Silk smitha started her career at a very tender age and hence has left a name in the film industry. There are many of the silk smitha affairs which people have spoken about. She got married at an early age. Her life was full of sorrows. She set her foot in the acting field with tamil movie Vandi Chakkaram.
Silk Smitha was born on the 2nd of December 1960 and died on 23rd September 1996. She was a very famous actress and had come a long way in a very short time. She started her career in the 1970 as make-up artist and in the 1980s she was the most sought after actress and was very famous by then. Her work was appreciated and she was a wonderful actress. In the year 1979, she started her career with the Tamil movie Vandi Chakkaram wherein she played the character Silk who was a bar girl and hence she was famously known as Silk from thereon. In a short span of 17 years of her career in movies she had acted in four hundred and fifty plus movies in languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada.
Silk Smitha was earlier known as Vijayalakshi and was born in a place in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh. Due to her family financial problems she could not pursue her studies beyond 4th class. She had a good figure and hence always caught men’s attention and this led to the Silk Smith affairs. Married at an early age she ran from her husband’s house as they ill treated and tortured her lot. She worked as a make-up artist for a B grade actor and she started getting small roles which she took up. Later Vinu Chakraborthy a director took her home and she was named as Smitha by him and his wife taught her English and they also taught her dance. Her Malayalam debut movie was Inaye thedi and her first movie in the lead role was Vandi Chakkaram.
Having acted in many regional language movies she got characterized as a sex symbol. Her movie Amaran got her acclaim and appreciation for the dance that she did in that movie. She was labeled as a B grade actor by media, critics and movie lovers. She did not limit herself to doing only sexy roles but also went on to play the character of a wife who was betrayed by her husband in the famous movie Alaigal Oivathillai. Of the many movies that she acted in Layanam got her much appreciation and this was dubbed in many other languages and in Hindi it was named as ‘reshma ki jawani’. Moondram Pirai was her only decent movie which was the direction of a famous director. And this movie was remaked in Hindi as Sadma with famous starcast like Kamal Hasan and Sri Devi and also including Silk Smitha. During her life time Silk Smitha affairs were many.
It is said that when she was at the peak of her career and when she was famous the movies which were dead flop were released again with a dance performance of silk smitha and the movie got hit instantly. Her performances used to put life even in the worst of movie. Such was the fan following of this actress who lived for a very short time but, left a name and performance which people remember for life.