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 at the age of 20 as a supporting actress..
She acted in many B grade movies and also in porn movies. One of her big hit films was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her into 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 as "Razni 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, Seelavathi, would begin production.
Shakeela released her auto biography in 2018
As an actressEdit
Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu in various roles.1990||Beauty Palace ||Malayalam
|2015||Love U Alia||Kannada|
|2015||Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga||Tamil|
|2012||Iniyum Oru Janmam||Malayalam|
|2011||Teja Bhai & Family||Malayalam|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Tamil|
|2009||Paape O Parupu||Telugu|
|2007||Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Tamil|
|2005||Thaka Thimi Tha||Tamil|
|2003||Puttintiki Ra Chelli||Telugu|
|2003||Duppatlo Dhada Dhada||Telugu|
|2002||Uff Yeh Jawani||Malayalam|
|2001||Nayeem And Shakeela||Telugu|
|2000||Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal||Malayalam|
|Karchina Pradeep Kulkarni||Telugu|
|Kkodi Tho Dinkchik||Bhojpuri|
|Musugulo Guddulata Raja||Oriya|
As a directorEdit
In popular cultureEdit
Indrajit Lankesh directed a biopic based on her life. Richa Chadda has portrayed her character.
- "I was sacrificed by my parents: Shakeela". Times of India. 5 July 2014.
- "Outlook". Outlook Publishing. 22 December 2008 – via Google Books.
- "The soft porn queen of India Shakeela decides to tell her life story – many bombshells worried what she may reveal!". India Daily. 8 June 2005. Archived from the original on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2006.
- "Smut glut". The Hindu. 8 August 2002.
- "Providing a political platform". The Hindu. 13 January 2003.
- "Promises and lies". The Hindu. 26 May 2003.
- Actress Shakeela’s 250th movie titled Seelavathi – Virgin. AP News Corner. 28 January 2018