You won’t believe who’s playing Aamir Khan’s daughter, Geeta Phogat, in Dangal



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The excitement surrounding Aamir Khan’s Dangal has been building from the time the film was announced, and the film's trailer has only added to that excitement (Also watch: Dangal trailer). And, we’ve now unearthed this interesting bit of trivia about the movie.


It’s well-known by now that Dangal is based on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life. However, what many did not know is that the actress playing Geeta Phogat, Mahavir’s daughter, in the film is none other than the cute little girl who played Kamal Haasan and Tabu’s daughter in Chachi 420 way back in 1997.

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Yes, the little girl on Chachi's lap, that’s her.

Her name is Fatima Sana Shaikh, and she was quite the child artist back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, making another appearance alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in One 2 Ka 4.

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Wasn’t she a really cute kid?

She then took a break from films, and returned years later and all grown up in the 2012 comedy film, Bittoo Boss, which starred Pulkit Samrat in his big-screen debut.

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Fatima turned out to be quite the beauty, didn’t she?

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Image Courtesy: FB?Fatima Sana Shaikh

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Image Courtesy: FB?Fatima Sana Shaikh

Wow, she sure is a stunner!

And, has a soft spot for animals.

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Image Courtesy: FB?Fatima Sana Shaikh

Apparently, Fatima is quite the social busy-bee, too.

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Image Courtesy: FB?Fatima Sana Shaikh

Image Courtesy: FB?Fatima Sana Shaikh

Today, the actress is gearing up for the biggest break of her career. After all, it doesn’t get any bigger for a newcomer than to bag a film alongside a superstar like Aamir Khan.

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We wish Fatima Sana Shaikh all the best for Dangal and her Bollywood career. (Also Read: When we hated Aamir Khan for making sense)

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