Disco Shanti

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Disco Shanti
Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
Occupation Film Actress
Years active 1985–1996
Spouse(s) Srihari[1](1996 - 2013; his death)[2]
Children 2 Sons, 1 Daughter (deceased)
Parent(s) C. L. Anandan (deceased)
Family Lalitha Kumari (sister)

Disco Shanti is an Indian film actress, particularly famous in the Southern India for her appearances in the Item Songs, she ruled the niche for quite a long time, lead actresses weren't keen to accept glamorous roles/appearances back then, Disco Shanti rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s.

She has appeared in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi & Oriya language movies, in a total of more than 100 movies.

Personal life[edit]

Disco Shanti is the daughter of Tamil actor C.L Anandan, who starred in many films, such as "Vijayapuri Veeran" and "Kaattumallika." She has a younger sister actress Lalitha Kumari.[3] She married Telugu actor Sri Hari in 1996[4] and stopped working in movies.[1][5] The couple had two sons and a daughter. Their daughter, Akshara, died when she was just four months old. The family started Akshara Foundation in her memory, which aims to supply villages with fluoride-free water and students with school supplies. [6]They also adopted four villages in Medchal. [7] Srihari, who had been suffering from a liver ailment for some time, complained of giddiness during the shooting of Rambo Rajkumar being directed by Prabhu Deva with Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. He was rushed to a hospital where he died later.[8]

Related[edit]

In 2011, the Hindi language movie, The Dirty Picture was made. This movie was inspired primarily by the life of actress Silk Smitha, but also used some elements from the life of Disco Shanti. The film stars Vidya Balan who plays the lead role along with Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Disco Shanti performed / acted in following movies.[5][10]

Year Movie Language Role
1985 Udaya Geetham Tamil
1985 Uyerthezhunelppu Malayalam
1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Malayalam Dancer
1986 Sathkaara Kannada
1986 Africadalli Sheela Hindi Zeher - the dancer
1986 Oomai Vizhigal Tamil
1986 Nimishangal Malayalam
1986 Dharma Devathai Tamil
1987 Raja Mariyadhai Tamil
1987 Mr. Raja Kannada
1987 Nee Allenkil Njan Malayalam Dancer
1987 Huli Hebbuli Kannada
1987 Jayasimha Kannada
1987 Kavalan Avan Kovalan Tamil
1987 Aase Kannada
1987 Kurukshetra Kannada
1987 Sangrama Kannada
1987 Anthima Ghatta Kannada
1988 Shakthi Kannada
1988 Urimai Geetham Tamil
1988 Gudugu Sidilu Kannada
1988 Thayi Karulu Kannada
1988 Oorigitta Kolli Kannada
1988 Onnum Onnum Pathinettu Malayalam
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Tamil
1988 Nammoora Raja Kannada
1988 Bharath Kannada
1988 Gharwali Baharwali Hindi
1988 Kazhugumalai Kallan Tamil
1988 Anjada Gandu Kannada
1988 Matru Devo Bhava Kannada
1988 Nallavan Tamil
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan Tamil
1988 Sangliyana Kannada
1988 Kabzaa Hindi Dancer
1988 Arjun Kannada
1989 Avatara Purusha Kannada
1989 Asmaan Se Ooncha Hindi Guest Appearance
1989 Malayathi Pennu Malayalam
1989 Geethanjali Telugu Dancer
1989 Khuli Khidki Hindi Reena
1989 Nyayakkaagi Naanu Kannada
1989 Indrajith Kannada
1989 CBI Shankar Kannada
1989 Padma Vyuha Kannada
1989 Hendthighelbedi Kannada Shanti
1989 Idu Saadhya Kannada
1989 Hosa Kavya Kannada
1989 Onti Salaga Kannada
1989 Kanoon Apna Apna Hindi Dancer & singer
1989 Vetri Vizha Tamil
1989 Jayabheri Kannada
1990 Idhaya Thamarai Tamil
1990 Nammoora Hammeera Kannada
1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi Malayalam
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Tamil
1990 Ashwamedha Kannada
1990 Poli Kitty Kannada
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Tamil
1990 Kiladi Thatha Kannada
1990 Ghayal Hindi Dancer
1990 Challenge Gopalakrishna Kannada
1990 Sididedda Gandu Kannada
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Hindi Dancer
1990 My Dear Marthandan Tamil
1990 Anantha Prema Kannada
1990 Pundara Ganda Kannada
1990 48 Manikkur Malayalam
1990 Jungle Love: A Tarzan Film Hindi Dancer
1990 Chakadola Karuchi Leela Oriya Dancer
1990 Ashwamedha Kannada
1990 Jamai Raja Hindi Aruna
1990 Challenge Kannada
1991 Eeramana Rojave Tamil
1991 Naag Mani Hindi Item number in the song "Mera Laung Gawaacha"
1990 Shivaraj Kannada
1991 SP Bhargavi Kannada
1991 Pondatti Pondattithan Tamil Padma
1991 Zaher Hindi
1991 Prema Pareekshe Kannada
1991 Nee Pathi Naan Pathi Tamil
1991 Rowdy Alludu Telugu Item number in the song "Amalapuram Bulloda"
1991 Anatha Rakshaka Kannada
1991 Mathru Bhagya Kannada
1992 Gharaana Mogudu Telugu Item number in the song "Bangaru Kodi Petta"
1992 Chinnavar Tamil Item number in the song "Padakottum Pattammah"
1992 Putta Hendthi Kannada
1992 Radha Ka Sangam Hindi
1992 Police File Kannada
1992 Banni Ondsala Nodi Kannada
1992 President Gari Pellam Telugu Singing voice
1992 Rishi Malayalam
1992 Alli Ramachari Illi Brahmachari Kannada
1993 Jana Mecchida Maga Kannada
1993 Aaha Brahmachari Kannada
1993 Suryodaya Kannada
1993 Prathiphala Kannada
1993 Mechanic Alludu Telugu
1993 Mane Devru Kannada
1993 Sarkarakke Saval Kannada
1993 Poorna Sangrama Kannada
1993 Khaidi No. 407 Kannada
1993 Mojina Maduve Kannada
1993 Bhagyawan Hindi
1994 Vaade Iraade Hindi
1994 Cheetah Hindi
1994 Alexander Kannada
1994 Thanikhe Kannada
1994 Brahmachari Mogudu Telugu
1994 Bangaru Kutumbam Telugu
1994 Dulaara Hindi
1994 Kinnaripuzhayoram Malayalam
1994 Gandugali Kannada
1995 Muthu Kaalai Tamil
1995 Naajayaz Hindi
1995 Betegara Kannada
1995 Putmalli Kannada
1995 Ganeshana Galate Kannada
1996 Aatank Hindi
1996 Boss Kannada
1996 Irattai Roja Tamil
1996 Stunt Master Kannada
1996 Rambha Rajyadalli Rowdy Kannada
1996 Gaaya Kannada
1996 Bangarada Mane Kannada
1997 Yuddha Kannada

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Personal life & Info". Behind Woods. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Personal life & Info". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "C.L. Anandan". Imprints On Indian Film Screen. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.telugumovietalkies.com/disco-shanthi-profile/
  5. ^ a b "Films & profile on OneIndia". OneIndia. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Srihari's social service through Akshara Foundation". Jollyhoo.com. June 22, 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Srihari". Kollywood. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  8. ^ (Special Correspondent) (10 October 2013). "Actor Srihari dies in Mumbai". Cinema. Features. Hyderabad: The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2015. He was rushed to a hospital where he died later. 
  9. ^ "The Dirty Picture". The Times of India. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "Films on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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