Shalini is a Tamil, Malayalam film actress, born 20 November 1980 into a Christian household in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She started acting at the age of three appearing in the film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku for which she won the Kerala State Award for Best Child Artiste. As a child artist, Shalini has completed over 80 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Shalini has a younger sister - Shamili - who is also an actress. Her brother Rishi a.k.a Richard is also acted in movies like "Kadhal Virus"
Although her mother tongue is Malayalam, she speaks fluent Tamil as well.
In 2006, Shalini revealed her passion for Badminton and has played in a few state level tournaments.
Shalini family with her father Babu.