Veteran actor Shammi Aunty passes away

She was popularly known as Shammi aunty | Photo Credit: Instagram


She was seen in Coolie No 1, Khuda Gawah, Hum, Arth, The Burning Train and the recent Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, as well as the television series Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal KeShriman ShrimatiKabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.
Sandeep Khosla took to Instagram to mourn her passing away. Along with her picture, he wrote, " wewillmissyou #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family"


Born as Nargis Rabadi, she had an elder sister, Nina Rabadi, who was a fashion designer. Her father was a priest in an agyari (Parsi fire temple). He died when she was around three years old. She had spent 64 years in the industry. Her first film was Ustad Pedro and she was just 18 at the time.
Shammi`s first film as a solo heroine was Malhar, produced by playback singer Mukesh. The film didn`t do well at the box office. Later she got a role in Dilip Kumar starrer Sangdil and after that, there was no looking back for the actress who symbolised the modern woman on screen.
Shammi was married to film producer-director Sultan Ahmed for seven years before they got divorced

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