Shakila was an Indian actress, best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films: Aar Paar and C.I.D.. Shakila's was born as Badshah Begum in the Middle East. Her younger sisters are Noor Jehan and Nasreen. Their ancestors belonged to the royal families of Afghanistan and Iran. Their paternal grandparents and mother were killed during family feuds over the throne. Their father and his sister Feroza Begum brought the children to Mumbai, India.