Shilpa Shetty is an Indian actress, model, writer, and small business starter. She is one the most popular actress in Bollywood and is known for her roles in the movies “Dhadkan (2000),” and “Indian (2001).”
Shilpa Shetty, also known as Shilpa Shetty Kundra (married name) was born on 8 June 1975 (age 46 years; as of 2021) in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.
She completed her education at St Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Chembur, Mumbai. She chased after her graduation from Poddar College, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5 feet 7 inches (170cm)
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Family, Social class, 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 drug-based industry.
She has a younger sister named Shamita Shetty who is also an actress.
She was in a relationship with Akshay Kumar but they both broke up after Shilpa found out that he was cheating on her with Twinkle Khanna, Akshay’s present-day wife.
She is also said to have been in a relationship with the film director Anubhav Sinha.
Shilpa got married to Raj Kundra, a British businessman in 2009.
The couple has a son named Viaan Raj Kundra.
She started her career as a model when she passed her class 10 examinations.
Shilpa Shetty began her career with the movie “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil (1992),” but due to certain reasons, the film was not released. She then made her first appearance in the movie “Baazigar” in 1993.
Her first lead role was in the movie “Aag” in 1994. She made her Tamil first appearance in the movie “Mr Romeo” in 1996.
Her first appearance in Kannada movies was with the movie “Auto Shankar (2005).”
She became one of the judges in “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” in 2006. She has been hosting the Super Dancer series since 2016 which broadcasts on the Sony Entertainment channel. She published her first book “The Great Indian Diet” in 2014.
Awards & Honors
Received Honorary (college degree of doctor) from the University of Leeds
PETA Awards Hero to Animals in 2017
HT India’s Most Beautiful Awards in 2018
Food: Kori Roti, Corn Pulao, Chicken Biryani, South Indian food, Low-cal soups and salads, Pani-puri, Upma, Idli
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise
Designer: Donna Karan
Destination: Lake Como, Italy
- She never thinks about/believes herself beautiful and says “see my first film and see me today.”
- She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
- 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.