGeetaHindi
1980ChamaramInduMalayalam
1980NaayattuBhavaniMalayalam
1980SwattuRohiniMalayalam
1980Mr. MichaelLillyMalayalam
1980PrathishtaMalayalam
1980PappuHerselfMalayalam
1980SitaraDhaniya/SaritaHindi
1980Aakhri InsaafHindi
1980Hema HemeeluTelugu
1980JazbaatSapna/SangeetaHindi
1981Ek Aur Ek GyarahHirnibaiHindi
1981RoohiSajjo/RoohiHindi
1981Aakhri MujraHindi
1981Khoon Ki TakkarHindi
1981AmmakkorummaSindhuMalayalam
1981PalangalUshaMalayalam
1982Sara VarshamSavithaMalayalam
1982Enthino Pookunna PookalSavithriMalayalam
1982FootballCelineMalayalam
1982VeeduSumiMalayalam
1982BarristerHindi
1982Maine Jeena Seekh LiyaReemaHindi
1982Shiv CharanHindi
1983 kaivarisai jaisankar sister Tamil
1983Dard-E-DilReshmaHindi
1983Chor PoliceHindi
1983Lal ChunariyaaKaminiHindi
1983ParasparamMeeraMalayalam
1984Hanste KhelteHindi
1984ManasariyatheSindhuMalayalam
1985Punnaram Cholli CholliVinodiniMalayalam
1985Choodatha PookalSreedeviMalayalam
1985Hum NaujawanMeenakshiHindi
1986AmritSavitri SharmaHindi
1986AdhikarRitaHindi
1986DahleezJameela AliHindi
1987Ee Bandha Anubandhalead roleKannada
1987MaashukaHindi
1987Mera Yaar Mera DushmanHindi
1989ToofanMrs. Laxmi Gopal SharmaHindi
1992Jai KaaliDivyaHindi
1995Mera DamadKimi/Sunita ChoudhryHindi
2004Dil Maange MoreShagun's motherHindi
2005Kisna: The Warrior PoetShantaHindi
2006Jaane Hoga KyaMrs. KrishnanHindi
2006PrateekshaKuntiHindi
2007Kaisay KaheinMrs. RaoHindi
2008Kabadi KabadiMalayalam
2009CalendarThankam JosephMalayalam
2010AagathanMalathi VarmaMalayalam
2010My Name Is KhanRazia KhanHindi
2010Rakta CharitraJayalakshmiHindi
Telugu
2010Rakta Charitra 2Hindi
Telugu
2010Malik EkShanti – Pralhad's MotherHindi
2011Adaminte Makan AbuAbu's wife AishummaMalayalam
2011NaayikaHerselfMalayalam
2012AgneepathSuhasini Chauhan (protagonist's mother)Hindi
2013I, Me, aur MainNisha SabharwalHindi
2013HimmatwalaSavitriHindi
2013VishwaroopamPsychiatristTamil
2013VishwaroopamPsychiatristHindi
2013Aaru Sundarimaarude KathaChachi MoothedanMalayalam
2013OlipporuOlipporali's MomMalayalam
2013Club 60Mrs. SinhaHindi
2013Zila GhaziabadSatbeer's motherHindi
2014Bobby JasoosSaidaHindi
2014Love U Crazy GirlKhushi's MotherHindi
2015Dil Dhadakne DoSmita SanghaHindi
2016Chalk n DusterIndu ShastryHindi
2016Yea Toh Two Much Ho GayaaMann's MotherHindi
2017Viswasapoorvam Mansoor SairabanuMalayalam
2017Thrissivaperoor KlipthamAmmachiMalayalam
2019Minnaminukalude AakashamMalayalam
2019And the Oscar Goes To...UmmukulsuMalayalam
2019 PM Narendra Modi Hiraben ModiHindi
2019 One Day: Justice Delivered Abdul's momHindi
2020 Fauji Calling Hindi

Television

Awards and nominations

  • Winner: The Global Indian Film And Television Honors for Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Female (2011) for My Name Is Khan
  • Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role (2011) for Rakht Charitra – I
  • Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress In An Ensemble Cast (2011) for My Name Is Khan
  • Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress In An Ensemble Cast (2011) for Rakht Charitra – I
  • Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (1977) for Gharonda

References

  1. "Inspiring story of Zarina Wahab: Wonder Woman - Who are you today?". intoday.in. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. "First batch looks back at good old days TNN,". The Times of India. 21 March 2010.
  3. Zarina Wahab. Parinda.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  4. 1st Filmfare Awards 1953. Deep750.googlepages.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  5. "Profile of Malayalam Actor Zarina Wahab". En.msidb.org. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. "Adaminte Makan Abu [2011]". En.msidb.org. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. Another Addition to the Cast of My Name Is Khan Archived 11 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum – Television. Tribuneindia.com (2004-02-08). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  9. The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Chandigarh Stories. Tribuneindia.com (2003-10-30). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  10. Adityas rishta with Kangana Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Entertainment.oneindia.in (2006-05-03). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  11. DNA – After Hrs – ‘I have a short memory for bad things’ – Daily News & Analysis. Dnaindia.com (2006-07-03). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  12. City Times – To be or not to be... like mum?. Khaleejtimes.com (2007-03-23). Retrieved on 2012-09-29.
  13. "Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi Arrested on Suspicion of Abetting Her Suicide". People Magazine. Associated Press. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
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