Disco Shanti is an actor in Indian cinema, but known as an item girl in South Indian cinema, who was in good demand in Tamil cinema. Tamil cinema had its own stable of item girls in the 80s and 90’s, they were Disco Shanti, Jayamalini and Silk Smitha Silk Smitha is an unforgettable personality in the >> Read More... Silk Smitha .

South Indian cinema had a major fan following and people Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka used to flock to the theatres to watch their favourite actors gyrate and yoddle on the screen. Now-a-days even actresses perform items numbers in screen, but those were the days, when selected dancers and actors were allowed to perform item numbers. The item is commonly used in connection with Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu cinema. She wanted to become an actress and even was introduced as a heroine in several Tamil movies. But as luck did not favour, she switched off to item number roles. 

Well, Disco Shanti was the daughter of Tamil Actor’ Vijayapuri Veeran’ C L Anandan. She also had a younger sister who was an actress Lalitha Kumari Lalitha Kumari is a movie actress who is known for >> Read More... Lalitha Kumari and acted in few films. Disco Shanti got married to a Telegu actor Sri Hari in 1996 and bid bye to films.

Disco Shanti was popular for her catchy, upbeat and often sexually provocative dances for a song in a movie. She worked in several Hindi movies apart from appearing in movies made in other south Indian languages. She has done many sizzling numbers in Indian screen and she was a competition to Silk Smitha and Jothi Laxmi. Disco Shanthi paired with almost leading heroes of Tamil Cinema in 90s.

She was famous for her disco moves in dance numbers when disco dances were highly popular. She has over fifty movies to her credit and has done even films with big Bollywood stars such as Hema Malini Hema Malini is perhaps the only dream girl of the >> Read More... Hema Malini , Sunny Deol Sunny Deol is a film actor, director and producer. >> Read More... Sunny Deol and thespian Dilip Kumar Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on the 11th of Decemb >> Read More... Dilip Kumar even.

Even though she has remained away from limelight it is heard that her son will be making a debut in cinemas soon.
Dipa Shah Tamil Actress

Dipa Shah

Dipa Shah is another Mumbai import girl, who made her break in Tamil cinema. She had a modeling career and moved to Kollywood. She is one of those Mumbai girls who has found Chennai cinema to be the stepping stone. Known for modeling look, nobody can believe she looks like a south Indian girl in Tamil cinema. Her character as a south Indian girl, who hails from Ooty in Sillunnu Oru Santhippu, in which she was cast opposite Vimal was a point to prove this. The film was directed by Ravi Lallin and gave her recognition in Kollywood, but this actress was seen earlier in Yuddham Sei and had acted even in a Malayalam movie named China Town. She played role of trainee cop in Yuddham (Tamil) which fetched her critical applause. She played a serious role in it, which went well with the audiences down south. She has been very choosy in selecting scripts and therefore had rejected many offers that came to her in Kollywood. Known for her professionalism value, she will also sign a film on dotted line if the script is interesting. She was born in Mumbai to a business family. She has a younger sister named Dhara Shah and mother Jarana Shah and father Deepak Shah, who had been supportive to her in making career in Kollywood. Like many of her counterparts Khushboo, Simran, or Joythika who tagged the queen of Kollywood, here is a chance for Dipa shah to fill the space soon and move to superstardom. With her girl next door looks she is here to stay in Kollywood hereafter. She is like a breath of fresh air and a must watch for all teenagers for her cute look.



Diya is a Tamil film actress, who shot into fame with a few projects. She was lucky to grab best offers that came in her way and became a known actress with a few films that she had in hand, but she voluntarily opted out of films and bid a goodbye to celluloid world thereby leaving her fans unhappy. She married software engineer Arvind and got settled as a house wife. In celluloid world, she will be most remembered for her outstanding performance with Raja’s son Dhanush for “Dreams” which had released in 2004. Her first break was with Kurumbu in 2003. This film bombed in the box office. The film was a remake of 2002 Telugu film Allari, which had Allari Naresh in the actor role and Diya and Nikita in lead actresses roles. The film was not able to get a mass appeal, although it was a triangular teenage love story. After failure of Kurumbu, she got another major break with Dhanush in Dreams. This film also bombed in the box office. Her next project Karka Kasadara too did not fare well in the box office. Her film Kodambakkm released in 2005 was received well in the box office, which also had actress Nandha making her debut. The film also fetched critical acclaim and many awards and Diya’s continuous failure in box office met with success at last. After mixed response from the viewers in Tamil cinema, the actress switched off to the Telugu celluloid world and grabbed a film with Kalyan Ram Nandamuri in Asadhyudu that was released in 2006. This film was also a disaster in box office. Her next film, Lakshmi Putrudu with Uday Kiran did not meet with success. She acted in a Malayalam movie Bhargavacharitham Moonam Khandam in 2006, which was also a flop. With no major success in her career, she tried her luck again in her last Tamil movie named Kadhal Endral Enna, which totally banked on Diya and the movie is still worth watching a number of times.

Diya Tamil Actress