Shamili is All Grown Up

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Posted on February 13th, 2010 in News

Former child actor Baby Shamili has now dropped the Baby tag and is simply Shamili. The former star of Mani Ratnam’s Anjali, in which she played a mentally-challenged child and for which she won a National Award, has bagged a role in Rama Narayanan’s new movie Kutti Pusasu. She will begin shooting as soon as she finishes her film-making course in Singapore in April.

Shamili made her first adult appearance last year opposite Sidharth in Oy! This was her first appearance for nine years – what caused the big break? “I used to be very busy as a child artist,” she says, “But my dad and mom insisted on my education. So I took a break for a while and completed my education.”

Shamili has happy memories of her time as a child actor. “On the sets, Chiranjeevi sir and Sridevi aunty used to play with me and give me chocolates,” she smiles, “Moreover, in most films I acted I used to have pet animals.”

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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