Nora Fatehi Biography – a Canadian Dancer and Actress based in India

Nora Fatehi is a Canadian dancer and actress based in India. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Fatehi made her acting debut with the Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.

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Real Name: Nora Fatehi
Profession: Canadian Dancer
Birthplace: Canada
Boyfriend: Angad Bedi
Age: 31

Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian dancer and actress based in India. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Fatehi made her acting debut with the Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.

Fatehi gained popularity in Telugu films for her item songs in films like TemperBaahubali: The Beginning, and Kick 2 and has also starred in two Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni. In 2015, Fatehi participated as a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 9. In 2016, she was a participant in the reality television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyameva Jayate where she was featured in the recreated version of the song “Dilbar” and the song crossed 20 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the first Hindi song to achieve such numbers in India. She also collaborated with the Moroccan hip-hop group Fnaïre to release an Arabic version of the Dilbar song.

Nora Fatehi Biography
Nora Fatehi Biography

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. Fatehi has since played supporting parts in Hindi films Street Dancer 3D (2020) and Bhuj: The Pride of India (2021). She has also judged television shows Dance Deewane Juniors and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10.

Nora Fatehi Biography
Born 6 February 1992 (age 31)

  • Dancer
  • actress
Years active 2014–present

Early life (Nora Fatehi Biography)

Fatehi was born and raised in Canada and is of Moroccan descent. She graduated from Westview Centennial Secondary School in Toronto. She studied political science and international relations at York University. She has stated in interviews that she considers herself “an Indian at heart.”

Nora_Fatehi with her Boyfriend
Nora Fatehi with her Boyfriend


Fatehi began her career with her debut appearance in the Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She then ventured into Telugu films with item number, “Ittage Recchipodham”, in Puri Jagannadh‘s film Temper. She also made a special appearance in the film Mr. X directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt, alongside Emraan Hashmi and Gurmeet Choudhary. Fatehi further appeared in item numbers for films such as Baahubali: The Beginnings song “Manohari” and in Kick 2s 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 Varun Tej. She also signed a film Oopiri in late November 2015. In December 2015, Fatehi entered the Bigg Boss house as a wild card entrant in the ninth season. She spent 3 weeks inside the house before getting evicted in the 12th week (Day 83). She also participated in the reality television show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016. She starred in the film My Birthday Song as the 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 in 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. She also made her international single debut with the song “Dirty Little Secret” in collaboration with Zack Knight which was subsequently performed by her in the 22nd IIFA Awards.

In 2022, Fatehi made an appearance in the song “Manike” for the film Thank God, sung by Yohani, which is a remix of the original Sri Lankan song “Manike Mange Hite”. She also appeared in the song “Jehda Nasha” from the film An Action Hero alongside Ayushman Khuranna. In the same year, she performed the closing ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. She also took on the role of a judge in dance shows like “Dance Deewane Juniors” (season 1) and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10” alongside other judges. In 2023, she made an appearance in the song “Achha Sila Diya” alongside Rajkummar Rao after she collaborated with him on the song “Kamariya” for the film Stree in 2018. The song, composed and sung by B Praak with lyrics by Jaani, is a recreation of the film song “Achha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka” which was featured in the 1995 Hindi film Bewafa Sanam.

In the media

Vedanshi Pathak of Filmfare noted, “One song after the other, Fatehi proved that there is no one in the industry who can dance with such conviction and look appealing while doing so.” She is an endorser for brands such as Dabur and CakeZone. Fatehi became the only actress to perform for the second time at the IIFA Awards in 2023. In March 2023, Fatehi performed in various cities in the United States for “The Entertainers” tour, alongside Akshay KumarDisha PataniMouni RoySonam Bajwa, Aparshakti Khurana, Stebin Ben, and Zahrah S Khan.

Filmography (Nora Fatehi Biography)


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 Herself Telugu Special appearance in song “Ittage Rechchipodam”
Mr. X Herself Hindi Special appearance in song “Alif se”
Double Barrel Herself Malayalam Special appearance
Baahubali: The Beginning Herself Telugu / Tamil Special appearance in song “Manohari”
Kick 2 Herself Telugu Special appearance in song “Kiruku Kick”
Sher Herself Special appearance in song “Napere Pinky”
Loafer Herself Special appearance in song “Nokkey Dochey”
2016 Rocky Handsome Herself 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 Herself Special appearance in song “Dilbar”
Stree Herself Special appearance in song “Kamariya”
Kayamkulam Kochuni Herself 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 Herself Special appearance in song “Manike”
An Action Hero Herself Special appearance in song “Jehda Nasha”
2023 Madgaon Express † TBA Completed
2024 Crakk † TBA Filming
Matka † TBA Multilingual Filming
Nora Fatehi Biography
Nora Fatehi Biography


Year Title Role Notes
2015–2016 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant 9th place (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
2023 Hip Hop india (season 1) Judge

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Star vs Food (Season 2) Herself Episode 5
2022 Moving In With Malaika Episode 7

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s)
2017 Pop The Bottle Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Akasa Singh, Badshah
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
2023 Achha Sila Diya B Praak


Year Title Co-singer
2018 Dilbar Arabic Version Fnaïre
2019 Pepeta Rayvanny
2022 Dirty Little Secret Zack Knight
Light The Sky Balqees, Rahma Riad, Manal
2023 Sexy In My Dress


Year Award Category Result
2023 Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards Fashion Trailblazer Won
Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Most Stylish Glam Star Nominated

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