Veteran actress Shyama no more
VETERAN Bollywood actress Shyama, a big star in the 50s with hits like ‘Aar Paar; ‘Bhabhi’ and ‘Sharda’, died in Mumbai this morning, trade sources said. She was 82 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Famous for her role in
Shyama was considered one of the most beautiful actresses of her time.
Born Khurshid Akhtar on June 7, 1935 in Lahore, Shyama arrived in Mumbai from Lahore after Partition.
Given the stage name Shyama by director Vijay Bhatt, Shyama began her film career with films like ‘Meerabai’ (1947) and went on to act in around 175 films in her career.