Yesteryear Actress Shakila Passes Away At 82
Shakila, known for her roles in CID, Aar Paar and Hatim Tai, passed away at 82.
Shakila passed away on September 20 in the evening at the age of 82
Shakila, who won millions of hearts with her ravishing smile and innocence with the song Babuji Dheere Chalna, is no more. She died of cardiac arrest on September 20, at the age of 82.
Born as Badshah Begum on January 1, 1935, Shakila was introduced to cinema by her aunt, who went on to manage the acting careers of Shakila and her sisters, Noor and Nasreen. Shakila has acted in films such as Guru Dutt‘ s Aar Paar (1956) and CID (1956).She was also known for featuring in songs such as Baar Baar Dekho, with Shammi Kapoor,and Ae Mere Dil Hai Nadaan.
After appearing in more than 50 films in a career that spanned 14 years, she married and decided to move to the United Kingdom.She had a daughter called Meenaz, who died in 1991.
Shakila’s nephew, Nasirr Khan, shared the news on his Facebook page. He wrote, “With a heavy heart I have to inform you all that my maternal aunt (my moms older sister) Shakila Aunty has passed away. She was a star in her own right in the 50s and 60s. Babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara samhalna. Please keep her in your prayers. May Allah grant her Jannat. Aameen. (sic)”
The actress, who has featured in films including Aar Paar and CID, is remembered for her songs Baar Baar Dekho and Babuji Dheere Chalna among others.
Her nephew Nasirr Khan took to Facebook to share the sad news and wrote, “With a heavy heart i have 2 inform u all dat my maternal aunt (my moms older sister) Shakila Aunty has passed away. She was a star in her own right in the 50’s n 60’s. Babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara samhalna…Please keep her in ur prayers. May Allah grant her Jannat. Aameen.”
Veteran actress Wahida Rehman also took to Twitter and wrote, “Distressing to hear the demise of Shakila ji. Sad.”
Some of Shakila’s other works include Duniya, Dastan, Shehenshah, Lal Pari, Hatim Tai and China Town.
She was a very jovial person, and because she and my dad worked together in Aar Par, they would talk a lot about cinema. On the film’s set my dad met her younger sister Noorjahan, and the two got married. Shakila aunty was very happy with the work she did, and was a content person. We will miss her much.
Nasirr Khan, Actor (as reported by Indian Express)
Shakila is also fondly remembered for her performance in melodious numbers like Babuji Dheere Chalna, Neend Na Mujhko Aaye and Ae Mere Dil Hai Nadaan.
Some of her other popular films include Shriman Satyawadi, China Town, Post Box 999, Dastaan, Sindbad the Sailor, Shahenshah, Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor, Hatim Tai and Al-Hilal.