Shilpa Shetty is an Indian film actress and model. She made her debut in bollywood with the film Baazigar in 1993. The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ opposite 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.
Here are 11 lesser known facts about Shilpa Shetty:
She has appeared in nearly 40 Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films.
Shilpa Shetty donated all the money she have earned from the movie Phir Milenge to the AIDS charity. She also supports PETA.
Shilpa was crowned as the winner of British Celebrity reality TV show Big Brother in 2007. With this achievement, she regained her status in Bollywood. Today besides acting, Shilpa is an investor in the IPL cricket team Rajasthan Royals.
Shilpa Shetty got married to Raj Kundra who is a British Indian businessman. They tied the knot on 22 November 2009. The couple has a boy named Viaan Raj Kundra.
Shilpa Shetty is said to have had a serious relationship with Akshay Kumar, which broke up and created controversies. However, the actress has been put in an awkward situation as her ex-lover and her husband Raj Kundra share the same birth date – 9 September.
Richard Gere kissing Shilpa not only became a big controversy involving the actress, but it also created legal problems for her. In April 2006, a Madurai court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the Mangalore-born actress for “posing in an obscene manner” in the photographs published by a Tamil newspaper.
Shilpa Shetty is scared of driving and, thus, she has a driver along with her always.
Shilpa unarguably has one of the most envious bodies in Bollywood. Shilpa uses yoga to release stress and tension and to increase vitality.
Shilpa Shetty has finished writing her book on nutrition along with Luke Coutinho, will be released in November. She is the co-author of the book titled “The Great Indian Diet”.