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From Big Boss To FIFA World Cup

Nora Fatehi: The Diva

Striking Diva Nora Fatehi rose to international prominence with her outstanding performance at the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony.

The Canadian girl's unprecedented success in India has made her a global star.

Fatehi belongs to a Moroccan family who was born and raised in Canada. 


She has stated in interviews that she considers herself "an Indian at heart.

Nora started her career in Indian Cinema as a dancer and supporting actress.


She made her bollywood debut with  Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014).

Bollywood Debut

Though she had a decent debut, she didn't receive any acting roles after her debut film.

As Nora is a trained dancer, she shifted her focus to dancing.

Shift to Dancing

She has appeared in many item songs in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil movies.

Her item numbers include Ittage Recchipodham" from "Temper" and the famous "Manohari" from "Baahubali: The Beginning."

In Tollywood

Meanwhile, in December 2015, Fatehi entered the Bigg Boss house, which was in its ninth season, as a wild card entrant and spent 3 weeks in the house.

Bigg Boss

Fatehi was also contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2016.

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

By 2019, the dancer had emerged as one of the most popular faces on social media and in print media.

Nora's career hit an all-time high in 2018. She appeared in the item song "Dilbar" from the film "Satyameva Jayate."

Success of 'Dilbar'

Nora performed the famous Egyptian belly dancing in "Dilbar," which has Middle Eastern influences.

Belly Dancing

"Dilbar" has become a smash hit around the world; it crossed one billion views on YouTube.

Her performance in the song also caught the eye of Qatari officials, who ultimately roped her in for the World Cup opening ceremony.

Finally, in 2019, she signed a lucrative contract with production company T-Series for their future films, music videos, and web series.

T-Series Contract

She played a supporting role as Maya in the dance film "Street Dancer 3D" (2020), for which she gained acclaim.

Street Dancer 3D

The actress was also embroiled in a money laundering case due to her contact with the main accused, Sukesh Chandra Shekar.


The ED has interrogated her in relation to Sukesh Chandra Shekar's money laundering case.

Legal troubles

There's also a widespread rumour that Nora is in a relationship with T-Series owner Bushan Kumar.


It's quite normal for celebrities to be surrounded by rumors. But Nora's journey from a small-town dancer to performing at a FIFA World Cup event is truly inspiring.

Inspiring journey