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Shilpa Shetty

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra (born Ashwini Shetty, June 8, 1975) is an Indian actress, filmmaker, dancer, writer, businessman and former model. Shetty made her film debut in the thriller Baazigar (1993), which has been nominated for two Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actress. She has two roles starring in the highly successful action comedy Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). After her initial success, she starred in a series of unsuccessful films, except for her supporting role in the successful action musical Jaanwar (1999). In the same year, in the crime drama Shool's song "UP Bihar Lootne," her item number was widely noticed.

Shilpa Shetty was born in Mangalore in Karnataka as Surendra Shetty and Tulu Talking Bunt of Sunanda Shetty. Shetty's father, Surendra and her mother, Sunanda, are manufacturers of tamper resistant water caps in the pharmaceutical industry.

In early September 2007, she modeled at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Her next topic is the cookbook Soul Curry and the role of Sita in Uru Patel's international venture Hanuman.

In early May 2019, the actress, who has been working as a fitness poster girl for a long time, has a yoga routine, functional training, special regimes (pregnancy, for women suffering from menstrual cramps, etc.) and daily nutrition charts for each program. “I think lifestyle modifications are a need of time. The app has something for everyone. You can work out comfortably at home without equipment,” says Shilpa.

Shilpa Shetty once appeared in Mani Ratnam's stage shows Netru, Indru, Naalai.

In February 2009, Shilpa Shetty was engaged to Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team. The two got married on November 22, 2009. Shetty gave birth to a son Viaan Raj Kundra on May 21, 2012, the couple had their second child, a girl, on February 15, 2020 through a surrogate mother.

In September 2006, along with Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shetty kicked off the first season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In January 2007, Shetty was the winner of the British reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother 5. She was the first Indian celebrity to be included in the show. Known to have paid Rs.31.5m (£367,500 GBP) for her participation, she told presenter Davina McCall, "I hope all Indians will be very proud that I am here." Regarding her participation, she said, "I don't expect anything at all. All I really want to keep is my pride and my dignity." "This is the most daring decision Shilpa has ever taken," her sister, Shamita, told The Times of India. While staying on the show, Shilpa Shetty began to anger on the 7th day as a faction formed in the house that instructed fellow housemates Carole Malone and Ken Russell to meditate and had an affair with Dirk Benedict, but did not recognize Shilpa's existence. Following the worldwide controversy that declared her the target of racist harassment in the house, Shilpa Shetty won the contest after winning 63% of the public vote, and described the experience as "surprising and overwhelming." She thanked the public for "a fantastic opportunity to make our country proud."

She was the subject of a Sky One documentary titled The Real Shilpa Shetty, produced by British television production Twofour. The many advertising offers that Shilpa received after winning the Celebrity Big Brother 5 have been controversial as accusations of her taking a commercial gain by riding the "racist" wave have increased. She is OK! Magazine to be sold in India.

Shilpa Shetty's career saw a resurgence in the romantic drama Dhadkan (2000) as a major woman marking a turning point in her career at the turn of the millennium. Later, she took on roles in the box office hits Indian (2001) and Rishtey (2002), making her praise and another Filmfare nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Shilpa Shetty was acclaimed by critics for her role as a career woman with AIDS in the drama Phir Milenge (2004), which won several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Since then, she has appeared in successful films such as the action thriller Dus (2005), the drama Life in a ... Metro (2007), and the sports drama Apne (2007). She was also famous for her dance performances in the 2008 romantic comedy Dostana's song "Shut Up & Bounce". After that, she took a break from acting in the movie.

In 2004, Shetty starred in Garv and played a Muslim orphan, disillusioned table dancer who starred opposite Salman Khan. According to Shetty, she chose the movie because she liked the subject. The movie was a police drama. She received a lot of praise for her performance at Phir Milenge, where she sensibly portrayed a successful urban high flyer that became infected with HIV in unprotected sex and consequently became a social exile. Based in 1993 in Philadelphia, the film was perceived as tackling social taboos that Bollywood had yet to address. The film was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress for Shetty, and it fueled her HIV-related philanthropy (see below). IndiaFM film critic Taran Adarsh ​​said, "Phir Milenge is entirely owned by Shilpa Shetty. She's delivering her career right." This is a departure from the previous trend of superficial song and dance items favoring roles with deeper character, as exemplified in the action thriller film Dus (2005). Although he received average returns from the box office, Shetty described the rather unconventional character of the anti-terrorist squad member, saying that he served to reinvent himself.

