We are sure you all are familiar with the Indian-born face. Yes… She is none other than Shashikala who is a veteran actress and has been entertaining a larger audience with her great acting chops. Shashikala is considered one of the most admirable and celebrated Indian actors as she has dedicated her life to her career. She has worked in many Bollywood films and you guys have often seen her in many popular movies in which she gave brilliant performances. That’s true! Some of the hit ventures may include ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ starring Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Akshay Kumar, to name a few. Well, here you will be amazed to know that early in her career beginning, she appeared in movies as an actress. And that’s amazing to know that she played lead roles in many films. Well, let us know more about her!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Shashikala
1- Full Name/Birth/Work
Shashikala’s full name is Shashikala Saigal Jawalkar who was born on 4th April 2021. She is known by her first name in the film industry and became popular for her work. She has worked in both the film and television industries.
2- Career Beginning/Zodiac Sign
According to her birth, her zodiac sign is Aries. While Shashikala Saigal Jawalkar took the start of her acting career by playing supporting roles in hundreds of Indian television serials and Bollywood movies in the 1940s.
3- Family Origin
Shashikala was born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India, and she has five siblings. She belongs to a Hindu Bhavsar Shimpi caste. While she is Marathi speaking.
4- Learned Skills at 5
At the age of 5, the actress, Shashikala learned dancing, singing, and acting skills by performing on stage shows and theatre plays held in Solapur, India.
5- Hard Phase
Once in an interview, she shared that she had faced a hard time during her teens. At that time, her father became bankrupt and he brought his family to Mumbai and thought that his most talented and good-looking daughter, Shashikala can find work in movies.
6- Lived with Friends for Survival
After moving to Mumbai, Shashikala along with her family lived with their family friends for survival. She then gave tryouts to get acting gigs. And one day, she met a screen queen, Noor Jehan who introduced her to the industry and that’s how she found work.
7- Debut Film
Shashikala got a chance to appear in a movie with the help of Noor Jehan whose husband, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi was a film director and directed a film ‘Zeenat’ in which he cast Shashikala in a Qawwali scene.
8- Worked with Shammi Kapoor
In 1995, the actress, Shashikala got a chance to work with the most celebrated actor, Shammi Kapoor in the Bollywood film named ‘Daku’. Initially, she struggled a lot and got small roles but later on, she played big roles.