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Shamim Ara with co-star Habib in the 1965 family drama 'Fashion'. ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara: Another legend lost

The Doraha leading lady had an interesting career that won her four Nigar Awards throughout her career.
Updated 05 Aug, 2016 05:03pm

Today, we bid adieu to one of Lollywood's leading lights, veteran actress Shamim Ara.

Also read: Renowned Pakistani actress Shamim Ara passes away

The Doraha leading lady had an interesting career; her first film Kunwari Baywa tanked at the box office but her role had the industry buzzing.

Shortly after that, she got a string of hit films under her name, such as Devdas, Humraz and others. She was awarded the Nigar Award four times.

After retiring from acting, she went on to direct and produce several films.

Shamim Ara with co-stars Santosh Kumar and Rukhsana in 'Fashion'. ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara with co-stars Santosh Kumar and Rukhsana in 'Fashion'. ─ White Star/File

Fashion, released on Eid-ul-Azha 1965, was a hit, and reinforced Shamim Ara's status as one of the top actors of the time ─ White Star/File
Fashion, released on Eid-ul-Azha 1965, was a hit, and reinforced Shamim Ara's status as one of the top actors of the time ─ White Star/File

The 60s were a good decade for the star, as she starred in numerous hits, including Aag Ka Darya (1966), Lakhon Mein Eik (1967), Saiqa (1968) and Salgirah (1968)  ─ White Star/File
The 60s were a good decade for the star, as she starred in numerous hits, including Aag Ka Darya (1966), Lakhon Mein Eik (1967), Saiqa (1968) and Salgirah (1968) ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara with her co-star Habib in the 1965 film 'Dil Ke Tukre'. ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara with her co-star Habib in the 1965 film 'Dil Ke Tukre'. ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara in the 'Ae Musawir Teri Tasveer' sequence in the 1969 film 'Aanch'. ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara in the 'Ae Musawir Teri Tasveer' sequence in the 1969 film 'Aanch'. ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara won four Nigar Awards throughout her career ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara won four Nigar Awards throughout her career ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara also starred in the 1968 film 'Jaan-e-Arzoo' with an all-star cast that included Waheed Murad, Deeba and Santosh Kumar ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara also starred in the 1968 film 'Jaan-e-Arzoo' with an all-star cast that included Waheed Murad, Deeba and Santosh Kumar ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara was a style icon, inspiring women to copy her hairstyles, make-up and manner of speech  ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara was a style icon, inspiring women to copy her hairstyles, make-up and manner of speech ─ White Star/File

Shamim Ara retired from acting in the early '70s, and transitioned to film direction and production ─ White Star/File
Shamim Ara retired from acting in the early '70s, and transitioned to film direction and production ─ White Star/File