Kulsoom was born on 29 March 1950 in Lahore into a Kashmiri family. According to other sources, she was born on 22 March 1950 to Hafiz Butt. She attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore.
Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif (Urdu: بیگم كلثوم نواز شريف) (29 March 1950 – 11 September 2018), was a Pakistani politician who had been the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif for three non-consecutive terms; from 1990 to 1993, 1997 to 1999 and then from 2013 to 2017. She was the President of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) from 1999 to 2002.
She attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore. She received a master’s degree in Urdu from the University of the Punjab in 1970. She also received a PhD in philosophy.
Kulsoom had two sisters and a brother. From her maternal side, she was the granddaughter of the wrestler The Great Gama. She married Nawaz Sharif, the three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan, in April 1971. The couple have four children: Maryam, Asma, Hassan and Hussain
Kulsoom was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time from NA-120 (Lahore-III) as a candidate of PML (N) in by-polls held in September 2017. She secured 59,413 votes and defeated Yasmin Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The NA-120 seat fell vacant after her husband, Nawaz Sharif, was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Panama Papers case. She was unable to take oath as member of the National Assembly due to her illness.
She was known for maintaining a low profile