Born in Kabul, Warina Hussain moved to India around 10 years ago and started modelling. Warina Hussain is the only child from an Iraqi father and Afghani mother. Her mother is based in the US, and the budding actress always stays in touch with her mother through calls.
Warina Hussain studied acting at the New York Film Academy. The actress has been seen as a part of many commercial ad campaigns, the recent one being the Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk ad.
Warina first worked in print ad for a cycle brand, where she earned Rs 3,000. She apparently gave Rs 1,000 to her mother and the rest went to her friends, who wanted a party!
Warina Hussain started modelling in 2013 in Delhi and later shifted base to Mumbai. The LoveYatri debutant, who was always inclined towards acting, started training in the craft and began auditioning for films and commercials.
Knowing nothing of the industry then, Warina was quite nervous when she did her first portfolio. Recalling the memory, the actress told mid-day, "Today, I find myself at the same spot where I was six years ago. This is my first film and I have no idea about how to go about it."
Very few know that before LoveYatri, Warina had bagged a film. She was almost on board but the project never took off.
Warina Hussain has faced her fair share of struggles in the film industry. She has faced several rejections for films, moreover, because she couldn't speak in Hindi fluently.
However, after spending almost a decade in India, unlike other foreign exports, Warina now has now a good command over Hindi. Not just Hindi, she also understands Marathi.
With a major chunk of her life gone in giving auditions and modelling, Warina Hussain considers LoveYatri her last audition for the audience.
Warina Hussain stars opposite Aayush Sharma, Salman Khan's brother-in-law in LoveYatri. Recalling her first meeting with the star at his residence, Warina said, "He was so nice. He is always very positive about everything. He has been so supportive of me throughout. He is a real-life hero for me. My life totally changed because of him. Despite me coming from a very different background, he gave me this huge break."
Warina Hussain also revealed how she bagged LoveYatri. Recalling her audition days, Warina told mid-day, "I was auditioning for a couple of films, there was a contest on 'Being in Touch' app. I applied and after almost a month I got a call for an audition. When I received the script, there were no details about the production house or the hero, which usually are mentioned, I thought it will be a huge film and I auditioned."
"It is difficult to bag a project. There is so much competition, you end up questioning your craft. To make a debut in a film produced by Salman Khan is surreal. The bigger the project, the more responsibility you have and I am aware of it. I am so grateful to him, this still feels like a dream," Warina further added.
As majority of India's audience's choice, Warina Hussain's mother too is a Salman Khan fan! She wishes to meet the superstar, whenever she comes India.
But, Warina Hussain's favourite actor is not Salman Khan! Her favourite actor is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In fact, Aayush Sharma even pulls her leg over her fascination with Nawaz.
We wish nothing but all success to Warina Hussain as she embarks on her Bollywood journey!
From performing for her family in Afghanistan as a child to making her Bollywood debut with the upcoming romantic-drama, Warina Hussain is geared up for her journey in films. Here's all you need to know about LoveYatri's leading lady. (All pictures/Warina Hussain's Instagram account)
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