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Fatima Sana Shaikh Birthday Special: Here’s Why She Is The Ultimate ‘Director’s Actor’

As Fatima Sana Shaikh turns 31, here’s taking a look at some of the directors with whom she has worked with and who definitely vouch for her being a charm to work with.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

Fatima Sana Shaikh turns 31 today and as she marks a new year in her life, it’s time that it’s discussed how she is an out-and-out director’s actor. Fatima Sana Shaikh has time and again proved her phenomenal potential with a variety of performances and characters. Be it ‘Bittoo Boss’, ‘Akaash Vani’, 'Dangal', 'Ludo', ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhaari’, ‘Thar’, ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’ or 'Modern Love: Mumbai’, she has always entertained the audience.

Fatima Sana Shaikh has worked with a variety of directors, creating layered and relatable characters. Here’s taking a look at the multiple directors with whom she has worked and who vouch for her being a director’s actor:

Nitesh Tiwari (‘Dangal’)

In her film, ‘Dangal’, Fatima joined hands with director Nitesh Tiwari as she essayed the character of Geeta Phogat. Her role needed hours of training and practising and she put in a lot of effort to shape up for the character. Her dedication is second to none.

Shonali Bose (‘Raat Rani’ From ‘Modern Love: Mumbai’)

‘Modern Love: Mumbai’s anthology, ‘Raat Rani’ features Fatima Sana Shaikh directed by Shonali Bose. Shonali Bose who is the director of 'Raat Rani' expressed her views about Fatima's character and comparisons to the original series. She compared Fatima to Hollywood star Anne Hathway, who was a part of ‘Modern Love’, the US original anthology series. Fans also couldn't stop lauding the actor for her performance.

Anurag Basu (‘Ludo’)

The actress delivered a power-packed performance in ‘Ludo’, and her performance in the film has garnered appreciation from the masses. Playing the character of a mother yet being ‘badass’, the young actor has simply nailed it.

Shashank Khaitan (‘Ajeeb Daastaans’)

Fatima Sana Shaikh was seen as Lipakshi in ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’. The actress leaves a mark as the bosom-heaving lonely wife. Her performance was highly applauded by the audience.

Meghna Gulzar (‘Sam Bahadur’)

Fatima will be now seen next in the film 'Sam Bahadur' essaying the role of former late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She has hailed the latter as a maverick director and feels blessed to be directed by her. The actress revealed how she is preparing to play India's first woman Prime Minister, which includes reading a lot of material on. Audiences are supremely excited to see her look for the film.

Here's wishing her a very happy birthday.