Shamili

Shamili

 Actress
 Chennai
 10-Jul-1987
 Rajanadai as a child artist (1989)

About Me

Shamili was born to Babu & Alicehails. Shamili hails from a family of actors, being the younger sister of actor Richard Rishi and actress Shalini. Her father migrated to Madras with an ambition of becoming actor and the family settled there later he fulfilled his ambition through his children. Shamili 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'. 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, Ambareesh, Sithara, Shruti, Srinath, Geetha, Meghna,  Vinaya Prasad,  Sunil, Sathyapriya, Bhavya, Lakshmi and Abhijith.  In Kannada, she acted in  Dakshayini,  Kadambari (1993),  Karulina Kudi (1995), Bhairavi (1991),Chinna Nee Naguthiru  (1993), Bhuvaneshwari (1994), Mathe Haditu Kogile(1990), Hoovu Hannu (1993) and  Jagadeshwari  (1998). In 2009, she played her first female lead role in Anand Ranga's directorial debut Oy!, the film's mixed response at the box office prompted her to embark on yet another sabbatical. Between 2010 and 2015, Shamili studied and worked in Singapore and turned down numerous opportunities to return to acting. She later returned to Chennai, and is now working on the production of Veera Shivaji alongside Vikram Prabhu. Her upcoming movies are Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti and Veera Shivaji.

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