|Born||C. Shakeela begum
22 May 1973
Nellore, Andrapradesh, India
|Parents||Chandbasha, Chand Beegam|
Shakeela (born 22 May 1973) in Andrapradesh is an Indian actress who has appeared mostly in softcore and B movies. She mostly acted in film industries of Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi Kannada and Malayalam languages. She started out as an actor in B-grade movies in the early 1990s. Later she moved to Chennai seeking a career in South Indian film industry. Shakeela debuted through the Tamil soft porn movie, 'Playgirls' at the age of 20 as a supporting actress. She is termed as Right Successor of Silk Smitha.
Shakeela's first movie was a Tamil soft porn movie named "Playgirls", in which Silk Smitha was the leading actress. After that she acted in many B graded movies. Her big hit film was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her under limelight. She did few controversial topless scenes in her initial movies, but used body-doubles in her later movies. She had become popular by acting in B-grade Malayalm films .
The returns on these films are assured even if they run only in 30 to 40 stations. Her popular B-Grade films were dubbed and released in almost all Indian languages. Her films were dubbed even into foreign languages like Nepalese, Chinese, Sinhala etc. After she acted in several movies, the soft-porn movie industry in India was colloqiuly called as "Shakeela films".
Shakeela has started appearing in comedy oriented family character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada since 2003.
As an actress
Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu in various roles.
|2012||Iniyum Oru Janmam||Malayalam|
|2011||Teja Bhai & Family||Malayalam|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Tamil|
|2009||Siva Manasula Sakthi||Tamil|
|2009||Paape O Parupu||Telugu|
|2007||Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Tamil|
|2005||Thaka Thimi Tha||Tamil|
|2003||Puttintiki Ra Chelli||Telugu|
|2003||Duppatlo Dhada Dhada||Telugu|
|2001||Nayeem And Shakeela||Telugu|
|2001||Aa Oru Nimisham||Malayalam|
|2000||Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal||Malayalam|
|Karchina Pradeep Kulkarni||Telugu|
|Kkodi Tho Dinkchik||Bhojpuri|
As a director
- http://focusa2z.com/right-successor-silk-smitha-autobiography-actress-shakeela-athmakatha/ An Autobiography of Actress Shakeela Athmakatha
- http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2002/08/08/stories/2002080800160200.htm Shakeela films
- http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2003/01/13/stories/2003011301800400.htm Naga(Telugu)
- http://hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2003/05/26/stories/2003052601930400.htm Nijam(Telugu)
- Shakeela at the Internet Movie Database
- India Daily story: The soft porn queen of India Shakeela decides to tell her life story
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