Veteran actress Shamim Ara dies in London

12:13 PM | 5 Aug, 2016
Veteran actress Shamim Ara dies in London
LONDON (Web Desk) - Doyen of Pakistani film industry and former actress, Shamim Ara died after protracted illness in London here on Friday (Today).

According to the details, Shamim was taken to London in 2010 for treatment after her health worsened. The actress had been in a coma after brain surgery. She was undergoing treatment for her coma.

Shamim Ara was born in British India at Aligarh in 1938. Shameem started her showbiz career through the film Kanwari Bewah in 1956 and after that she never looked back. She was honoured with the "Nigar Award" four times.

The 78-year-old actress had numerous hit movies under her belt including Saheli (1960),Qaidi (1962), Naila (1965) and Anarkali (1958). She then turned to direction and became successful in that line of work as well.

Showbiz celebrities have expressed sorrow over the demise of seasoned actress.

Many took to Twitter to condole with the bereaved family.