According to family sources, Farrukh Jaffer, born in Chakesar village of Shahganj area of Jaunpur, moved to Lucknow for further studies after early education. She was married to freedom fighter and former president of Uttar Pradesh Congress and former MLC SM Jaffer.
Shaaz Ahmed told that Nani made his acting debut with the film ‘Umrao Jaan’ released in 1981. In which she played the role of Rekha’s mother. Apart from this, he had acted in many films including ‘Swadesh’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Secret Superstar’, ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and ‘Peepli Live’. According to Shaaz Ahmed, she played the character of Fatima Begum in the film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ which released in June last year.