With a dusky complexion and a height of 5 feet 10 inches, she entered bollywood with the superhit film “Baazigar”. Nobody could ever imagine that the Shilpa Shetty of the 90s would groom to become the hot sizzling and sensuous Shilpa of today. She has undoubtedly become a global name and probably has the most fantastic body in the film industry.
Born to Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, on June 8, 1975, Manya, as she is fondly called, always aspired to become a Bollywood heroine.she has a younger sibling Shamita who is also a Bollywood Actress. She attended St Anthony's Girl's convent in Chembur and then went to Podar College. Beside her native language Tulu, she speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.
�She began as a ramp model and eventually started getting film offers. Shilpa did her first film “Baazigar” opposite Shahrukh Khan and unlike most of the other actresses, she got name and fame from her very 1st film! Next she signed a couple of films with Govinda and Akshay Kumar, such as “Main Khiladi Tu Anaadi”. This film with the song “Churake Dil Mera” was a hit.
Shilpa also did a set of films that flopped miserably at the box office namely “Jaanwar” and “Lal Baadshah”. She gradually was forgotten. Then came her famous item no. “Main Aayi Hun U.P. Bihar Lootne” she bounced back with Dharmesh Darshan’s “Dhadkan” opposite Akshay Kumar and Suneil Shetty.
�Shilpa has given memorable performances in a no. of films like “Darna Mana Hai”, “Phir Milenge”, “Khamosh” and “Dus” to name a few. She has also been nominated for the best actress category for her performances in “Phir Milenge” and “Dhadkan”. She recently appeared in “Life In A..Metro” and “Apne”.
Today Shilpa is more than just an actress. She has her plate full with film offers and more. With the success she has achieved in the reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”, in the U.K., she has launched her own brand of perfumes in London, is planning to open up a chain of restaurants, is coming out with her own cookery book and signature designer wear collection. Sources say that she will be playing the role of Sita in Uru Patel’s international venture “Hanuman”.
With this and more coming her way, all, this sexy lady has time for, is work, work and more work.!