Bohemian Rhapsody, We will rock you are some of the most well-known songs by Queen, that is forever engraved in our brains. Today we will not be talking about the band themselves but someone close to the late singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury. His sister, Kashmira Cooke.
After Queen became a global sensation, Freddie, along with other members, became a star overnight. With that, their loved ones also caught media attention. Likewise, something happened to the lovely sister of Mercury.
In this article, we will disclose all there is to know about Cooke and how her life changed after being the sister of the legend himself. More on her right this minute.
But first, some facts for you folks.
Kashmira Cooke: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Kashmira Cooke|
|Birth Place:||Zanzibar, Tanzania|
|Father’s Name:||Bomi Bulsara|
|Mother’s Name:||Jer Bulsara|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches(168 cm)|
|Weight:||67 kg(148 lbs)|
In entertainment, there are a handful of people who sees the limelight thanks to their significant others. However, in Kashmira’s case, it was her brother Freddie Mercury. But he was no ordinary person. Freddie was the lead singer and songwriter of the British band called Queen.
Despite being no longer active, their music and songs are still played around the world. There is rarely anyone who has never heard even a single song from them. That’s just not possible.
Kashmira Cooke: Freddie Mercury
As we all know, Kashmira is the younger sister of late British singer Freddie Mercury. Born as Farrokh Bulsara in 1946, the new singer was destined for greater things, things that the world would forever remember him for.
Mercury is regarded as one of the legendary musicians of all time, he is best known for his band ‘Queen.’ Also, Mercury was known for his flamboyant stage presence and, of course, that four-octave vocal range.
Known for his lyrical talent, Freddie wrote 10 out of the 17 songs on Queen’s Greatest Hits album. Some of those hit songs include Bohemian Rhapsody, Seven Seas of Rhye, Killer Queen, We Are the Champions, Play the Game, to name a few.
Aside from his stage persona, Mercury was also known for his live stage performance. He was known for bringing the interacting with the audience with his charismatic and powerful stage.
Even his bandmate, Brian May, lead guitarist from Queen, acknowledged the persona that Freddie projected on his live stage. May said,
“The last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected.”
Anyway, one of Mercury’s most notable performances can be witnessed at Live Aid in 1985. It was voted as the most magnificent live performance in the history of rock music. Even Mercury’s note in the acapella section of the ‘Live Aid’ is now known as “The Note Heard Round the World.”
Kashmira Cooke Attended the Premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody
It is evident that Queen’s music and songs are eternal, regardless of gender or any division created by human society. Moreover, Freddie Mercury was deemed the iconic figure in the music scene and throughout the history of mankind.
And fans were more than delighted when ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ a biographical movie based on Mercury’s life was made. The movie premiere was attended by the former members, family, and of course, Kashmira herself.
Kashmira told the Times,
“I was happy to find out they were going to make the movie. And, although it was very emotional for me, I thought it was tastefully done.”
Furthermore, she added how it made her reminisce about their childhood together.
“We always made the best of our time together. Freddie always classed London as his home, despite having properties in other parts of the world. Whenever I visited his home here, he had his own chef prepare wonderful meals, then on occasion, he would like to treat me to one of his favorite Indian restaurants. But we always had champagne to begin the evening.”
Age and Body Measurements: How Old Is Kashmira Cooke?
Talking more about Kashmira, she was born in 1952, which makes her 68 years as of 2020. Cooke is six years younger than her late brother, who was born on September 5, 1946.
However, aside from the year, there are no exact details on her birthdate. As of now, her birth month, along with the star sign, is still in the dark.
Moving on, the beautiful Kashmira stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches(168 cm) and weighs around 67 kg(148 lbs). Just like her name, she has got those beautiful brown eyes and light brown hair that used to be black.
Early Life and Education: Parents and Death
The younger sister of late Freddie Mercury, Kashmira, was born as Kashmira Bulsara in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. She is Jer and Bomi Bulsara’s daughter, who was Parsis from the Gujarat region of the Bombay Presidency province in British India.
Likewise, when she was twelve years old, her family fled to Middlesex, England, to escape the violence of the revolution happening in Zanzibar. The year was 1964, and the family of four moved to a small house.
Unfortunately, Cooke’s father, Bomi, died in 2003 at the age of 92. Also, her mother was 94 years old when she left the world peacefully in November 2016.
As for her education, there is not much information. But it is believed that Kashmira might have studied at West Thames College just like her brother did. However, there is no proof to back it up.
Nonetheless, Kashmira Cooke is British by nationality, while her ethnicity is Indian.
Net Worth and Income
Kashmira Cooke is already in her late 60s, yet she is still receiving a handsome sum from her brother’s success. As of 2020, Kashmira has an impressive net worth of $20 million. However, it is not sure what she does as a profession.
According to UCR(Ultimate Classic Rock), after the demise of Freddie Mercury, his worth was shared with his band members, family, and Mary Austin, his best friend.
Likewise, Mercury will clearly state that 50 percent of his share’s band income went to Mary, and the remaining was divided into his parents and sister. But after the death of Mercury’s parents, the amount was reverted to Mary, while Kashmira is still receiving her 25 percent.
Meanwhile, according to Celebrity Net Worth, her late brother, Freddie Mercury, has an astounding net worth of $50 million. On the other hand, the British band, Queen, has a net value of a staggering $500 million, around 325 million pounds.
Personal Life: Kashmira Cooke Husband and Son
Kashmira Cooke is the beloved sister of late singer song-writer Freddie Mercury. Before not long ago, Cooke was married too. Yes, the British Kashmira was married to Roger Cooke, a famous English singer-songwriter and record producer.
It is not disclosed when and how did the two meet each other. Hence, it is hard for people to measure their dating life and any relationship before marriage. Nonetheless, the couple exchanged their marital vows in the year 1972.
Despite being public personalities, the two never disclosed much when it came to their relationship. But we do know that from their union, the Cooke couple welcomed two adorable children.
Similarly, they named their first child, a son, Jamal Zook, and their daughter, Nathalie Cooke. The family of four was enjoying a blissful life in the city of England. The two even attended many red carpet events together.
However, after spending four decades together, the two decided to live their life separately. The reason is still unknown as to why they decided to split up. Hope we will get the news about it soon enough.
After the divorce, none of them are dating or having an affair. In fact, they are living their single life with their friends and family.
Social Media Presence
Sadly, Kashmira is not active in any form of social media.