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Shilpa Shetty Biography

Shilpa Shetty is a popular actress and model. Shilpa was born in Mangalore on 8th June 1975 to Surendra and Sunanda Shetty. Shilpa has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

Shilpa Shetty made her debut in the film Baazigar in 1993 and was nominated for her role. The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades.

Shilpa Shetty was crowned the winner of the British Celebrity Big Brother TV show in 2007. With the win Shilpa was albe to re-establish her status in Bollywood. Today besides acting Shilpa is an investor in the IPL cricket team Rajasthan Royals, an investor in a fast food chain in England.

Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.

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Older sister of Shamita Shetty

Sued Stardust India magazine because the magazine produced a report about her on-off relationship with Akhsay Kumar. According to her opinion, the article made her name disgraced and she lost some offers on films. She won the lawsuit. [2000]

Indian top model

Captain of her school's baseball team. She is also a black-belt karate champion.

Won Best Supporting Actress for Pardesi Babu (1998) at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards.

Sahara One crowned her the 2004 DIVA of the year.

Shilpa and Shamita are the first sisters to appear in a film together in the history of Bollywood.

Shilpa is considered to have the best body in Bollywood.

AIDS activist and PETA supporter.

Her appearance on "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001) caused a huge racism and bullying row. As several house mates didn't approve her presence, they made fun of her accent, cooking and her native country. Following these incidents, broadcasting network Channel 4 received over a record-breaking 40,000 complaints, and the controversy developed to a diplomatic crisis between the UK and India. Even Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chanchellor Gordon Brown, while visiting India, condemned these acts of unfairness and intolerance (January 2007).

Beside her native language Tulu, she speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.

Shilpa's cousin - Prem Shetty - was credited with a 'Special Thanks' on the acclaimed Indian art house film entitled 'The Last Monk' which premiered at the Cannes FIlm Festival 2006.

Winner of "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001), series 5.

Her movie Phir Milenge was viewed by the United Nations who appreciated the movie for its support of AIDS awareness.

Received critical acclaim and nominations for her performances in movies like: Baazigar, Dhadkan, Rishtey and Phir Milenge.

She donated all the money she made from her movie 'Phir Milenge' to an AIDS charity.




 
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