7 facts you probably didn't know about actress Silk Smitha

First Published 10, Aug 2020, 6:44 PM

The reason behind actress Silk Smitha's death remains a mystery. Some believe that she took her life due to depression
 

<p>Silk Smitha's real name was Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla. She was born on December 2, 1960 in Andhra Pradesh.</p>

Silk Smitha's real name was Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla. She was born on December 2, 1960 in Andhra Pradesh.

<p>&nbsp;Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla was known by her stage name Silk Smitha.</p>

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 Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla was known by her stage name Silk Smitha.

 

<p>&nbsp;She was first noticed for her role as 'Silk' in the 1979 Tamil movie 'Vandichakkaram'.</p>

 She was first noticed for her role as 'Silk' in the 1979 Tamil movie 'Vandichakkaram'.

<p>The actress appeared in over 450 movies in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.</p>

The actress appeared in over 450 movies in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.

<p>The actress got married at the age of 17 years, to a bullock cart driver. Due to personal reasons the actress ran away from her husband's home</p>

The actress got married at the age of 17 years, to a bullock cart driver. Due to personal reasons the actress ran away from her husband's home

<p>The actress learned to speak English fluently despite her minimal education.</p>

The actress learned to speak English fluently despite her minimal education.

<p>&nbsp;The actress committed suicide on &nbsp;September 23, 1996. She was found dead in her apartment in Chennai.</p>

 The actress committed suicide on  September 23, 1996. She was found dead in her apartment in Chennai.

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