Born C.Shakeela Begum[1]
(1971-11-20) 20 November 1971
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India[2]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
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".[3]

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.[4][5] 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.

Year Film Language
2015 Love U Alia Kannada
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Tamil
2015 Romantic Target Telugu
2013 Ade Baaja Telugu
2013 Ragalaipuram Tamil
2013 Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam[6]
2012 Iniyum Oru Janmam
2011 Ninety Kannada
2011 Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam
2011 Guru Sishyan Tamil
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Tamil
2010 Maanja Velu Tamil
2009 Malai Malai Tamil
2008 Dongala Bandi Telugu
2009 Paape O Parupu Telugu
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
2007 Chotta Mumbai Malayalam
2006 Vathiyar Tamil
2006 Bangaram Telugu
2005 Thaka Thimi Tha Tamil
2004 Sandra Malayalam
2003 Dhool Tamil
2003 Dongodu Telugu
2003 Nijam Telugu
2003 Jayam Tamil
2003 Puttintiki Ra ChelliTelugu
2003 Veendum Thulabharam Malayalam
2003 Ananthapuram Raajakumaari Malayalam
2003 Jayam Telugu
2003 Duppatlo Dhada Dhada Telugu
2006 Vaseegara Tamil
2002 Penmanassu Telugu
2002 Thirunelliyile Penkutty Malayalam
2002 Namukkoru Koodaram Malayalam
2002 Miss Suvarna Malayalam
2002 Pranaya Shalabhangal Malayalam
2002 Mohaswapnam Malayalam
2002 Sisiram Malayalam
2002 Aalinganam Malayalam
2002 Eden Thottam Malayalam
2002 Niramulla Swapnangal Malayalam
2002 Randu Penkuttikal Malayalam
2002 Pushpasharam Malayalam
2002 Soundarya Lahari Malayalam
2002 Sneha Malayalam
2002 Thotti Gang Telugu
2002 Soundharyalahari Telugu
2001 Agniputhri Telugu
2001 Sagara Kannada
2001 Sneha Tamil
2001 Nayeem And Shakeela Telugu
2001 Aalilathoni Malayalam
2001 Swargavaathil Malayalam
2001 Laasyam Malayalam
2001 Mohanayanangal Malayalam
2001 Chaarasundari Malayalam
2001 Premaagni Malayalam
2001 Kalluvaathukkal Kathreena Malayalam
2001 Romance Malayalam
2001 Maami Malayalam
2001 NimishangalMalayalam
2001 Kinnaaram Chollicholli Malayalam
2001 Ee Raavil Malayalam
2001 Driving School Malayalam
2001 Naalaam Simham Malayalam
2001 Agnipushpam Malayalam
2001 Kaadambari Malayalam
2001 Laya Thalangal Malayalam
2001 Pranayaaksharangal Malayalam
2001 Vezhambal Malayalam
2001 Yaamini Malayalam
2001 Agrahaaram Malayalam
2001 Koumaram Malayalam
2000 Kinnara Thumbikal Malayalam
2000 Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal Malayalam
2000Manjukaalappakshi Malayalam
2000 KaatharaMalayalam
2000 ThankathoniMalayalam
2000 RaakkilikalMalayalam
1999 Captain Malayalam
1998 Kulirkattu Malayalam
1998 Marumalarchi Tamil
1998 Udhavikku Varalaamaa Tamil
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil
1990Beauty Palace Malayalam
1989 Aakhri Ghulam Hindi
Karchina Pradeep Kulkarni Telugu
Kkodi Tho Dinkchik Bhojpuri
Bavalu Sayya Telugu
Chance Kannada
1986 Africadalli Sheela Kannada
Ranganayaki Tamil
Dear Sneha Telugu
Vagalady Telugu
Paruvam Malayalam
Hostel Malayalam
Thappu Tamil
Musugulo Guddulata Raja Oriya

As a director

Year Film Language
2013 Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam
2015 Romantic Target Telugu


  1. "Shakeela Athmakatha". Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. Shakeela films
  3. Naga(Telugu)
  4. Nijam(Telugu)
  5. "Shakeela to direct a lady oriented film". Retrieved 4 April 2015.

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