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Ismat Chughtai Biography, Age, Death, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 21, 2018

Short Biography

Ismat Chughtai was born on 21-08-1915 in Budaun in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Writer, Screenwriter, Dialogue Writer, Novelist, Author, Film Producer, Film Director, Memoirist & Essayist.

Ismat Chughtai Complete Bio & Career

Chughtai was had her earlier education got done from "Aligarh Muslim University." In the year 1940, she got her Bachelor of Arts degree from " Isabella Thoburn College." In the same year, from the "Aligarh Muslim University" she got the "Bachelor of Education degree" because her parents wished her to attain that degree. During this period she joined "(Progressive Writers Association)," where she has had a very first chance to meet with  one of the renown "women writer" named "Rashid Jahan" who also  actively involved in the movement  along with  "Chughtai", who became the true inspiration of "Chughtai " for writing  (realistic, challenging female characters).

She involved writing scripts for the number of films, and despite that, she even took participated in the first film as a Dialogue writer was shikayat was released in 1948. She acted in thirteen films and her 1973 released film "Garam Hawa" in which her acting skills got acknowledged and due to her performance, this film received many awards.

 She has introduced her own life as the main plot and presented the society with the problems of a woman's life and from the perspective of a woman  in the novel "Tadhi Likes." They have become famous because of their 'Lihaf' story. In this story written in 1941, she raised the issue of homosexuality among women . Writing this story for a woman at that time was an audacious act. Ismat had to pay the price of this audacity as an allegation of obscenity and a lawsuit.

she took the biggest risk of getting destroying herself image by presenting women's issues in the male-dominated society and she presented this issue in a very softly and also as a more sophisticated way. In her affair, the woman raises issues related to her fight for survival. She gave a distinction in the literature and the women's consideration in society. This shows how far their thinking was from their time. She raised female characters in her stories with a lot of awareness and this is why she is very close to her character's life.

She was so brave to raise the women issue in the societies despite that her writing novels " Angarey and also "Lihaaf" got banned in "South- Asian" regions due to her female-oriented stories influenced by outraged traditionalists. Her stories exhibit the cultural and social legacy of the province in which she has lived her life.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1976 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died on 24 October 1991 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at the age of 76.

DEATHDAY 24 October,1991 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ismat Chughtai Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Mirza Qaseem Beg Chaghtai and Nusrat Khanam. She has nine siblings include 3 sisters and 6 brothers. She was married to Shaheed Latif from 1941 to 1967 and together they have two daughters name Seema Sawhny and Sabrina Lateef.

Life's Important Dates Of Ismat Chughtai

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 36
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Uttar Pradesh, India
School Women's College, AMU, Aligarh
College Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow
Qualification Graduate Degree in B. A.
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Divorcee


Favorite Color White
Favorite Food Home Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ismat Chughtai

  • Her contribution to the society and very sophisticated raised the female issues, due to that Google honored her to make her doodle appeared on 21st Aug 2018.
  • Indian Government gave her "Padam Shri" on 1976.
  • She won the Ghalib Award for her outstanding work for her novel "Terhi Lakeer" in 1984.
  • Her film "Garam Hawa" released in 1973 got best story "Filmfare" Award awards.
  • She also acted in the 1978 film Junoon as a character of Miriam Labadoor.

Ismat Chughtai Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ismat Chughtai was 76 years 2 months & 3 days old age.