|Silk Smitha Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||December 2, 1960|
|Date of Death||September 23, 1996|
Silk Smitha was an Indian actor and dancer who worked mainly in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films. She was the most sought-after erotic artist in the 1980s and was part of several successful dance numbers in the 1980s Indian films. Her career spanned over 17 years during which she appeared in over 450 films including Vandichakkaram, Idavelakku Sesham, Layanam, Three Men Army, Special Squad, Dominic Presentation, Pataal Bhairavi, Thumboli Kadappuram, Thanikattu Raja, Thudikkum Karangal, Soorakottai Singakutti, Neengal Kettavai, Paatti Sollai Thattathe, Ganam Courtar Avargale, Avasara Police 100, Jeet Hamaari, Shri Datta Darshan, Reshma Ki Jawani, Lady Tarzan, and others.
She was born on December 2, 1960.
On September 23, 1996, she committed suicide at the age of 35 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Kovvali, Denduluru Mandal, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Silk Smitha was around 10 years old when she dropped out of school due to her family’s financial conditions. She was in 4th grade at that time.
- Father – Ramallu
- Mother – Sarasamma
- Siblings – V Naga Vara Prasad (Brother)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Silk Smitha’s family married her off at a very young age because her significant looks brought her the trouble of uninvited attention. However, she ran away from her home after marriage as she was mistreated by her husband and in-laws.
Race / Ethnicity
- Doe-like eyes
- Short temper and willpower
- Golden complexion
Silk Smitha Facts
- She started her career as a touch-up artist for a female actor and soon got a break in small character roles.
- Silk Smitha was an introvert and could not make friends very quickly. Hence, she had a small circle.
- People often mistook her straightforwardness for arrogance. However, it has been stated that she was a punctual artist who arrived on movie sets well before the shooting started. She was also responsible and ambitious, having learned to speak the English language fluently despite her limited education.
- She was a much-celebrated actor of her time and at the peak of her career, according to Tamil film historian Randor Guy, “Films that had lain in cans for years were sold by the simple addition of a Silk Smitha song.”
- On September 23, 1996 (the day she committed suicide), Silk Smitha contacted her friend, dancer Anuradha, in the morning in order to discuss something that was bothering Silk Smitha. Anuradha had planned to visit Smitha after dropping her child at school but when she arrived, she found Smitha dead by hanging.
- Smitha was portrayed by Vidya Balan in the 2011 film, titled The Dirty Picture, inspired by Silk Smitha’s life. The movie was released on Smitha’s birthday and Vidya Balan won the National Film Award for “Best Actress” for her performance.