Shilpa Shetty is one of the most popular and successful actresses in India who starred in more than 50 pan India films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages. She is also a producer, entrepreneur, author, and fitness enthusiast.
This talented lady also happens to be one of the most versatile actresses in Indian film industry, who has also ventured into other fields such as fitness, yoga, business, and reality TV.
She has a career spanning over three decades and still is considered very active. Ofcourse, there were setbacks but these were not enough to stop this veteren star.
She is currently involved in acting, health & fitness, fashion industry, part time cooking etc (yes, she has an active cooking channel).
She has also won several awards and accolades for her acting performances and various contributions to the film industry and society.
|Full Name||Shilpa Shetty Kundra (born Ashwini Shetty)|
|Profession||Actress, Film producer, Author, Entrepreneur, Yoga Instructor, dancer, and former model|
|Date of Birth||June 8, 1975|
|Current Age||47 years old|
|Place of Birth||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Height||5 ft 7 in or 170 cm|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||33-26-34 inches|
|Tattoos on Body||None|
|Shoe Size||US 8|
|Build||Athletic (slim and toned body)|
Past & Current Relationships:
|Father||Surendra Shetty (Businessman)|
|Mother||Sunanda Shetty (Fashion Designer)|
|Siblings||Shamita Shetty (Younger Sister, Actress)|
|Marital Status||Married to Raj Kundra (Businessman)|
|Children||Viaan Raj Kundra (born 2012), Samisha Shetty Kundra (born 2020)|
|Ex Boyfriends||Akshay Kumar (Actor), Anubhav Sinha (director)|
Shilpa Shetty has had a few relationships in the past, including with Akshay Kumar from 1995 to 2000. They broke up while filming Dhadkan. Shetty spoke openly about her relationship with Kumar.
The Indian media speculated that she had gotten engaged and reported that Kumar wanted Shetty to quit films and settle down. Shetty, however, stated that she had no plans to marry.
Shetty met Raj Kundra, a British businessman, in 2007 through a common friend to discuss a business deal.
This was around the time of her win at ‘Big Brother’ in 2007, which made her a recognized face. She was “disappointed” to know that he was married. “But, at that time, we did not know that Raj was going through a divorce.
Four months later, Raj had once offered me to stay at his pad, since I was traveling to London frequently. I was surprised to know about his bachelor pad, and later he revealed that he was going through a divorce,” the actress had said. They got married on November 22, 2009.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have two children together, a son named Viaan Raj Kundra, who was born in 2012, and a daughter named Samisha Shetty Kundra, who was born through surrogacy in 2020.
Raj Kundra is the founder and CEO of Jaldi.com, an online shopping portal, and is involved in various other businesses such as real estate, sports, and entertainment.
Before settling down with Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty had dated actor Akshay Kumar for a few years, but they broke up after she found out that he was cheating on her with Twinkle Khanna. She also had a brief affair with director Anubhav Sinha.
Early Life & Education:
Shilpa Shetty was born on June 8, 1975, in Mangalore, Karnataka, to Surendra and Sunanda Shetty. She has a younger sister, Shamita Shetty, who is also an actress.
She completed her schooling at St. Anthony’s Girls High School in Chembur, Mumbai, and graduated from Podar College in Matunga, Mumbai.
She was interested in dance and sports from a young age and learned Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form. She was also the captain of the volleyball team in her school.
She pursued her graduation from Podar College, Matunga, Mumbai. She was interested in dancing and music from a young age and learned Bharatanatyam during her childhood.
She was also the captain of the volleyball team at school. She did her schooling at St Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Chembur, Mumbai.
She wanted to become a doctor or a scientist, but fate had other plans for her. She got her first film offer from director Abbas-Mustan for Baazigar (1993), which changed her life forever. She decided to pursue acting as a career and dropped out of college.
She has appeared in more than 40 films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages.
She is also known for her fitness and wellness videos, books, and apps. She has won several awards and accolades for her work in the film industry and social causes.
|Occupation||Actress, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur, Reality TV Judge, Yoga Guru|
|Years Active||1993 – present|
|Upcoming Projects||Hungama 2 (Hindi film), Sukhee (2023), Nikamma (2022), KD, Web series – Indian Police Force|
Shilpa Shetty started her career as a model when she was 16 years old. She made her film debut with the thriller Baazigar (1993), which earned her two Filmfare Awards nominations, including one for Best Supporting Actress. She rose to fame with her dual roles in the action comedy Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), which was one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
She went on to star in many successful films, such as Dhadkan (2000), Indian (2001), Phir Milenge (2004), Life in a… Metro (2007) and Apne (2007). She also ventured into regional cinema with films like Mr Romeo (1996) in Tamil, Auto Shankar (2005) in Kannada and The Desire (2010) in English.
