Shrutika, the granddaughter of the late, talented actor, Thengai Srinivasan, had the very same blood running through her veins causing her to crave for a break in movies since she was 13. When she turned 16, she bagged the opportunity to act with one of TamilNadu's hot and talented stars, Suriya in the year 2002, in the Tamil movie Shree. Critics and the audience felt she was cute only from certain angles and the film, however, went on to drown in the box office.

Her next break came about with Vasantha Balan's Album, opposite Aryan Rajesh and this went on to do an average run at the box office. She then tried her luck at Mollywood with the movie, Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam, opposite Suresh Gopi and this was her big break in the real sense. She went on to receive several rave reviews as feedback on her performance as Ammu in the film. She then went on to appear alongside Jiiva in the movie Thithikudhe and Kamal Hassan's production Nala Damayanthi opposite Madhavan.

However, she just didn't click in Kollywood and decided to pack her bags and head for education instead. She went on to pursue visual communication at SRM College, Chennai.

Shobha Tamil Actress

Shobha

Shobha was a famous South Indian actress who worked in Malayalam and Tamil films. Her exceptional acting talents impressed many directors who had different ideas, making the out-of-the-box experimental type of movies. She understood what the directors wanted from a scene in a beautiful way. In several films, she had to present distressed characters, and she excelled at them even at a very young age. She was the daughter of K. P. Menon and Prema Menon, one of the leading actresses of Malayalam film industry during the 1950s. She joined the industry in 1968, making her screen debut in Tamil Thriller film Thattungal Thirakkappadum at the age of six. She worked with eminent directors like Balachandra Menon, K.G.George, Mohan, P. N. Panicker and Ramu Kariat during her short time in the industry. She received many accolades, including two Filmfares and a National award for Pasi. She married Balu Mahendra, who worked as a cinematographer in some of her films without the consent of her relatives. This wedlock created so many difficulties and struggles in the family circle and in the midst of that dilemma she committed suicide on 1st May 1980. Balu Mahendra admitted in his interview to Anu Haasan in Koffee with Anu that he based his next movie, Moondram Pirai, on the life of Shobha, describing the misfortune of fate snatched her away from his life. K. G. George also directed a film named 'Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flash Back' which depicted the real life of Shobha. Her untimely demise was a shock and a complete loss to the entire industry. The cinema industry was expecting a lot from the talented young actress when she suddenly took her own life. She was like a flower which was plucked before she could fully bloom. The actress who was able to present succulent as well as susceptible roles equally good could have gained stupendous achievements if lived longer. Another Version of this Bio… Shobha was a popular child actress and heroine of the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. She was born on the 23rd of September in 1962 to K. P. Menon and PremaMenon, who was then one of the most popular actresses in Malayalam cinema. She was named Mahalakshmi Menon at birth, but she later became popular as Shobha.  Her career started in the year 1966 as a child artist in J. P. Chandrababu’s Tamil thriller Thattungal Thirakkappadum where she played opposite renowned names like Savitri, K. R. Vijay, R. S. Manohar and Chandrababu himself. She was credited as Baby Shobha from the movie Udhyogastha. She continued as child artist in the film industry for a few years before she received her break as a heroine in the movie Utrada Raatri in the year 1978.  She did more than 100 movies in the South Indian Film industry.  She received a National Film Award for her role in the Tamil movie Pasi, released in 1980. She also received a Filmfare award for the Best Kannada Actress in the year 1978 for her role in the movie Aparichita. She married director Balu Mahendra in the year 1978, soon after she had debuted as a heroine. She has a short, yet successful career in the two years that followed. In the year 1980, Shobha committed suicide at the tender age of 17.  Director K. G. George’s movie Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (1983) is based on her life and death.  Third Version Of shoba: Shoba was the National Award Winner for her best performance in the Tamil film Pasi. Shoba was born in the year 1962. Her real name was Mahalakshmi. She hailed from Kerala and acted in all the south Indian films. Thattungal Thirakkapadum was her first movie, as a child artiste. The Malayalam film Udhyogastha in 1966 made a super hit, and it made Shoba bring to the limelight as a celebrity child artist. Nizhal Nijamagiradhu. Mullum Malarum, Azhiyatha Kolangal, and Agal Vilakku are some of her popular Tamil films. Sindooracheppu, Makane Ninakku Vendi, Gandharavakshetram and Badra Deepam were some of her consecutive hit movies in Malayalam. Ormakal Marikkumo, Ulkkadal, Jeevitham Oru Ganam and Manju Moodal Manju were some of her final movies. Tharam Marindi and Manavoori Pandavulu are the Telugu movies on her list. Kokila, Aparichita, and Amara Madhura Prema were her Kannada films, out of which Amara Madhura Prema released after her death. Shoba was married to the popular director Balu Mahendra in the year 1978. Based on her story, a Malayalam film was directed by K.G. George called Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback in the year 1983. The film has Mamooty, Nalini and Bharath Gopi.

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Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha is an unforgettable personality in the film industry. Silk was an actress of South Indian Cinema. Her appearances in soft-core films made her famous in the industry. Originally named as Vijayalakshmi, she was born in a family to Ramallu and Sarasamma in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. Smitha had struggled a lot during her initial days before making it big. She quit her schooling in fourth standard due to the financial crisis of her family. Her family married her off at a very young age as her beauty burdened her with undue attention. Ill-treated by her husband and his family Smitha went away to live in Madras and pursue her dreams when she was 17 years old. She started as a touch-up artist for a D grade actress and soon got a break in small character roles. A director named Vinu Chakravarthy discovered her talents and took her by his side. He was the one to rename her as Smitha. The director’s wife taught English to Smitha and made her learn dancing. With her ravishing sex appeal, Smitha began to enact the roles of vamps and cabaret dancers. In a short span of 4 years, she had acted in over 200 films in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada. Her debut film was a movie in Malayalam, Innayaihhed. She had a minor role in the picture. It was her second cinema, Vandichakkaram which was, in fact, her first Tamil debut through which she became ‘SILK Smitha’ after her portrayal of an arrack waitress in the picture. The role won her tremendous acclaim. After then a series of characters cast in glamorous roles followed. With her semi-nude scenes, item numbers and her fearless performances in movies, Silk ultimately became the figure of hotness in South Indian cinema. She has been referred to be a soft porn actress by some by film critics and journalists. Most of the roles played by her are soft-core, and the movies had a general concept of her performing as a crazy agent in revealing bikinis. She blew away the critics and viewers with her tremendous acting skills in her non-sexual movies such as Alaigal Oivathillai in the year 1981. Layanam was the film through which Silk became one of the noted personalities in the industry of Indian adult cinemas. Reshma Ki Jawani was the remake of Layanam in Hindi. Moondram Pirai is one of Smitha’s most honored movies, and this movie was made over as Sadma starring Sridevi, Kamal Hassan, and Silk Smitha reprising their roles. Smitha was seen lifeless in her apartment at Chennai in 1996. In the recent years, while she was alive, she had made efforts to change her career from an actress to a movie producer. It has been more than 18 years since Silk Smitha committed suicide, but till date, no one knows why the heroine took such extreme step. The suspicion is that she committed suicide by poisoning herself due to the financial crisis, disappointment in love life and alcohol dependency leading to depression. In a career spanning 17 years, Silk appeared in over 450 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages.

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