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Born C. Shakeela begum[1]
(1973-11-19) 19 November 1973 (age 40)
Buchi Reddy Palem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Parents Chandbasha, Chand Beegam

Shakeela (born 19 November 1973) 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.[2]


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".[3]

Shakeela has started appearing in comedy oriented family character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada since 2003.

She is going to write autobiography which is supposed to include all her acqintances with notable film personalities, politicians and childhood friends. [4][5] She acted in more than 110 movies.

Shakeela Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, kannanda and Telugu in various roles.

Year Film Language
2013 Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam [6]
2012 Kai Tamil
2012 Aasami Tamil
2011 Ninety Kannada
2011 Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam
2011 Guru Sishyan Tamil
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Tamil
2010 Maanja Velu Tamil
2009 Malai Malai Tamil
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi Tamil
2008 Dongala Bandi Telugu
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
2007 Chotta Mumbai Malayalam
2006 Vathiyar Tamil
2006 Bangaram Telugu
2005 Thaka Thimi Tha Tamil
2003 Dhool Tamil
2003 Dongodu Telugu
2003 Jayam Tamil
2003 Puttintiki Ra Chelli Telugu
2003 Veendum Thulabharam Malayalam
2003 Jayam Telugu
2002 Penmanassu Malayalam
2002 Thotti Gang Telugu
2002 Soundharyalahari Telugu
2003 duppatlo dhada dhada Telugu
2001 Agniputhri Telugu
2001 Sagara Kannada
2001 Sneha Tamil
2001 Nayeem And Shakeela Telugu
2001 Aalilathoni Malayalam
2000 Kinnara Thumbikal Malayalam
1998 Marumalarchi Tamil
1998 Udhavikku Varalaamaa Tamil
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil
1989 Aakhri Ghulam Hindi
2009 Paape O Parupu Telugu
karchina pradeep kulkarni Telugu
Kulirkattu Malayalam
Kkodi Tho Dinkchik Bhojpuri
Bavalu Sayya Telugu
Nijam Telugu
Chance Kannada
Ranganayaki Tamil
Dear Sneha Telugu
Vagalady Telugu
Paruvam Malayalam
Hostel Malayalam
Kalluvathikkal Katrina Malayalam
Driving school Malayalam
Mami Malayalam
Chara Sundari Malayalam
Layam Malayalam
Koumaram Malayalam
Rakkilikal Malayalam
Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal Malayalam
thappu Tamil

As a director[edit]

Year Film Language
2013 Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam



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