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Name: Madhu Shalini
Birthday: 21st July, 1989
Biography: Madhu Shalini is a well-known model and an Indian movie actress, who has made her appearance in various Tamil and Telegu movies. Previously she had also been into television anchoring as well.
Madhu Shalini was born with the name Asma Parveen and she was born and brought up in the small town of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. Shalini’s mother was an advocate and her father was a businessman working in zaheerabad. She also mastered the Kuchipudi dancing form like her mother and then she entered into a beauty contest in which she won the first prize and this paved her path for a career into modeling. For some period of time, she was into television anchoring after which she turned her into the filming business where she developed as an actress.
Shalini made her entry into the filming community with a Telegu film titled, ‘Naa Pranam Kante Ekkuva’ (2005), directed by the renowned music composer named Shashi Preetam, but this film was severely criticized by the critics. Her next venture was ‘Kithakithalu’, directed by E.V.V Satyanarayana, which was released in the year 2006. In this movie, Shalini had appeared opposite Allari Naresh and this film went on to become a big hit at the box office. In the same year, Shalini had made her appearance in two more Telegu movies, ‘Aganthakudu’ and ‘Oka V Chitram’. Later in 2007, she appeared in ‘State Rowdy’, an action comedy Telegu film, which was a remake of the film titled ‘Aethiree’. Here, she played the tough role of that of a Brahmin girl, which in the original ‘Aethiree’ was played by Kanika. Her first Telegu film was the low budget ‘Pazhaniappa Kalloori’ which did not do well at the theatres.
Next up, Shalini signed up for the lead role in D. Sabhapati’s ‘Happy Journey’ and she had also given the green signal to star in the director’s next venture ‘Pathinaaru’, which although was delayed a lot, became her next movie to be released. This film did not do very well at the box office and although it received mixed reviews, Madhu Shalini’s brilliant performance as the character of Indhu got lots of positive feedbacks and appreciation. ‘Karalu Miriyalu’ was her next subsequent release which again similarly received negative reviews but then her exceptional performance grabbed a lot of positive remarks from the filming society at large and which thus helped her to come to the limelight. Next, she was casted by the renowned National Film Award winning director, Bala for ‘Avan Ivan’, a comedy film. Madhu Shalini had also disclosed that she got selected by Bala without even having to appear for an audition.In this film, she would play the role of a college student and it would be the first time that she would be dubbing in a film. Her first Bollywood feature film was ‘Department’, directed by Ram Gopal Verma, where she was portrayed as a gun moll beside Rana Daggubati, Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan.