The moment you hear the name, Silk Smitha, the adjectives like sex siren, voluptuous, etc., automatically comes to your mind. That was the power of late actress, who took the bold acts in South cinema to a never-before level during her times.
She was born with the name Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati to a poor family. Her childhood was full of struggles and the life turned harder, as she reached adolescence. Her god gifted beautiful body became a curse at some stage, thereby making her parents to find a groom for her. But unfortunately, her marriage did not last long, as her husband and in-laws treated her badly and Silk eventually ran away from home.
There was a great life awaiting her when she came to her aunt's house in Chennai. Initially, she worked as a touch-up artist for a B-grade actress and it helped her to bag small roles. But her fate changed after being spotted by multifaceted Vinu Chakravarthy, who rechristened her as Silk Smitha. He and his wife helped her to learn dance and acting skills.