silk smitha was probably the most envied actress in 80's because of her overnight success and fame she acquired in no time, she used to do item numbers and roles which were seductive in nature, she was extremely popular because of explicit, and exposing costumes. Unfortunately she had an untimely death in 1996, she was found dead in her apartment in Chennai. She reportedly committed suicide.
silk smitha real name was Vijaylakshmi, she was born in eluru, andhra pradesh to a poor family. She was married to a bullock cart driver at the age of 17, he was a alcoholic, and used to beat her everyday.
She even worked at flour mill, director venu Chakravarty spotted her and felt that Silk would have a great acting career. Initially in film world, she worked as make up artist, this eventually helped fetching her small roles. She acted in more than 450 films in several languages including Bollywood. Her role of seductive and sex deprived housewife in ‘Sadma' was widely acclaimed.
She was found dead in her apartment in chennai on 23 september 1996, she reportedly committed suicide due to depression and alcoholism. A film on her life was made named ‘The dirty picture’, vidya balan played the role of Silk Smitha.