A model turned actress, producer, entrepreneur and now, mom, Shilpa Shetty has excelled in every field she’s touched so far. Born in the city of dreams, Bombay, the 40-year-old actress started off as a model in the advertising industry with a Limca commercial. She went on to do more ad-films and pretty soon landed her first movie Baazigar(1993) directed by the popular duo Abbas-Mastaan, famous for their bone-chilling thrillers. The movie earned her Filmfare nominations for Best Actress in a supporting role and Lux new face of the year. These became the first of many awards she went on to receive in her career over the years. With over 40 movies on her tab, she has acted not only in Hindi but also in the languages of Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil.
Her television career started off with her participation in the British television reality show Celebrity Big Brother, which she went on to win. Later, she was the celebrity host of the show Big Boss. She also appeared as a judge in the shows
Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhlaja. In addition to these, she also appeared on the sets of
Farah Ki Dawat, a celebrity cooking show hosted by
Farah Khan. After a few ups-downs relationships in her life, Shilpa went on to marry businessman
Raj Kundra, who co-owned the cricket team Rajasthan Royals of the Indian Premiere League with her, in February 2009. The couple was blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Viaan, in the year 2012.
She rightly proclaims herself as a fitness junkie, to which her perfect figure is proof, and she has recently released a fitness video with a simple routine to help one maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. Shilpa Shetty then went on to explore further avenues professionally by turning producer with the movie Dishkiyaaon, which hit the theaters in 2014. Being an active social personality, she has always contributed to the welfare of the society in some way or another. Recently, she started the Shilpa Shetty Foundation, an NGO, which strives to better the lives of orphaned children by providing them with proper health care and education.