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Silk Smitha became a household name during the 80s, and she had set the South Indian movie industry on fire with her sexy, bold and enigmatic personality. Her name was mostly taken with the top actresses at that time, and many would envy her style and personality. Although, she didn't stay with us long, but she left a lasting impact on our industry. Recently a movie starring Vidya Balan was made on her life, and audiences loved it.
There are some facts about Silk Smitha that are yet unknown to her fans and here are some of them.
Although, she lived a very short life, but she made a big name for herself in the movie industry. So here are some interesting facts about the late actress.
Initially, she would work as a minor makeup artist for actresses and then she slowly moved on to better roles in the industry.
She was titled as the sex symbol of the South in the 80s, and she has worked in nearly 450 films. She would also do films in many languages like Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada.
Silk Smitha was only a reel name. Her actual name was Vidyalakshmi.
In 1979, Vidyalakshmi got her name 'Silk Smitha' from the role she played in Vinu Chakravarthy's Vandichakkaram. The movie made her supremely famous, and she turned into an overnight success.
She was at the peak of her acting career, and she mentioned her intentions of producing movies as well when the world heard the news of her sudden death. It was on the night of September 23, 1996, when Silk Smitha was found dead in her house in Chennai. It was later confirmed that she had committed suicide.
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