Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Plot: Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (52 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (55 kg).
Geeta Phogat is India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg).
"Dangal" is the Hindi term for "a wrestling competition".
Initially Aamir Khan wanted to do the film after 5–10 years when he would be turning 60, because the script of the film demanded Khan to be 55 years old and he was still doing younger roles.
Junior Indian women's wrestling team coach Kripa Shankar Patel Bishnoi was approached by Aamir Khan Productions to train Khan and the entire crew of Dangal.
Aamir Khan gained 30 kg and weighs 98 kg to play the role of the older Phogat
Lead actor Aamir Khan and director Nitesh Tiwari reportedly auditioned 3000 girls for the role of Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat, the two daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat.
Rajkummar Rao, who had previously worked with Aamir Khan in Talaash (2012), was offered a supporting role in the film.
While shooting in Ludhiana, Aamir Khan suffered minor injuries resulting in muscle spasms in his back. He also sustained a shoulder injury while performing the wrestling scene in the film.
The film was shot in and around stadiums at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. At the time, the complex hosted the 2015 Rollball World Cup, and athletes of the Netherlands national rollball team and Slovenia women's national rollball team were recruited to play background athletes in the film.
Fatima Sana Shaikh who played Geeta Phogat was a famous child actress and had previously worked with Aamir in the film Ishq(1997)