Published On : Tue, Mar 6th, 2018

Veteran Bollywood actress Shammi passes away at 89

Veteran actress and Bollywood’s beloved ‘Shammi aunty’ has passed away at the age of 89.

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