New Delhi: Sudha Shivpuri popularly known as 'Baa' of the hit TV serial 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' has passed away in Mumbai today.
The veteran actress who made the character of 'Baa' popular and a house hold name in the year 2000, passed away after a prolonged illness.
Sudha Shivpuri started her career quite early at the age of eight, when her father died and her mother fell ill. But somehow she gathered her life and moved on.
In 1968, Sudha got married to Om Shivpuri but continued working in Delhi theatre. The couple are formed their own theatre company named Dishantar, producing many prominient plays like 'Aadhe Adhurey', 'Tughlaq', and Vijay Tendulkar's 'Khamosh! Adalat Jari Hai'.
After shifting to Mumbai in 1974, Sudha made her debut with Basu Chatterjee's Swami in 1977 and also acted in films like Hamari Bahu Alka, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Sun Meri Laila, Burning Train, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab.
But soon she took a break from films and started her career in television, starting with serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar and Rajni.
In 1990, Sudha's husband Om Shivpuri passed away, but she continued acting in Tv serials - Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadeinand Bandhan.
Sudha has worked in popular serials like 'Sheeshe Ka Ghar,' 'Waqt Ka Dariya,' 'Daman,' 'Santoshi Ma,' 'Yeh Ghar,' 'Kasamh Se,' and 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.'
Sudha who is now survived by a daughter and a son had also worked in 2003 Bollywood film 'Pinjar.'