Silk Smitha went on to star in over 200 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and a few Hindi films. Her dance numbers and her bold performances in films like Moondru Mugam have made her the ultimate symbol of sensuality in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu cinema. Her item numbers in films ike Amaran was also celebrated at the box office. Some film critics, historians and journalists have referred to her as a soft porn actress. One of her films – Layanam – has earned a cult status in the Indian adult film indistry, and was remade as Reshma ki Jawani. Her most respected film is Moondram Pirai, remade as Sadma.