|Full Name Khurshid Akhtar|
|Name Khurshid Akhtar|
|Born 7 June 1935 (age 80) (1935-06-07) Lahore, British India (now Pakistan)|
Spouse Fali Mistry (m. 1953–1979)
Children Farooq Mistry, Rohin Mistry, Shireen Mistry
Movies Aar‑Paar, Bhabhi, Bhai Bhai, Barsaat Ki Raat, Zabak
Guftagoo with shyama
Shyama (born Khurshid Akhtar; 7 June 1935, Lahore) is a former Bollywood actress. Her best known roles were in Aar Paar (1954), Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) and Tarana. She was also noticed in 'Sawan Bhadon', 'Dil Diya Dard Liya', 'Milan' and 'Sharda' for which she was awarded Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Like Shammi Kapoor in male actors, she is the actress who has been most responsive to the rhythm and lyrics of the music directors and poets. Songs picturised on her like 'ae dil mujhe bata de', 'O chand jahan wo jaye', 'ae lo main hari piya', ' dekho, wo chand chhup ke karata hai kya ishare', 'chhupa ke meri aankhon ko', 'ja re ka re badara' are examples of her sensitive acting.
- Guftagoo with shyama
- Yesteryear s famous heroine shyama tabassum talkies
- Personal life
- Selected filmography
Director Vijay Bhatt gave her the stage name Shyama by which she is credited in her movies. She had starring roles in Guru Dutt's classic Aar Paar and later in Barsaat Ki Raat which was perhaps her best performance. She was a major star in the 1950s and 1960s and acted in more than 200 movies, many in starring roles.
Yesteryear s famous heroine shyama tabassum talkies
She was married to cinematographer, Fali Mistry in 1953, and the couple had two sons, Farooq and Rohin and a daughter Shirrin. Mistry died in 1979, thereafter she continued to stay in Mumbai.