Shyama, also known as Khurshid Akhtar, was an Indian actress born on June 7, 1935, in Lahore, Pakistan. She was married to the famous cinematographer Fali Mistry and made her debut with the film Zeenat in 1945. The veteran actress, who was earned the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Sharda in 1957, was known for her performances in films such as Aar Paar, Barsaat Ki Raat, Sawan Bhadon, Milan, and Tarana.
The actress passed away at the age of 82 on the morning of 14th November 2017. She is survived by her children: Faroukh, Rohin and Shirrin.