Tuesday, June 12, 2018


June 6 is the birth anniversary of Shyama, the popular, versatile actress of Hindi Cinema. Born Khurshid Akhtar this day in 1935 at Lahore in undivided Punjab, she came to Mumbai in the '40s . She made her acting debut in the 1945 film Zeenat .In an acting career spanning three decades and a half, she acted in about 140 films in lead and character roles.A talented and versatile Actor, she appeared in a number of well known films in the '50s and '60s.Her filmography includes films like Aar Paar, Tarana, Bhai Bhai, Barsaat ki Raat, Shayar, Shabnam, Patanga,Mirza Sahi baan, Sazaa,Bhabhi, Chhoo Mantar, Milan,Ajnabee, Sharda,Thokar,
Dil-e-Nadaan, Suhag Sindoor,Shart, Taqdeer, Chhoti Behan, Sabak, Jaanwar, Naya Din Nayi Raat and many many others.
The songs picturized on her very popular as her rhythmic movements synchronized well with the lyrics and the music.
The song ' Mujhe mil gaya bahana teri deed ka','Ae lo main hari piya hui teri jeet re', ' Na yeh chaand hoga na  taare rahenge', & 'Aye dil mujhe bataa de tu kis pe aa gaya hai'  bear testimony to this.She was a natural actor and a confident one.
She was married to Fali Mistry, a Gujrati Parsi cinematographer, from whom she had two sons and a daughter.
She died on November 14, 2017 aged 82.
Our humble tributes to the versatile actress !

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