Veteran Bollywood entertainer Shashikala Om Prakash Saigal, who was known for assuming supporting parts in the entertainment world, died on Sunday at 88 years old. Shashikala, who wedded Om Prakash Saigal in her 20s. Brought into the world on August 4, 1932, in Maharashtra's Solapur, Saigal, who was better known by her first name, had shown a distinct fascination for moving, singing, and acting at an early age. Notwithstanding, she needed to confront a ton of difficulties in her initial days as her family was very poor and acquired scarcely to endure.
In her teenagers, Shashikala meandered starting with one studio then onto the next in Mumbai to search for some work however scarcely figured out how to get popularity. Her first advancement came during the 1950s when she met Noor Jehan. With the support of Noor Jehan, Shashikala grabbed her first role as the Bollywood debut.
In 1955, Shashikala got an opportunity to work with whiz Shammi Kapoor in Daku. She likewise worked in a few different movies like V Shantaram's Teen Batti Char Raasta and Bimal Roy's Sujata yet attempted to get lead entertainer's parts in the entertainment world. In any case, her fortunes turned during the 1960s whenever she got an opportunity in Tarachand Barjatya's Aarti. Featuring close by Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar, Shashikala was broadly adulated by fans and pundits for her exhibition of a negative job.
Shashikala ultimately won the film toll grant for her part in Aarti that changed her fortunes. Afterward, she got an opportunity to include in a few other Hindi movies like Gumrah, Khubsoorat, Waqt, and Anupama yet just as a supporting character. Shashikala kept on assuming side parts in the furthest finish of her vocation and acted close by Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Baadshah and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. She additionally assumed pivotal parts in a few TV serials like Son Pari, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, and Dil Deke Dekho.
In 2007, Shashikala was granted Padma Shri for her commitments to the entertainment world.