10 July 1987 |
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
|Other names||Baby Shamili|
|Years active||1989-2000; 2009.|
Shamili, better known as Baby Shamili, is an Indian actress, who has primarily acted as a child actor in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed performance as the mentally challenged child Anjali in the 1990 film Anjali that fetched her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist, and as a child trapped inside a bore-well in the 1992 film Malootty that fetched her a Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist.
Shamili hails from a family of actors, being the younger sister of actor Richard Rishi and actress Shalini who is married to actor Ajith Kumar. She was born to Babu & Alice.The family is a Protestant Christian.
She is doing a course in Singapore and holds a degree in 'Visual Communication' from Women's Christian College.
She started acting at the age of two. In 1990, she acted in Bharathan's Malootty, a film based on Jessica McClure. Her performance won her critical appreciation and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Her breakthrough in Tamil came with Mani Ratnam's 'Anjali', in which she portrayed a mentally challenged child, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. She also acted as a teenager in Fazil's Harikrishnans as Mammooty and Mohanlal's sibling. In Kannada has acted with well known actors like vishnuvardhan, ambreesh, sitara[disambiguation needed], shruthi, srinath, Geetha, Meghna, Vinaya Prasad, Sunil, Sathya priya, Bhavya, Lakshmi and abhijeet. In Kannada, she acted in Dakshayini, Kadambari (1993), Karulina Kudi (1995), Bhairavi (1991),Chinna Nee Naguthiru (1993) Bhuvaneshwari (1994) matte haditu kogile (1990), hoovu hannu (1993) and jagadeshwari (1998).
She played her first female lead role in Anand Ranga's directorial debut Oy! alongside Siddarth. Though this movie didn't fare well at Box Office, but has got critical acclamation in terms of high movie values.
Her childhood films were directed mainly by ramnarayan,she was the child artist for whom the whole film was being done with senior artist playing supporting roles and she was in high demand in her realm.
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- "Baby Shamili debuts opposite Siddharth". IndiaGlitz. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
|National Film Award|
Mrin Moyee Chandrakar
for Kalat Nakalat
|Best Child Artist
(shared with Tarun and Shruthi)
for Bhadram Koduko