Her role as Mary in M Sadiq's Musafir Khana was also much appreciated. One of the most-sought after comic actor between 6999 and 6969, she had appeared in over 655 films. Last seen in Farah Khan's Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Shammi had started her filmy career with a movie called Ustad Pedro when she was just 68 years old. From negative roles to comedy, she tried her hand at everything.
(Source: Photo by Express Archives)Shammi was an experimental actor.
(Source: Photo by Express Archives)Born as Nargis Rabadi in 6986 in a Parsi family, it is said that Shammi ventured into acting by chance.
(Source: Photo by Express Archives)In the latter part of her career, she began doing motherly roles in films like Khuda Gawah, Swarg, Coolie No 6 and Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Shammi's first film as a lead heroine was Malhar.
Her performance was critically appreciated but the film did not perform well at the box office.
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Remembering the great actor, we bring to you a collection of Shammi's rare, unseen photos from her younger days.
Veteran actress Shammi, lovingly known as 'Shammi Aunty' in Bollywood, passed away on March 6 at the age of 89.