In December 2016, Zaira Wasim made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in Dangal along with Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra and Suhani Bhatnagar in the main leads with Aamir Khan. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari the film was highly received by the critics and viewers and within few weeks, it was also stated as a blockbuster film.
Post Dangal she featured with Aamir Khan in Secret Superstar that released on October 19, this year. The kid in the age of 17 not only made presence feel in the film industry but, also inspired many with her strong performance in both the content-driven films. She has surely won many hearts with her deep work.
The president takes it to his Instagram account to share the picture of him presenting the medal to the Zaira and captions it as, “President Kovind presents @zairawasim_ National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017, in the field of Performing Arts.
Zaira Wasim, born on 23rd October 2000, is already an actor of repute. At such a tender age, she has featured in various films drawing attention to burning issues such as child marriage, sexual abuse and above all gender parity. Through her art, Zaira has propagated the message of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao very strongly. She has been successful in conveying a powerful message of transcending social barriers and achieving one’s dreams and thereby has served as a source of inspiration for many young girls, who are aspiring to make their mark in the world. Zaira is a winner of the National Film Award and Zee Entertainment Award for The “Best Child Artist” 2017.
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