Born in Hyderabad(now Telangana), Fatima Sana Shaikh discovered her talent at a very young age. She did a brief uncredited cameo as child actor in the 1997 Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn starrer 'Ishq'.
The actress featured alongside legendary actor Kamal Haasan in 'Chachi 420' the same year. Following on the same path, Fatima did movies like 'Bade Dilwala' and the Shahrukh Khan starrer 'One 2 ka 4'.
The actress also featured in a Telegu movie titled 'Nuvvu Nenu Okkatavudam'. But the talented actress got her first major break as a leading lady in the Aamir Khan starrer Blockbuster 'Dangal' which shattered all box office records. Fatima portrayed the role of Commonwealth Gold winner Geeta Phogat.
It appeared like Fatima had struck gold when she was all set to feature in the high budget Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer 'Thugs of Hindostan'. However, the movie did not fare well with critics and audiences alike.
After 'Thugs of Hindostan', Fatima Sana Shaikh featured in Anurag Basu directed 'Ludo' which premiered on Netflix. On the back of some powerful performances, amazing soundtrack and an engaging script, 'Ludo' went went with the audience and critics.
Fatima most recently appeared in 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari' alongside Diljit Dosanjh and Manoj Bajpayee. This light hearted comedy is a typical masala entertainer. Fatima's performance in the movie is worthy of praise.