Shaukat Kaifi Azmi Biography

Shaukat Kaifi was an Indian theater and film actress. Her husband was the Urdu poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi. Both of them were leading lights of the (IPTA) Indian People’s Theatre Association and the (IWA) Progressive Writers Association , which were the cultural platforms of the Communist Party of India.

Shaukat Kaifi Age

Shaukat Kaifi Age was 93. She died  (21 October 1928 – 22 November 2019).

Shaukat Kaifi Family

Shaukhat Kaifi married to noted Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi. They had two children together, Shabana Azmi (b. 1950), a renowned actress of Indian film industry and Baba Azmi, a noted cameraman, and is part of the Akhtar-Azmi family.

Shaukat Kaifi Early life

Shaukhat Kaifi was born into a Muslim family in Hyderabad State in a noble family.

Shaukat Kaifi Book

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1)Yaad Ki Rahguzar  (Hindi, Hardcover, Kaifi Shaukat).




  • Language: Hindi
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt. Ltd
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN: 9788126710829, 9788126710829
  • Pages: 152

2) Kaifi & I (English, Hardcover, Kaifi Shaukat)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kali for Women
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9788189013752, 9788189013752
  • Pages: 250


Shaukat Kaifi Movies

Year Film Role
2002 Saathiya Bua
1988 Salaam Bombay! Brothel owner
1986 Congregation (Anjuman)
1984 Lorie
1982 Bazaar Hajan Bi
1981 Umrao Jaan Khanum Jaan
1977 Dhoop Chhaon The Pundit’s wife
1974 Faslah Parvati S. Chandra
1974 Scorching Winds (Garam Hawa) Jamila, Salim Mirza’s wife
1974 Jurm aur Sazaa Rajesh’s Mother
1974 Woh Main Nahin
1970 Heer Raanjha
1964 Haqeeqat

Source: Wikipedia

Shaukat Kaifi Career

She is an integral part of the (IPA) Indian People’s Theatre Association, and member of the Communist Party of India. She played the role of Khannum jaan in Umrao Jaan(1981), the same role was played by her daughter Shabana Azmi in the 2006 remake of the same name.

She wrote a biography, Kaifi and I, which has also been adapted to a play Kaifi aur Main. It premiered in Mumbai in 2006 on the 4th death anniversary of Kaifi Azmi.

Shaukat Kaifi Death Reason

The actress passes away at her Juhu home of age-related ailments late on Friday evening at the age of 93 due to cardiac arrest. She was buried at the Sunni Kabristan in Versova suburbs at 4:30 pm, 3 rows away from her husband Kaifi Azmi.

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