20 November 1971
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Spouse(s)||Arun Anthonypillai, Stavanger|
Shakeela is an Indian actress who has appeared mostly in softcore and B grade movies. She mostly acted in film industries of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. She started out as an actor in B-grade movies in the early 1990s. Later she moved to Chennai seeking a career in South Indian film industry. Shakeela debuted through the Tamil soft porn movie, Playgirls at the age of 20 as a supporting actress. She is termed as right successor to Silk Smitha
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 she was very reserved about doing topless scenes and always used body-doubles during those scenes in her later movies. She had become popular by acting in B-grade Malayalm films. Such was the popularity of Shakeela that she acted in almost 40 Malayalam softcore films from 2000 till 2003.
The returns on these films were assured even if they run only in 30 to 40 stations. Her popular 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. She acted in more than 110 movies. She has also participated in Bigg Boss Kannada 2...
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|
|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|
|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
- Shakeela at the Internet Movie Database
- India Daily story: The soft porn queen of India Shakeela decides to tell her life story