|Nick Name||Manya, Babucha,Silly Pooh|
|Date of Birth||8 th June|
|Birth Place||Tamil Nadu, India|
|Shilpa Shetty Height||5′ 10″|
|Languages known||Tulu, English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and French.|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Schoool Days||St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Chembur,|
|College Days||Podar College|
|Sports||Captain of the school baseball team and has earned a black belt in Karate|
|Address ________||#2, Dev Darshan, 262 St. Anthony Road, Chembur, Bombay – 400 071|
Biography / trivia
* Shilpa Shetty was born on 8th June 1972 in Mangalore, India to Sunanda Shetty & Surendra, a Bunt family.
* Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty is her younger sister and they appeared together in “Fareb” in 2005,hence they are the first sisters to appear in a film together in the history of Bollywood.
* Her mother tongue is Tulu and she knows nearly ten languages including English, Hindi,Tulu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and basic French.
* She attended “St. Anthony Girls’ High School” & “Podar College” in Mumbai.
* Shilpa Shetty is a well trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
* During her school days she was the captain of volleyball team.
* She earned black belt in Karate.
* She attended a reception at the House of Commons, to meet the then-British prime minister Tony Blair. [ February 2007]
* Shilpa Shetty was also invited to meet with Queen Elizabeth II in London. [Mar 2007] She was the subject of a documentary entitled “The Real Shilpa Shetty”.
* She was on the cover of the first issue of OK! Magazine.
* In 1990 decade she worked for major Bollywood hits like Aag in 1994 alongside Govinda and Sonali Bendre, Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994 alongside Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan, Aao Pyaar Karen in 1994 with Saif Ali Khan and Somy Ali, Hathkadi in 1995, Mr. Romeo in 1996, Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya in 1996 opposite Venkatesh, Aakrosh in 1998 with Sunil Shetty, Jaanwar in 1999 with Akshay Kumar and Karisma Kapoor,
* In 2000 decade Shetty worked for commercial hits like Dhadkan in 2000 alongside Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Mahima Chaudhry, Preethsod Thappa in 2001 with Ravichandran, Ondagona Baa in 2003 with Ravichandran, Darna Mana Hai in 2003, Garv in 2004 alongside Salman Khan Arbaaz Khan and Amrish Puri, Dus in 2005 opposite Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and others, Auto Shankar in 2005 with Upendra and Radhika, Life In A… Metro in 2007 opposite Dharmendra and Nafisa Ali, Apne in 2007 with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
# Shilpa Shetty won the British Celebrity Big Brother contest on 28 January 2007 with 63% of the final vote.
# During Celebrity Big Brother, Shilpa was a target of racism and bullying by other housemates, chiefly by Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd.
# She is the first Indian celebrity included in the Celebrity version of Big Brother.
# She was reportedly paid Rs.31.5mn for her participation.
# She received 100,000 Pounds for winning the show .
# “I just want every Indian to be extremely proud that I’m in here” -Shilpa Shetty
# “I have zero expectations. The only thing I really hope to keep is my self-respect and my dignity.” -Shilpa Shety
# “Why do they hate me? Why am I detested? I feel like I’m losing my dignity. “I’m the only one they are mean to, I don’t know why, nobody is mean to anyone else except me. I’m scared to say anything else. They’ve pushed me to the brink.” – Shilpa Shety
Victim of Racism in Big brother..!!
# In the show she was the victim of racism, which has created a worldwide controversy.
Big Brother racial discrimination controversy reached the British Parliament and discussions were held.
# After racial discrimination Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma lodged a complaint to British PM Tony Blair that threatened to sour relations and damage trade between the two countries.
# Even in India protests were held against the racial discrimination.
# About the racial discrimination Blair responded “We should oppose racism in all its forms.”
Following racism in Big Brother broadcasting network Channel 4 received over a record-breaking 40,000 complaints.
# Madurai court issued non-bailable warrants against Shetty and Reema Sen for “posing in an obscene manner” in photographs published by a Tamil newspaper. 
# On April 26, 2007 an Indian court in Rajasthan issued a warrant for Shetty and Gere’s arrest.
Shetty said she would attend court if her lawyers advised her to.
# Surat police questioned Shilpa and her parents about her links with underworld. It was reported that the owners of Praful Sarees had lodged complaints with them after claiming to receive threatening telephone calls from Mumbai-based underworld figures asking for money on behalf of the Shettys.
Richard Gere Kissing incident
# Shilpa Shetty was kissed several times in jest on the cheek by Richard Gere during an AIDS-awareness event. The kiss prompted protesters, Shiv Sena, carried the protests all over India. People demanded an apology from her and threatened to ban her movies in the state. [April 15, 2007]
# “I understand this (kissing) is his (Gere’s) culture, not ours. But this was not such a big thing or so obscene for people to overreact in such a manner. I understand people’s sentiments, but I don’t want a foreigner to take bad memories from here.”
# “Apology! For what? Did he kiss on my lips? Did he do my vastra haran? Have you never seen a man kiss a woman? Don’t act stupid! I don’t think anything wrong has happened to me. I am someone who lives with dignity,”
# “India has the second highest number of HIV patients in the world. Yet, we are talking about the kissing incident rather than the HIV cause. We should not waste national time on such trivial issues.”
# “I have participated to show my solidarity to people living with HIV-Aids. I will do anything for them to feel wanted and special,” -Shilpa Shety
# “Why not a film on HIV positive patients? It is a social stigma in our society. We made this film to highlight this problem … This film will bring about a social awareness about AIDS in our country. It is high time we talked about this in our society.” -Shilpa Shety [About movie “Phir Milenge” 2004]
# Her movie Phir Milenge was is about AIDS awareness. It was viewed by the United Nations and appreciated for its social concern.
