Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha's Death

Born (Birthday) December 2, 1960

Death Date September 23, 1996

Age of Death 35 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Chennai, India

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Silk Smitha died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for her roles in numerous Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu films, this Indian actress is particularly notable for her portrayal of Silk in the 1979 movie Vandichakkaram. After appearing in this film, the actress previously known as Vijayalakshmi adopted the stage name of Silk Smitha.

She entered the entertainment industry as a makeup artist but began performing after being mentored by actor and director Vinu Chakravarthy.

She earned critical acclaim for her performance in the 1981 movie Alaigal Oyivathillai.

Personal Life

The daughter of Sarasamma and Ramallu, she spent her youth in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India. Tragically, she committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.

She co-starred with Kamal Haasan in the acclaimed 1982 Tamil film Moondram Pirai.

How did Silk Smitha die?

On the night of 22 September 1996, after a movie shoot, Smitha contacted her friend Anuradha, to discuss a serious matter that was disturbing her. Later that morning, Smitha was found dead by hanging, in her hotel room.