Shakeela | A major sex symbol in the late 1990
Shakeela has seen a lot of ups and downs in her life. “You can’t reject every movie coming your way,” her mother had once said. So Shakeela started accepting whichever film came her way.
Shakeela made her debut in the Tamil film Playgirls (1995) at 18 as a supporting actress. She worked in about 250 films, most of them being the soft porn type, which made her a major sex symbol in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Shakeela was born in a conservative Muslim family based in Kodambakkam, Chennai. She had six other siblings and did her schooling at different schools in Chennai. However, she was not good in studies and left it half-way to pursue a career in films.
She acted in many B grade movies. One of her biggest hits was Kinnarathumbikal (2000) in Malayalam, which brought her into limelight. She suddenly became a craze among teenagers as well as those not in their teens anymore.
Shakeela started doing adult films, so that she could support her six siblings and mother. When she earned recognition in the film industry, she wrote his autobiography which was published in Malayali. In this book, Shakeela has penned down that she was raped by a man at a very young age.
Shakeela who got here from a really modest household, started her profession in small roles in Tamil and Malayalam business movies. She later transitioned to softcore cinema, and had carried out fairly a number of motion pictures within the style.
One such film, Kinnarathumbikal, that got here out in 2000 was one such fil. Made on a meagre funds of Rs 12 lakhs, Kinnarathumbikal went on to earn greater than Rs four crore. This was at a time when motion pictures that includes superstars like Mammootty and Mohanlal had been failing to work on the field workplace.
The success of Kinnarathumbikal inspired the producers to make extra softcore motion pictures and the distributors to display screen them in correct theatres, as an alternative of the seedy ones. Lots of these erotic motion pictures, a few of them not even starring Shakeela, turned out to be worthwhile ventures, until the fad died a sluggish demise within the latter a part of the last decade.
With the demand for the style that made her well-known diminished significantly, Shakeela start to look in mainstream movies, principally spoofing her personal picture.
She additionally received the prospect to look within the movies of main superstars in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema. On this particular characteristic, we take a look at seven occasions when Shakeela memorably appeared in celebrity motion pictures.
A biopic will soon be made on Shakeela in Hindi and a few other South Indian languages. Actor Richa Chadha will play Shakeela’s role.