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Rukhsana Sultana Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 5, 2018

Short Biography

Rukhsana Sultana was born in India. She is an Indian Socialite & Activist.

Rukhsana Sultana Complete Bio & Career

Rukhsana Sultana is known to be the Sanjay Gandhi's one of the close colleagues during the emergency situation prevailed in India from 1975-77. During that period, she was present in the old Delhi especially Muslim areas in connection with Sanjay Gandhi's male sterilization campaign. She married to a Sikh general in the Indian Army Shivinder Singh Virk. In addition, 80's to 90's top Bollywood actress Amrita Singh is her daughter.
Ruksana journey began in 1975, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had announced an emergency, on the other hand, her son Sanjay Gandhi's political journey started. But among them, Sanjay Gandhi was most critical for family planning. He believed that if he can control the population that is being defined as the root cause of all the difficulties of the country, then quickly he will be placed as a prominent leader in the country and the world. Sanjay Gandhi wanted to start this work from the capital and even old Delhi.
The four people who were given the responsibility and Ruksana was one among three others. Sanjay Gandhi entrusted the task to her of persuading people of Muslim community to sterilization in more and more numbers. Then after she started explaining the advantages of family planning to people in the old Delhi house. At that time, her position was so tremendous that the leaders of Congress had to seek help to get him to talk to Sanjay. Even though Several Chief Ministers started talking to Sanjay through him. According to a report, there are 13 thousand sterilizations in the credit of Rukhsana Sultana.

Rukhsana Sultana Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Rukhsana’s birth name was Meenu Bimbet. She was born to Captain Mohan Bimbet and Zarina Haque. Rukhsana’s father worked for the Indian Air force and was a Hindu, very contrary to her mother, Zarina who was a Muslim.

Rukhsana Sultana met Shivinder Singh Virk during her college years. Shivinder operated in the Indian army as a Sikh general.Despite the difference in religions, they both fell in love and got married in the year 1934.A few years down the line, the couple started having disputes majorly due to their opposing personalities and lifestyles. After trying a lot to work on their marriage, both Rukhsana and Shivinder decided to get a divorce.The couple gave birth to a baby girl, who now is famously known as the actor, Amrita Singh. Amrita was brought up by Rukhsana Sultana, even though she kept her father’s surname she was well versed with both Hindu and Muslim cultures.

Life's Important Dates Of Rukhsana Sultana

Body Measurements

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

Personal Info

Home Town India
Nationality Indian
Religion Muslim
Address India
Hobbies Travellig, Listening Music
Marital Status Married


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Place Peaceful Places
Favorite Food Homemade Healthy Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rukhsana Sultana

  • She married to a Shivinder Singh Virk (who was a Sikh general in the Indian Army ).
  • She is the mother of Amrita Singh who was a top leading heroine of Bollywood in 80's-90;s.
  • She is well known to be one of the close colleagues of Sanjay Gandhi during the time of an emergency in India in 1975.
  • As per the report, there are 13 thousand sterilizations in the credit of Rukhsana Sultana.
  • In the media, she is famous with the name of Emergency Chief Glamor girl.