Among the tallest actresses of Bollywood, Shilpa Shetty has made a mark for herself in the country as well as abroad. She has the body to die for, and makes men go weak in the knees with her fabulous looks.
Shilpa Shetty was born on 8th June 1975 in Mangalore. An enthusiastic participant in sports, Shilpa is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. At age 16, she started modeling for the soft drink brand Limca. Her first film was ‘Baazigar’ where she played a supporting role, and even won a nomination in the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress category. She also starred opposite Akshay Kumar in the hit film ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’.
Thereafter, she starred in Hindi and South Indian languages. She received a Bollywood Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Pardesi Babu’. Her roles in ‘Dhadkan’ and ‘Rishtey’ earned her nominations in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories respectively.
Subsequently, she tasted further success with films like ‘Phir Milenge’, ‘Life in a… Metro’ and ‘Apne’. She has also made special appearances in songs in ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Dostana’.
Shilpa Shetty gained international fame when she became the first Indian celebrity to participate and win the ‘Celebrity Big Brother UK’. Her racist controversy with the inmates of the house gave her much attention, and was invited to meet the then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth.
Shilpa hosted Bigg Boss Season 2 and was seen judging many television shows. She has been associated with HIV-AIDS and PETA campaigns. She is a part owner of the Rajasthan Royals team of IPL, along with her husband Raj Kundra, whom she married on 22nd November 2009. Shilpa is pregnant with her first child.