Neelima Azeem Wiki, Age, Caste, Husband, Family, Bio

Neelima Azeem is an Indian actress and a professional Kathak dancer. She is the mother of actor Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. Let’s check out Neelima Azeem wiki, age, caste, current husband, parents and other unknown facts on CeleNote.

Neelima Azeem
Neelima Azeem


Neelima Azeem was born on 2nd December 1958 (age 62 years; as of May 2021) in Bombay, India. She worked in the Indian film industry and was a professional Kathak dancer. Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar is her son.

Family, Caste, Religion

Neelima Azeen was born to Anwar Azim (father) and Khalija Azim in Bombay (Mumbai), India. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Both her parents were journalists who worked for the then USSR magazine publication, Sputnik where they translated Urdu into Russian.

Neelima Azeem with her Family
Neelima Azeem with her Family

Neelima Azeem is belong to a Muslim family. Her father was the grand son of film director, screen writer, Urdu novelist and journalist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas.

Spouse, Husband

Neelima Azeem was married to actor Pankaj Kapoor in 1975. They have a son, named Shahid Kapoor. However, Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapoor divorced in 1984.

Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapoor photo
Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapoor

After the divorce, Shahid lived with his mother in New Delhi. Neelima Azeem moved to Mumbai when Shahid Kapoor was 10 years old.

Neelima Azeem was married to Rajesh Khattar in 1990. They have a son, actor Ishaan Khattar. Neelima and Rajesh Khattar were divorced in 2001. Now Ishaan Khattar lives with his mother and half-brother Shahid Kapoor.

Neelima Azeem with Rajesh Khattar
Neelima Azeem with Rajesh Khattar

After that, Neelima Azeem was married to Raza Ali Khan in 2004. The couple divorced in 2009.


Neelima Azeem is 5 ft 7 inches (in cm: 171 cm) tall. She has dark brown eyes with black colour hair.

Neelima Azeem Appearance
Neelima Azeem Photo


Neelima Azeem began to dance at the age of 15. She trained under Pandit Birju Maharaj and Munna Shukla.

Neelima Azeem appears in both Bollywood movies as well as television series. Phir Wahi Talash, Amrapali, The Sword of Tipu Sultan and Junoon are her popular television serials.

In 2014, she performed at the PanchTatva annual Kathak festival organized by Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj‘s Kalashram at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Campus in Mumbai.

Phir Wahi Talash” was her first debut in Hindi serial on Doordarshan in 1989 where she played the role of “Shehnaz”.

In 2019, she appeared in a web series called “Mom & Co.” as Suhasini Joshi.

TV Shows

2010Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein
2007Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss MeinDevyani
2007Dhoom Machaao Dhoom
2003KashmeerMunira Bhatt
1998SaansAjit’s estranged wife
1993Zameen Aasmaan
1993Bible Ki KahaniyanRebecca
1990The Sword of Tipu SultanMumtaz
1989Phir Wahi TalashShehnaz

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