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Shamim Ara - Pakistani Film Actress - Photo Gallery and Biography

Shamim Ara is a Pakistani film actress, director and producer. Her acting career spans from the late 1950s till the early 1970s. In 1968 she produced her first film Saiqah which was based on the novel of Razia Butt.

Shamim Ara, was first married to Sardar Rind, a landlord of Balochistan, who later died in a car crash. She then went on to marry Majid Karim, who was the owner of Agfa-Gevaert. Due to family pressure, he was compelled to divorce her. Third time her hand was held by Fareed Ahmed, son of W.Z. Ahmed (Waadah and Roohi), a Pakistan TV personality, but his wife, famous TV actress Samina Ahmed, allegedly created inevitable conditions which forced him to divorce the newly wed bride within three days of marriage. It is believed that due to the grief, he abandoned his job and left for Canada. Shamim Ara is now married to the producer and screenwriter Dabeer-ul-Hasan, who has written the screenplays for most of the movies she has directed. They are currently living in Lahore, Pakistan.

Shamim Ara Biography

  • Artist Name: Shamim Ara
  • Date of Birth: 1938
  • Other Names: Putli Bai
  • Years Active: 1956 - present
  • Profession: Actress
  • Mother Tongue: Urdu
  • Language Active:
  • Place of Birth: Aligarh, British India
  • Debut:

Shamim Ara Photo Gallery

Shamim Ara Filmography


Kanwari Bewah, Miss 56 (1956)
Anarkali, Wah Re Zamaney (1958)
Alam Ara, Apna Paraya, Faislah, Savera, Jaidaad, Mazloom, Raaz (1959)
Bhabi, Do Ustad, Izzat, Raat ke rahi, Roop matti baaz bahadur, Saheli (1960)
Insaan badalta hai, Zamana kya kahe ga, Zamin ka chaand (1961)
Aanchal, Mehboob, Mera kya qasoor, Qaidi, Inqalab (1962)
Dulhan, Ek tera sahara, Ghazala, Kala pani, Saazish, Seema, Tange wala (1963)
Baap ka baap, Chingari, Farangi, Haveli, Maihkhanah, Pyaar ki sazaa, Tanha (1964)
Devdas, Dil ke tukde, Fashion, Naelah (1965)
Aag ka darya, Jalwa, Majboor, Mere mehboob, Pardah, Qabeelah (1966)
Doraha, Humraaz, Laakhon mein aik (1967)
Saiqah (Producer) (1968)
Aanch, Dil-e-betaab, Salgirah (1969)
Aansoo ban gaye moti, Bewafa (1970)
Parai aag, Suhaag, Wehshi (1971)
Angarey (1972)
Khwaab Aur Zindagi (1973)
Bhool (Producer) (1974)
Playboy (Producer and Director) (1978)
Mere Apne (Starred in and directed) (1981)
Pal Do Pal (Director) (1999)

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