Shilpa Shetty is one of the most attractive Bollywood actresses, who is acclaimed for her stunning beauty, charming smile and sexy figure. She has acted in a large number of Hindi movies till date, in addition to regional languages films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Net Worth: Rs 12.6 crore
Income Sources: Shilpa Shetty is a successful model and film actress, who makes huge sums of money from her modeling assignments as well as film career. She has been the winner of Season 5 of the UK based reality TV show called “Big Brother”, which fetched her huge prize money of Rs 31.5 million. She co-owns the IPL cricket team called Rajasthan Royals, along with her husband, Raj Kundra. They also own a production house, which has made a film called “Dishkiyaaoon”, which released in 2014. Shilpa has also featured as a judge in the popular dance reality shows “Nach Baliye Season 5” and “Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa”.
Born: 8th June, 1975 (39 years old)
Marital Status: Married to business tycoon, Raj Kundra since 2009. They have a son called Viaan Raj Kundra.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 9 inches, 62 kg
Shilpa Shetty was born Mangalore and hails from a traditional South Indian family belonging to the Bunt community. Her parents, Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, own a manufacturing unit involved in production of tamper proof caps for pharma industry. She was raised in Mumbai, where she did her schooling from St Anthony Girls High School and college from Podar College. She excelled in co curricular activities and was a sport enthusiast as a student, participating in volley ball and karate. She is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She has a younger sister, Shamita Shetty, who is also a Bollywood actress and made a name for herself by taking part in the television reality show “Bigg Boss”. She is also involved in social causes, for awareness against HIV AIDS and is also a member of PETA.
Shilpa Shetty started her career as a model at the age of 16 years, when she featured in the Limca ad. She made her film debut with a supporting role in the 1993 super hit called “Baazigar”, in which she co starred with Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The film did wonders for her and fetched her nomination in the category of Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress category. Next came, films like “Aag”, “Main Khiladi Tu Anadi”, “Aao Pyar Karen” and “Auzaar”, but the film which established her as a serious actress in the industry was “Dhadkan”, which released in 2000. Another outstanding performance from this versatile actress came in a film called “Phir Milenge”, in which she portrayed an AIDS patient, who contracted the disease due to unprotected sex and had to face social stigma for this reason. The year 2007 was remarkable for her, as she achieved great appreciation for her performances in “Life…In a Metro” and “Apne”.
House and Cars
Shilpa Shetty lives in a luxurious house with her husband. The house is located in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. She also owns plush homes in Mumbai, Noida and an apartment in Burj Khalifa, Dubai. She owns a luxurious fleet of cars, including Audi Q7 and Audi R8, which reflect her grand lifestyle.