KARACHI: Pakistani film industry actress and film director Shamim Ara died today in London, reported a private tv channel.

According to sources, she passed away in Southampton at the age of 78. She was living there with her son for a number of years.

Shamim Ara had been unwell since a long time and was in a coma for many months, reported the sources.

She was born in 1938 in Aligarh and acted in several films in the industry. Her famous movies include Devdas, Naila, Hum Raaz, Do Raaha, Bhul etc.

Shamim Ara received the Nigar Awards four times in her life.