Mumbai: Sudha Shivpuri, the actor known for essaying the character of Baa in Ekta Kapoor’s family saga, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, died on Wednesday morning, according to media reports.
Shivpuri was keeping unwell since 2013 and passed away on Wednesday morning, the reports said. The actor had suffered a stroke on Dec 2, 2013, which affected her basic motor skills. She stayed at the hospital for almost six months after the stroke.
Shivpuri made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee’s Swami in 1977. She also worked in several movies including Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Hamari Bahu Alka, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Sun Meri Laila, Burning Train, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab.
Sudha started her TV career with serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, Rajni, Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadein and Bandhan. Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi in 2000, marked the big break in her TV career.
Sudha is survived by a daughter and a son.