|Born||C. Shakeela Begum
Buchireddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Shakeela is an Indian film actress, and glamour model known for her works in softcore movies, B-movies, and mainstream cinema. She has mostly acted Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films. Shakeela debuted in the Tamil soft porn movie Playgirls at the age of 20 as a supporting actress.
She acted in many B grade movies. Her big hit film was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her under limelight and resulted in unheard craze for her from youngsters to the old. She did few controversial topless scenes in her initial movies, but once she got noticed after Kinnarathumbikal. Her 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 colloquially called as "Razni films".
Shakeela has started appearing in comedy oriented family character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada since 2003. She wrote her autobiography which told about her family,and her background, acqintances with notable film personalities, politicians and childhood friends.
In January 2018, she announced her 250th film as an actor, Seelavathi, would begin production.
As an actress
Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu in various roles.
|2015||Love U Alia||Kannada|
|2015||Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga||Tamil|
|2012||Iniyum Oru Janmam||Malayalam|
|2011||Teja Bhai & Family||Malayalam|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||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|
|2002||Uff Yeh Jawani||Malayalam|
|2001||Nayeem And Shakeela||Telugu|
|2000||Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal||Malayalam|
|Karchina Pradeep Kulkarni||Telugu|
|Kkodi Tho Dinkchik||Bhojpuri|
|Musugulo Guddulata Raja||Oriya|
As a director
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- "The Hindu : Providing a political platform". www.hindu.com.
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