Sudha Shivpuri aka Baa of 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' Dies at 78
Sudha Shivpuri aka Baa of 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' Dies at 78You Tube Screenshot

Veteran TV actress Sudha Shivpuri, popular for her on-screen character Baa in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" breathed her last on Wednesday (20 May) morning.

The senior actress was 78-year-old and is said to have passed away peacefully in her sleep, reported The Times of India.

In 2013, the veteran actress suffered a stroke and was admitted to a Mumbai hospital. It took several months for her to recover from the illness. 

The senior actress started acting at a very young age. She made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee's "Swami" (1977). Thereafter she starred in several films like "Insaaf Ka Tarazu", "Hamari Bahu Alka", "The Burning Train", "Sawan Ko Aane Do" and "Sun Meri Laila", among others. 

Later, Sudha, wife of theatre and film actor (late) Om Shivpuri, started her TV career with daily soaps like "Aa Bail Mujhe Maar", "Missing", "Rishtey", "Rajni" and "Bandhan". But she got her major break in 2000 in Ekta Kapoor's "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Thi". 

The veteran actress won several awards for her role in the popular TV show with Smriti Irani as the lead actor. She received the "Favorite Daadi Award" at STAR Parivaar Awards back in 2003 and 2004.