Sheila Ramani

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Sheila Ramani (2 March 1932 [1] [2] – 15 July 2015), also known as Sheila Kewalramani, was an Indian film actress who was introduced into Bollywood by the film-maker Chetan Anand. She is known for her role in the movie Taxi Driver . She was born in Sindh and was one of the few actresses from Sindh to join the Indian film industry.

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Personal life

Ramani was crowned Miss Shimla in the early 1950s. She was mostly seen as an upper-class mod girl in the roles she portrayed in many movies. [3] She played the lead in a Pakistani film. Ramani went back to India and starred in further movies in Mumbai. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films. [4]

Later on in her life Ramani married and moved to the United States. She lived her last years in Mhow, a small cantonment town in the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. She died on 15 July 2015. [5] Ramani's husband Jall Cowasji, a noted industrialist, died about three decades ago. She was survived by her two sons Rahul and Zal. [6]

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References

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