Shilpa Shetty Biography


Shilpa Shetty Biography

Shilpa Shetty was born on 8th June 1975 to the Tuluva community in Mangalore. Her father Surendra and her mother, Sunanda are both manufacturers of tamper-proof water caps for the pharmaceutical industry. In Mumbai, Shilpa attended St. Anthony Girls’ High School in Chembur, Mumbai, and later attended Podar College in Matunga. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she was also the captain of volleyball team at school.Shilpa ShettyHaving worked with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Shilpa Shetty began dating him on the set of Insaaf (1997). Akshey had just broken up with actress Raveena Tandon. Shilpa spoke openly about her relationship with him. The Indian media speculated on an engagement, and reported that Akshey wanted Shipla to quit films and settle down. She had stated, however, that she had no plans to marry. The couple broke up in 2000 whilst filming Dhadkan. In February 2009, Shipla Shetty married to Raj Kundra, with whom she was the co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Rajsthan Royals. The two married on 22 November 2009. The couple has a son born in 2012.Shilpa ShettyShe is also known by her married name Shilpa Shetty Kundra, is an Indian film actress, businesswoman,  producer, model and writer. In 1991, after completing her tenth grade examinations, Shilpa began her career as a model with a Limca television commercial. Subsequently featured in several other commercials and advertisements, following which she began receiving offers for film roles. She continued to pursue her career as a model, until she became an actress.


In September 1992, Shilpa signed and began working on her first film. A romantic drama Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, however, the film went unreleased. Shilpa Shetty’s debut release was her next film, Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Baazigar, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Baazigar proved to be a major box office hit and finished up as the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year. She eventually received the Best Supporting Actress and the Best Female Debut nominations at the annual Filmfare Awards.Shilpa ShettyIn 1994, Shilpa had three film releases. Her first release that year was Aag, in which she played her first leading role co -starring Govinda and Sonali Bendre. Aag fetched a mixed to positive critical reception, as did Shipla’s performance. Her next release of the year was Main Khiladi Tu Anari. She was in the lead opposite Akshey Kumar. The comedy action film also included Saif Ali Khan, Raageshwari and Shakti Kapoor. The success of Main Khiladi Tu Anari proved to be a breakthrough for Shilpa Shetty.Shilpa ShettyHer third and final release that year was the romantic drama Aao Pyaar Karen opposite Saif Ali Khan. The film narrates the love story of a wealthy man and his maid (played by Khan and Shetty respectively) under-performed at the box office. Her first major Bollywood film of that year was the action thriller Auzaar. Shilpa portrayed the character of Prathna Thakur alongside actors Salman Khan and Sanjay Kapoor. In 1998, she had one release, Pardesi Babu, for which she received critical acclaim and won the Bollywood Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.


In 2000, Shilpa Shetty received much acclaim for her role in Dhadkan, which earned reasonable takings at the Indian box office. She received several nominations under the Best Actress category. She starred with Anil Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor in the film Rishtey (2002). Her comic performance as a fisherwoman was appreciated and she received a nomination under the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award category and nominations for Best Comedian as well. 2004 was a good year for Shetty with the release of Garv starring opposite Salman Khan. She received much appreciation for her performance in Phir Milenge.  The film was based on 1993’s Philadelphia and was perceived to have tackled a social taboo as yet unaddressed by Bollywood.Shilpa ShettySky One made a documentary on her life entitled The Real Shilpa Shetty, which was produced by British television production company Twofour. The large number of commercial offers that Shilpa received after winning Celebrity Big Brother 5 themselves became reason for controversy. An increasing number of accusations about her riding the “racism” wave to commercial gain.  She was on the cover of the first issue of OK! Magazine to be sold in India.Shilpa ShettyIn early September 2007, she modeled at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.  Next on her agenda is a cookery book titled Soul Curry and the role of Sita in Uru Patel’s international venture Hanuman.