Who is Shagufta Ali?
Shagufta Ali born 7 April 1967 is an Indian film and television actress. She is known for her roles in Punar Vivah, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera, Sasural Simar Ka and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. In 2018, she was seen in Colors TV’s Bepannaah. She has danced in an item song in the Tamil movie uzhaippali with superstar Rajnikanth.
Shagufta Ali is Broke
Veteran actress Shagufta Ali has opened up about her financial and health woes. The actress, who has been working for the past 36 years shares that the last 4 years have been really tough for her as there has not been much work. She also shared she needs money for her mother and her own medical treatments.
“I started facing issues in the last 4 years as work reduced. There was less work, so somehow I tried to manage things on my own by selling off my car and jewellery. I somehow managed to handle things in the first 2/3 years but now in the last 1 year things have been very difficult as I have exhausted all my savings,” shared the actress in an interview with ETimes.
Shagufta, who was last seen in the television show Bepanaah elaborated, “For everyone else they are facing lockdown for the last one year but for me it is going on for the last 4 years. Jitni buri haalat logon ko last ek saal mein hui hai utni buri Meri 4 saal se hui hai…”
The actress also shared that she is in urgent need of monetary support to SpotboyE. “My mother needs immediate medical attention as she also has diabetes, arthritis and a knee problem. I am unable to take her to the doctor. I am getting her medication done by consulting the doctors over the phone who I know in the family. My treatment is also going for eyesight and diabetes. I don’t have money for that either. People must be facing pandemic lockdown for the last one and a half years. But for me, I have had this situation for the last four years,” revealed the 54 years old.
Shagufta Ali Receives Rs 5 Lakh from Madhuri Dixit
Actor Shagufta Ali, who has been facing financial troubles due to her poor health condition and no work, has received financial aid of Rs 5 lakh from Madhuri Dixit on behalf of Dance Deewane 3. Shagufta made a special appearance on the dance reality show which is co-judged by Madhuri. Talking about her three-decade-long journey in the industry, Shagufta said, “The last 32 years among the 36 years have been wonderful. I struggled a lot, worked a great deal too, supported my family and myself.
But four years ago, several auditions took place, a lot of things happened but nothing was working out. During that time, the problem with my leg increased because of diabetes, which also affected my eyes. I don’t know why but I couldn’t tolerate the pain of these four years. The industry is my home, I have given 36 years to it.”
Madhuri then came on stage and comforted an inconsolable Shagufta by saying, “You had written that you have nothing to even sell right now. You have reached such a stage today, so from the ‘Dance Deewane’ team, we would like to do something for you. From them, I would like to give you a cheque of Rs 5 lakh.”
Shagufta Ali receives ‘generous amount’ from Rohit Shetty
Actor Shagufta Ali, battling depleting finances due to poor health and no work, has received help from filmmaker Rohit Shetty, confirmed filmmaker and Indian Film & Television Director’s Association’s (IFTDA) president Ashoke Pandit. Ashoke said that Rohit has ‘donated a generous amount, and we are really thankful to him for that’.
The actor said she has received aid from some of her colleagues from the industry, including actor Sumeet Raghavan, Sushant Singh and Neena Gupta.
Shagufta Ali Biography, Wiki
Shagufta Ali’s Filmography
- 1989: Dard
- 1990: Agar Aisa Ho To
- 1993-1998: Kanoon
- 1993-1998: Parampara as Barkha
- 1993 : Junoon
- 1995: Zee Horror Show
- 1998-99 Saans
- 2001-05 Dishayen
- 2002-05 Sanjivani: A Medical Boon
- 2004: Isse Kehte Hai Golmaal Ghar
- 2005 – 2010: Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki
- 2006-08 Zaara
- 2011 Sasural Simar Ka Sugandha/Arti
- 2012 – 2013: Punar Vivah
- 2012 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
- 2013 – 2015: Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera
- 2013: Adaalat
- 2016 —2017: Saath Nibhaana Saathiya as Urvashi Singh
- 2018: Bepannaah
- Kanoon Apna Apna (1989) as Basanti
- Indrajeet (1991) in Reshmi Zulfein
- Gardish (1993)
- Ganga Jamuna Ki Lalkar (1991)
- Ajooba (1991)
- I Love India (1993) (Tamil) dancer in song “Kurukku Paadhayile”
- Uzhaippali (1993) Tamil movie for the item song “Mynaa Mynaa” special appearance.
- Sirf Tum (1999) as Aarti’s Sister
- International Khiladi (1999) as Rahul’s Mother
- Mehndi (1998)
- Gang (2000)
- Isi Life Mein (2010) as Maa’sa
- Hero No. 1 (1997) as Anil Dhawan’s wife
- My Father Godfather (2014) as Mamiji
- Laila Majnu (2018) as Laila’s aunt