Birth: 17-07-1959, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Zarina Wahab is an Indian actress and former model, who was critically acclaimed for her acting in movies such as `Chit Chor` and `Gopal Krishna` in the 1970s.


She had a major hit film in Basu Chatterjee's `Chit Chor` (1976). She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for her role in `Gharonda` (1977). She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam films, and has become fluent in Malayalam.


She made a comeback in Malayalam films with the movie `Calendar`, which released in 2009. She was also seen in the 2010 release, `My Name Is Khan`, as the mother of Rizwan Khan played by Shah Rukh Khan. She prefers Telugu films, and has encouraged her daughter Sana to start out acting in a South Indian film, the way she had in a Telugu film, `Gajula Kistayya` (1975).