Kasmira Cooke is famously known to be the younger sister of the deceased singer and songwriter, Freddie Mercury. He became a legend after the lead singer of ‘Queen’. Her real birth name is Kasmira Bulsara and later changed her surname to Cooke after getting married to Roger Cooke.
Kashmira was born to Parsi parents and they belonged to India. Her parents flew away to Tanzania during the Zanzibar revolution and moved in 1964 to Middlesex, England when she was only 12 years old.
Kashmira Cooke Biography
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|HEIGHT||5 feet 6 inches|
|WEIGHT||65 kgs (approx.)|
|SIBLINGS||Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara)|
|EYE COLOR||Dark Brown|
|HAIR COLOR||Dark Brown|
|NET WORTH||$17 million|
Early Life, Family Background
Kashmira Cooke was born to father Bomi Bulsara and mother Jer Bulsara in the year 1954. She was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania which was then British India. Currently, she is 68 years old. Her elder brother, Freddie Mercury whose birth name is Farrokh Bulsara was a legendary Queen’s singer.
Bomi Bulsara, father of Kashmira and Freddie was born in British-ruled India. Like a lot of men of Gujrat in India, he with his more seven brothers went to British protectorate of Zanzibar in search of employment opportunity. There, he got a job as a cashier for the British High Court- a job that generally took him back to India on visits where he met Kashmira’s mother Jer Bulsara.
Freddie Bulsara, her brother was also born in Zanzibar hometown of Tanzania on 5th September, 1946. After attending a lot of local schools, he was sent to a prestigious all-boys convent boarding school St. Peters church of England in Panchgani.
Freddie was the youngest member in the family to pass away so soon. He lost his life to Bronchopneumonia on 24th November 1991 as an effect of Aids. He was only 45 years old when he passed away. He died in Kingston, England and his death was a huge loss to the music industry.
In the year 1964, Kashmira and her parents had to flee to England because of the Zanzibar revolution that took a violent turn of events. Kashmira was only 12 years old at the time of the revolution.
Although she was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kashmira belongs to British nationality whereas her ethnicity is Indian since she was born to Parsi parents. Her parents followed Zoroastrianism and had faith in their religion tracing its roots to Persia.
Even after the death of her brother, Freddie Bulsara, Kashmira and her family members supported his band “Queen” and attended their concerts regularly too. Bomi Bulsara, her father lost his life in 2003 and soon after in 2016, Jer Bulsara her mother too passed away. Her death was quiet and peaceful as she died in her sleep when she was 94 years old.
Kashmira was married to the well-known singer, songwriter and music producer Roger Cooke since 1972. After marriage, they had two kids, a son and a daughter. Her son’s name is Jamal Zook. Before marriage Kashmira’s surname was Bulsara and later after the wedding, she took her husband’s name, Cooke. The duo moved to Nottingham after their marriage due to Roger’s career. During their wedding, Queen, her brother’s band also signed with Trident productions, their first production deal. However, the band didn’t last long and both of them split.
Career and Professional Life
Kashmira Cooke has been seen in a lot of blockbuster movies and documentaries like The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story and Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed to name a few.
Bohemian Rhapsody, a musical drama film about Freddie Mercury of 2018 was a huge hit in the box office and the movie’s turnover crossed $900 million. She has played the role of Freddie’s sister in all these pieces. Furthermore, she is also known for her performance in the TV show The One Show in 2011.
Talking about her net-worth estimate, it is approximately $17 million as per the sources revealed. Moreover, Freddie Bulsara had a heavy net worth of $30 million during his demise.
Some facts about Kashmira Cooke
- She belongs to the Indian race as her parents were Parsi and followed Zoroastrianism.
- Her brother Freddie Bulsara was a legendary singer and songwriter and died at a very young age.
- She was married to Roger Cooke and later got divorced.