Jun 22, 2022

Nora Fatehi: Interesting and lesser known facts

Surabhi Rawat

Nora Fatehi

Canadian actress-dancer Nora Fatehi made her Bollywood debut with the film 'Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans' in 2014. Over the years, Nora has created a niche for herself in the film industry and she is a household name now. Here we list some interesting and lesser-known facts about the star.

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Her family background

Did you know that Nora Fatehi was born and raised in the Canada? She hails from a Moroccan family (as per Wikipedia), and she has a younger brother Omar.

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She had only INR 5000 when she arrived in India!

"I came to India with just Rs 5000 in my pocket. However, the agency, that I used to work with, would only give me Rs 3000 per week. And managing day-to-day routine within the given amount was really difficult for me. But I managed it smartly so that I didn't run out of money by the end of the week," Nora revealed in an interview with Bollywoodlife.com.

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She too faced rejections in her career

While Nora Fatehi is a known name in B-town today, but in an interview she had shared that she was bullied in the early days of her career. "We were so excited and so naïve. When I reached India, it was nothing like... The bullying, the rejection, the traumatic experience that I went through," Nora said in an interview with a popular YouTube star.

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Nora Fatehi used to teach dance to Disha Patani

Yes, you read that right! Nora Fatehi used to give dance lessons to Disha Patani, and so the two actresses know each other for many years now.

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She has worked in South Indian movies

Apart from the Hindi film industry, Nora has worked in regional cinema including Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. She was also a contestant in Bigg Boss season 9.

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She speaks many languages

Nora fluently speaks many lanugages including Hindi, English, French, and Arabic, as per reports.

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She is a gifted dancer

Nora Fatehi is a self-taught belly dancer! In an interview to Film Companion, Nora had shared that she learnt belly dancing by watching professional dancers' YouTube videos.

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How many of these facts did you know?

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