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Indian film actress Shamili has worked mainly in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. She rose to prominence for her critically acclaimed performance as a mentally challenged child Anjali in the 1990 film Anjali and as a child trapped inside a bore-well in the 1992 film Malootty. She has worked as a child artist in many more movies like Thai Poosam, Killer, Police Lockup, Joker, Kadambari and Kandukondain Kandukondain.

Real NameShamlee Babu
NicknameBaby Shamili
Famous RoleAnjali in Tamil film 'Anjali' (1990)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1987-07-10
Age (as in 2017)30 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DebutTamil Film: Rajanadai (1989, as child artist), Veera Sivaji (2016, as actress)
Telugu Film: Magadu (1989, as child artist), Oye! (2009, as actress)
Malayalam Film: Malootty (1990, as child artist), Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti (2015, as actress)
Kannada Film: Mathe Haditu Kogile (1990, as child artist)
Bollywood: Sabse Bada Mawali (1996, as child artist)
HobbiesDancing, Travelling
Awards1990- National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Tamil film Anjali (1990)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Child Artist for Tamil film Anjali (1990)
Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for Malayalam film Malootty (1990)
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Artist for Kannada film Mathe Haditu Kogile (1990)
2009- CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut for Telugu film Oye! (2009)
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- Sharaf Babu
Mother- Alice
SiblingsBrother- Richard Rishi (Actor)
Sister- Shalini Kumar (Actress)
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Favourite Singer(s)American- Beyoncé, Jailo, Lady Gaga
Favourite PoliticianJayalalithaa
Favourite Filmmaker(s)K. Balachander, Mani Ratnam

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shamili

  • Does Shamili smoke?: No
  • Does Shamili drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • At the age of 2, Shamili made her first on-screen appearance in the Tamil film Rajanadai (1989) as Shamili.
  • Her father had a dream of becoming an actor. He fulfilled his dream through his children.
  • Her sister ‘Shalini’ got married to a popular actor Ajith Kumar.
  • While she was in school, she took up her interest towards art and dancing. She even learnt arts from well-known painter ‘Ilangovan.’
  • She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
  • Shamili is trained in various other dance forms like jazz, hip-hop and salsa.
  • She did a course in film studies from Singapore.
  • After her Tamil film ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’ (2000), she took a break for almost 8 years to complete her studies.
  • Shamili rejoined the film industry in 2009 and made her debut as an actress with the Telugu film ‘Oye!.’
  • She is a huge fan of superstar ‘Shah Rukh Khan.’ She even uses her Facebook profile with the name, ‘Shamlee Srk.’
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