Childhood spent in poverty, make-up artist turned actress, funny story of Vijayalakshmi becoming ‘Silk Smita’

New Delhi. Silk Smita is one name in Indian cinema who has left an indelible mark on the industry at a very young age. While Silk Smita received a lot of love from the audience, the actress has always remained reclusive in her personal life. Be it her married life or her childhood, the actress never found happiness. Then came a phase in his life when he succumbed to hardship and took his own life. Today 23rd September is the death anniversary of Silk Smitha. On this occasion, remembering the actress, we tell some special things related to her life.

The real name of ‘Silk Smitha’ in the film was Vijayalakshmi. He was born on 2 December 1960 in a village in Andhra Pradesh. The actress spent her childhood in financial crisis. Due to the poor financial condition of the family, her family married her off at a very young age, but after marriage, the actress’ life went from bad to worse.

Left studies and took the path of acting, Abhishek with Akshay Kumar, the first film proved to be a disaster.

Makeup artist to actress
Harassed by her in-laws, the actress ran away from home and entered the film world to earn money. According to media reports, Silk Smita started her career as a make-up artist and while doing makeup for actresses day and night, she also started feeling the desire to appear in front of the screen.

Career sinks due to alcohol addiction
She started her career with a small role in the film Silk Smita, but gradually became a big name in the southern film industry. Silk Smitha has acted in nearly four hundred and fifty (450) films in her career of 17 years. Media reports claimed that the actress started resorting to alcohol due to loneliness and gradually she became so addicted to alcohol that she also ruined her career.

1995 saw 5 films create box office buzz, Bollywood got new superstars, Amitabh-Govinda also stepped back.

Silk Smita was so engulfed in sinking career and loneliness that she lost the will to live and then on 23 September 1996, the actress was found dead in her own home. However, the police could not reveal the mystery of his suicide till date.

Sarika Das

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