Shammi Rabadi (aka Shammi Aunty) Age, Death Cause, Husband, Biography & More

Shammi Aunty

Real NameNargis Rabadi
NicknameShammi, Shammi Aunty
Profession Actress
Famous RoleAs Choti Nani in Dekh Bhai Dekh>Shammi Aunty in Dekh Bhai Dekh
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear-1929
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of Death6 March 2018
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)89 Years
Death CauseChronic Illness
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
DebutFilm: Ustad Pedro (1949)
Tv: Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993)
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Husband/SpouseLate Sultan Ahmed (Filmmaker)Sultan Ahmed
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Died, Priest at Agyari)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Mani Rabadi (Elder, Fashion Designer)
Money Factor
Net Worth Not Known
Shammi Aunty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shammi Aunty

  • She was born in a Parsi family as Nargis Rabadi.
  • Her father was an ‘Agyari'(Parsi fire temple) priest and he died when she was just three years old.
  • Shammi’s elder sister Mani Rabadi was a fashion designer and worked majorly with many actresses as their dress designer in Hindi films.
  • Acting happened to her accidentally, her family friend Chinnu Mama introduced her to the film producer/ actor- Sheikh Mukhtar.
  • Sheikh Mukhtar asked her to sign a three-year contract and change her real name ‘Nargis’ to ‘Shammi’ as there was another actress in the industry with the same name.
  • Just at the age of 18, she got her debut film- Ustad Pedro(1949) as a protagonist and film was a hit at the box office.
  • Back then, her salary was Rs. 500 and she was the only breadwinner of her family.
  • In 1952, when her film- ‘Sangdil’ starring Dilip Kumar and Madhubala got flopped, and she took a sabbatical of about seven months.
  • She was married to the film director- Sultan Ahmed for seven years and had two miscarriages during that period. She later parted her ways with her husband and never got a chance to be a mother all her life.
  • She had acted in more than 200 films.
  • In 1971, she also won the BFJA Award as ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Samaj Ko Badal Dalo’.
  • On March 6th of 2018, she died of chronic illness.