Veteran Actor Shashikala Passes Away at 88

An official statement from the family is awaited.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Shashikala passed away on Sunday, 4 April, as per a report by The Times of India. She was 88. Shashikala reportedly breathed her last at her residence in Mumbai. An official statement from the family is awaited.

Shashikala had been a part of over 100 films, essaying several pivotal roles. She had earned a lot of appreciation for her performance in Aarti (1962), co-starring Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar, and Pradeep Kumar. She is also remembered for her roles in Khubsoorat, Anupama and Ayi Milan Ke Bela to name a few.

Shah Rukh had acted with Shashikala in Badshah, wherein she played Khan's mother. The veteran actor had also made a special appearance in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

In 2007, Shashikala was honoured with the Padma Shri award for her contribution to cinema.

(With inputs from The Times of India)

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