Shakeela Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki
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.
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.
Parents Names Not Known
Siblings Brother- Salim
Note- She had 7 siblings. Her five siblings died.
Full Name C. Shakeela Begum
Profession Actress, Model, and Adult Film Actress
Shakeela Physical Stats
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
Shakeela Personal Life
Date of Birth 19 November 1973
Age (as in 2019) 46 Years
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Hometown Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
School A Convent School in Chennai
College/University Did Not Attend
Debut Hindi Film: Aakhri Ghulam (1989)
Malayalam Film: Beauty Palace (1990)
Tamil Film: Jallikattu Kaalai (1994)
Telugu Film: Nayeem And Shakeela (2001)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Watching Hollywood Movies, Listening to Music, Playing games on mobile
Marital Status Unmarried
Favourite Actor Kamal Haasan
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.
As an actress
Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Odia, and Telugu in various roles.
Year Film Language
2019 Kobbari Matta Telugu
2019 Kanni Raasi Tamil
2019 Pottu Tamil
2017 Sevili Tamil
2015 Sakalakala Vallavan Tamil
2015 Love U Alia Kannada
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Tamil
2015 Romantic Target Telugu
2014 Adhu Vera Idhu Vera Tamil
2013 Ade Baaja Telugu
2013 Ragalaipuram Tamil
2013 Neelakurinji Poothu Malayalam
2012 Iniyum Oru Janmam Malayalam
2011 Ninety Kannada
2011 Teja Bhai & Family Malayalam
2011 Guru Sishyan Tamil
2010 Vallakottai Tamil
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Tamil
2009 Malai Malai Tamil
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi Tamil
2009 Current Telugu
2008 Dongala Bandi Telugu
2008 Paape O Parupu Telugu
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
2007 Viyabari Tamil
2007 Chotta Mumbai Malayalam
2006 Vaseeghara Tamil
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 Chelli Telugu
2003 Veendum Thulabharam Malayalam
2003 Ananthapuram Raajakumaari Malayalam
2003 Jayam Telugu
2003 Duppatlo Dhada Dhada Telugu
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 Uff Yeh Jawani 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 Nimishangal Malayalam
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
2000 Manjukaalappakshi Malayalam
2000 Kaathara Malayalam
2000 Thankathoni Malayalam
2000 Raakkilikal Malayalam
1999 Captain Malayalam
1998 Kulirkaattu Malayalam
1998 Marumalarchi Tamil
1998 Udhavikku Varalaamaa Tamil
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil
1994 Playgirls 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.