Veteran Actress Shashikala passes away

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Veteran actress Shashikala passed away at her residence in Mumbai this afternoon. She was 88. Born in Solapur, Maharashtra, Shashikala was one of the 5 siblings of the Jawalkar family. She started working in the films from the age of 11, to support her family. She met Mallika-e-tarannum Noor Jehan and got a small role in a qawwali in Zeenat (1945), directed by Noor Jehan ‘s husband Syed Shaukat Rizvi, bringing Shashikala into limelight. Her debut though was Chand (1944).
In a career spanning 70 odd years, Shashikala has played various roles. From a child artist to main lead to vamp and character roles. She’s worked with stalwarts like Bimal Roy, V. Shantaram, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, B.R. Chopra, Yash Chopra, Vijay Anand, Subodh Mukherjee, etc. The list of her awards include Filmfare award for best supporting actress (Aarti and Gumrah) and Padma Shri.
Let us remember the departed soul by few of her songs.

Avid music lover and Dev Anand fan


  1. Dinesh Shah

    April 5, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    She had a interesting role in GEMMINIs “Teen Bhauraniyan” and a very popular song enacted with comedian Rajinder Nath sung by KK with Asha Bhosle penned by Anand Bakshi set to the tunes of Ageless DUO…https://youtu.be/zKu-B4caTo4

    • Deepa

      April 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you. Yes, I had exactly this song in my mind but Ultra Bollywood has copyright issues while sharing the link on the blog. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find another video link for the song.

  2. dinesh shah

    April 8, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks Deepa for your prompt reply..

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