Nora Fatehi (born 6 February 1992) is a Canadian dancer, model, actress, singer and producer who is best known for her work in the Indian film industry. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil language films. She made her film debut in the Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She gained popularity in Telugu cinema by doing item numbers 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 participated in the talent reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She appeared in the Bollywood film Satyamev Jayate in which she was seen in the recreated version of the song “Dilbar” which crossed 21 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.
Fatehi comes from a Moroccan family, and was born and raised in Canada, although in interviews she has stated that she considers herself “an Indian at heart”.
Fatehi began her career by appearing in Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. After that she was signed for an item number in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film Temper, marking her debut in Telugu. She has also done a special appearance with Emraan Hashmi and Gurmeet Chaudhary in the film Mr. X directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt.
Later Fatehi appeared in item numbers for movies such as Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2.
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.
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 movies. She then appeared in the 2020 dance film Street Dancer 3D.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans||CJ||Hindi|
|2015||Crazy Cukkad Family||Amy||Hindi|
|Temper||Telugu||Special appearance in song “Ittage Rechchipodam”|
|Mr.X||Hindi||Special appearance in song “Alif se”|
|Double Barrel||Malayalam||Special appearance|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||Telugu / Tamil||Special appearance in the song “Manohari”|
|Kick 2||Telugu||Special appearance in song “Kiruku Kick”|
|Sher||Telugu||Special appearance in song “Napere Pinky”|
|Loafer||Telugu||Special appearance in song “Nokkey Dochey”|
|2016||Rocky Handsome||Hindi||Special appearance in the song “Rock the party”|
|Oopiri / Thozha||Nemali||Telugu / Tamil||Special appearance in song “Door Number”|
|2018||My Birthday Song||Sandy||Hindi|
|Satyameva Jayate||Hindi||Special appearance in song “Dilbar”|
|Stree||Hindi||Special appearance in a song “Kamariya”|
|Kayamkulam Kochuni||Malayalam||Special appearance in song “Nrithageethikalennum”|
|Batla House||Huma / Victoria||Hindi|
|Marjaavaan||Herself||Hindi||Special appearance in song “Ek Toh Kum Zindagani”|
|2020||Street Dancer 3D||Mia||Hindi|
|Bhuj: The Pride of India||Heena Rehman||Hindi||Filming|
|2015–2016||Bigg Boss 9||Contestant||Entered on Day 58 & Evicted on Day 84 – 3 January 2016|
|2016||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9||Eliminated 10th Place|
|Comedy Nights Bachao||Herself/Guest||To promote Rocky Handsome|
|2017||Entertainment Ki Raat||Special appearance|
|2018||MTV Troll Police|
|Top Model India||Guest Mentor|
|MTV Dating in the Dark||Host|
|2019||Dance Plus 4||Herself/Guest||Special performance|
|Dance Plus 5||To promote film Street Dancer 3D|
|2020||India’s Best Dancer||Guest/Judge|
|2020||Bigg Boss 14||Herself/Guest||To promote her song “Naach Meri Rani”|
|2017||“Naah”||with Harrdy Sandhu||Sony Music India|
|“Baby Marvake Maanegi”||with Raftaar||Zee Music Company|
|2018||“Dilbar Arabic Version”||Singer, with Fnaïre||T-Series|
|2019||“Pachtaoge“||with Vicky Kaushal|
|2020||“Naach Meri Rani”||With Guru Randhawa|
|2021||“Chhod Denge”||With Ehan Bhat|
- “5 unknown facts about ‘Dilbar’ girl Nora Fatehi”. The Times of India. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
- “Rumoured couple Nora Fatehi, Angad Bedi share the same birthday; wish each other in the sweetest way possible”. The Times of India. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 3 January2019.
- “Bigg Boss 9 contestant Nora Fatehi dances like crazy at her birthday party”. 21 April 2016.
- “Roar : Tigers Of The Sundarbans – Cast”. roarthefilm.com. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
- “Make way for Moroccan model Nora Fatehi as she makes her debut with Roar”. India Today. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- “Dilbar – YouTube”. www.youtube.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- “Satyameva Jayate’s “Dilbar” breaks records in India”. Music Asia. 10 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- “Nora Fatehi’s Arabic version of Dilbar has set the internet on fire and how! Watch video”. Times Now. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- “Dilbar Arabic Version”. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- “I’m an Indian at heart: Bigg Boss 9 contestant Nora Fatehi”. The Indian Express. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
- “NTR “dances like a dream: Nora Fatehi““. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- “Nora Fatehi signed for a special song in ‘Baahubali‘“. IBNLive.
- “Nora Fatehi to groove with Ravi Teja in Kick 2”. The Times of India.
- “After grooving with Jr NTR, Noorah Fatehi to shake a leg with Ravi Teja in Kick 2?”. bollywoodlife.com. 7 April 2015.
- “Kalyan Ram with ‘Temper’ girl”. indiaglitz.com.
- “- Telugu News”. IndiaGlitz.com.
- “Nora “Fatehi’s item song will add a desi tadka to the Intouchables remake““. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- “Bigg Boss is just entertainment, shouldn’t be taken so seriously: Nora Fatehi’s secrets”. Hindustan Times. 30 September 2017.
- “From Bigg Boss to Bollywood”. The Moviean. 14 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
- Ankush, Sangra (23 December 2017). “My Birthday Song Movie Wiki Cast Crew Story Poster Trailer”. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 23 December2017.
- Desk, IBT Entertainment (3 February 2019). “Nora Fatehi exclusively signed by T-Series”. International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- “Street Dancer: Varun Dhawan kicks off second schedule of the film in snowy London”. in.com. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- “‘Stree’ song ‘Kamariya’: Checkout the quintessential dance number featuring Nora Fatehi in an alluring avatar”. The Times of India. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- Chaubey, Pranita (9 August 2018). “Stree New Song Kamariya: Nora Fatehi’s Dance Moves Will Leave You Smitten”. NDTV.com. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- “Naah – YouTube”. www.youtube.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- “Raftaar x Nora Fatehi – Baby Marvake Maanegi – YouTube”. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- T-Series (23 August 2019), Arijit Singh: Pachtaoge Official Video – Vicky Kaushal & Nora Fatehi -Jaani, B Praak – Bhushan Kumar, retrieved 23 August 2019
- “‘Pepeta’ teaser out: Nora Fatehi ups her ante with this Afro-Latino Single”. The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- Maru, Vibha (30 January 2021). “Nora Fatehi’s new single Chhod Denge is about heartbreak and revenge. See first look”. India Today. Retrieved 30 January 2021.