Baby Shamili, as she was known, won the hearts of millions in south India with her outstanding performance at the age of four in Mani Ratnam"s classic children"s film Anjali. The cute and bubbly girl received many offers in Tamil and Malayalam for the heroine role but she was waiting for the right opportunity to make the break.
Shamili, with her coy girl-next-door looks and good performance, has made her character Sandhya in Oye! work big time with the audiences.
Shalini's sister Shamili has become the latest sensation in Tollywood. Her debut movie as heroine in Telugu opposite Siddharth, which was released last Friday, has been appreciated by the critics and has also taken a decent opening at the Andhra box office.