On the occasion of Children’s Day on November 14, the ‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim was honoured by the President Ram Nath Kovind with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement. This teenager from Kashmir won the Best Supporting Actor award in the 64th National Film Awards. In the field of art, she has won the silver medal.
Zaira Wasim was also honoured for starring in the movies depicting burning issues like sexual abuse, child marriage and gender parity. On the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the National Child Award is presented to the children with achievements in diverse fields. The gold medal was given to one child and the silver medals were given to fifteen children and it includes the silver medal, a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, a citation and a book voucher of Rs. 3,000.
Zaira Wasim played the younger version of the wrestler Geeta Phogat in the film ‘Dangal’ and she earned loads of applause for her role in it. Recently, Zaira featured in the film ‘Secret Superstar’ in which she portrayed an aspiring singer named Insiya and the film narrates her journey to success. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film ‘Secret Superstar’ starred Aamir Khan in a cameo role of a quirky music director. The film is performing well at the box-office. Zaira is being praised for her acting in ‘Secret Superstar’.