Shilpa Shetty resides in Mumbai with her family currently but was originally born in Tamil Nadu. Shilpa’s mother and father Sunanda and Surendra Shetty also have another daughter Shamita Shetty, Shilpa’s younger sister. Shilpa is an intelligent woman as well as very talented actress and she can speak 10 different languages including but not limited to English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu and some Francais.
Like so many other Bollywood actresses such as Koena and Aish, Shilpa Shetty begun her career modelling at the tender age of 16 for Limca. Shilpa soon progressed to acting and started her acting career one year later at only 17 years of age. This first film for Shilpa was Baazigar and she played a girl murdered by her crazed boyfriend. This early appearance earned Shilpa a nomination for best supporting actress at the Filmfare awards.
Shilpa played the lead in the film Aag in ’94 which was not over popular at the box office but later that year she had a box office hit with Main Khiladi Tu Anari. In 1997 Shilpa Shetty was in no less than six different bollywood movies including a film in the language of Telugu called Veedeva Dani Babu. The most memorable film of that year for Shilpa was said to have been Auzaar were she starred apposite major bollywood actors such as Sanjay Kapoor and Salman Khan.
The year two thousand brought Shilpa the film Dhadkan that earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress award, that was lost to Karisma Kapoor. Later in ’02 Shilpa would go on to star next to Karisma Kapoor in the box office hit film Rishtey, she appeared as a fisher woman. Her acting was considered good enough in the film Rishtey to receive yet another nomination for the Filmfare’s best supporting actress award.
Shilpa appeared as a guest judging the Indian Idol TV programme in ’04 and also played an HIV victim in the bollywood film Phir Milenge during this period. Shilpa’s sister and budding young actress Shamita Shetty starred in a film with her sister in 2005 named Fareb. 2006 saw Shetty in a role that she was praised for although the film Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar was a bit of a box office let down. The bollywood equivalent to Come Dancing, Jhalak Dikhlaja by Sony Entertainment TV saw Shilpa judging the dance entrants in ’06.
2007 and Shilpa Shetty appears in the controversial Celebrity Big Brother ’07 as the first indian bollywood star to appear on the UK show. Although going on to win the Celebrity Big Brother Shilpa Shetty had to endure bullying and possible racial slurs.
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