Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight 60-62 Kgs
Shilpa Shetty Biography/Profile
Shilpa Shetty is a famous actress and also a model who made a debut against the powerful contemporary actor Sharukh Khan in 1995 and got noticed. She had won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for this debut film. Since then she has acted in innumerable movies and won appreciation for some of her brilliant role plays.
Shilpa has had a successful pairing with co-stars Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Kapoor and Salman Khan. During her appearance in the famous British TV Reality show, she got caught in the tide of strong racial controversy. Shilpa managed to get 63% of the public vote and won the reality show contest. She was said to have been paid 31.5 million Indian currency or 367,500 British pounds for her participation in the show.
She was caught in the wave of alleged mafia links and faced obscenity charges for posing in an objectionable manner in a Tamil newspaper. A non-bailable warrant was issued against her by the Madurai court with charges of obscenity, which Shilpa denied. Then again when she had kissed Richard Gere in April 2007 on the cheek several times while appearing on an AIDS awareness show preaching safe sex, she was again in the midst of controversy, especially Shiv Sena supporters who demanded her apology.
Shilpa had shown solidarity with HIV-AIDS sufferers by appearing and lending her support to a television show of the BBC World Service Trust. She has also played an active role against the use of wild animals in circuses. She had joined PETA in March 2006 towards this cause.
Shilpa Shetty belongs to a traditional family of Mangalore. She started her Bollywood career as a model for a soft drink at the age of 16. She also had her fair share of Bollywood Box Office failures. Shamita Shetty, her younger sister, is also a Bollywood actress. Shilpa Shetty won the Bollywood Movie Award in the year 1998 for Best Supporting Actress. In 2004, she portrayed a role of a city high-flyer who contracts HIV from unprotected sex and her character in the movie had addressed a social taboo that was till then unaddressed by the Bollywood movie industry. She had won the Filmfare Best Actress nomination for her role in this movie. Shilpa has also acted in regional movies and had won acclaim for her roles. She was seen in Telegu and Kannada movies. She finally got married to Raj Kundra in 2009 and settled down.
Popular/Hit songs of Shilpa Shetty
Abhi Abhi Aayi, Zameer
Baarah Aana De, Insaaf
Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan, Dhadkan
Chura Ke Dil Mera and Paas Woh Aane, Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Popular/Hit movies of Shilpa Shetty
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Life in a Metro