sheetal wrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Shilpa Shetty born on 8 june 1975 is an Indian film actress and model. She has done films in nearly 50 different languages. She was born in Tamil Nadu yet describes herself as a Manglorian. She is the eldest daughter of her parents, Surendra and Sunanda Shetty. Shetty has many talents under her belt. She is a trained Bharathnatyam dancer, black belt in Karate, was the captain of the volley ball team in school and currently a dances port expert and enthusiast. She lives in Bombay with her parents and younger sister Shamita Shetty, who is also a Bollywood actress. Both the sisters have appeared together in the film Fareb (2005).
She began her career with modeling and was seen modeling for Limca in 1991, when she was 16. Shetty made her debut with Baazigar (1993). She was a supporting actress in the movie, costarring along Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film was a major success and shetty was nominated for filmfare best supporting actress award. Her first leading role was in the film Aag (1994), which was not a huge hit but did averagely good. The same year she had a hit with the film Main Khiladi Tu Anari. 1997 was one of her bussiest years; she acted in six different films. Her first major hit of that year was Auzaar followed by other huge releases like Pardesi Babu, Dhadkan (2000), Rishtey (2002) and phir Milenge. The year 2007 was the most attainable year at the box office. Her releases Life In A Metro and Apne proved to be the huge hits of the year. She was appreciated for her performance in Phir Milenge and received the filmfare best actress award.
She won best supporting actress for Pardesi Babu(1998), giant international award for phir milenge(2004),AAHOA award for Phir Milenge, Diva Of The Year 2005 by Sahara one,IIFA special award for global impact(2007),silver star award for her contribution to humanitarian causes(2007), Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award (2007). Shilpa Shetty who has internationally gained recognition after winning the big brother celebrity show is now being assigned with many international projects which have helped her achieve the waves of glory. She has been offered movies overseas. She has signed Uru Patel’s Hanuman in which she plays the role of Sita co-starring with the Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. She has also been offered to play the role of the bond girl opposite James Bond, Daniel Craig, according to rumours. Romanov vodka brand. Praful Sarees, Jewellery Showroom in Delhi. She did endorsement for a Perfume Brand in Britain.