Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia attend actor Shammi’s prayer meet
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia attend actor Shammi’s prayer meet

The most renowned actor 'Shammi' of Bollywood industry who died at the age of 89. Moreover, the famous personalities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan Aruna Irani, Farida Jalal, Farha Khan, Renuka Shahane, Waheeda Rehman marked their presence at the prayer meet for late actor Shammi.

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman along with filmmaker Kiran Rao, Tina Ambani, Priya Dutt, Dimple Kapadia, Farha Khan, Renuka Shahane and Poonam Dhillon were also seen at the prayer meeting.  Filmmaker Abbas Mastan, Mukesh Rishi, Gajendra Chauhan, Prem Chopra, director-duo Abbas Mastan, Kamal Sadana, Dilip Joshi, television actor Anup Soni along with his wife Juhi Babbar, among others, turned up later.

Others like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Abhishek Bachchan took to social media to mourn her. In a career spanning over five decades and over 400 films, Shammi did everything from lead roles to character roles to bite-sized parts. Toward her later years, she replayed the garrulous granny over and over again.

Nargis Rabadi better known by her stage name Shammi, was an Indian film actress who appeared in over two hundred Hindi films. Shammi remained a sought-after with filmmakers when it came to goofy and comic roles, especially in the period 1949–1969 and later from 1980–2002. Her famous films as supporting actress included Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Half Ticket, Halaku, Samaj Ko Badal Dalo,Khuda Gawah, Coolie No. 1, Gopi Kishan and Hum Saath Saath Hain and films with Rajesh Khanna like The Train, Aanchal, Kudrat, Red Rose (film), Awara Baap and Swarg. She had been a leading actress playing main female lead or second female lead in Hindi films between 1949–1955 as well. Later, from 1986 till 1998, she appeared in many popular television serials such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar. Shammi was married to film producer-director Sultan Ahmed for seven years before they were divorced. Shammi is the younger sister of fashion designer Mani Rabadi.

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