Shammi

Real Name – ?

Profession – Actress (Heroine, Side Heroine)

Active/Years – Early 1950s to Early 1960s

Nationality – Pakistani

Religion – Muslim

Ethnicity – Punjabi ?

Date of Birth – Not Available

Date of Death – 8th July, 2001 (Lahore, Pakistan)

Debut Film – Perhaps Beqarar(1950)

Last FilmBaghawat (1963)

Significant others in the Film Industry – Sudhir (Husband, Producer/Actor)

Miscellaneous Info – Younger sister of actress Salma Mumtaz, Shammi belonged to very poor family. Shammi (Shimmi) was introduced by director Munshi in the Punjabi film of the same name Shammi (1950), opposite Santosh Kumar, Ajmal and Shola. At that time Pakistani film industry was at its nascent stage and was generally unable to compete with the technically superior Indian films. Even then, Shammi did average business because if its soulful music composed by Master Inayat Hussain. Shammi was produced by Malaika Pukhraj and her husband Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah. Malaika Pukhraj sang an Urdu song in this film “Kia sunain majboor zindagi ka afsana”. Other popular songs from this film were “Suhe chorey walie” by Inayat Husain Bhatti and “Meri Akh Mustani Pharhke” by Iqbal Begum.

Later she appeared in a few more films including Beqarar, Ilzam, Mehbooba, Tadap, Roohi, Khizan Kai Baad, Sohni and Pawan. Of these special mention must be made of Roohi, which became the first film banned by the Film Censor Board of Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

Shammi married her co-star of several films Sudhir and bid adieu to her film career to become a devoted house wife. However, she did appear in two films Sahil (1960) and Baghawat (1963) after getting married, both produced by her husband Sudhir.

Filmography

Title
Year

Country
Producer
Director
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Beqarar
1950
Pakistan
S.Gul
Nazir Ajmeri
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Barkha
1953
Pakistan
K.H.Khwaja
Shaikh Hassan
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Ghulam
1953
Pakistan
Anwar Kamal
Anwar Kamal
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Ilzaam
1953
Pakistan
Rafiq Anwar
Rafiq Anwar
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Mehbooba
1953
Pakistan
Sharif Malik
Luqman
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Tadap
1953
Pakistan
F.D.Shaikh
Aslam Irani
Roohi
1954
Pakistan
W.Z.Ahmed
W.Z.Ahmed
Khizan ke Baad
1955
Pakistan
S.M.Latif
Khadim Mohiudin
Sohni
1955
Pakistan
M.A.Khan
M.J.Rana
Pawan
1956
Pakistan
Eid Mohd
Aslam Irani
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Sahil
1960
Pakistan
Sudhir
Sudhir
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Baghawat
1963
Pakistan
Sudhir
Sudhir
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