10 August 1951
|Died||25 January 2019 (aged 67)|
|Education||Government College University, Lahore|
|Occupation||TV actress, model|
|Parent(s)||Alla Rakha (father) |
Zeenat Begum (mother)
|Relatives||Rubina Yasmeen (sister) |
Taufiq Qureshi (step-brother)
Zakir Hussain (step-brother)
Fazal Qureshi (step-brother)
Isabella Qureshi (niece)
Anisa Qureshi (niece)
Razia Khan (step-sister)
Bilquis Hussain (step-sister)
Khurshid Aulia (step-sister)
Shikaar Naad Qureshi (nephew)
|Awards||Pride of Performance by the President of Pakistan in 1981 |
Lux Style Award
Roohi Bano got married twice in her life.
According to news reports, "Roohi Bano witnessed the birth of the television industry in Pakistan..." Roohi acted memorably in Kiran Kahani (1972), Zard Gulab, Darwaza and many other famous TV dramas (nearly a total of 150 TV dramas ) in the decade of 1970s and 1980s. She was conferred the Pride of Performance award by the President of Pakistan in 1981. She also earned many PTV awards, notably Nigar Award, Graduate Award and Lux Lifetime Achievement Award.
Roohi married twice but both of her marriages were unsuccessful and she had one son.
Later life and death
In 2005, her 20-year-old only son was killed by unidentified killers. He was murdered near his residence in Gulberg III, Lahore. His body was dumped alongside a fence where a passerby spotted it, when he heard the ring tone of his cell phone. After this incident, Roohi Bano had abandoned her career and led a lonely life in Lahore and never fully recovered from this shocking and tragic event in her life. She had been suffering from schizophrenia for some years now due to her turbulent life and brutal murder of her only son. She also spent some years at the rehabilitation centre Fountain House in Lahore. Her own sister had her admitted to the rehabilitation centre in 2005.
She died in Istanbul on 25 January 2019. She had been suffering from kidney disease and a mental disorder. She was on a ventilator for 10 days before she died. According to her sister, Rubina Yasmeen, her family had travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to be with her in her last days.
- Zair, Zabar, Pesh (1974)
- Kiran Kahani
- Zard Gulab
- Dehleez (1981)
- Kaanch Ka Pul
- Ek Mohabat Sau Afsaney
- Apnay Log
- Kala Diara
- Qila Kahani
- Kache Pakke Rang
- Hairat Kadah
- Pakki Haveli
- Adhay Chehray
- Aakhri Geet
- Aik Aur Aurat
- Umang (1975)
- Palki (1975)
- Insan Aur Farishta (1976)
- Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1976)
- Rastay Ka Pathar (1976)
- Tipu Sultan (1977)
- Khuda Aur Mohabbat (1978)
- Dushman Ki Talash (1978)
- Zamir (1980)
- Samjhota (1980)
- Aazmaish (1980)
- Dil Ek Khilona (1981)
- Kiran Aur Kali (1981)
- Bara Aadmi (1981)
- Kainat (1983)
- Aaj Ka Insan (1984)
- Da Dushman Talash (1987)
Awards and recognition
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1981
- PTV Award
- Nigar Award
- Nominated PTV Best Actress
- PTV Best Actress Award
- Graduate Award
- Lux Style Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
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