Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian professional dancer, model, celebrity, singer, and creator who is known for her work in the Indian film sector.
She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam as well as Tamil language movies. She made her film debut in the Bollywood movie 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 removed on Day 84. In 2016, she took part in the reality television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyameva Jayate in which she was viewed in the recreated version of the song “Dilbar” that 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 worked together with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.
In 2019, she collaborated with Tanzanian artist and songwriter Rayvanny to release her first international English debut song Pepeta.
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Career of Nora Fatehi
Fatehi began her career by appearing in the Bollywood movie Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. After that she was signed for an item number in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film Temper, marking her debut in Telugu.
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 movies such as Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2.
In late June 2015, she signed a Telugu movie 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 participant.
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 performing lead actress opposite Sanjay Suri.
In February 2019, she signed a contract with the record label T-Series as a special artist and will feature on their future films, music videos, web series, and web movies. She then appeared in the 2020 dance film Street Dancer 3D.
The film becomes Fatehi’s first in a label role.
On 6 March 2021, Fatehi came to be the first African-Arab female artist whose song “Dilbar” crossed one billion views on YouTube.
She was next seen in the Abhishek Dudhaiya directed movie Bhuj: The Pride of India as RA&W spy Heena Rehman. The movie was poorly received by critics.