Silk Smitha (విజయలక్ష్మి)was born on 2 December 1960 , she a South Indian cinema actress. Even though Smitha appeared in some character roles, she became popular through her glamorous and semi nude appearances in softcore films.Born as Vijayalakshimi into a poor kamma family in Eluru (in Andhra Pradesh), she left school after the fourth standard, determined to become a film star. Her mother tongue is Telugu. Moving in with her aunt in Madras (then the centre of the South Indian film industry), she soon found a sponsor who renamed her Smitha.
After garnering much notice and acclaim with her first major role, in the Tamil movie Vandi Chakkaram (The Wheel), in 1979, Smitha assumed the name “Silk,” after her character’s name in the movie.
Silk Smitha went on to star in over 200 Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and a few Hindi films. Her dance numbers and her bold performances in films like Moondru Mugam have made her the ultimate symbol of sensuality in Tamil, Kannada. Malayalam and Telugu cinema. Her item numbers in films like Amaran were also celebrated at the box office. Some film critics, historians and journalists have referred to her as a “soft porn” actress. . The vast majority of her movies are softcore and a common theme is her playing a freakishly strong agent in skimpy bikinis beating up huge thugs. Even in the rare non-sexual roles, she impressed critics and audiences, such as her role of a wife hurt by her husband’s infidelity in Alaigal Oivathillai (1981). One of her films, Layanam, has earned a cult status in the Indian adult film industry, and was remade as Reshma ki Jawani. Her most respected film is Moondram Pirai, remade as Sadma.
Silk Smitha Always says that She never want to do exposing in films. Infact she Came in ti films to do Heroien Role . But Disappointinly she Says to do hot roles in Movies. She always says that her sexy appeal was her eyes. Some rumors are comes out from South Indusries that she is running an chemistry with a big director. But She strictly condems these rumours and says that she dont have any affairs with any one. she says that she do hot characters in film only Not in real Life.
Moondru Mugam (1983)
Halli Meshtru (1992)
Moondram Pirai (1982)
Sadly to write These words In 1996, Smitha was found dead in her Chennai apartment. In the previous year she had tried to shift career in order to become a film producer. Financial problems, a disillusionment in love and an alcohol dependency apparently led to depression.It is suspected that Smitha committed suicide.