Silk Smitha Birth Anniversary: Did You Know the Queen Of Sensuality Started Her Career as a Touch-up Artist?

Silk Smita’s birth anniversary: Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla, better known by her stage name Silk Smitha, appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. She broke the stereotype of submissive female characters. Silk Smitha who started her career as a make-up artist gradually started playing brave roles on the silver screen. She also featured in several popular dance numbers.

It was her 1979 release Vandichakkaram that made her one of the most loved actresses of the 80s. On his birth anniversary, let’s take a look at some lesser known facts and some of the films inspired by his life.

Some lesser known facts about the actress:

  1. Silk Smitha was born in a Telugu family to Ramalu and Sarasamma in Kovali village of Andhra Pradesh.
  2. He left school at the age of 10 due to financial problems.
  3. At the age of 14, she was forcibly married at an early age after being ill-treated by her husband and in-laws.
  4. Smita started her career as a touch-up artist and then got side roles in films.
  5. She got her first role in the film Ina Teddy, directed by director Anthony Eastman. He also named her Smita, which was instantly adopted by the industry people.
  6. She got her big break in the Tamil film industry after meeting late director Vinu Chakravarthy. He guided her and his wife Karna Pu taught her English and arranged dance, acting and etiquette classes.
  7. He garnered acclaim for his first leading role in the 1980 Tamil film “Vandichakkaram”. In the film, she played the role of a bar girl named Silk which gave her the name.
  8. She impressed critics and audiences with her acting skills in the film Alaigal Oivathillai (1981), where she played a wife traumatized by her husband’s rape of her maidservant, whom she passively observed entering her maidservant’s bathroom. and to stand “guard”. Shameful act, to save the family from embarrassment.
  9. On the morning of 23 September 1996, Silk was found dead at her home in Chennai. According to the postmortem report written a few months after Smita’s death, she committed suicide with alcohol in her system. The reason behind his death is still a mystery.

movies inspired by his life

The Dirty Picture is inspired by the life of Silk Smitha. The film is directed by Milan Luthria and co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. It stars Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor in lead roles. The film was released worldwide in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil on 2 December 2011, the birth anniversary of Silk Smitha.

According to the filmmakers, the film is not officially or literally based on Smita alone, but on several of her contemporaries such as Disco Shanti. It also bears similarities to the personal lives of other women in popular culture, including actresses such as Marilyn Monroe.

Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga (2013)

The Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath is a 2013 Kannada biographical film written and directed by Maga Trishul. The film was produced by Venkatappa and featured Pakistani actress Veena Malik in the lead role. It also stars Akshay, Sana, Anita Bhat and Srinivasa Murthy in supporting roles. The film was also released in Telugu and was titled as “Red Mirchi”. The film is inspired by the life of Silk Smitha and is about an aspiring actress who is ready to go to any extent to make it big in the film industry.

Climax is a 2013 Malayalam film directed by Anil Kumar, starring Sana Khan in the lead role. The film also draws inspiration from the life of actress Silk Smitha but at the beginning of the film there is a disclaimer that the characters in the film are fictional. The film was dubbed into Tamil with the title Oru Nadigayin Diaries and released on 24 May 2013.

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