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Uzra Butt

Deceased Person

Uzra Butt Uzra Butt (May 22, 1917 – May 31, 2010) was a theatre personality of the Indian sub-continent, who moved to Pakistan in 1964. She was the sister of theatre and Bollywood film actress Zohra Sehgal, who, unlike her, lived in India. Starting in 1937, breaking traditional barriers, she and her sister joined with Uday Shankar ballet company as actors and dancers and toured through Europe and the United States. When World War II ended their tour, she joined IPTA and subsequently remained the leading lady with Prithvi Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. She migrated to Pakistan in 1964, where she joined Ajoka Theatre in 1984. She was born as Uzra Mumtaz in Rampur, India in a land-owning family of Rohilla Pathans, of Mumtazullah Khan and Natiqua Begum, belonging to Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. She was fourth of her seven siblings - Zakullah, Hajrah, Zohra (Zohra Sehgal), Ikramullah, Anna and Sabira, and grew up in Chakrata, near Dehradun. She began her stage career with Uday Shankar's ballet company in 1937 and went on to become the leading lady of the famous Prithvi Theatre in 1940s and 50s. She entered Uday Shankar's ballet troupe as a dancer and also taught dance before joining the Indian  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1917-05-22
Place of birth
Rampur
Siblings
Zakullah Zohra Sehgal Sabira Ikramullah Anna Hajrah

Death

Date of death
2010-05-31
Place of death
Lahore

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