She has also produced several films under her banner S2 Global Productions, such as Dishkiyaoon (2014) and Prassthanam (2019). She has also written a book on nutrition and wellness called The Great Indian Diet (2015).
Shilpa Shetty also made her mark in the regional film industries of Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. She made her Tamil debut with Mr. Romeo (1996) opposite Prabhu Deva and Madhoo. She then acted in films such as Veedevadandi Babu (1997) opposite Nagarjuna Akkineni, Preethsod Thappa? (1998) opposite V. Ravichandran, Azad (2000) opposite Nagarjuna Akkineni again, Bhalevadivi Basu (2001) opposite Nandamuri Balakrishna, Auto Shankar (2005) opposite Upendra Rao, and Maha Shiv Ratri (2012) opposite Sudeep.
Shilpa Shetty also ventured into production with her own company called S2 Global Productions Pvt Ltd. She co-produced films such as Dishkiyaoon (2014).
She is also known for her involvement in various social causes, such as AIDS awareness, animal rights and yoga.
She also participated in the reality show Big Brother in 2007 and won the title. She became an international celebrity after facing racism and bullying on the show. She used her fame to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and animal rights.
Net worth and Income:
|Current Net Worth||$18 million to $20 million|
|Fees per film||Rs 1.2 to 2.2 crore per brand endorsement, Rs. 18 lakhs to 20 lakhs per episode of Super Dancer – Chapter 4, Rs 1-2 Crore per movie plus a share in the profit|
|Other Sources of Income||Movies, judging shows, social media, and brand endorsements|
According to various sources, Shilpa Shetty’s net worth is estimated to be around $18 million as of 2023. This is equivalent to about 134 crore Indian rupees. She earns most of her income from acting in movies and judging reality shows. She charges around 10 to 12 crore rupees per movie and around 1 crore rupees per episode for judging shows like Super Dancer and Nach Baliye.
Shilpa Shetty also has other sources of income, such as brand endorsements, businesses, YouTube channels, and books. She endorses many brands like Kaya Skin Clinic, VLCC, ITC, Nutralite, etc. She also owns several businesses like IOSIS Wellness Spa, Bastian Restaurant, S2 Reality Developers, etc. She has a YouTube channel called The Shilpa Shetty Channel where she posts videos on fitness, yoga, recipes, etc. She has written several books on health and wellness like The Great Indian Diet, The Diary of a Domestic Diva, etc.
Shilpa Shetty lives a lavish lifestyle with her husband Raj Kundra and their two children Viaan and Samisha. They own a luxurious bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai worth around 100 crore rupees. They also have several properties in London, Dubai, etc. They own a fleet of expensive cars like the Bentley Continental GT, Lamborghini Gallardo, Range Rover Vogue, etc.
Shilpa Shetty is not only rich but also generous. She supports many charitable causes and organizations like PETA India, The Art of Living Foundation, The Shilpa Shetty Foundation, etc. She also raises awareness about important social and environmental issues like HIV/AIDS, animal rights, women empowerment, etc.
Shilpa Shetty is an inspiration for many people who want to achieve success in life. She has proved that with hard work, dedication, and passion, anything is possible. She has also shown that being rich does not mean being selfish or arrogant.
She has maintained her humility and grace throughout her career and has given back to society in many ways.
Interesting facts and Trivia
- Shilpa Shetty is a YouTuber.
- Shilpa Shetty is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and has also learned Jazz and Ballet.
- She was a contestant on the UK reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2007 and emerged as the winner, making her the first Indian to win the show.
- Shilpa Shetty is a fitness enthusiast and has released several Yoga DVDs in collaboration with fitness experts.
- She is a co-owner of the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals along with her husband Raj Kundra.
- In 2000, she won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film “Dhadkan”.
- Shilpa Shetty has authored a book on nutrition and wellness titled “The Great Indian Diet”.
- She is an animal lover and has adopted several stray dogs and cats.
- Shilpa Shetty was featured in the music video for the song “Shut Up and Bounce” from the film “Dostana” alongside actors Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.
- She made her Hollywood debut with a cameo role in the 2009 film “The Desire: A Journey of a Woman”.
- Shilpa Shetty is known for her unique sense of style and has been a fashion icon for many years.
- She was crowned as the diva of the year in 2004 by Sahara One.
- She filed a case against Stardust magazine, which published about her on-off relationship with Akshay Kumar.