Shilpa Shetty

Biography of Shilpa Shetty:

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Mini Biography:

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film 'Baazigar'. The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the box office, though she did receive critical acclaim for some of her performances. Then in 1998, 'Pardesi Babu' was released and people noticed her again. Two years after that she finally delivered a super hit, 'Dhadkan'. Since then her career has taken an up turn. In 2002, she had several releases and films like 'Hathyar' and 'Rishtey'. They solidified her status as a brilliant actress. In 'Rishtey' she stole the show from superstars Anil Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor. However, it was in 2004 that her performance in 'Phir Milenge' that brought her to the top actress list. In 2005, she delivered modest hits like 'Fareb' (where she costarred with sister Shamita Shetty and Manoj Bajpai) and Dus.

Though she has worked with top actors, unlike many Bollywood actresses who are either scared of or shy away from working with top actresses, Shilpa has worked with numerous talented actresses (such as
Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Tabu, Kajol, Mahima Chaudhry and Konkona Sen Sharma) and is said to share a great rapport with her co-stars.

Today her career boasts of her versatility. In 'Baazigar' she played a naive college student, in 'Aag' a charming village girl, in 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' a street dancer, in 'Himmat' a seductive cop, in 'Dus' an anti-terrorist agent, in 'Fareb' a doctor and housewife, in 'Phir Milenge' an HIV positive, in 'Pardesi Babu' a charming city lass, in 'Dhadkan' she is forced to betray her lover, in 'Khamosh' a prostitute, in 'Jung' a sensational club dancer, in 'Tarkieb' a promiscuous military nurse, in 'Rishtey' a comical and tragic performance as a fisherwoman, in 'Darna Mana Hai' a housewife haunted by apples and in 'Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar' a negative role where she plays a model turned housewife.

In 2000, Shilpa reinvented herself and became known as one of the hottest actresses in the industry! She is the only Bollywood actress who has been seen to do a split on screen and is known today to have the best body in Bollywood. She is also recognized as a graceful dancer.

Shilpa Shetty laughed a lot when she was young. She still laughs most of the time. According to Shilpa's mother (Sunanda), Shilpa was a naughty child and was called a "fightercock" as she mostly fought with her younger sister (Shamita). Her mom also acknowledges that she was a very bubbly and vivacious child and her pet name is "Manya" but her mom calls her "babucha" or "Honeybunch". Shilpa went to school at St. Anthony's Girl's convent in Chembur, then she went to Podar College.

Shilpa was her school team's baseball captain. She is a black belt karate champion. She actively participated in her father's chemical business. Acting was the only thing she had not tried her hand at.

Shilpa is known to have a great sense of humor and has the capacity to crack jokes on herself. She'll start laughing even before you crack a joke. Shilpa's favorite actors include Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan. Shilpa's method of spending a holiday would be to wake up late, cook, watch movies, work out and spend time with her family. She is also a huge fan of prints, especially Tiger and Leopard prints. Her room is filled with all the different kind of prints. Even her pillow case.


Older sister of Shamita Shetty

Sued Stardust India magazine because the magazine produced a report about her on-off relationship with Akhsay Kumar. According to her opinion, the article made her name disgraced and she lost some offers on films. She won the lawsuit. [2000]

Indian top model

Captain of her school's baseball team. She is also a black-belt karate champion.

Won Best Supporting Actress for Pardesi Babu (1998) at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards.

Sahara One crowned her the 2004 DIVA of the year.

Shilpa and Shamita are the first sisters to appear in a film together in the history of Bollywood.

Shilpa is considered to have the best body in Bollywood.

AIDS activist and PETA supporter.

Her appearance on "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001) caused a huge racism and bullying row. As several house mates didn't approve of her presence, they made fun of her accent, cooking and native country. Following these incidents, broadcasting network Channel 4 received a record-breaking 40,000 complaints, and the controversy developed into a diplomatic crisis between the UK and India. Even Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, while visiting India, condemned these acts of unfairness and intolerance (January 2007).

Beside her native language Tulu, she speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.

Shilpa's cousin - Prem Shetty - was credited with a 'Special Thanks' on the acclaimed Indian art house film entitled 'The Last Monk' which premiered at the Cannes FIlm Festival 2006.

Winner of "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001), series 5.

Her movie Phir Milenge was viewed by the United Nations who appreciated the movie for its support of AIDS awareness.

Received critical acclaim and nominations for her performances in movies like: Baazigar, Dhadkan, Rishtey and Phir Milenge.

She donated all the money she made from her movie 'Phir Milenge' to an AIDS charity.

Awards and honours:



Year Film Role Language Notes
1993 Baazigar Seema Chopra Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Debut Award
1994 Aao Pyaar Karen Chhaya Hindi
Main Khiladi Tu Anari Mona/Basanti Hindi
Aag Bijli Hindi
1995 Gambler Ritu Hindi
Hathkadi Neha Hindi
1996 Mr. Romeo Shilpa Tamil Dubbed into Hindi and Telugu as Mr. Romeo
Chhote Sarkar Seema Hindi
Himmat Nisha Hindi
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Sona Telugu Dubbed into Hindi as Saagar Kanya
1997 Dus Journalist Hindi Incomplete role
Prithvi Neha Hindi
Insaaf Divya Hindi
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Roma Khurana Hindi
Auzaar Prathna Thakur Hindi
Veedeva Dandi Babu Nandhana Telugu
1998 Pardesi Babu Chinni Malhotra Hindi
Aakrosh Komal Hindi
1999 Jaanwar Mamta Hindi
Shool Special appearance Hindi Item number
Lal Baadshah Lawyer's daughter Hindi
2000 Azad Kanaka Mahalakshmi Telugu
Dhadkan Anjali Hindi
Tarkieb Preeti Sharma Hindi
Kushi Macarena Tamil Item number
Jung Tara Hindi
2001 Indian Anjali Rajshekar Azad Hindi
Bhalevadivi Basu Shilpa Telugu Dubbed into Hindi as Sherni Ka Shikaar
Maduve Agona Baa Preeti Kannada
Preethsod Thappa Chandana(Chandu) Kannada
2002 Karz Sapna Hindi
Rishtey Vaijanti Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Hathyar Gauri Shivalkar Hindi
Chor Machaaye Shor Kaajal Hindi
Badhaai Ho Badhaai Radha/Banto Betty Hindi
Junoon Hindi
2003 Ondagona Baa Belli Kannada
Darna Mana Hai Gayathri Hindi
2004 Phir Milenge Tamanna Sahani Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
Garv: Pride and Honour Jannat Hindi
2005 Dus Aditi Hindi
Fareb Neha Hindi
Khamosh: Khauff Ki Raat Sonia Hindi
Auto Shankar Money Lender Kannada
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Ahana Hindi
2007 Life In A... Metro Shikha Hindi
Apne Simran Hindi
Om Shanti Om Herself Hindi Special Appearance In Song 'Deewangi Deewangi'
2008 Dostana Hindi Special Appearance In Song 'Shut Up & Bounce'
2009 The Man Hindi Filming
The Desire English Filming

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