Reminiscing on late Silk Smitha the glamour girl on the eve of her birthday

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Friday, Dec 02, 2011

Reminiscing on late Silk Smitha  the glamour girl on the eve of her birthday

The name Silk Smitha remains indelible in the hearts of fans.  She began her cine career in the 1970’s and for the following 16 years bridled her fans through her glamour.  It’s her birthday today.

The ‘Vandichakkaram’ which changed life

The state of Tamil Nadu embraced Vijayalakshmi (Silk Smitha’s actual name) who hailed from Andhra Pradesh.  She started her career as a makeup artiste. 

Vinuchakravarthy introduced her in his film ‘Vandichakkaram’ as Smitha.  Smitha, who played a character selling liquor subsequently became ‘Silk’ Smitha.  Then she did not know that’s the name with which her fans are to call her.

Ruling the southern languages


Silk Smitha who started her career in Tamil, through her attractive eyes, and seductive lips mesmerized her fans. She made a rapid progress by acting in a number of languages as Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindu. She has acted in more than 450 movies.

Silk Smitha, who through her glamour became the cynosure of the Southern cine industry, did not miss out on character roles.  She revealed her acting talent in movies as ‘Kozhi Koovuthu’ and ‘Alaigal Oivathillai’.

Reaping success through dance

She rose to such a position in 1980s that there wasn’t a movie without her dance.  Many movies became success just because of her dance.  She evolved as a different character in  ‘Layanam (1989) and this revealed a different face in her to the world.

This movie was dubbed in several languages.  Yet another film by Balu Mahendra, ‘Moonraam Pirai’ became a hit.  She costarred in this movie with Kamal Haasan and Sridevi and this was remade in Hindi.

It was the time when producers, directors, and even actors too awaited her call sheet.  It was a time when many vied with each other to eat the apple she had bitten. She had that much of glamour in her.


Silk Smitha’s embracing of death

Silk Smitha, who had bridled her fans through 17 years of cine career, abruptly ended her life in September of 1996.  There were many allegations about her death, but still the cause of her death is shrouded in mystery.

The movie ‘The dirty picture’ centering Silk Smitha’s life has been released today.  People close to Silk Smitha say Vidya Balan playing the character in this movie cannot even come near Silk Smitha’s shadow.  Whatever be it, this film may assist in revisiting Silk Smitha’s life and reminiscing on her thought.

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