Roohi Bano

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Roohi Bano
Native name
روحی بانو
Born(1951-08-10)10 August 1951
Died25 January 2019(2019-01-25) (aged 67)
OccupationTV actress model

Roohi Bano (August 10, 1951 – January 25, 2019) was a Pakistani actress.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Roohi was born in Karachi on 10 August 1951.[3] She was the daughter of Alla Rakha, a tabla player and step-sister of Indian music virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain.[4]


Roohi joined television when she was doing her Masters in Psychology from the Government College, Lahore[5].

Roohi acted memorably in Kiran kahani, Zard gulab, Darwaza and many other countless famous dramas in the decade of 1970s and 1980s. She was conferred the Pride of Performance award by the President of Pakistan in 1981[6][7]. She also earned many PTV awards, notably Nigar Award, Graduate Award and Lux Lifetime Achievement Award.[6]

Later Life and Death[edit]

In 2005, her 20 years old son was killed by unidentified killers.[8]. She was suffering from schizophrenia.[9]

She died in Istanbul on 25 January 2019.[10]


  1. ^ "Veteran actor Roohi Bano escapes murder attempt in Lahore". The Express Tribune. 27 Apr 2015.
  2. ^ "Sad but true: Roohi Bano's lonely 55th birthday". The Express Tribune. 13 Aug 2015.
  3. ^ "Roohi Bano passes away in Turkey: Family". The News. 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Roohi Bano lives a life of recluse wreck Lahore - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ Ahmed, Shoaib (May 3, 2015). "Roohi Bano: In and out of darkness". Dawn.
  6. ^ a b "Versatile actor Roohi Bano passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  7. ^ Ahmed, Shoaib (May 3, 2015). "Roohi Bano: In and out of darkness". Dawn.
  8. ^ Arshad, Qasim (2019-01-25). "Renowned actress Roohi Bano passes away in Turkey". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  9. ^ Ahmad, Fouzia Nasir (May 4, 2014). "Bringing Roohi Bano back". Dawn.
  10. ^ "TV actor Roohi Bano passes away in Turkey". Samaa TV. 25 Jan 2019.