I am very happy: Zaira Wasim on winning National Award

New Delhi: Zaira Wasim, who won everyone’s heart with her acting skills in ‘Dangal,’ has got her hand on the big one.

The 16-year-old-actress, who hails from Kashmir, has bagged the National Award in ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category

An excited Zaira told ANI, “I am very happy and honoured to have been conferred with the National Award for my first movie itself. I will always be grateful to the Jury for selecting me and the entire team of Dangal including Aamir Sir to whom i will always be grateful for giving me the opportunity in the movie.”

To make this moment even better, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated the ‘Dangal’ fame on her monumental achievement.

He took to his Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations to Zaira Wasim who was named Best Supporting Actor for her role in #Dangal #NationalFilmAwards.”

Veteran Actor Anupam Kher also congratulated her by writing, “Congratulations @WasimZaira for your #NationalAward of #BestSupportingActress for #Dangal. Highly deserved.:)”

Zaira Wasim played the role of young Geeta Phogat in sports biopic ‘ Dangal,’ starring Aamir Khan in the lead.
Inspired by the life of real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, the flick earned a whopping Rs 370 crore+ in the domestic market.

Former CM also congratulated the team of ‘Neerja’ for Best Hindi Feature Film for their win.

“Congratulations @atulkasbekar well done to you & the #Neerja team”

On a related note, at the 64th National Awards, actor Akshay Kumar won in the Best Actor’ category, for his movie ‘ Rustom’. (ANI)