April 15, 2019

Assamese Girl Stars in Malayalam Film

12-year-old Fariya Hussain from Dibrugarh is all set to star as the protagonist in Malayalam movie, Pathimoonnu (Thirteen). The film is slated to release sometime in April of 2019 and has been written and directed by the acclaimed director, BN Shajeer Sha and has been produced by Satheesh Sajan of Vellore.

A student of class VI at the Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, Fariya has already acted in a number of advertisement films before this and has been featured in a music video called, ‘Let girls remain girls’ - a musical visual initiative by Go Figure Humanity in support of the International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations and also in the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign by the Government of India.

Born to Farhan and Farmin Hussein in Dibrugarh, Fariya lives in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, with her parents, where her father manages a flourishing business, dealing in the finest of the Assam tea along with Kerala’s natural spices and cosmetics.

A talented teenager, Fariya’s hobbies include listening to music, swimming and travelling. She also hopes to pursue a career in space engineering besides acting.

Prantik Deka


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