Shilpa Shetty: Indian Queen

Born on July 8,1975, Shilpa Shetty is an actor of the popular Hindi films and is also a model. At the age of 16, Shilpa stared her career as a model for Limca. In the year 1993, she made her debut with the movie ‘Baazigar’ which was directed by Abbas-Mastan. The film was a huge hit; it starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the leads. Though Shilpa played the role of a supporting actress, her performance was well appreciated.

Her first film where she played the lead role was ‘Aag’ which came in the year 1994. Shilpa has acted in as many as fifty films in Hindi Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language. In the year 2000, came ‘Dhaadkan’ which had Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty in the lead role. In this film, Shilpa had done a commendable role. ‘Phir Milenege’ which was released in 2004, Shilpa portrayed a AIDS affected patient for which she won many accolades.

Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also in films and both of them have starred together in the movie ‘Fareb’. Shilpa is more famous for her dancing skills and her well-maintained body. Shilpa Shetty claimed to fame when she won the much controversial ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, a reality TV show that comes on British television. Shilpa has appeared in the multi-starrer movie ‘Life in a Metro’ which was released in 2007. The famous Anurag Basu directed this movie. Shilpa’s performance in the movie received positive reviews thus reestablishing her place in Bollywood.