Shakeela

a picture of Shakeela
19.11.1973 *

Shakeela grew up in Chennai, where her father ran an entertainment club. She started acting in small roles in the 1990s. When director R. J. Prasad asked her to play a role in a Malayalam movie, she did not know, that this would be the movie, that changed her life. The film Kinnara Thumbikal, which created new box-office records in South India, established Shakeela as the sex queen of Indian cinema. Also the film started a soft porn wave, which continued for the next two years.

Many of Shakeela's movies were dubbed in other south Indian languages, e. g. Yamini is titled Tilottama in Telugu. Until 2002 Shakeela's film where big hits and she was the top star of Malayalam cinema. But neither did the soft porn wave create a bigger hype, nor were those films able to make their marks outside Kerala.

Of late Shakeela starred in a few south Indian movies such as the Tamil film Anbu Thollai, in which she surprisied the press by playing a decent role, or the Telugu movie Keelu Gurram. Yet, all of those films were flops and are not worth watching. Shakeela made her way back into the headlines, when she planned to write her autobiography and with announcements of starting a career in politics.

Filmographie

As Actor/Actress

  1. Current, 2009
  2. Vyapari, 2009
  3. Black and White, 2008
  4. Bangaram, 2006
  5. 786 - O Khaidi Prema Katha, 2005
  6. Keelu Gurram, 2005
  7. Thaka Thimi Thaa, 2005
  8. Anbu Thollai, 2003
  9. Jayam, 2003
  10. Jayam, 2002
  11. Agnipushpam, 2001
  12. Alilathoni, 2001
  13. Charasundari, 2001
  14. Driving School, 2001
  15. Ei Ravil, 2001
  16. Ennathoni, 2001
  17. Ente Swarnam, 2001
  18. Kadambari, 2001
  19. Kalluvathukkal Kathreena, 2001
  20. Kawmaram, 2001
  21. Kinnaram Cholli Cholli, 2001
  22. Lasyam, 2001
  23. Layam, 2001
  24. Louli, 2001
  25. Maami, 2001
  26. Mis Chalu, 2001
  27. Miss Rathi, 2001
  28. Mohananayanagal, 2001
  29. Nalamsimham, 2001
  30. Nimishagal, 2001
  31. Premagni, 2001
  32. Pushpasaram, 2001
  33. Rasaleela, 2001
  34. Romance, 2001
  35. Sagara, 2001
  36. Sneha, 2001
  37. Swargavathil, 2001
  38. Tharunnyam, 2001
  39. Thazhvara, 2001
  40. Thiruneliyile Pankutti, 2001
  41. Vezhambal, 2001
  42. Yamini, 2001
  43. Kinnara Thumbikal, 2000