Shakeela is an Indian film actress and former glamour model. She predominantly acted in Malayalam cinema and also acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films. Shakeela debuted in the Tamil film Playgirls (1995) at the age of 18 as a supporting actress. She appeared in about 250 films, most of them softcore, which made her a major sex symbol in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
hakeela was born on 20-11-1971 in Nellore in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Film Actress & Film Director who well known for her work in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bhojpuri & Odia cinema.
|Birth Name||C. Shakeela Begum|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2023) 50 Years|
|Debut||Hindi Film: Aakhri Ghulam (1989)|
Malayalam Film: Beauty Palace (1990)
Tamil Film: Jallikattu Kaalai (1994)
Telugu Film: Nayeem And Shakeela (2001)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Date of Birth||19 November 1973|
|Home Town||Guntur, Andhra Pradesh|
|Hobbies||Watching Hollywood Movies, Listening to Music, Playing games on mobile|
|Mother's Name||Not Known|
|Father's Name||Not Known|
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|School||A Convent School in Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Profession||Actress, Model, and Adult Film Actress|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (Approx.)||Not Known|
|Breast Size||Not Known|
|Hips Size||Not Known|
|Waist Size||Not Known|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Not Known|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Favourite Actress||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors||Kamal Haasan|
|Favourite Colors||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport||Not Known|
Shakeela was born in a conservative Muslim family based in Kodambakkam, Madras, India. Her mother Chan Begum was from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and father Chan Basha was from Madras. She had six other siblings and did her school education from six different schools in Madras. She was not good at studies and could not complete her school leaving certificate examination, eventually making her foray into films.
Shakeela Net Worth
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$3 Million - $5 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$1 Million - $5 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress, Model, and Adult Film Actress|
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She acted in many B grade movies and also in soft-porn movies. One of her big hit films was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her into the limelight and resulted in an unheard-of craze for her from youngsters to the old. She did a few controversial topless scenes in her initial movies, but once she got noticed after Kinnarathumbikal. Her 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 “Shakeela films”.
Shakeela 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, acquaintances with notable film personalities, politicians and childhood friends.
In January 2018, she announced her 250th film as an actor, Sheelavathi, would begin production.
Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Odia, and Telugu in various roles.
|1994||Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil|
Udhavikku Varalaamaa Tamil
|2000||Kinnara Thumbikal Malayalam|
Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal Malayalam
|2001|| Agniputhri Telugu|
Nayeem And Shakeela Telugu
Kalluvaathukkal Kathreena Malayalam
Kinnaaram Chollicholli Malayalam
Ee Raavil Malayalam
Driving School Malayalam
Naalaam Simham Malayalam
Laya Thalangal Malayalam
|2002|| Penmanassu Telugu|
Thirunelliyile Penkutty Malayalam
Namukkoru Koodaram Malayalam
Miss Suvarna Malayalam
Pranaya Shalabhangal Malayalam
Uff Yeh Jawani Malayalam
Eden Thottam Malayalam
Niramulla Swapnangal Malayalam
Randu Penkuttikal Malayalam
Soundarya Lahari Malayalam
Thotti Gang Telugu
|2003|| Dhool Tamil|
Puttintiki Ra Chelli Telugu
Veendum Thulabharam Malayalam
Ananthapuram Raajakumaari Malayalam
Duppatlo Dhada Dhada Telugu
|2005||Thaka Thimi Tha Tamil|
|2007||Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil|
Chotta Mumbai Malayalam
|2008||Dongala Bandi Telugu|
Paape O Parupu Telugu
|2009||Malai Malai Tamil|
Siva Manasula Sakthi Tamil
Boss Engira Bhaskaran Tamil
Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam
Guru Sishyan Tamil
|2012||Iniyum Oru Janmam Malayalam|
|2013||Ade Baaja Telugu|
Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam
|2014||Adhu Vera Idhu Vera Tamil|
|2015||Sakalakala Vallavan Tamil|
Love U Alia Kannada
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Tamil
Romantic Target Telugu
|2019||Kobbari Matta Telugu|
Kanni Raasi Tamil
In popular culture
Indrajit Lankesh directed a biopic based on her life. Richa Chadda has portrayed her character.
Some Known Facts About Shakeela
- She was raised in poverty before coming into the softcore porn industry.
- Shakeela was not a good student and went to six schools but got failed at every school.
- Prior to becoming a full-fledged actress, she worked as a child artist in movies until 1990.
- When she was 20 years old, she started to work as a softcore porn actress.
- When she was 23, her father passed away.
- When she started working in B-grade movies, she got her breakthrough with Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam.
- Her B-grade films were also dubbed into Nepalese, Sinhala, Chinese, etc.
- In 2003, Shakeela started working in some comedy films of Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada Cinema.
- She can speak English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and other South Indian languages fluently.
- Shakeela has worked in more than 250 films.
- In 2018, director Indrajit Lankesh announced that he would make a biopic on Shakeela. Richa Chadda was set to portray Shakeela in that movie.
- She has written her autobiography and revealed that she was pushed into prostitution by her mother for the sake of money.
- She was offered a role in Rohit Shetty‘s Chennai Express but she rejected it.