|Date of Birth
||2 December 1960
|Place of Birth
||Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Vijayalakshmi, known popularly as Silk Smitha, was an Indian vamp artist who worked predominantly in the South Indian languages, and was noticed mainly for her erotic roles.
Entered the film industry as an extra actress, she got noticed for her role "Silk" in the 1979 Tamil film Vandichakkaram. Subsequently she became the most wanted erotic actress of the 1980s. In a career spanning 17 years, she did over 450 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages. On September 23, 1996, she was found dead in her apartment in Chennai, apparently having committed suicide.