Aar Paar actor Shyama dead
VETERAN actor Shyama passed away yesterday. She was 82. The actor, who had been bedridden for long, was suffering from prolonged illness. The last rites were performed in the afternoon.
Known for her roles in films like Aar Paar (1954) and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960), she was born in Lahore as Khurshid Akhtar. Her screen name of Shyama was given by director Vijay Bhatt. Shyama married cinematographer Fali Mistry in 1953. The couple had three children, a daughter Shirin and two sons, Faroukh and Rohin. Mistry passed away in 1979.
Shyama had worked in several films with Johnny Walker, which included Musafir Khana (1955), Choo Mantar (1956) and Khota Paisa (1958).