Nora Fatehi Wiki
Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian actress, model, dancer, singer, and producer who is known for her work in the Indian film industry. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil language films. She made her film debut in the Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She gained popularity in Telugu cinema by doing item numbers in films like Temper, Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2 and has also starred in two Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni.
In 2015, she was a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 9 and was evicted on Day 84. In 2016, she was a participant in the reality television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyameva Jayate in which she was seen in the recreated version of the song "Dilbar" which crossed 20 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the first Hindi song to have garnered such numbers in India. She also collaborated with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.In 2019, she collaborated with Tanzanian musician and songwriter Rayvanny to release her first international English debut song Pepeta.
Early and personal life
Fatehi comes from a Moroccan family, and was born and raised in Canada, although in interviews she has stated that she considers herself "an Indian at heart".
Fatehi began her career by appearing in Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. After that she debuted in Telugu films with an item number, "Ittage Recchipodham", in Puri Jagannadh's film Temper. She has also done a special appearance with Emraan Hashmi and Gurmeet Choudhary in the film Mr. X directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Later, Fatehi appeared in item numbers for films such as Baahubali: The Beginning's song "Manohari" and in Kick 2's song "Kukkurukuru".In late June 2015, she signed a Telugu film Sher. In late August 2015, she signed a Telugu film Loafer which is directed by Puri Jagannadh starring opposite Varun Tej. In late November 2015 she signed a film Oopiri. In December 2015, Fatehi entered the Bigg Boss house which was in its ninth season as a wild card entrant. She spent 3 weeks inside the house until she got evicted in the 12th week (Day 83). She was also contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016. She starred in My Birthday Song. in which she is playing lead actress opposite Sanjay Suri.
In February 2019, she signed a contract with the record label T-Series as an exclusive artist, and will feature on their upcoming films, music videos, web series, and web films. She then appeared in the 2020 dance film Street Dancer 3D which became her first film with a supporting role. On 6 March 2021, Fatehi became the first African-Arab female artiste whose song "Dilbar" crossed one billion views on YouTube.