Of how pole dancing helped her through depression, Smilie Suri said: "It helps develop a focused state of mind and in the end, after training, I used to be so tired that I used to get a good night's sleep, which is hard to achieve otherwise. Malkham and pole dancing is like a 'tapasya' for the body and mind and it can help cure depression," reports IANS.
After Kalyug, Smilie Suri starred in Yeh Mera India. She had cameo roles in Crook and Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera. Smilie Suri also played the role of Rukaiyah in TV show Jodha Akbar for a few episodes.Smilie is the sister of Mohit Suri, who directed Kalyug. Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi are Smilie's cousins. Smilie Suri is married to Vineet Bangera, who is a dance teacher. Smilie and Vineet also participated in Nach Baliye 7.
(With inputs from IANS)