Legendary Pakistani actress Shamim Ara passed away in London after a prolonged illness on Friday. The deceased star was 78 years old and was suffering from brain hemorrhage since past few years. An internal source revealed that the artist had been getting treatment for her coma in a hospital in London since 2010.
Shamim Ara was a leading actress of her time and had an eminent career. She was born in the year 1938 at Aligarh and made her debut in the year 1956 with the film Kunwari Bewa. With her sweet looks and stellar performance, the role earned her great respect and shortly after that, she was soaring high on success with films such as Devdas, Doraha, Humraz under her belt.
Actor Habib Ur Rehman recalled,“The thing is, no one has anything bad to say about Shamim Ara, because of the way she worked and the seriousness with which she always delivered”
He added, “Before, people would discourage their daughters from becoming actors, but after watching Shamim’s characters, that changed. People would encourage their daughters to be more like Shamim Ara”
“For many young actors, she is someone special; she helped them and gave them a lot of guidance in setting the tone of how an actor should look and act.”
Listen to Shamim Ara’s old music here:
Pakistanis grief over the loss of the beloved veteran actress on twitter:
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) August 1, 2011
RIP Shamim Ara Jee,Pakistan's first coloured films Heroine & the most successful woman director of Pakistani cinema. pic.twitter.com/CWY8JGGWwA
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) August 5, 2016
13 years back recorded almost all main players of Lollywood for Madam Noor jehan documentary. Met Shamim Ara madam and what a power she was
— jami (@jamiazaad) August 5, 2016
Legendary Pakistani actress Shamim Ara who passed away today at the age of 78 was born in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/4km0DftAYw
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) August 5, 2016
Who truly revived Pakistani cinema? #ShamimAra in 90s but then chooriyan happened and chooray jumped in. Great Actor , Great Director
— UMAIRICA (@Umairmirza) August 5, 2016
Legendary actress Shamim Ara passed away in London.May God bless her soul Ameen
— Yasmeen Ali (@yasmeen_9) August 5, 2016
Indeed a very sad day for Pakistanis. May her soul rest in peace.
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