# She donated her remuneration of her movie ‘Phir Milenge’ to an AIDS charity.
# Shetty lent her active support to a BBC World Service Trust television show designed to tackle the problem of HIV-AIDS in India. [Feb 2006]
# “These once dignified animals only leave their cages, which are barely larger than the size of their bodies, for a few minutes each day to be forced into the ring to perform tricks which make no sense and are upsetting to them. The best way to help animals suffering in circuses is to boycott the circus”.[ Being in PETA]
# Shetty’s joined hands with PETA as part of an advertising campaign against the use of wild animals in circuses.
# “I am a responsible citizen with prudent thoughts. One doesn’t have to look sexy for the heck of it. It all depends on the subject of the movie.”
# “There’s a thin line between vulgarity and sensuality. And I have never crossed that. I have always been praised for aestheticsensibilities when it comes to exposing.”
# “As far as my photographs go, what is obscene about it? If navel-showing is obscenity, then our traditional Indian outfit — the traditional sari — should be banned in the first place.”
# “I do read books but I am not a voracious reader. It is not like I cannot do without reading.”
# “I am open to love, I’m a complete optimist. I must thank my family for teaching me to cope with the lows in life. It is only when you hit rock-bottom, that you can look forward to the highs.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1993||Baazigar||Abbas-Mustan||Shahrukh Khan,Kajol,Siddharth Ray|
|2||1994||Aao Pyaar Karen||Ravendra Peepat||Saif Ali Khan,Somy Ali|
|3||-||Main Khiladi Tu Anari||Sameer Malkan||Akshay Kumar,Saif Ali Khan|
|4||-||Aag||Ravi Shankar||Govinda,Sonali Bendre|
|5||1995||Gambler||Dayal Nihalani||Govinda,Aditya Pancholi|
|6||-||Hathkadi||Rama Rao Tatineni||Govinda,Shakti Kapoor|
|7||1996||Mr. Romeo||K. S. Ravi||Prabhu Deva,Madhoo|
|8||-||Chhote Sarkar||Vimal Kumar||Govinda,Aruna Irani|
|9||-||Himmat||Sunil Sharma||Sunny Deol,Tabu|
|10||-||Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya||Raghavendra Rao||Venkatesh,Malashree|
|11||1997||Dus||Mukul S. Anand||Sanjay Dutt,Salman Khan,Raveena Tandon|
|12||-||Prithvi||Nitin Manmohan||Sunil Shetty,Suresh Oberoi|
|13||-||Insaaf||Dayal Nihalani||Akshay Kumar,Paresh Rawal|
|14||-||Zameer||Rajat Rawail||Sanjay Kapoor,Satyajeet|
|15||-||Auzaar||Sohail Khan||Salman Khan,Sanjay Kapoor|
|16||-||Veedevadandi Babu||Satyanarayana||Mohan Babu,Brahmanandam|
|17||1998||Pardesi Babu||Manoj Agrawal||Govinda,Raveena Tandon|
|18||-||Aakrosh||Lateef Binny||Sunil Shetty,Girish Karnad|
|19||1999||Jaanwar||Suneel Darshan||Akshay Kumar,Karisma Kapoor|
|20||-||Lal Baadshah||K.C. Bokadia||Amitabh Bachchan,Manisha Koirala|
|21||2000||Azad||Tirupathi Swamy||Akkineni Nagarjuna,Raghuvaran,Soundarya|
|22||-||Dhadkan||Dharmesh Darshan||Akshay Kumar,Sunil Shetty,Mahima Chaudhry|
|23||-||Jung||Sanjay Gupta||Sanjay Dutt,Jackie Shroff|
|24||2001||Indian||N. Maharajan||Sunny Deol,Rahul Dev|
|25||-||Bhalevadivi Basu||Arun Prasad||Nandamuri Balakrishna,Anjala Zhaveri|
|26||-||Maduve Agona Baa||-||Laya|
|28||2002||Karz||Harry Baweja||Sunny Deol,Sunil Shetty|
|29||-||Rishtey||Indra Kumar||Anil Kapoor,Karisma Kapoor|
|30||-||Hathyar||Mahesh Manjrekar||Sanjay Dutt,Sharad Kapoor|
|31||-||Chor Machaaye Shor||David Dhawan||Bobby Deol,Paresh Rawal,Bipasha Basu|
|32||-||Badhaai Ho Badhaai||Satish Kaushik||Anil Kapoor,Keerti Reddy|
|33||-||Junoon||Sanjay Khanna||Chandrachur Singh,Sonali Kulkarni|
|34||2003||Ondagona Baa||Uday Shankar||Ravichandran,Sumitra|
|35||-||Darna Mana Hai||Prawaal Raman||Saif Ali Khan,Vivek Oberoi,Nana Patekar|
|36||2004||Phir Milenge||Revathi||Salman Khan,Abhishek Bachchan|
|37||-||Garv||Puneet Issar||Salman Khan,Arbaaz Khan|
|38||2005||Dus||Anubhav Sinha||Sanjay Dutt,Zayed Khan,Sunil Shetty|
|39||-||Fareb||Dipak Tijori||Shamita Shetty,Manoj Bajpai|
|40||-||Khamosh||Deepak Tijori||Juhi Chawla,Rajiv Singh|
|41||-||Auto Shankar||Rajendra Babu||Upendra,Radhika|
|42||2006||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Adhiyaman||Salman Khan,Reema Lagoo|
|43||2007||Life In A… Metro||Anurag Basu||Dharmendra,Nafisa Ali,Kay Kay Menon|
|44||-||Apne||Anil Sharma||Dharmendra,Sunny Deol,Bobby Deol|
|45||2010||The Desire||Sarath||Xia Yu,Jaya Prada|