Shilpa Shetty is a very popular actress from the Bollywood film industry. Apart from being a talented actress, Shilpa Shetty is also a renowned writer, model film producer as well as entrepreneur too.
Although she has appeared mainly in Indian Hindi cinema, Shilpa Shetty is also renowned for her roles in the Kannada, Tamil and Telugu film industries too.
Shilpa Shetty is an award-winning Bollywood actress who is also one of the top popular celebrities from the Indian film industry today.
About Shilpa Shetty
|Real Name||Shilpa Shetty Kundra|
|Nickname||Silly Pooh, Honey Bunch, Manya and Babucha|
|Date of Birth||8th June 1975|
|Age (as of October 2018)||43 years|
|Place of Birth||Mangalore|
|Education||Graduate from Podar College (Mumbai)|
|Height||5 ft 7"|
(170 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 103,00,00,000|
(USD 14 Million)
|Famous for||Baazigar (1993), Aag, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Gambler, Hathkadi (1995), Mr. Romeo, Chhote Sarkar, Himmat, Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya (1996), Insaaf, Auzaar (1997), Pardesi Babu, Aakrosh, Preethsod Thappa (1998), Jaanwar, Laal Baadshah (1999), Azaad, Dhadkan, Jung (2000), Indian (2001), Karz, Rishtey, Hathyar, Chor Machaye Shor, Junoon (2002), Ondagona Baa, Darna Mana Hai (2003), Phir Milenge, Garv: Pride and Honor (2004), Fareb, Auto Shankar (2005), Shadi Kar Ke Phas Gaya Yaar (2006), Life In.. A Metro, Apne (2007)|
|First Movie||Baazigar (1993)|
|Favorite Food||Chicken biryani, kori roti, corn-pulao and South Indian cuisine|
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan|
|Hobby||Cooking, dancing, doing yoga and working out|
Shilpa Shetty is not just a renowned Bollywood actress but also a successful businesswoman, as she is also co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team, ‘Rajasthan Royals’. Shilpa Shetty was also a successful model before she entered as an actress in movies. Apart from this, Shilpa Shetty is also popular for her several hit TV appearances as well.
Shilpa Shetty’s age is 43 years as Shilpa Shetty was born on the 8th of June, 1975, in Mangalore, Karnataka. Shilpa Shetty’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Shilpa Shetty’s weight is around 58 kg (127 lbs). In her spare time, Shilpa Shetty lists cooking, dancing, doing yoga and working out at the gym, as part of her hobbies.
Shilpa Shetty’s father is a successful businessman, Surendra Shetty, while Shilpa Shetty’s mother, Sunanda Shetty, is also a businesswoman. Although Shilpa Shetty does not have any brothers, Shilpa Shetty’s younger sister is actress, Shamita Shetty. Earlier Shilpa Shetty’s boyfriends included popular actor and her co-star in several movies, Akshay Kumar, and later film director, Anubhav Sinha. However, Shilpa Shetty’s husband is businessman, Raj Kundra, whom she married in November of 2009. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have a lovely son, named Viaan Raj Kundra.
Being not only a popular actress but also a successful model and businesswoman, Shilpa Shetty’s net worth today is estimated to be around INR 103 crores (USD 14 Million).
Talking about her acting award-wins, Shilpa Shetty is the winner of the the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her impressive performance in ‘Pardesi Babu’ (1999). Besides this, Shilpa Shetty also won the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female award for her incredible performance in ‘Life In.. A Metro’ (2008).
Besides winning these prestigious acting awards, Shilpa Shetty also had the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards’ Best Actress in a Leading Role award nomination for her impressive acting in ‘Life In.. A Metro’ (2008), the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for her role in ‘Phir Milenge’ (2005), the Filmfare Awards’ Lux New Face of the Year award nomination and the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award nomination for her debut role in ‘Baazigar’ (1994), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award nomination for her role in ‘Rishtey’ (2003), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for ‘Phir Milenge’ (2005), the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for her role in ‘Dhadkan’ (2001), the IIFA Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for ‘Phir Milenge’ (2005), the Star Screen Award for Best Comedian nomination for her acting in ‘Rishtey’ (2003), the Star Screen Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for ‘Phir Milenge’ (2005) and also the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actor – Female award nomination for her impressive acting in ‘Phir Milenge’ (2005).
Besides winning these acting awards and nominations, Shilpa Shetty is also the recipient of the 2007 Rajiv Gandhi Award and numerous other honors as well.
Interesting Facts About Shilpa Shetty
- Shilpa Shetty is a teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- Shilpa Shetty entered into modeling at the age of only 16 years in 1991, right after having finished her schooling.
- Very few people know that Shilpa Shetty is actually a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and holds a black-belt in Karate.
- Shilpa Shetty was an athlete since childhood and was also the captain of her school’s volleyball team.
- Shilpa Shetty rose again to popularity with her appearance in the controversial Big Brother Season 5, in 2007, which was rife with alleged racist harassment against her by a few other housemates, however she went on to win the reality TV show.
- Shilpa Shetty can fluently speak not only in Hindi, but also in Marathi, Telugu, Tulu, Tamil, Gujarati, English and even French.
- In 2007, Shilpa Shetty had the honor to receive an invitation from the Queen of England for a visit to Buckingham Palace, London.
- Shilpa Shetty, along with her husband Raj Kundra, co-owns the Rajasthan Royals IPL cricket team.
- Shilpa Shetty’s successful business ventures include launching Viaan Mobiles (Telecom), S2 (perfume) and BestDealTV (Online Shopping Portal).