Simi Garewal or 'The White Woman' is a person who defines 'evergreen'.
From the beginning of her career to her present age Simi has hardly undergone any change, in terms of appearance. The chic and fashionable yesteryear actress is still considered to be a style icon in the country despite being in her sixties. She brought along class and sophistication in her films and gave the audiences of her time a breath of fresh air from the regular tragedy-struck heroines.
Simi Garewal's first tryst in front of the screen was the English language film 'Tarzan Goes to India' opposite Feroz Khan. Simi was a mere 15 year old at that time and the role was given to her solely because of the fact that she was an England returned lass who, obviously, had a good command over the language.
Claim to Fame
Simi Garewal acted in a few films like 'Do Badan', for which she won a Filmfare, 'Saathi' and Bengali film 'Aranyer Din Ratri' before she appeared as the charismatic teacher, Miss Mary in 'Mera Naam Joker'. The role is still the most remembered of her entire career.
The Oomph factor
Simi Garewal's oomph factor lay in her long silken tresses and her unique personality as compared to other actresses. She was not the usual Hindi film actress of those times. She was bred in another country. Her image was cool and sophisticated which made her stand out from the crowd.
Simi was merely five years of age when she saw the Raj Kapoor film, 'Awara' and was blown away by it. It was then and there that she had decided to become and actress. While in her teens she landed in India and started her course towards an acting career.
Did You Know?
Simi Garewal had a year long affair with Salman Taseer who went on to become the Governor of Punjab, Pakistan.
Simi Garewal Now
Simi is well over 60 today but has shown no signs of aging. She keeps coming back with something new for her fans. She presently hosts the talk show 'Simi Selects: India's Most Desirable' where she gets celebrities to spill the beans.
While a lot of people have been quick to criticize her for trying to act young, we can only laud her efforts to keep time and age at bay for such a long time. She was a woman who lived her dream of acting and has constantly sought to re-invent herself in spite of all the criticisms that came her way. Simi Garewal is indeed a true classic beauty and a shining light when other actresses have faded into oblivion.