Zaira Wasim, who played Aamir Khan’s on-screen daughter in Dangal, has won her first national award. 16-year-old Zaira has won the best supporting actress national award for Dangal.

Zaira Wasim

Kashmir-born Zaira essayed the younger version of Commonwealth Games’ gold medal-winning Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal. Her performance was lauded by critics and audience alike.

Zaira Wasim played a crucial part in Aamir Khan’s much-acclaimed film Dangal. Zaira Wasim lent grit and determination to her role as young Geeta Phogat in the film. The film saw her picking through daily struggles of life and turning them into opportunities.