Birthday greetings to Hindi cinema’s veteran actress Shammi, popularly known as Shammi Aunty, who turned 88 years today.
Shammi was born on 26 April 1929 in Nargol-Sanjan, Gujarat to Parsi parents.
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 remained a sought after actress with filmmakers when it came to goofy and comic roles, especially in the period 1949 -1969 and later from 1980–2002.
Some of her successful movies as supporting actress are Ilzam (1954), Pehli Jhalak (1955), Bandish (1955), Azaad (1955), Halaku (1956), Son of Sinbad (1955), Raj Tilak (1958), Khazanchi (1958), Ghar Sansar (1958), Aakhiri Dao (1958), Kangan (1959), Bhai-Bahen (1959) and Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960).
She also worked on television and was seen in popular series like “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, “Shriman Shrimati” and “Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh”.
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