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 Name||Shamlee Babu|
|Famous Role||Anjali 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||1987-07-10|
|Age (as in 2017)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Debut||Tamil 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)|
|Awards||1990- 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|
|Parents||Father- Sharaf Babu|
|Siblings||Brother- Richard Rishi (Actor)|
|Sister- Shalini Kumar (Actress)|
|Favourite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Singer(s)||American- Beyoncé, Jailo, Lady Gaga|
|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.’