Veteran Bollywood actor Shashikala Om Prakash Saigal (better known by her first name) passed away at her residence yesterday. The 88-year-old made her debut in the 1945 movie ‘Zeenat’ and went on to work in over 100 films in her lifetime. Some of her most memorable roles were in movies like ‘Sujata’, ‘Aarti’, ‘Anupama’ and ‘Ayi Milan Ke Bela’.
— Sonal Kalra (@sonalkalra) April 4, 2021
More recently, she was seen in supporting roles in movies like ‘Baadshah’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘Jhankaar Beats’, and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’. According to TOI, she also essayed the role of Frooty’s daadi in the TV show ‘Sonpari’. In 2007, she was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to the world of cinema.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Dharmendra Deol, Adnan Sami, Farhan Akhtar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Naved Jafri expressed their condolences on her demise.
An actor par excellence, one of the greats of the golden era… she leaves behind an indelible mark on cinema. Honoured to have had the opportunity to work with her. Om Shanti #Shashikala ji pic.twitter.com/T1eQXptCyF
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 4, 2021
For many who grew up watching her films, including several cult classics, the news of the passing away of veteran actor Shashikala is deeply saddening.
My condolences to her family, friends & admirers. pic.twitter.com/huNMn0xTup
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) April 4, 2021
RIP Shashikala-ji. 🙏🏽 Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/YCkHSPrHtq
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 4, 2021
Gumnaami ki kokh se paida hoti hai … Shoharat… ye…Gumnaami ki god mein so jaati hai …I am extremely sad to know that our Shashikala is no more…. A versatile artist, most loving person. May God bless her soul be in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/5WHTtpeMqf
— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) April 4, 2021
Our dear Shashikala Ji is no more. She was a great artist. May the almighty give the family strength and patience to bear this irreplaceable loss. Deepest condolences 🙏#ShashiKala #RIPShashikala pic.twitter.com/qTx90g4sVl
— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) April 4, 2021
Guni abhinetri Shashikala ji ke swargwas ki khabar sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua. Wo har tarah ki bhumikaein badi khubi se nibhaati thi.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare.Meri samvedanayein unke pariwar ke saath hai. pic.twitter.com/6eRVmORold
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 4, 2021
Shashikala ji… RIP🙏🏼
— Rohit Bose Roy (@rohitroy500) April 4, 2021
Saddened to hear about the demise of veteran actress Padma Shree Shashikala.
She made a significant mark on Indian film industry with her hardearned and well-deserved career.
Condolences to her family and friends. RIP 🙏🏻
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) April 4, 2021
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 4, 2021
R.I.P #Shashikala ji … 🙏🏼 thank you for all the memorable & brave roles you immortalised… your grace & beauty, unforgettable in songs such as ‘yeh raaste hai pyaar ke’ & so many more. pic.twitter.com/Le1IDP3nNE
— Dipannita Sharma (@Dipannitasharma) April 5, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Shashikala ji. Your memories will forever remain in our hearts.