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Born Shamili
23 March 1985 (age 24)
Other name(s) Baby Shamili, Shyamili, Shamlee, Shamli
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989-present

Shamili (born 23 March 1985), better known as Baby Shamili, is a South Indian actress, who has appeared in Telugu , Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed performance as the mentally challenged child Anjali in the film of the same title that fetched her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist at the age of 4.


Personal life

Shamili hails from Thiruvalla, Kerala from an acting family, being the younger sister of actor Richard aka Rishi in Tollywood and actress Shalini and the sister-in-law of actor Ajith Kumar.

Acting career

She started acting at the age of two. She came to prominence following her performance in Mani Rathnam's 'Anjali', in which she portrayed a mentally challenged child, which garnered her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.In 1992, she acted in Bharathan's Malooty which won her many appreciation. She also acted as a teenager in Fazil's Harikrishnans as Mammooty and Mohanlal's little sibling. In kannada she made Dakshayini, Kadambari (1993), Karulina Kudi (1995), Bhairavi (1991), Chinna Nee Naguthiru (1993). She stopped acting in kannada 10 years ago, but still she is the famous child actress.

She has been cast in [1] Anand Ranga's directorial debut alongside Siddarth. Anand Ranga worked as an associate to 'Bommarillu'. The movie is set for a late-2009 release. She also stars as Mohanlal's daughter in a yet-to-be-titled movie.


Year Title Language Role Notes
1989 Rajanadai Tamil Shamu
1990 Anjali Tamil Anjali Winner, National Film Award for Best Child Artist
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari Telugu Bujji
Mathe Hadithu Kogile Kannada
Durga Tamil Durga
1991 Thai Poosam Tamil
Senthura Devi Tamil
Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam Geethu
Anbu Changili Tamil
Bhairavi Kannada
Kilukkampetti Malayalam Chikkumol
Shwetaagni Kannada
Vaasalile Oru Vennila Tamil
1992 Malootty Malayalam Malootty
Police Lockup Kannada
Sivasankari Tamil
Thevar Veettu Ponnu Tamil
Killer Telugu
1993 Joker Telugu Apple
Kadambari Kannada
Chinna Kannamma Tamil Saranya
Sambhavi Kannada
Thangapappa Tamil
Dakshayini Kannada
Sivarathiri Tamil
1994 Makkala Sakshi Kannada
Sididedda Panadavaru Kannada
Chinna nee Naguthiru Kannada
1995 Nirnayam Malayalam
Karulina Kudi Kannada
1996 Sabse Bada Mawali Hindi
1998 Harikrishnans Malayalam Ammalu
Jagadeeshwari Kannada
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil Kamala
2009 Oy! Telugu Sandhya First movie as a heroine.


External links

National Film Award
Preceded by
Mrin Moyee Chandrakar
for Kalat Nakalat
Best Child Artist
for Anjali
(shared with Tarun and Shruthi)

Succeeded by
Santhosh Reddy
for Bhadram Koduko


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