Born on 20th September 1965, Mumbai, India, Shagufta Rafique is a famous Indian movie screenwriter and movie director who joined Mahesh Bhatt’s production where she wrote eleven movies and through this, she got huge success in the Bollywood industry.

51- years-old Shagufta has worked in the movie such as “Woh Lamhe”, “Aashiqui 2”, “Mr. X” and much more along with stars like Emraan Hashmi, Shraddha Kapoor, Sunny Leone and so on.

Shagufta Rafique’s Early Life

Rafique is a well trained classical dancer. It was her mother’s dream to make her an actress in the movie industry. There was a time when she had to pass through a bad phase of life due to poverty and hardship. She danced for the first time at the age of 11 in a private party and become a bar dancer to lead a daily life.

Her mother’s acknowledged partner left his family unsupported after his death. It was her responsibility to take care of her miserable old mother. Her elder sister was killed by her drunkard husband. Later on, she was adopted and started working as a bar dancer.

At the age of 17, she broke-up with the misbehaved wealthy man and turned into prostitution in Mumbai and also in Dubai. Also, she is adopted by Saheeda Khan.

Shagufta Rafique’s Career

Shagufta made up her mind to be a scriptwriter as she used to practice writing and approached several productions house but due to lack of experience, she couldn’t  get any job. Her life turning point was that day when she met Mahesh Bhatt, who give her chance for the first break in 2000.

She was a hard working woman; she wrote few scene in the movie “Woh Lamhe”. At the age of 37, she debuted on scriptwriting in the movies.

Shagufta Rafique

Caption: Shagufta Rafique with her teammates


Besides this, she has worked in the movie “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, “Alone”, “Awarapan”, “Murder 2”, “Jannat 2”, “Raaz 3d: The Third Dimension” and much more movies which collected positive review from the critics and the viewers. Also, She has worked in a Telegu movie “Nee Jathaga Nenundi” in 2013.

In 2017, she worked in Punjabi movie “Dushman” which is actually her first directorial debut with the actors Jashan Singh, Kartar Cheema and Sakshi Gulati.

Shagufta Rafique’s Achievements and Awards

She has worked in many hit movies of Mahesh Batt. She was also nominated in Zee Cine Awards for best story writer in “Aashiqui 2”. Now, she is one of the top screenwriters in the Bollywood industry, with major industry hits to her credit.

Shagufta Rafique’s Net Worth

Being a successful screenwriter in the industry, she has achieved name and fame. She has certainly proved that she is heading towards the right way; though there is no exact figure to explain her net worth, she is living a decent lifestyle through her work.

Furthermore, she is planning to write a script for comedy movies as she is doing action thriller in present days.