Saturday, January 11, 2014


Sundar Shyam Chadha, popularly known as Shyam was a Superstar of Bollywood for a short span of years and had an untimely tragic death following the injuries caused on the sets of a film when he was only 30 years old.
Shyam was born in the year 1920 at Sialkot(Now in Pakistan) and he graduated from Punjab University.From the childhood itself he was very fond of acting and was impressed by films and his ambition was to become a film actor.His father wanted him to find a dignified job, but with the help of father's friend he managed to

convince his father and to get his permission to join film field as an actor.
At first he joined as an Assistant director and then got chance to act in a Punjabi film.
Shyam was blessed with robust physique, good personality,tall, and  also  possessed excellent acting skill.Due to these factors he could climb the ladder to success and stardom very soon.During the period 1948 to 1951 he enjoyed stardom by acting in super hits like 'Dillagi,Patanga,Kaneej,Samadhi,Man ka Meet,and Shabistan'.
In 1949 he got much appreciation for his performance in the film 'Dillagi' in which he acted opposite Suraiya.The song 'Tu mera Chand mein teri Chandni' was tremendously loved by the audience.
'Munavar Sultana' was the heroine of  hit films 'Kannej and Majboor'.In the hit film 'Bazaar' Nigar Sultana was the heroine.Naseem Bano acted opposite him in 'Shabistan'.
In 1951, during the shooting of the film 'Shabistan' which was directed by Vibhuti Mitra Ghadbunder, he fell down from the horseback and suffered head injuries.He was admitted to a hospital in Bombay but succumbed to death on April 25, 1951.
Shyam married a beautiful Muslim girl 'Taji Mumtaz Qureshi' and he had two children.She later migrated to Pakistan.His son is a Psychiatrist based in U.K.
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