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Zohra Segal (1912–2014)

Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, better known as Zohra Sehgal, was born into a Sunni Muslim Rohilla Pathan family of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on 27th April, 1912 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, unlike most other children of traditional households, Zohra Sehgal was a tomboy, who enjoyed climbing trees and playing games. Always ... See full bio »


(age 102) in New Delhi, India

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 2007 Saawariya
Lillian 'Lilipop' (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2007 Cheeni Kum
Mrs. Gupta (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2005 The Mistress of Spices
First Mother
 2005 Chicken Tikka Masala
 2004 Veer-Zaara
Bebe (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2004 Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2003 Saaya
Sister Martha (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2002 Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
 2002 Anita & Me
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
 2001 Landmark (Short)
Gran (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2001 The Mystic Masseur
 2001 Zindagi Kitni Khoobsoorat Hai (TV Series)
Dadi (as Zohra Sehgal)
 2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
Elderly Lady (in song "Agre Mein Hai Mashoor") (as Zhora Saigal)
 1999 Dillagi (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Dadi (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1999 Khwahish (TV Series)
Aapa (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1998 Dil Se..
Grandmother (as Zora Seghal)
 1998 Tamanna
Mrs. Chopra (as Zohra Saigal)
 1998 Not a Nice Man to Know (TV Series)
Guest (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1995 Amma and Family (TV Series)
Amma (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1994 Little Napoleons (TV Mini-Series)
Jayaben Shah
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1994) ... Jayaben Shah
- The Godfathers of Education (1994) ... Jayaben Shah
- Path to Power (1994) ... Jayaben Shah
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach
Pushpa (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1991 Masala
Grandma (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Gunn
- Mending Fences (1989) ... Mrs. Gunn (as Zohra Sehgal)
- It's Not Majorca (1989) ... Mrs. Gunn (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1989 Manika, une vie plus tard
Mère de Ranjit (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1987 Never Say Die (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Gajmukhi (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Gajmukhi (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Gajmukhi (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Gajmukhi (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1985-1987 Tandoori Nights (TV Series)
- Sage Struck (1987) ... Gran
- Alaudin's Gambol (1987) ... Gran
- Holy Deadlock (1987) ... Gran
- Welcome Home Sweetie (1987) ... Gran
 1987 Partition (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1986 Man-Eaters of India (TV Movie documentary)
Grandmother (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1986 Caravaggio
Jerusaleme's Grandmother (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1985 Harem
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Lili Chatterjee
- The Bibighar Gardens (1984) ... Lili Chatterjee (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Crossing the River (1984) ... Lili Chatterjee
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
- Inspector Ghote Moves In (1983) ... Ayah
 1978 Mind Your Language (TV Series)
Mrs. Singh
- Many Happy Returns (1978) ... Mrs. Singh
 1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Rangi's Mother-in-Law
- The Road to Bannu (1974) ... Rangi's Mother-in-Law
 1973 Tales That Witness Madness
Malia (segment 4 "Luau")
 1973 The Regiment (TV Series)
Nanni Ji
- Women (1973) ... Nanni Ji (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Patel's mother
- Episode #1.18 (1970) ... Mrs. Patel's mother
 1969 The Guru
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Mrs. Singh
- Miss Daley (1968) ... Mrs. Singh
 1968 The Vengeance of She
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- 55 Columns (1967) ... Amma
 1967 The Long Duel
 1964-1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Attendant on Ping-Cho / Sheyrah / Attendant to Ping-Cho
- The Knight of Jaffa (1965) ... Sheyrah (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Five Hundred Eyes (1964) ... Attendant on Ping-Cho (uncredited)
- The Singing Sands (1964) ... Attendant on Ping-Cho (uncredited)
- The Roof of the World (1964) ... Attendant to Ping-Cho (uncredited)
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Fareda / Ameera's mother / Ayah / ...
- A Wayside Comedy (1964) ... Fareda (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Without Benefit of Clergy (1964) ... Ameera's mother (as Zohra Sehgal)
- Consequences (1964) ... Ayah
- The Rescue of Pluffles (1964) ... Mrs. Hauksbee's Ayah (as Zohra Sehgal)
- A Germ Destroyer (1964) ... The Ayah (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Woman in market
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1964) ... Woman in market (uncredited)
 1957 Paisa
 1956 Heer
Saida's Mother (as Zohra Saigal)
 1953 Faraib
 1950 Afsar (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1946 Dharti Ke Lal (as Zohra Sehgal)
 1946 Neecha Nagar
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Other Works:

She performed in the ballet, "Ram Gopal and His Dancers and Musicians," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Ram Gopal, Malika Devi, Manjulika Bhandari, Tazi Sheharazad, Surinder Sandhu, and Anura in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Zhora Saigal | Zohra Saigal | Zora Seghal | Zohra Sehgal

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She was the first actor to have appeared in Doctor Who (1963) to have lived to the age of 100 and its longest lived cast member to date. She died on July 10, 2014 at the age of 102. See more »

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