RIP Shammi Aunty: Here's all you need to know about the veteran Bollywood actress

Published: 06th March 2018 12:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2018 04:45 PM  

Shammi, Shammi Aunty as she is fondly known, is a veteran Bollywood actress who appeared in over 200 films since 1949. Her real name is Nargis Rabadi and she is a Parsi. (Photo | Twitter/ Free Press Journal)
She began her career with supporting roles and then slowly got lead roles. She is known for her goofy and comical characters. Her famous films as supporting actress include Half Ticket, Halaku, Samaj Ko Badal Dalo and films with Rajesh Khanna like The Train, Red Rose, Aanchal, Kudrat, Awara Baap and Swarg. (Photo | Twitter/ Film History Pics)
She was married to Director Sultan Ahmed for seven years after which she got divorced. Shammi is the younger sister of fashion designer Mani Rabadi. (Photo | Twitter/ Movies N Memories)
She had many friends from the industry and got acting opportunities from her acquaintances. She tried her hand in producing and directed the film Pighalta Aasman in 1985, which didn't work out too well. (Photo | Twitter/Amitabh Bachchan)
She was high in demand between 1990 and 2000, appearing in many successful films such as Coolie No 1, Hum, Mardon Wali Baat, Gurudev, Gopi Kishan, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Imtihaan. She also appeared in many television serials such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar from 1986 till 1998. (Photo | Twitter/ NFAI)
In 2013, she made a comeback with Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi where she played a Parsi woman. Daisy Irani, who had worked as a child artist with Shammi in her first film, played her daughter-in-law in this film. (Photo | Twitter/ Bollywood Direct)
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