Neelima Azeem – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Neelima Azeem
Nickname Azeem
Gender Female
Age 64 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth December 2, 1958
Full Name Neelima Azeem
Profession Actress, Dancer, Writer
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Patna, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 34-26-34 Inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 Feet 6 Inches (1.63 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Waist 26 Inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 7 US
Dress Size 4 US

Neelima Azeem is an Indian actress, writer, and classical dancer. She is the mother of the most acclaimed actors Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. She is also known for playing roles in television series.

Her father Anwar Azeem is a well-known Marxist journalist and Urdu author from Bihar, and her mother Khadija was a relative of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. She studied Kathak and classical dance forms and also trained under Birju Maharaj and Munna Shukla.


Neelima Azeem acted in both Hindi language films and television series. She also has done several historical dramas and movies. She is mainly known for appearing in ‘Phir Wahi Talash’.

Among other acting credits, she is notable for Amrapali, The Sword of Tipu Sultan, and Junoon. For her performances, Azeem gained much popularity in her career life.

In 2014, Neelima Azeem also performed at the Panch Tatva annual Kathak festival which was organized by Birju Maharaj’s Kalashram at Bhartiya Vidya Campus in Mumbai.

Neelima Azeem is also famous for working in the Hindi movie named ‘Sadak’ in which she played a supporting role opposite Deepak Tijori. While Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt played leading roles.

Personal life

In 1979, Neelima Azeem married the well-known actor Pankaj Kapoor but later, they parted their ways. Later, she married Rajesh Khatter with whom she has a son named Ishaan who is also an actor. While Shahid Kapoor is from his ex-husband.

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Neelima Azeem Education

School: High School

Neelima Azeem Career

Profession: Actress, Dancer, Writer

Net Worth: USD $5 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Anwar Azeem

Mother: Khadija Azim

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Raza Ali Khan (m. 2004–2009), Rajesh Khattar (m. 1990–2001), Pankaj Kapur (m. 1979–1984)

No. of Children: 2

Son: Ishaan Khattar, Shahid Kapoor

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Hobbies: Comedy, Dancing, Singing

Favorite Color: Blue

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