Born : Shamili 10 July 1987 Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Other names : Baby Shamili
Occupation : Actress
Shamili (Malayalam: ശ്യാമിലി; born 10 July 1987), better known as Baby Shamili, is a Indian actress, who has primarily acted as a child actor in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed performance as the mentally challenged child Anjali in the 1990 film Anjali that fetched her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist, and as a child trapped inside a bore-well in the 1992 film Malootty that fetched her a Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Shamili hails from Kerala from an acting family, being the younger sister of actor Richard Rishi and actress Shalini who is married to actor Ajith Kumar. The family is a Protestant Christian. She is doing a course in Singapore and holds a degree in 'Visual Communication' from Women's Christian College. She started acting at the age of two. In 1990, she acted in Bharathan's Malootty, a film based on Jessica McClure. Her performance won her critical appreciation and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Her breakthrough in Tamil came with Mani Ratnam's 'Anjali', in which she portrayed a mentally challenged child, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. She also acted as a teenager in Fazil's Harikrishnans as Mammooty and Mohanlal's sibling. In Kannada has acted with well known actors like vishnuvardhan,ambreesh,sitara,shruthi,srinath and abhijeet.in kannada she acted in Dakshayini, Kadambari (1993), Karulina Kudi (1995), Bhairavi (1991),Chinna Nee Naguthiru (1993)"Bhuvaneshwari"(1994)"matte haditu kogile"(1990),"hoovu hannu"(1993) and "jagadeshwari"(1998) She worked as a model in the Milka-B Biscuit. She played her first female lead role in Anand Ranga's directorial debut Oy! alongside Siddarth. Though this movie didn't fare well at Box Office, but has got critical acclamation in terms of high movie values.
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