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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty was born on 8th June 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She belongs to the Bunt community in Mangalore and speaks Tulu. Her parents are Sunanda and Surendra who are into manufacturing tamper proof caps for the pharmaceutical industry. She has a younger sister Shamita who is an actress too.

Shilpa studied at the St.Anthony’s High School in Mumbai and then at the Podar College. She was actively involved in sports and dance while growing up. Besides being trained in Bharathnatyam, she also holds a black belt in karate and was the captain of her school’s volleyball team.

Standing at 5.10”, Shilpa is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood. She faced the camera for the first time when she got the Limca campaign in 1991.

Shilpa Shetty’s Movies
1993 to 1997 Shilpa Shetty’s first movie was Baazigar (1993) in which she had a few scenes before getting thrown off the terrace. The movie was one of the biggest hits of the year. She acted opposite Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) which was also successful. She had average to moderate success in movies like Hathkadi, Chote Sarkar and Himmat in 1996 and Dus, Insaaf and Zameer in 1997.

1998 to 2003 She was seen in Pardesi Babu (1998) with Govinda and Jaanwar (1999) with Akshay Kumar and Karishma Kapoor. She appeared in an item number in Shool (1999). Dhadkan (2000) performed well and she did a great job as Anjali torn between her husband and former lover.

She acted in Telugu and Kannada movies like Bhalevadivi Basu and Madhuve Agona Ba in 2001. She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress for her role in Rishtey (2002) as a fisherwoman. Her other releases in 2002 included Junoon, Badhaai Ho Badhaai and Chor Machaaye Shor.

2004 to 2009 In 2004, Shilpa Shetty was seen in Phir Milenge with Salman Khan and Abhishek Bacchan as Tamanna, an AIDS patient. She came together for the first time onscreen with her sister Shamita in Fareb (2005). She received positive reviews for her role in Life in a Metro (2007). She was seen in a song sequence in Dostana (2008). She will be seen in Sunny Deol’s The Man.......

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