Monday, April 15, 2013

SILK SMITHA

Silk Smitha was a very popular actress and dancer in all South Indian languages.She could appear in some Hindi films also.At the peak of her popularity she was very much adorned by the audience such that by just adding a dance number of Silk Smitha could attract large number of youths to cinema halls.She saved several films which were rejected by distributors by allowing to include  her dance.
Silk Smitha was born in 'Eluru' Andhra Pradesh, on 2 Dec 1960.She got married  when she was very young and  did not like to live with her husband.She moved to Chennai and lived with her aunt.Her real name was 'Vijayalakshmi Vadiapati'.At Chennai she worked as an extra artist at film studios.She was lucky to get help from a well wisher who taught her English language and dancing.She got small roles in films and acted in films like 'Ivar', Inayethedi etc.

She was given main role of Tamil film 'Vandichakram' which became a huge hit and the name of the character 'Silk' was added to her screen name.She was but  usually called for sexy roles and sexy dances there on.
Her film ' Moondram Pirai' with Kamal Hassan and Sreedevi became huge






success and a dance sequence with Kamal Hassan earned much acclaim.This film was dubbed to Hindi as 'Sadma' which was also a big hit.'Alaigal Oivathillai' was another successful film during that period.
In the Malayalam film 'Sphadikam' the song scene with Mohan Lal was very popular.
Silk Smitha was found dead in her Chennai apartment on 23 Sept 1996.
Selected Filmography

Inayethedi
Karimbana
Alaigal Oivathillai
Vandichakram
Yamakinkaradu
Moondram Pirai
Sagalakala Vallavan
Pattanathu Rajakkal
Theerpu
Thanikattu Raja
Moondru Mugam
Payum Puli
Thudikkum Karangal
Sadma
Thaiveedu
Nizhal Moodia Nirangal
Silk Silk Silk
Rustum
Vazhkai
Revenge
Miss Pamela
Layanam
Adharvam
Pick pocket

Geethanjali
Avasara Police 100
Chaithanya
Amaran
Nadody
Sabhash Babu
Mafia
Ulle Veliye
Sphadikam
Three men Army
Lucky Man
Subaagh
Thirumbi Paar

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