In 2000, Shilpa Shetty was praised for her role in Dhadkan, and she received decent reviews at the Indian box office. She has been nominated several times for Best Actress at the awards ceremony. She later starred in the movie Rishtey (2002) along with Anil Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor. Her comic book acting as a whimsical fisherman was highly regarded and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award category and Best Comedian.

In September 1992, Shetty was the story of a girl involved in a triangle between two men (Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy). However, since the film was not released, Shilpa Shetty's debut was Baazigar, the thriller of her next film Abbas-Mustan, along with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Inspired by the Hollywood movie A Kiss Before Dying, the film played Shilpa Shetty as the supporting role of Seema Chopra, a girl who was murdered by her vengeful boyfriend played by Khan. Baazigar turned out to be a major box office hit and ended up with the fourth highest-grossing film this year. Both the film and Shilpa Shetty's performances received critical reviews. Shilpa Shetty was eventually nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Lux ​​New Face of the Year (now known as Best Female Debut) at the annual Filmfare Awards.

Shilpa Shetty is a St. He was educated at Anthony's Girls High School, Chembur and later at Podar College in Matunga. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she was also the captain of the school volleyball team.

Shilpa Shetty, who visited a fashion show in Dhaka in 2016, noted that her Bengal ancestors are from Sylhet, Bangladesh, and plan to visit their ancestor's house and star in a Bangladeshi film.

In 2006, she entered reality TV by judging the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In early 2007, Shilpa Shetty joined the fifth season of the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother. During her stay at home, Shilpa Shetty received a lot of international media coverage and attention for the racism faced by her fellow contestants and ultimately for winning the show. It followed by hosting the second season of the reality show Bigg Boss. Shilpa Shetty has taken on jury roles in several Indian dance reality shows such as Zara Nachke Dikha (2010), Nach Baliye (2012–20), and Super Dancer (2016–present).

In addition to acting in movies, Shilpa Shetty is a celebrity advocate for brands and products, and speaks for issues like feminism and animal rights. Shilpa Shetty has been working with PETA since 2006 as part of an advertising campaign about wildlife use in circus. She is also a fitness enthusiast and released her own yoga DVD in 2015. She is involved in several fitness campaigns, such as the Fit India Movement initiated by the Indian government. Shilpa Shetty was awarded the Champions of Change Award for her achievements in the Swachh Bharat Mission cleanliness campaign. From 2009 to 2015 she was part owner of the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals. Shilpa Shetty is married to businessman Raj Kundra and has two children.

In February 2007, Shilpa Shetty attended a reception in the House of Representatives at the invitation of MP Keith Vaz to meet Tony Blair, then Prime Minister. She was also invited to meet Queen Elizabeth II at the Marlboro House in London in March 2007. In an interview for This Morning, Shilpa Shetty confirmed that she had been asked to play in the British EastEnders drama and declined in every sense. Her other preparations will have to be put on hold.

2007 was Shilpa Shetty's most successful year at the box office. Her first release, Life in a...Metro, was a huge hit and became the first Bollywood movie to premiere at Leicester Square. The film performed well at the box office and hit a half hit in three weeks. In addition, CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand wrote "Awesome performance and undoubtedly Shilpa's best record", and Shilpa Shetty's performance was highly appreciated. Along with three Deols (Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby), the second release, the drama Apne, also had a box office success.

In 2005, Shilpa Shetty starred opposite Upendra in the Kannada film Auto Shankar. The film was a huge box office success and earned the name "Gaba Singh of the South" for her vicious role in the film. In the same year, she appeared in the movie Fareb with her sister Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty was released once in 2006, with Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar much delayed. The film was a box office hit, but she received good reviews for her role as a completely likable wife. In 2006, she acted as a judge along with Farah Khan & Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the Sony Entertainment Television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, originally based on the British show Strictly Come Dancing.

After completing her 10th grade exams in 1991, Shilpa Shetty began her career as a model in Limca TV commercials, and after appearing in several commercials and commercials, she began receiving film role offers. Shilpa Shetty continued her career as a model until she became an actress.

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