The multi-talented British Asian actress, singer and host Sophiya Haque has reportedly passed away.
She was well known for her roles in West End productions like ‘Bombay Dreams’, ‘The Far Pavilions’, ‘Wah Wah Girls’. She also starred in ‘Coronation Street’ as ‘Poppy’ in 2008. Prior to the soap, she appeared with Denise Van Outen in the BBC’s ‘Fairy Tales’ series.
Haque also performed a dance sequence in the film ‘Khoobsurat’ (1999) and has hosted shows for MTV India and Channel V.
Haque was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and died in her sleep on 16th January.