Shammi was born Nargis Rabadi on April 24, 1929, and died on 6 March 6, 2018.
She was an Indian film actress who appeared in over two hundred Hindi films.
She remained a sought-after with filmmakers when it came to goofy and comic roles, especially in the period 1949–1969 and later from 1980–2002.
Her famous films as supporting actress included Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Half Ticket, Halaku, Samaj Ko Badal Dalo,Khuda Gawah, Coolie No. 1, Gopi Kishan and Hum Saath Saath Hain and films with Rajesh Khanna like The Train, Aanchal, Kudrat, Red Rose (film), Awara Baap and Swarg.
Shammi had been a leading actress playing main female lead or second female lead in Hindi films between 1949–1955 as well.
Then Shammi appeared in many popular television serials from 1986 till 1998 such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.
She was married to film producer-director Sultan Ahmed for seven years before they were divorced.
She was the younger sister of fashion designer Mani Rabadi.
Shammi died in her sleep on March 6, 2018, from natural causes.
He died at 88 years old.