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Shakeela is a well-known adult film actor from India. She has long been a familiar face in South Indian pornographic films, also known as “The B-grade industry,” outside of the major genres. She was raised in a large middle-class family and was under parental pressure to start working at an early age. At age 20, she made her acting debut in the Tamil film “Play Girls.” She had a little part in the movie as Silk Smith’s sister. In the 1980s and 1990s, she steadily surpassed Silk Smitha in prominence as a South Indian adult cinema actor, appearing in more than six movies annually. She created a niche for herself in the industry by appearing in numerous Kannada and Malayalam films in addition to Tamil ones. She was once so well-liked that movie makers began renaming their homes after her. ‘Kinnarathumbikal,’ her first big Malayalam hit, gave her a ton of public fame. She subsequently had appearances in several popular movies, including “Love U Alia” and “Guru Sishyan.” Her films are well-known over the world, and some of them have been dubbed into languages like Chinese, Nepali, and Singhalese.

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Early Childhood & Life

Shakeela was born C. Shakeela Begum on November 20, 1975, into a middle-class family in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. She was one of six siblings. Her parents had an extremely difficult time making ends meet because they came from a low-income home. Her mother was a straightforward homemaker, while her father worked odd jobs.
As she hit her teenage years, she stopped studying and began working to support her family. She struggled greatly, though, to make enough money for her family. She began getting praise for her body and looks in the late 1980s, which made her want to work in the entertainment sector.

Silk Smitha, who was at the height of her career at the time, was Shakeela’s idol. She discovered how Silk become successful in the field. She was able to land several B-grade movies because of her voluptuous shape and alluring presence. Shakeela was initially turned down, but as Silk Smitha’s fame began to wane, Shakeela gradually started to catch the attention of the South Indian B-grade cinema business.

She got her start in the late 1980s as a young artist. She starred in several movies in 1986. These movies were available in a variety of languages, including Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. These movies, however, only saw limited screenings in a few cinemas.

Career of Shakeela

According to reports, Shakeela worked unpaid at the beginning of her career because the producers didn’t appear to have the funds to pay her. As a result, she became well-liked by moviemakers.
She was more in demand as she got older, and in the movie “Play Girls” she eventually made her adult acting debut. She portrayed the younger sister of the character portrayed by Silk Smith in the movie.

The successful movie heralded the entry of a new star in the low-budget sector. Shakeela’s success led to other jobs, and by the late 1990s, she had established herself as a well-known figure.
At the time, “Jallikattu Kaalai,” “Marumalarchi,” “Beauty Palace,” and “Captain” were some of her most well-known movies. She was in high demand throughout the whole South Indian cinema business, but Tamil filmmakers in particular loved her.

Even though she was doing more movies, she was still not as successful as Silk Smitha. She appeared in more than 20 Malayalam films in 2001 due to the Malayalam cinema industry’s apparent growing fondness for her.

Her Malayalam movie “Kinnarathumbikal” brought her national attention. She immediately became a pop culture phenomenon because she inspired awe in everyone, from young boys to elderly men.
With the release of the Telugu movie “Thotti Gang” in 2002, she gained enormous fame in the country’s film business. Prabhu Deva and Gajala, two of the biggest names in the mainstream industry, appeared in the movie. In contrast to her past films, the comedy flick was a box office smash and earned excellent reviews.
“Thotti Gang” was one of those movies that weren’t as inexpensive as her other B-movies. She demonstrated by her performance in this film that, given the chance, she could take on a fine role.

In 2002, she continued to act in B-grade Malayalam movies and made appearances in over a dozen movies. She appeared in four big-budget movies in 2003: “Jayam,” “Nijam,” “Dhool,” and “Dongodu.”

Since she continued to appear in mainstream movies for the following several years, it was considered that she had changed her career path. The middle of the 2000s saw some of her most popular books, including “Bangaram,” “Chotta Mumbai,” and “Vathiyar.” The majority of these films had mediocre box office results.

She appeared in a few critically acclaimed and commercially successful Tamil films in the late 2000s, including “Boss Engira Bhaskaran,” “Guru Sishyan,” and “Maanja Velu.” She received praise for a handful of her performances, which was a significant accomplishment considering that many directors in the business did not even think she was a real performer.

Shakeela then appeared in minor movies including “Romantic Target” and “Ade Baaja.” In the 2016 movie “Love U Alia,” which starred Bhoomika Chawla in the lead role, she made an appearance as a character artist. The movie, which was simultaneously produced in Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada, received some favorable reviews after its release.

She had an appearance in the 2016 Tamil comedy ‘Sakalakala Vallavan,’ which also starred Trisha and Jayam Ravi.
By this time, Shakeela had starred in more than 100 movies in almost all of the main Indian languages, and several of her movies had been released abroad. Among other nations, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh, she has a sizable fan base.

She gained the reputation of being the actress who always appears in B-grade movies when she appeared in more than 40 adults Malayalam films in just the years 2001 and 2002. She mostly played minor roles later in her career, although she was never able to shake the reputation of being renowned.
She recently participated in the second season of the reality series “Big Boss Kannada.”

Individual Life of Shakeela

In some of her earlier movies, Shakeela did not hesitate to perform provocative topless scenes. But as soon as she became popular, she regularly declined to appear in such scenarios. After then, body doubles were employed in numerous of her movies.

Shakeela was incredibly well-liked by the Malayalam cinema industry, and her male viewers adored her. At the height of her popularity, she said she received over 100 marriage proposals from actors and filmmakers. It was rumored that a few directors and producers even named their homes after her.

Because so little of Shakeela’s past was known to the general public, she had long been the subject of much interest. Her book provided a thorough look into her early years.
Shakeela has previously been associated with several well-known movie stars. There haven’t been any verified rumors about her marriage or children, though.

Estimated net worth

The estimated net worth of Shakeela is about $1 million.