Shamili, better known as Baby Shamili, is a South Indian actress, who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed performance as the mentally challenged child Anjali in the film of the same title that fetched her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist at the age of 4.
Shamili hails from a filmy family, being the younger sister of actor Richard aka Rishi in Tollywood and actress Shalini and the sister-in-law of actor Ajith Kumar.
She started acting at the age of two. She came to prominence after acting in Kannada, Malayalam films as a child, and then in Tamil following her performance in Mani Rathnam's Anjali, in which she portrayed a mentally challenged child, which garnered her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
In 1992, she acted in Bharathan's Malooty which won her much appreciation. She also acted as a teenager in Fazil's Harikrishnans as Mammooty and Mohanlal's little sibling. In Sandalwood she made Dakshayini, Kadambari (1993), Karulina Kudi (1995), Bhairavi (1991), Chinna Nee Naguthiru (1993). She stopped acting in the Kannada film industry 10 years ago, though she is still a famous child actress.
She stars in Anand Ranga's directorial debut alongside Siddarth. She also stars as Mohanlal's daughter in a another movie.