An actress, dancer, producer, author and businesswoman. The actress made her mark in the industry in her first film Baazigar. After which, she has given multiple cult movies like Dhadkan and Life in a Metro. Her gorgeous figure is all because of yoga and a healthy diet, which she does not keep secret and share with people through her Yoga DVDs, books and App.
When Shilpa’s mother was pregnant, she was told that her child would not be born normally and might even not survive as she was bleeding continuously for six months. She was asked to get an abortion, but her mother was firm on the decision to birth to her child, and that’s how Shilpa is a born survivor. This is also the reason why Sunanda is overprotective of Shilpa.
Shilpa’s original name is Ashwini which is there on her legal documents. But her astrologer mother felt that she had better prospects as “Shilpa” as per numerology. So Ashwini was renamed, Shilpa.
Shilpa’s original plan was to graduate and then take over her father’s business. But she had always had the desire to do something big & different in her life. So, she came across this modelling competition and met a photographer who wanted to take her pictures. She agreed, and the photos turned out to be beautiful.
Those photos got her into modelling and, from there, her first movie at the age of 17. She showed her talent when she gave movies like Baazigar and Dhadkan, but her career became monotonous. She was offered only glamorous roles, which didn’t interest her much. Furthermore, she faced replacement in a lot of films which got her even more discouraged.
To reinvent herself and do something different, she went to do Big Brother. The house was tough for Shilpa when she faced public racism, discrimination and got bullied on the show. When she came out victorious in the show, everyone felt proud of her.
She came back and gave a blockbuster cult movie, Life in a Metro, which gave her career the fresh breath she needed.
Shilpa & Raj met each other for business reasons. Shilpa had to promote her perfume brand, S2. When she met him, she was charmed by his smile and persona but distanced herself when she heard that he’s married. Then she heard that his marriage was breaking, so they started dating secretly. He had bought a few properties and tried to impress her with expensive gifts.
Later at IIFA in Yorkshire, he took her to Lunch and proposed to her there with a 5-carat diamond ring, and she said yes. When the news was announced, Raj’s ex-wife claimed that Shilpa was a marriage breaker. Both Raj & Shilpa denied the claims. They had a big fat Indian wedding in Khandala in 2009.
She had always wanted to have a second child after Viaan as she knew the importance of having a sibling. But she was suffering from an autoimmune disease called APLA, due to which she had miscarriages thrice. She sought adoption as a route to have another child, but after all the paperwork, the Christian missionary was shut due to their rift with Kara. That done, she ended up going for surrogacy and had Samisha.
Raj Kundra was arrested for his alleged involvement in making porn. Shilpa was called in for interrogation when she was found fighting with Raj and asked him why he did it as they already had all the luxuries in life. The time was very hard on her and her family as she was an alien to his involvement in this industry.
Shilpa has not made any comments regarding this case by calling it subjudice and has asked everyone to refrain from it.
She has decided to start life anew with her children away from Raj and his ill-made money. She makes enough money from movies, judging dance shows on TV, and her business endeavours. So, maintaining her and her children’s standard of life will not be an issue.
Shilpa Shetty won Big Brother and gave her winnings away for HIV AIDS awareness campaigns. She has also contributed to the Hero Project, which is to support AIDS affected people facing discrimination. She even started the Shilpa Shetty Foundation to uphold the cause.
She has also lent her support to the Act against bullying campaign. Shilpa also works for animal welfare & is involved with PETA. She has worked for various government campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and has won the Champions of Change award for her contribution.
Shilpa Shetty is an actress who has gone through numerous ups & downs, but she has always come back stronger. The actress has always kept herself productive either with her acting career or through her books and business such as IPL. With her beauty & talent, she has not only looted UP & Bihar but the entire nation.