Shilpa Shetty was born on Tamil Nadu.Shilpa is born under the sun sign Gemini.She can speak six languages such as Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujrati, Telugu, Tamil.Sources say that she can understand a little bit of French. Her father's name is Surendra Shetty and her mother's name is Sunanda Shetty. Shilpa has a youngger sister Shamitha who is also an actress in Bollywood.
At the age of 15 she was rejected as a Ramp model.The reason was, she was not taller and they were looking for some fleshy skin look models.Shilpa was disappointed and the zeal to become a Ramp model became even bigger.Later she height two inches of height and made it to 5.9 feet.The first offer for a film came when shilpa was at the age of 17.The film was titled "Gaata Rahe Mera Dil". the film did not hit the screen.Later she was offered opposition Sharukh Khan and Kajol in Baazigar.The film was a super-hit at the box office and Shilpa was elected as a nominee for Filmfare's Best New Comer Award.She later starred in " Pardesi Babu "opposite Ravina Tandon and Govinda which flopped but earned an award for Shilpa as a 'best supporting actress' at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards.Later Shilpa signed two films with Govinda.The films did not fare well at the box office.Then she signed a movie with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari.The famous song 'Churake Dil Mera' brought a change in Shilpa's image. At that time she was one of the hottest girl in Bollywood.But later her films bombed at box office and her offers seemed to be thinning.After many flops Shilpa gained back her hot image by appearing in a special song in the movie "Shool "starring Manoj Bajpai.
The acting ability of Shilpa shetty came into limelight through the film "Dhadkan" starring with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty.Shilpa won the Best Actress Award for this movie at IIFA 2000.Later she did many girls for skin show but also for good acting skills. The year 2002 went well only for Shilpa Shetty but not for her films.All the films were flops.Critics too claim that Shilpa is the only entertainer in those films.Shilpa dominated her performance against Sanjay Dutt in the action flick "Hathyar" .She won a FilmFare award for the best Supporting actress category.She also acted in various languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada.In this way she provided herself as an actress in many languages.The movies like "Khushi" in Tamil and "Preethsod Thappa "," Ondagona Baa "in Kannada were huge hits.
In 2004, she had a good start with "Garv" opposite Salman Khan.Then Shilpa starred in "Phir Milenge" as a HIV victim which silenced the critics, with her performance in the movie.She was awarded the Giant International Award.She was a nominee in every Awards ceremony but due to some unavoidable reasons this non-filmi background girl was elected for none.Later in 2005 she won an award for "phir milenge" by AAHOA.Shilpa starred in two films directed by Deepak Tijori.The films were titled "Khamosh" and "Fareb". In "Fareb" she acted with her sister Shamita and Manoj Bajpai.She also featured in the Multi starrer flick "Dus" .She did a lot of action sequences in competition with the machos.Shilpa has currently signed many films.She is doing two films with Sunny Deol "SubWay" and "Queen Crown" "Golden Sikh Tepmle with Priyanka Chopra and a Multi starrer movie" Samaadhi aur Shaadi ".
Coming to her personals, Shilpa would like to work with Hollywood action star Jackie Chan.She is fond of Cooking, Dancing, and following a regular exercise schedule.Her favorite food is Kori Roti which is made up of chicken with roti made of rice. She loves listening to Old Hindi songs.Her favorite flower is the Orchids.Modelling was in Shilpa's blood itself.It might be interesting to know that Shilpa's parents were also models.Bournvita and Forhans are the companies for which Shilpa's mother did modeling and her father modeled for Yera glasses.After schooling, Once Shilpa wanted her pictures taken and informed a photographer who lived in a building opposite her residency.She wanted to become a model so she sent her photographs to Ad agencies.
Controversies are also an important part of Shilpa Shetty's career.She was first involved in the Praful Sarees case where the agreed sum of money was not paid to the Shetty's and
Shilpa's parents were taken into custody and her father was denied bail.This was regarding the delirious calls made to the Owner of Praful sarees, which raised doubts that shilpa's father had connections with the Underworld.The case has not yet been solved yet.Then Shilpa faced charges for Posing obscene photographs in a Tamil Newspaper.The Celebrity Big Brother Show exposed the Attitude of Shilpa Shetty on how she handles Racism effectively.Shilpa was commented by Jade Goody in the Show and Shilpa just went sobbing and said "people say something when they are angry ". This made her the winner of the Show.The most recent controversy is Richard Gere kissed Shilpa repeatedly on her cheek during an AIDS awareness event.The court also filed a case on Richard Gere for behaving aggressively and also Shilpa Shetty for not obstruction when richard was kissing her.