Shilpa Shetty

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Shilpa Shetty (born 8 June 1975) is an Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar (1993), she has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her first leading role being in the 1994 film Aag. Although she has been through years of decline during her career, Shilpa Shetty has been willing to reinvent herself quite often. Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.

After taking part in the British Celebrity Big Brother TV show in 2007, Shilpa Shetty was crowned the winner with 63% of the final vote, after an international racism controversy involving her and fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd. This was followed by a re-establishment of her status in the film industry in 2007 when she appeared in two successive movies, Life in a… Metro and Apne, with her performance in the former drawing positive reviews.

Shilpa Shetty was born in a traditional family in Mangalore that hails from the Bunt community. She is the elder daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, manufacturers of tamper-proof caps for the pharmaceutical industry, In Mumbai, she attended St. Anthony Girls’ High School in Chembur, and later attended Podar College in Matunga. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she was also into sports and was the captain of the volleyball team in schools. She has a black belt in karate and is currently a dancesport expert and enthusiast.

Shilpa Shetty‘s younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood actress. They worked together once in the film Fareb (2005).

Name: Shilpa Shetty
Born: Shilpa Shetty, 8 June 1975 (age 37), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation: Actress, model
Years active: 1993–present
Spouse Raj Kundra (2009–present)
Children: 1









  • 1993 Baazigar Seema Chopra Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
  • 1994 Aao Pyaar Karen Chhaya Hindi
  • 1994 Main Khiladi Tu Anari Mona/Basanti Hindi
  • 1994 Aag Bijli Hindi
  • 1995 Gambler Ritu Hindi
  • 1995 Hathkadi Neha Hindi
  • 1996 Mr. Romeo Shilpa Tamil Dubbed into Hindi and Telugu as Mr. Romeo
  • 1996 Chhote Sarkar Seema Hindi
  • 1996 Himmat Nisha Hindi
  • 1996 Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Sona Telugu Dubbed into Hindi as Saagar Kanya
  • 1997 Dus Journalist Hindi Incomplete role
  • 1997 Prithvi Neha Hindi
  • 1997 Insaaf Divya Hindi
  • 1997 Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Roma Khurana Hindi
  • 1997 Auzaar Prathna Thakur Hindi
  • 1997 Veedeva Dandi Babu Nandhana Telugu
  • 1998 Pardesi Babu Chinni Malhotra Hindi
  • 1998 Aakrosh Komal Hindi
  • 1999 Jaanwar Mamta Hindi
  • 1999 Shool Special appearance Hindi Item number
  • 1999 Lal Baadshah Lawyer’s daughter Hindi
  • 2000 Azad Kanaka Mahalakshmi Telugu
  • 2000 Dhadkan Anjali Hindi
  • 2000 Tarkieb Preeti Sharma Hindi
  • 2000 Kushi Macarena Tamil Item number
  • 2000 Jung Tara Hindi
  • 2001 Indian Anjali Rajshekar Azad Hindi
  • 2001 Bhalevadivi Basu Shilpa Telugu Dubbed into Hindi as Sherni Ka Shikaar
  • 2001 Maduve Agona Baa Preeti Kannada
  • 2001 Preethsod Thappa Chandana(Chandu) Kannada
  • 2002 Karz Sapna Hindi
  • 2002 Rishtey Vaijanti Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
  • 2002 Hathyar Gauri Shivalkar Hindi
  • 2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Kaajal Hindi
  • 2002 Badhaai Ho Badhaai Radha/Banto Betty Hindi
  • 2002 Junoon Hindi
  • 2003 Ondagona Baa Belli Kannada
  • 2003 Darna Mana Hai Gayathri Hindi
  • 2004 Phir Milenge Tamanna Sahani Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Actress Award
  • 2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Jannat Hindi
  • 2005 Dus Aditi Hindi
  • 2005 Fareb Neha Hindi
  • 2005 Khamosh: Khauff Ki Raat Sonia Hindi
  • 2005 Auto Shankar Money Lender Kannada
  • 2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Ahana Hindi
  • 2007 Life In A… Metro Shikha Hindi
  • 2007 Apne Simran Hindi
  • 2007 Om Shanti Om Herself Hindi Special appearance in the song “Deewangi Deewangi”
  • 2008 Dostana Hindi Special appearance in the song “Shut Up & Bounce”
  • 2010 The Desire Gautami Hindi, English, Chinese

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