Rukayya Dawayya Biography, Age and Marriage

Rukayya Dawayya Biography, Age and Marriage

Rukayya Umar popularly known as Rukayya Dawayya is a Veteran Kannywood Actress, (the Hausa-Language Movie industry).

She has acted in a lot of movies. We will be discussing Rukayya Dawayya Biography, Family, and most importantly her career.

Biography of Rukayya Dawayya

Rukayya Santa Umar was born on 17th October 1985 in Kano State, Nigeria. She is a Fulani by tribe and she’s from Matazu Local Government Area in Katsina State.

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Her father is a successful businessman from Katsina State and her mother is Shuwa by tribe and she’s from Borno State.

She completed her Primary and Secondary education in Kano before her family relocated to Saudi Arabia where she completed and earned a certificate in the Arabic Language.

She also holds a diploma in Mass Communication from Bayero
University, Kano.


Rukayya Dawayya got married to Abuja- based land speculator Alhaji Adamu Teku in 2012 and divorced in 2014.

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She said in an interview that she did everything to save the marriage but her former husband whom she learned late had married 23 other wives made things difficult for her.

She had a son with her ex-husband before the marriage crashed. She named him Arafat because he was born on Arafat day in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.


Rukayya Dawayya was only 15 years old when she started her acting career in 2000. She was one of the pioneering actresses in Kannywood.

Her first film was Dawayya which was a big success. She got the name Dawayya from that movie.

She also features in other Kannywood movies like Hajjaju, Kun Yi Sake, Ta Isa, Ta Fi Su, Halimatus Sadiya, Hawan Hawa, Zahra’u, Zato Ne, Nawwara, Ummi Sambo, and others.

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She also has other businesses in which she earns money. She established her own media company “Dawayya Multi-media” which produces and directs Kannywood movies.

Rukayya Dawayya is also into politics. In one of her interviews, she admitted that she was working with the Governor of Jigawa State in mobilizing women and she also handle other issues for him.

She also said that she may be running for an office in her state in the nearest future.

You can see some of the photos of the actress below.

Rukayya Dawayya Photos
Rukayya Dawayya Photos
Rukayya Dawayya Photos

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