Kunchacko Boban's Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti is all set to release for this Vishu. The movie which has been directed by Rishi Sivakumar also marks Shamili's debut in Malayalam as a lead actress.
Shamili, had earlier featured in number of Malayalam films as a
child artist. Here are a few other present generation actresses of
Malayalam cinema who made their debut as a child artist.
She was a popular face in Malayalam TV serials and one of her
most popular roles was in the serial Ente Manasa Puthri, where she
played the role of a girl named Anjali. Later, she debuted as a
lead actress through Sathyan Anthikkad's Puthiya
The cute little Nazriya had appeared in Blessy's Palunku,
playing Mammootty's daughter. She also has appeared in other films
like Oru Naal Varum and Pramani, as a child artist, before debuting
as a lead actress.
The cute little Manjima of 'Priyam' and 'Madhuranombarakattu'
became a lead actress through G Prajith's Oru Vadakkan Selfie.
Interestingly, she won the State award for Best Child Artist for
her performance in Madhuranombarakaattu.
Very few know that Nitya Menen made her debut in films as a
child artist . She had appeared in a small role in the English film
'The Monkey Who Knew Too Much'.
She was seen as a child artist in films like Pilots,
Achaneyanenikkishtam, Kuberan etc, which were produced by her home
banner. It was through Priyadarshan's Geethanjali that she became a
Nivetha Thomas appeared as a child artist in Malayalam and Tamil
films, the prominent one among them being her role in Veruthe Oru
Bharya, which fetched her a State Film Award. She debuted as a lead
actress through Sameer Thahir's Chaapa Kurishu.
'Baby Sanusha' as she was fondly known in her younger days, has
acted in a number of films as a child artist. Her role in 'Kazhcha'
fetched her the State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Through
Dileep's Mr Marumakan, she debuted as a lead actress in Malayalam
The latest to join this league is Anu Emmanuel. She had appeared
as Jayaram's daughter in Kamal's Swapna Sanchari, before making her
debut as a lead actress through 'Action Hero Biju'.
Shamili, fondly known as Baby Shamili in her younger days has
acted in number of films as a child artist panning various South
She debuted in Malayalam through Kamal's Pookkaalam Varavaayi,
but her most notable work remains Bharathan's Malootty, which
fetched her Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist.
Interestingly, Shamili's sister Shalini, who was also a child
artist, debuted as a lead actress in Malayalam films through the
film Aniyathipraavu, which also had Kunchacko Boban in the lead
Shamili, earlier made her debut as a lead actress through the Telugu film 'Oye' which released in the year 2009. She then went for a break and is making a comeback to films through Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti.