Kashmira Cooke Biography
|Birth Name||Kashmira Bulsara|
|Birth Place/City||Zanzibar, Tanzania|
|Married to||Roger Cooke|
|Children||2 (son: Zamal Zook)|
|Siblings||Freddie Mercury (Older Brother)|
Kashmira Cooke is a younger sister of the late singer-songwriter, Freddie Mercury. Born and raised in a middle-class family, Cooke rose to the spotlight after her brother Mercury became the singing sensation as a Queen frontman.
Who is Freddie Mercury's Sister Kashmira Cooke?
Kashmira Cooke was born Kashmira Bulsara to father Bomi Bulsara and mother Jer Bulsara in Zanzibar, Tanzania (then British India) in 1952. Cooke was born to the Parsi parents from India. Her parents fled Tanzania during the Zanzibar Revolution and moved to Middlesex, England in 1964 when she was 12 years.
Cooke had a brother, Freddie Mercury (née Farrokh Bulsara) who was 6 years older to her. He died on 24 November 1991 at 45 from Bronchopneumonia as a complication of AIDS. As Zanzibar was a British protectorate until 1963, Cooke was born a British citizen.
Just after the death of her brother, her parents Nottingham from London said by Kashmira. As per her,
After Freddie died, my parents felt they wanted to be closer to the family, and therefore moved to Nottingham
Even after the death of Freddie, Kashmira and her family support the new Queen and also use to attain a band concert.
Cooke's father, Bomi died in 2003 and mother, Jer passed "quietly and peacefully in her sleep" in November 2016.
Kashmira Cooke has been in the spotlight for decades, however, she has been remaining under the radar when it comes to her career and profession. Cooke didn't follow the career path of her older brother, Mercury.
But she has some acting credit in the TV Movie documentary including Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story, The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed. In all the documentary she has played the role of herself(i.e sister of Freddie Mercury). Also, in 2011, she has appeared in the TV show named The One Show.
Mercury was the founding member and lead vocalist of the British rock band, Queen which he formed in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury was voted the second-best frontman of the band in its nearly five-decade-long history.
For his contribution to the band, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Kashmira Cooke's Net Worth
Famous as a younger sister of legendary singer Mercury, Kashmira Cooke remains low key. Kashmira's net worth is still a mystery alike her career and profession.
At the meantime, Cooke's brother Mercury had amassed a good fortune at the time of his death. According to the CheatSheet, Mercury had a net worth of $30 million at the time of his death in 1991, but if the inflation is considered, his net worth would touch $50 million.
Kashmira Cooke - Married To Roger Cooke
Kashmira Cooke is currently 66 years old married to Roger Cooke in 1972. According to IMDb, Kashmira and her husband Roger Cooke have two children, a son, and a daughter. Their son's name is Jamal Zook. Kashmira took her husband's last name after marrying him.
At her wedding years, her brother’s band, Queen signed thier first deal with Trident Productions.
Details about their marriage date and relationship are not known to the date. Also, it is not known if Kashimra Cooke was in a relationship with any other man than her current husband Roger Cooke.
As per some of the sources, Kashmira who previously took the maiden name of her husband after the marriage has removed it following the separation of the couple. However, she is yet to confirm the information regarding her divorce as she has not stated it personally anywhere.