Legendary theatre and film actress Shaukat Kaifi Azmi passed away on Friday night at the age of 93. She was suffering from age-related ailments.
Shaukat Azmi was married to renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi. She is also the mother of Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi.
Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, his son-in-law, confirmed this news.
Shaukat was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital after health deteriorated. She was later discharged as she wanted to spend some time with her family. Shaukat breathes her last at her residence in Mumbai.
The 93-year-old actress was born in 1928. She was married to celebrated Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Kaifi Azmi at a very young age.
Shaukat Azmi was a theatre actress. In her lifetime she has also acted some of the critically acclaimed Bollywood movies like Heer Ranjha, Fasiah, Naina, Haqeeqat.
Shaukat’s most celebrated movies are Umrao Jaan (1981) and Bazaar (1982). In Umrao Jaan she played the character of Khanum Jaan. Shaukat impressed everyone as the owner of the brothel. Her dialogue delivery, body language, expressions were impeccable.
Various Bollywood celebrities paid their last tributes to the actress in Mumbai.
Shabana Azmi, Baba Azmi and his wife Tanvi Azmi outside their parent’s house.
The actress is survived by her two children, Shabana Azmi, and Baba Azmi. Both her children have made their mark in Bollywood. Shabana Azmi is a Bollywood actress and is married to Javed Akhtar. And Baba Azmi is a renowned cinematographer.
Shaukat was last seen in Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi 2002 movie Saathiya. She played the role of Vivek’s aunt in the movie.