Personal Life: Shamita Shetty took birth on 2nd February 1979 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She is the younger daughter of Mr. Surendra Shetty and Mrs. Sunanda Shetty. Her elder sister
is a popular Bollywood actress. Career: Shamita was born and brought up in a traditional family. She did her graduation from Sydenham College, Mumbai in commerce and then a diploma course from SNDT in Fashion Designing. She began her career as a fashion designer and then later as a model. Shamita debuted in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein (2000). This film by Yash Raj was a blockbuster. Shamita has also worked for South Indian film industry. She acted in a Tamil movie Raajjiyam (2002) and a Telugu movie Piliste Palakutha(2003). She earned a lot of praise for her sizzling item songs – ‘Chori Pe Chori’and ‘Sharara Sharara’.
In the mean while she did a few movies and then in 2005 she was appreciated for her performance in the movie Zeher. It was her first solo hit. She acted with her sister Shilpa in the movie Fareb(2005). Later she was offered only guest appearances in Bollywood. While her Bollywood career was drooping drown, her items numbers were still applauded. Her last notable role was in the Tamil movie Naan Aval Adhu (2008) as Geetha. She appeared as a guest on
(Season 3) on Colors TV (2009) but later opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa's wedding. In 2011, Shetty renounced acting and later took to Interior designing. She recently participated in Indian Television dance reality show Jhalak dikhlaja season 8 where she attracted the audience with her dance skills Controversies: She was once snapped in an awkward wardrobe malfunction. Also, she was rumored to have relation with actor
. Awards: Shamita received IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year (Female) for her portrayal of the role as Ishika Dhanrajgir in Mohabbatein.