Dangal Child Actor Zaira Wasim Is Our New Crush: Here’s Why!


Aamir Khan’s superhit movie Dangal has rightfully become the highest grossing Bollywood movies of all time and that’s all because of a stunning cast who played each character to perfection. One such character who left a mark with her stunning acting skills and screen presence is Zaira Wasim – the pretty child actor who played the role of younger version of Geeta Phogat in the first half of the movie.

Zaira Wasim stunned every movie goer with her precise timings, wrestling training and spot on expressions. The 16-year-old will soon be seen in Aamir Khan’s next production, Secret Superstar. Here we’ve rounded up some interesting facts about Zaira Wasim’s family, age, Instagram, hobbies and future plans:

Read on to find out everything about this young and talented actress!


Zaira Wasim is a Kashmiri native girl who was born in the year 2000, She is 16 years old.


She faced tough competition for her selection as “Geeta Phogat”, daughter of “Mahavir Singh Phogat” (Aamir Khan) in the film Dangal.


Zaira considers herself a shy teenager who suffers from social anxiety and self esteem issues before she started her acting career.



She did a vigorous training for playing the role of a wrestler.

Her parents were initially not in favour of her acting but her school principal and aunt convinced them to let her try her luck.


She loves doing destructive things, breaking things and has some weird likings like turbulent flights, wind turbines & earthquakes.


Zaira’s Instagram account is filled with her quirky selfies and beautiful scenic pictures.