Third death anniversary of renowned film actress of Pakistan Shamim Ara is being observed today (August 5). She was born as Putli Bai but later adopted the film name Shamim Ara.
Her acting career spans from the late 1950s till the early 1970s. She is most famous for her leading role in the then West Pakistan’s first color motion picture Naila (1965), released on 29 October 1965, whereas the first full length color motion picture was Sangam (1964) which was produced in the then East Pakistan and released on 23 April 1964.
Shamim Ara died on 5 August 2016 in a hospital in London after a very long illness. Her only son led the funeral arrangements and she was buried in the UK. In recognition of her contributions, she got several awards including Four Nigar awards.
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