Who is Freddie Mercury's sister as Kashmira features in new BBC doc?

Amber Peake November 28, 2021
Who is Freddie Mercury's sister as Kashmira features in new BBC doc?
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New BBC documentary Freddie Mercury: The Final Act premiered this weekend, which looks back on the life and death of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The film features interviews from a number of people close to the singer, including Freddie Mercury’s sister Kashmira Bulsara.

As Kashmira features in the documentary, some are curious to know more about her life away from the new release.

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Who is Freddie Mercury’s sister, Kashmira Bulsara?

Kashmira Bulsara is familiar to many as the younger sister of Freddie Mercury, with the musical legend being just six years old when she was born in 1952.

While her late brother is remembered around the world, Bulsara is seen to prefer to lead a private life away from the spotlight, although she has opened up on her late brother in interviews over the years.

Talking of Freddie in a 2011 appearance on The One Show, she said: “Mostly [what] I remember is that he was very generous and kind and he used to spoil me, so that was nice.”

In 2016 she attended the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue plaque which honoured the singer’s childhood home. More recently, Bulsara was seen at the premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 biopic of her brother’s life.

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Kashmira features in new BBC documentary on Freddie’s life

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, a new BBC2 documentary, explores Freddie Mercury’s later years and the time following his death in 1991 from Aids.

The documentary’s release follows the singer’s 30 year death anniversary, which was on Wednesday, 24 November. As well as celebrating the Queen bandmember’s life, the film also tells his story alongside others’ experiences during the Aids pandemic.

Elsewhere, the film features interviews with a number of familiar faces, including fellow Queen members Brian May and Rodger Taylor and Freddie Mercury’s sister Kashmira Bulsara.

Bulsara looks back on her brother’s life at the end of the documentary as she sings along to the last song he wrote before his death, A Winter’s Tale. Closing the film, she reflects on his final track as she gushes: “It’s lovely that he’s left this legacy for us all.”

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Fans remember the musical icon on social media

Following BBC’s Freddie Mercury: The Final Act release, fans of the late artist, have taken to social media as they remember the singer in the week of his 30-year death anniversary:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.