Shilpa Shetty is a renowned Bollywood actress and producer. Shilpa is the winner of the famous British reality television series Celebrity Big Brother 5 and has successfully managed to establish herself in the Indian film industry.
Shilpa Shetty was born to Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty on 8th June 1975 in Mangalore, India. Her parents are the manufacturers of tamper-proof water caps for the pharmaceutical industry.
Her younger sister, Shamita Shetty is also an Indian Film actress. Shilpa was married to the very famous Businessman Raj Kundra in 2009, 22nd November and the couple has a son, Viaan Raj Kundra.
Shilpa studied at St.Anthony Girls’ High School in Chembur and later graduated from Podar College in Matunga. She was a sports player and has participated in volleyball competition and Karate as well.
Shilpa’s Career and Awards
Shilpa Shetty started her career as a model showing up in several television commercials after completing her tenth grade. Her performance in the Tv commercials was acknowledged and soon she started to get film offers. Her Bollywood debut was a box-office hit “Baazigar” co-starring Shah Rukh Khan nad Kajol released in the year 1993. The movie earned her nominations under Filmfare Best Debut Female and Best supporting actress category.
Later that year, her next movie “Main Khiladi Tu Anari” alongside Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan got released which earned her positive reviews as the movie went blockbuster. Her another release, “Pardesi Babu” in the year 1998 got her Bollywood Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Likewise, her performance in the movie Dhadkan was also critically praised by people which garnered her with many award nominations. She has also played Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language movies like Mr. Romeo, Veedavadandi Babu, Preethsod Thappa and others.
Some of her other successful movies are Rishtey (20002), Garv(2004), Phir Milenge (2004), Life In a..Metro(2007) and Apne (2007) which has helped her establish herself as a prominent actress in the industry. She has produced a movie “Dishkiyaoon” released in 2014 which performed quite well in the box-office.
42-year-old Shilpa has a well-maintained physique and she is considered as the Yoga Queen of Bollywood and has introduced her fitness Yoga DVD as well. Apart from acting, She is also famous for her dancing skills. She is a well-trained Bharatnatyam dancer. Her dance in the songs like “Shut Up” and “Bounce”, “UP Bihar Lootne” are extremely popular in the industry.
She has hosted the reality show “Big Boss2” and has judged dance shows Like “Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa” and “Nach Baliye”. Recently, she was seen as the judge of the dance show “Super Dancer”.
Shilpa is a high-profile celebrity of the Bollywood industry. She has an estimated net worth of $15 million, while her husband Raj Kundra has a net worth of $400 million.
She lives a lavish life with her husband owning huge properties in India and countries like UK and Dubai. She is the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Team in the Indian Premier League owned by her husband.
Caption: Shilpa Shetty’s Bently.
She owns cars like Audi Q7, Audi Q8, Lamborghini and Bentley Continental. She has also engaged herself in various Charity works related to HIV-AIDS and supported the PETA foundation.