Dangal actress Zaira Wasim reveals how she coped with depression, suicidal thoughts

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim (Photo: SNS)

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim who shot to fame after her blockbuster film Dangal has opened up about suffering from depression. The 17-year-old actress shared her experience on social media and her battle with the difficult phase.

Zaira confessed that she has been dealing with anxiety and depression for 4 years and finally spoke up about it. The National award-winning actress further went on to write about the panic attacks she suffered at the age of 12 and how it affected her life.

“Popping five anti-depressants everyday, anxiety attacks, being rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night, feeling empty, restless, anxious and hallucinations…from overeating to starving myself, unexplained fatigue, body ache, self-loathing, nervous breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, were all parts of this phase,” Zaira’s post read.


Throughout the time she was suffering from the disorder, Zaira was told that it is just a phase. The actress eventually admitted that she was embarrassed and scared to talk about it.

Here read the post, Ziara Wasim shared on various social media platforms.

Wasim ended her post by announcing that she would like a break from everything and has been eagerly waiting for the month of Ramadan. She thanked her family for being patient and support her through the ups and downs.