Salma Agha | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Husband, Wiki, Scandal & More
Born: October 25, 1956 (age 61), London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Rehmat Khan (m. 1999–2010)
Albums: Salma Agha In Pakistan, Jalwa -E- Ghazal, Ya Ali Madad
Salma Agha is a Pakistani-born British singer and actress, who sang as well as acted in Hindi language films of India in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Born in Karachi and raised in London, where she received several film offers from Indian directors. Her first film was the romance Nikaah, for which she won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award from four nominations and was also nominated in the Best Actress category.
Salma Agha was married to Pakistani squash player Rahmat Khan in 1989. They have two children together-Sasha Agha and Liaqat Ali Khan. In 2010, they got divorced. Agha got married to Manzar Shah, a businessman based in Dubai, in 2011.
In January 2017, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced Salma Agha would get Overseas Citizenship of India given to foreign citizens of Indian origin, facilitating her travel and residence in India without applying for a visa each time and without periodically reporting to police during her stay (as required of other foreigners).
She stays in Mumbai, where her daughter, Sasha is acting in Bollywood films, while her husband lives in Dubai. Salma Agha revealed to Filmfare in 2013 that she is not from Pakistan. Her father, a precious stones and antiques businessman, was from Amritsar, India, who settled in London
Words melted out from his soul in a revealing interview with The Express Tribune as he divulged out his days of struggle, his return to the film scene and his turbulent marriage with Salma Agha.
I was in London shooting Hassan Askari’s film Hum Aur Tum with Salma Agha in 1985. Salma’s mother hosted a reception in honour of the great legend Dilip Kumar where notable names from the Indian fraternity were present. I was invited and introduced to Dilip Sahab who stood up and welcomed me with a warm hug. He said “I know you very well. You have done tremendous work in Ankahi – so much so that Saira and I binge-watched all 13 episodes in one night.” That’s the biggest compliment I’ve ever received in my life.
I have cooperated with all my producers and directors in every way I could, and have worked with dignity and passion in both Pakistan and India. It’s a record for me that I’ve never asked for a role abroad because I was already established in Pakistan, but Indians saw my work and liked it and hence offered me roles in their films. I got married to Salma Agha and was with her most of the time in Bombay – not for the films but to stay with my wife then.
I met Rakesh Roshan who offered me a lead role opposite Rekha in his film Khoon Bhari Mang. Everything was finalised but Salma was unhappy about me working in Rakesh’s film and romancing Rekha. Her strange reaction made me cancel the film contract and I thought this would also avoid any potential gossip stating that I was staying with her to find roles in Indian cinema. Our marriage then hit a rough patch and I had no reason to stay in Bombay anymore.
I had many scandals back then and I never tried to hide anything. I was married to Salma but my name was also paired with actors Neeli and Sana. However, I never denied those affairs because they did happen. People usually deny such things but I don’t need to. I was romantically involved with them and I don’t need to shy away from accepting that.
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