Bollywood sensational actress Katy Mirza who popularly known as Playboy Bunny has passes away at the age of 67. She breathed her last in her central London home, close to Marble Arch, after warring with cancer, last Thursday.
Her cremation held on Mar 24 in Mumbai, which she had made her home for decades.
Towards her end days, she was far too incapacitated to keep in touch even on WhatsApp with her friends in Mumbai. Actress Anju Mahendru and Rabia Khan, mother of the late Jiah Khan, were among her besties.
The actress got introduced to Bollywood as a sex symbol only after her stint with Playboy magazine. After studying graphic design in London she got a job at the city’s Hilton Hotel. It is here where she was spotted by the roving scouts of Playboy magazine, whose centre spreads were the prime source for X-rated entertainment in print.
From there she arrived to Mumbai with a Bollywood dream and stayed at a ghetto by the sides of railway tracks at Grand Road. Times changed and she bought herself an apartment in Juhu as she began her Bollywood journey.
Katy, the daughter of an income tax officer, was born in Aden as Katiya. In the 1960s, her family moved to the UK. Fame and stardom brought Katy to Mumbai. She featured in Ramesh Bhal’s Kasme Vaade, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee. Katy played Ruby, a politician’s personal secretary, in the controversial film Kissa Kursi Ka (1978). The 67 year old was a single mother to son named Firoz.
She was seen on television in an episode of The Garland (1981) and again in The Magician of Samarkand (2006).