Monday, December 9, 2013

SHYAMA

Shyama, a very popular actress during 50's and 60's was born as 'Khurshid Akhtar' on 7 June 1935 at Lahore.Director Vijay Bhatt gave her the screen name 'Shyama' by which she is credited.
She portrayed her best performance with Gurudutt in 'Aar Paar(54) and Barsat Ki Raat(60).She was also excellent in films like Milan,Sharda,Dil Diya Dard Liya,Sawan Bhadon,Tarana etc.
She is appreciated for her skill to synchronize lip movement exactly  to the rhythm and  lyrics of the  music when songs were picturized on her.
She was heroine of several films of 50's and 60's and acted opposite all top stars of that period.
She married Director/Cinematographer Fali Mistry.He died in 1979 and she is staying at her apartment in  Mumbai.She is having Children and grandchildren.

Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Shyama were in pivot roles of 1950 film 'Jan Pahchan' directed by Fali Mistry.
In the 1950 film 'Nili' Suraiya,Shyama and Agha were the main  the cast.
Dev Anand,Nimmi and Shyama were in the main roles of 1951 film 'Sazaa'.In this film Kamini(Shyama) while driving a car runs over a young man (Dev Anand) who got seriously injured.Kamini takes him to a hospital where he was treated for several weeks to recover and further developments was  the story.

In the 1952 film 'Aasman' Nasir Khan and Shyama acted together.




Shammi Kapoor acted opposite to  her in the 1953 film 'Thokar'.
She was the heroine of 1953 film 'Suhag Sindoor'.
Talat Mehmood and Shyama were the main pair of 1953 film 'Dil-e-Nadan
Suresh was the hero and Shyama was the heroine of Char Chand(53).
In the film 'Tulsidas' which narrated the story of sage/poet Tulsidas, Mahipal acted in title role and Shyama was the heroine.
Pran and Shyama paired in the 1954 film 'Pipili Saheb'.
Karan Dewan and Shyama were the main pair of Ladia(54) and they paired in the famous film 'Taqdeer'(58).
Shekhar and Shyama acted together in the 1954 film 'Darwaza'.
Guru Dutt and Shyama paired in the 1954 film 'Aar Paar'.It is  the story of a taxi-driver in Mumbai who has two girl friends.One of the girl's father is involved in gangster type activities and the consequences are the theme of the film.
In the 1957 film 'Johny Walker' actor 'Johny Walker' acted opposite to her.
Alcoholic Murli Manohar gets employment using forged documents and fells in love with Managers's secretary and further happenings are the theme of 'Johny Walker'.
Shyama was the heroine of 1956 film 'Chhoo Mantar'.
In the film 'Sharda' Raj Kapoor,Meena Kumari and Shyama were in the cast.It was the story of a young man 'Chiranjeev' who had two sisters out of which one was dumb.The film was directed by L.V.Prasad.Shyama  got Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance for  this film.
Selected Filmography
Zeenat 
Shabnam
Nishana
Nili
Jan Pahchan
Tarana
Sazaa
Aasman
Shyama
Dil-e-Nadan
Suhag Sindoor
Char Chand
Pipili Saheb
Pensioner
Ladia
Darwaza
Aar Paar
Khandan
Bhagawat Mahima
Bhai Bhai
Sharda
Hill Station
Bhabhi
Bandi
Taqdeer
Panchayat
Apna Ghar
Zabak
Ghar Basake Dekho
Bahurani
Dil Diya Dard Liya
Janwar
Milan
Aag
Beti
Mastana
Sawan Bhadon
Kangan
Shadi Ka Baad
Gomti Ke Kinare
Suraj aur Chandra
Naya Din Naya Raat
Honey Moon
Ajnabee
Sewak
Khel Khel Mein
Payal Ki Jhankar  


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