Nora Fatehi

Canadian actress, model, and dancer

Nora Fatehi

Fatehi in 2022
Born (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 30)

Canada
Citizenship
  • Moroccan
  • Canadian
Occupation
  • Dancer
  • model
  • actress
  • singer
  • producer
Years active 2014–present

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, Tamil and Malayalam films

She made her debut in the Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans She gained popularity in Telugu films by doing item songs 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 In October 2022, she was chosen to feature in Light The Sky, a song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, collaborating with artists, RedOne, Manal, Balqees and Rahma Riad

Early life

Fatehi belongs to a Moroccan family She was born and raised in Canada She has stated in interviews that she considers herself “an Indian at heart”

Career

Fatehi at an event in 2017

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

Nora at the trailer launch of Batla House

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

Filmography

Films

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans CJ Hindi
2015 Crazy Cukkad Family Amy
Temper Telugu Special appearance in song “Ittage Rechchipodam”
MrX Hindi Special appearance in song “Alif se”
Double Barrel Malayalam Special appearance
Baahubali: The Beginning Telugu / Tamil Special appearance in song “Manohari”
Kick 2 Telugu Special appearance in song “Kiruku Kick”
Sher Special appearance in song “Napere Pinky”
Loafer Special appearance in song “Nokkey Dochey”
2016 Rocky Handsome Hindi Special appearance in song “Rock Tha Party”
Oopiri / Thozha Nemali Telugu / Tamil Special appearance in song “Door Number”
2018 My Birthday Song Sandy Hindi
Satyameva Jayate Special appearance in song “Dilbar”
Stree Special appearance in song “Kamariya”
Kayamkulam Kochuni Malayalam Special appearance in song “Nrithageethikalennum”
2019 Bharat Sussan Hindi
Batla House Huma / Victoria
Marjaavaan Herself Special appearance in song “Ek Toh Kum Zindagani”
2020 Street Dancer 3D Mia
2021 Bhuj: The Pride of India Heena Rehman
Satyameva Jayate 2 Herself Special appearance in song “Kusu Kusu”
2022 Thank God Reema
An Action Hero Herself Special appearance in song “Jehda Nasha”
2023 100 % TBA As lead actress

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015–2016 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant 9th place (Entered on Day 56 & Evicted on Day 84)
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 10th place
Comedy Nights Bachao Herself Guest
2018 MTV Troll Police
Top Model India
MTV Dating in the Dark Host
2019 Dance Plus 4 Herself Guest
2020 India’s Best Dancer
2021 India’s Best Dancer (Season 2)
2021 Dance Deewane 3
2022 Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan
Dance Deewane Juniors (season 1) Judge
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2021 Star vs Food (Season 2) Herself Episode 5

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Notes Ref
2017 Naah Harrdy Sandhu
Baby Marvake Maanegi Raftaar
2018 Dilbar Arabic Version Herself, Fnaïre
2019 Pachtaoge Arijit Singh
Pepeta Herself, Rayvanny
2020 Pachtaoge (Female version) Asees Kaur
Naach Meri Rani Guru Randhawa, Nikhita Gandhi
Body (Dance Cover) Megan Thee Stallion
2021 Chhor Denge Parampara Tandon
Dance Meri Rani Guru Randhawa, Zahrah S Khan
2022 Dirty Little Secret Herself, Zack Knight Also director
Light The Sky Herself, Balqees, Rahma Riad 2022 FIFA World Cup

Discography

Year Title Co-Singer Label
2018 Dilbar Arabic Version Fnaïre T-Series
2019 Pepeta Rayvanny
2022 Dirty Little Secret Zack Knight
Light The Sky Balqees, Rahma Riad, Manal Katara Studios, 2102 Records under UnitedMasters

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