Shilpa Shetty is an Indian actress, producer, model, writer, and entrepreneur. She is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood and is known for her roles in the movies “Dhadkan (2000),” and “Indian (2001)
Shilpa Shetty was born on 8 June 1975, also known as Shilpa Shetty Kundra, an actress, businesswoman, producer, model and Indian writer. She is the winner of the British reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother 5. Known primarily for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. One of the most popular actresses in Indian cinema, Shilpa Shetty is the recipient of numerous awards, including four Film Film Award nominations.
In 1991, after completing her Grade 10 exams, Shetty began her career as a model with a television commercial in Limca and subsequently participated in several other commercials and commercials, after which she began to receive offers from roles. Shetty continued to pursue her modeling career until she became an actress.
Quick Info→Height: 5′ 7″Husband: Raj KundraAge: 45 Years
Shilpa Shetty, also known as Shilpa Shetty Kundra (married name) was born on 8 June 1975 (age 45 years; as in 2020) in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.
She did her schooling from St Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Chembur, Mumbai. She pursued her graduation from Podar College, Mumbai.
Having worked with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Shetty started dating him on the set of Insaaf (1997), who recently broke with actress Raveena Tandon. Shetty spoke openly about her relationship with Kumar. Indian media speculated on a pledge, and reported that Kumar wanted Shetty to leave the movies and move in. Shetty had said, however, that she had no intention of getting married. The couple separated in 2000 while filming Dhadkan.
Family & Relatives
Father: Surendra Shetty
Mother: Sunanda Shetty
Sister(s): Shamita Shetty
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Boyfriend: Raj Kundra (m. 2009)
Shilpa Shetty Favorites
Hobbies: Yoga, Dancing, Cooking, Work out (Gymnastic)
Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise
Favorite Actress: Sridevi
Favorite Food: Indian Food
Favorite Destination: New York, London
Shilpa Shetty Career
Profession: Actress, Businesswoman, Producer, Model, and Writer
Debut TV Series/Movie:
- First Film: Baazigar (1993)
- First TV Show: Indian Idol
Shilpa Shetty Education
School: St. Anthony Girls’ High School in Chembur, Mumbai
College: Podar College in Matunga.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Family, Caste, Affairs & Husband
Her father’s name is Surendra Shetty and her mother’s name is Sunanda Shetty; both are manufacturers of tamper-proof water caps in the pharmaceutical industry.
She has a younger sister named Shamita Shetty who is also an actress.
She was in a relationship with the actor Akshay Kumar but they both broke-up after Shilpa found out that he was cheating her with Twinkle Khanna, Akshay’s present-day wife.
Photos & Images
- In 2006, the Madurai court issued a non-bailable warrant against Shilpa Shetty for “posing in an obscene manner” in a Tamil newspaper. The petitioner submitted that paper published “very sexy and medium blow-ups,” and alleged that the photograph violated the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986, Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1956, and the Indian Penal Code Section 292 (Sale of Obscene Books).
- Shilpa Shetty was one of the contestants of the British reality TV show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother 5.’ She was alleged to be a target of racism and bullying by some housemates mainly Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara, and Danielle Lloyd. Shilpa was mocked for her Indian accent and was also referred to as “Dog” by a contestant. The screening of the racial comments resulted in media coverage and responses from the UK and Indian governments. The show was even suspended for the season 8 and many corporations even cancelled their contract with the contestants accused of racism.
- A controversy aroused when the American actor Richard Gere hugged Shilpa and forcefully kissed her in an AIDS awareness programme. There was a lot of protest from the people and even an Indian court in Rajasthan had issued an arrest warrant against Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere.
- She was the captain of her school volleyball team.
- She is a Black belt in Karate.
- She likes diamond jewellery.
- She loves to cook, work out at the gym, and do Yoga.
- She was the first Indian celebrity to contest in the British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother 5” and also the first Indian to win that show.
- She is a fitness enthusiast and wellness influencer. Her YouTube channel features videos on exercise and healthy food recipes.
She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
- She was very active in sports since her childhood, she was the captain of her school volleyball team.
- In an interview, she said that “Akshay used me and left when he found someone else.”
- She contested in “Big Brother 2007” and won the title.
- She was a victim of racism in Big Brother house and she said that the ill-treatment she got in the house-made her feel that she was losing her dignity and self-esteem.
- She was racially abused by the fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd.
- Later, Jade Goody was widely condemned for her behaviour.
- Shilpa is a black belt Karate champion.