Silk Smitha was a name that created mass hysteria amongst men, especially in the 80s. It is said that films lying in cans for years would run for weeks with the mere addition of her song. In a career spanning 17 years, she appeared in over 450 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam as well as Hindi films.
She achieved what the star struck village girl could never have dreamed of... Top South Indian actors, producers and film-makers desired her, and not just for their movies. And at the peak of her career she was earning more than any of the female leads. She was every man's fantasy, the ultimate sex symbol.