Neelima Azeem – Biography, Facts and Personal Life

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  1. Introduction
  2. Neelima Azeem personal life 
  3. Filmography



Shahid Kapoor with mother Neelima Azeem

Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar are two talented actors loved by the Indian audience. But do you know that the acting talent is in their blood, the beautiful actress Neelima Azeem is the mother of Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar? In this article, we will focus on her journey of becoming an actress.


Neelima Azeem Personal Life

Neelima Azeem age is 61 years, and she was born on 2 December 1958. She is the mother of actors Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar. She married twice, once in 1979 to Pankaj Kapoor and then in 1990 to actor Rajesh Khattar. Neelima Azeem has a son Ishaan Khattar with her husband, Rajesh Khattar. Both the spouses of Neelima Azeem are divorced. Pankaj Kapoor and Azeem got divorced in 1984, after which Shahid Kapoor started living with his mother and maternal grandparents. Azeem and Rajesh Khattar got divorced in 2001.

Neelima Azeem (In Red) during a Kathak Dance Performance

Neelima Azeem is a professional Kathak dancer trained under Birju Maharaj’s Kalashram at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. She also performed in the opening show of India Runway week in October 2019. 



Neelima Azeem alongside Vivek Mushran in the 1996 movie - Chhota Sa Ghar
Neelima Azeem alongside Vivek Mushran in the 1996 movie – Chhota Sa Ghar

Neelima Azeem has appeared in several movies. Some of her films were blockbusters, such as Sooryavansham. She has acted in movies such as The Illegal Mummy, Sthir, Majaz- Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karun, Dehraadun Diary, Mrs. Thakur, Future To Bright Hai Ji, Yaari Mere Yaar Ki, Just Married, Ishq Vishk, Hum Hai Pyar Mein, Kaala Mandir, Itihaas, Hahakar Ragini, Chhota Sa Ghar, Aaja Re O Sajna, Dil Apna Preet Parai Neelima Karm Yodha, Nagin Aur Lootere, Sadak, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Kaliyil Alpam Karyam. 

Her most famous movies are Sooryavansham, in which she played the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in law. She also played a small part in the 2018 movie Blackmail. She was cast as Dolly’s mother in the movie. 

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