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Shammi Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 6, 2018

Short Biography

Shammi actress was born in 1929 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She was an Indian Film Actress & Television Actress.

Other Name: Nargis Rabadi, Shammi Aunty, Shammi Ji, Shammiji, Shummi
Other Professions: Television Actress
Appearance: Bollywood

Shammi Complete Bio & Career

Shammi’s actual name is Nargis Rabadi. She lost her father while she was just 3 years old. Prior to acting, she worked at Jhonson & Jhonson packing department. She got her first acting offer through a friend who asked her to audition for a role. Sheikh Mukhtar was in search of a new face and after her audition, he immediately roped her in his film Begum Para. Since Nargis was already present in Bollywood, director changed her screen name to Shammi. 
She started her career playing lead roles in the decade of the 1950s. She became the most sought after name for casting somebody in a comic or goofy roles. Though her career as a lead actress didn’t last long, her career in playing character roles helped her achieve new heights. In the dcecade of the 1980s and 1990s, she was the most popular actress to play mother and grandmother’s role. Some of her noted roles include films like Gopi Kishan, Gurudev, Imthihaan, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Hum among others. 
In addition to films, she has also acted in television series like Ilzam, Bandish, Pehli Jhalak, Ghar Sanskar, and Raj Tilak among various others. Among all the roles that she played, she is best remembered for her performance in the super hit series called Shriman Shrimati. On silver screen, she nailed with her performance in the film Lahu Ke Do Rang. She couldn’t find herself various meaningful roles after the decade of 2000 and was seen in very films since then. Her last appearance was in the film Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi which released in the year 2013.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Shammi died on 06-03-2018 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at the age of 89. 

DEATHDAY 6 March,2018 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Shammi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She had an elder sister named Mani Rabadi. She was married to director Sultan Ahmed. The couple however divorced in 1980 and she never married after that.

Life's Important Dates Of Shammi

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Parsi
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Ustad Pedro (1949)
Best Movies Bandish (1955), Khazanchi (1958), Ghar Sansar (1958), Half Ticket (1962), and Ittefaq (1969)


Favorite Actress Asha Parekh , Waheeda Rehman
Favorite Actor Sunil Dutt , Rajesh Khanna

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shammi

  • Her actual name is Nargis Rabadi.
  • Her elder sister Mani Rabadi was a fashion designer.
  • She played the role of a drug addict in Akshay Kumar starrer film Lahoo Ke Do Rang.
  • She lost her father at the young age of 3.
  • She remained good friends with Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh among others.