Shilpa Shetty Profile
Name: Shilpa Shetty
Nick Name: Manya
Date of Birth: 8 June, 1975
Birth Place: Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Surendra Shetty
Mother's Name: Sunanda Shetty
Sister(s): younger sister Shamita
Debut Film: Baazigar
Education: Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College in Mumbai and diploma course in Fashion Design from SNDT
Languages: Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujrati, Tulu, Telugu, Tamil and can understand French
Hobbies: Acting, dancing, cooking, and working out
Shilpa Shetty Biography
Shilpa Shetty (born 8 June 1975 in Tamil Nadu, India) is a four-time Filmfare Award-nominated Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar (1993), she has appeared in nearly 50 films, her first leading role being in 1994 in Aag. She resides at the centre of the Hindi-language film industry in Mumbai, India. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.
Shilpa was crowned the winner of the British Celebrity Big Brother on 28 January 2007 with 63% of the final vote, after an international racism controversy involving her and fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd.
Shilpa Shetty was born in a strict and traditional close-knit family that hails from the matrilineal Bunt community of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka although she was born in Mangalore. She is the eldest daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, manufacturers of tamper-proof caps for the pharmaceutical industry, and her native language is Tulu although she can speak nearly ten other languages [citations needed] at differing levels including English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and basic French. One of her nicknames is "Silly Pooh".