Shilpa Shetty is one of the most renowned actresses in Bollywood. She has also worked in Kannada films, Telugu films, and Tamil films as well. Apart from being a veteran actress, she is also a producer, model, writer, and a successful entrepreneur.
With the best attractive figures in Bollywood, she is considered to be one of the high profiled celebrities in India. She is also well-known for her fitness, yoga, and meditation.
Shilpa Shetty Net Worth 2020
Shilpa Shetty has a net worth of $20 million, at the beginning of the year 2020. Shilpa Shetty was the co-owner of the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals. She bought luxury homes in Mumbai as well as Noida. Apart from that, she also the owner of an apartment in Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Moreover, Shilpa Shetty is also the co-owner of Wellness Center and this venture has several franchises all over India. Thus, Shilpa Shetty is not only an actress, model or fitness freak but also a successful business person.
Shilpa Shetty Biography
|Full Name||Shilpa Shetty Kundra|
|Birth Date||8th June 1975|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, India|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Children||1, Viaan (Son)|
|Siblings||Shamita Shetty (Sister)|
She had done her schooling from St. Antony’s Girl’s High School which is located at Chembur, Mumbai. She was passionate about sports in her childhood and played Volleyball game as a captain during school days. She has completed her graduation from Poddar College, Mumbai.
After completing her education, she entered into acting and started working in Bollywood. She is highly trained in Bharatanatyam dance. Apart from that, Shilpa Shetty is a Black Belt in Karate.
The career of Shilpa Shetty was actually started when she passed her 10th class examination and she started her career as a model with Limca television commercial and that inspired her to be the actress in Bollywood.
Her first Bollywood film was a Gaata Rahe Mere Dil in 1992 when she was just 17 years old. But due to some reason, that film was not released.
Later in 1993, she made her Bollywood debut with a movie named Baazigar in 1993 in which she was starred with Shahrukh Khan and Kajol and the movie became one of the highest-grossing movies of that year on Bollywood Box Office.
After the huge success of Baazigar Shilpa Shetty never turned back in life and came up with super hit film one after another. She acted as her first female lead role in a film named Aag which was released in the year 1994. In the same year 1994, there were three movies released in which Shilpa Shetty was in a lead role.
The next film was Main Khiladi Tu Anari in which Shilpa play dual roles and it was a super hit at the box office. In 1994, she acted in Aao Pyaar Karen with Saif Ali Khan but was failed at the box office.
From 1995 to 1999, Shilpa Shetty did many movies and some of the films that had moderate success were Pardesi Babu, Auzaar, Hathkadi, etc. Her first Tamil movie was Mr. Romeo in 1996. She had done many Telegu films during this time.
During the period of the year 2000 to 2007, she had a huge commercial success and she received acclaim for her role in Dhadkan which was released in 2000 and then she had another major success with film Indian that was released in 2001.
After that, she had given numerous hit films that include Rishtey (2002), Garv (2004), Phir Milenga (2004), Dus (2005), Fareb (2006), etc. In Kannada cinema, she made an entry with her debut film ‘Auto Shankar (2005).
Shilpa Shetty was one of the judges in the reality show called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a Sony Entertainment Television dance show alongside Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Awards and Recognitions
Shilpa was nominated and awarded many times for her outstand performance in movies.
- She received Bollywood Movie Awards in 1999 for the Best Supporting Actress for the film Pardesi Babu
- She also received Annual Central European Bollywood Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Dus’ in the year 2005
- In 2008 she won Zee Cine Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Female) for the film Life in a …Metro
- She also received IIFA Award in the category of IIFA Special Award for Global Impact in the year 2007
- Indian Television Academy Award in the category of the Great achiever laurel in the year 2008
- PETA Award in the category of Hero to Animals in 2017
- Received HT India’s Most Stylish Award in the category of most stylish author award in the year 2018.
- Moreover, She also received Honorary Doctorate by the University of Leeds in the year 2007.
- In 2007 she also received Silver Star Award for her outstanding contribution to humanitarian reason.
Personal Life and Family
Shilpa was born on June 8th, 1975 in Mangalore, Karnataka. She is the daughter of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty. She has a younger sister Shamita Shetty who is also a Bollywood actress.
She was also said to have in relationship with the film director Anubhav Sinha. In February 2009, She got engaged with Raj Kundra and got married to him in November in the same year. The couple had a son named Viaan Raj Kundra.