Shamita Shetty is well known Indian film actress and well settled interior designer. She started her acting career in 2000 with the hit movie Mohabbatein. She played the role of Ishika in this movie and for that she won the award for Star Debut of the year in IIFA. She is also famous for her work in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, and Zeher. Apart from acting she is very active in reality show. In 2015 she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8, In 2019 she was the part of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 where she ended up the show as a finalist. She was contestant in Bigg Boss for 2 time in 2009 and in 2021 eddition of Bigg Boss OTT and Bigg Boss 15. She is also famous as sister of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. She is an interior designer and in addition to Hindi films she works in many Telugu and Tamil movies.
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Shamita Shetty was born on February 2, 1979 in Mangalore. Currently she is 42 years old (as of the present year 2021).
Wiki/Biography and Early life
Shamita Shetty was born and raised in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. As per her date of time astrologers find that she has zodiac sign of Aquarius. Shamita completed her schooling education from St. Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Mumbai. After that she did her graduation from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. She is attached towards fashion and designing since early days so she choose to pursue her career in this field. She also has a degree of diploma in fashion and designing which she achieved from Central Saint Martins and Inchbald School of Design in London. She also went to SNDT Women’s University to pursue Fashion Designing course. During her internship, she worked with ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, but after noticing her potential, he suggested that she get prepared for the acting world. Shamita decided to pursue her passion in interior design in 2011 and designed Royalty, a nightclub in Mumbai, her first solo project.
|Full Name||Shamita Shetty|
|Date of Birth||February 2, 1979|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Famous For||Bigg Boss|
|School||St. Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Mumbai.|
|College||Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai|
|Educational Qualifications||Fashion and Interior Designing|
When she completed her graduation in fashion designing she did internship with most famous fashion designer Manish Malhotra. After seeing her grace he suggested her try in acting. The Bollywood debut of Shamita Shetty came with the romantic drama movie “Mohabbatein”, where she played role of Ishika Dhanrajgir. The movie was directed by Aditya Chopra. For her role in the movie she won the award for Star Debut of the Year – Female in IIFA. “Raajjiyam” was her first film in the Tamil industry, in which she portrayed Geeta Karthikeyan, wife of the protagonist and the head of a secret agency. In the same year, she achieved massive fame during her appearance for the song titled “Sharara Sharara” in the Hindi language film named “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”. She started her career in Tollywood industry with the film “Pilisthe Palukutha” in 2003. Here she played the role of Shanti. Shamita was nominated for Star of the Year – Female at Stardust Award for the year 2006 for portraying Sonia Mehra in “Zeher: A Love Story’, a Bollywood mystery thriller from 2005. Additionally, she has worked in movie like “Wajahh: A Reason to Kill in 2004”, “Cash in 2007”, “Fareb in 2004”, and “Bewafaa in 2005”. In current year she was appeared in the “The Tenant” where she acted as a lead role Meera.
The actress made her digital debut in 2017 in MX Player’s “Yo Ke Hua Bro” as Suman Rao, one of the female leads. In previous year of 2020 she was seen in ZEE5 original comedy series “Black Widows”. The film follows three married women, Veera, Jayati, and Kavita, who aim to end their miserable marriages by escaping abusive husbands. She participated in “Bigg Boss OTT” for two weeks in August and September, which was released exclusively on Voot and Voot Select platform.
She started her TV career when worked in Indian reality show named “Bigg Boss Season 3” published on Colors TV. As part of Shilpa Shetty’s wedding, she left the show during the sixth week. Among the eight contestants on the Colors TV dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8”, Shamita Shetty was ranked third with her partner Deepak Singh. During the ninth season of the Indian reality TV show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi” aired on colors TV where she finished fourth out of eight contestants. Recently she was appeared in “Bigg Boss 15”.
When she was on the break from acting she was busy in designing nightclub named Royalty in Mumbai owns by her family. She also mentioned that she designed a club even before her course of Interior designing.
Family and Cast
Shamita Shetty belongs to the Bunt community of Udupi in Hindu cast. She was born into south part of India. Her father name is Surendra Shetty and mother name is Sunanda Shetty. Her parents has active business of tamper-proof water caps in the pharmaceutical industry. She is also known by sister of Shilpa Shetty who is very popular actress in the Bollywood industry.
|Father Name||Surendra Shetty|
|Mother Name||Sunanda Shetty|
|Siblings Name||Shilpa Shetty|
Boyfriend/Husband and Relationships
According to many social media reports she is dating Raqesh Bapat who is also an actor. They both are are seen with each other in many places after the show. When she was in the Bigg boss house she told that she lost her first boyfriend in car accident. And after that incident she was single for long time.
|Boyfriend name||Raqesh Bapat|
Our very gorgeous actress is 42 years old but still is very fit because of regular Yoga and gym. Shamita has the height of 5 ft 6 in/ 167 cm and weight of around 53 kg/ 116 lbs. She used to do Yoga with her sister Shilpa to maintain her waist of 26 in, breast of 34 and hips of 34 in.
|Weight (approx.)||Kilograms- 53 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 116 lbs
|Height (approx.)||Centimeters – 167 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 6 in
Meter – 1.67 m
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
According to our business source it is estimated that she has the net worth of $5 million INR. She is also car lover and has BMW x1 series in her collection.
|Net Worth||$5 million INR|
|Address||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Office Phone Number / Mobile Number||Not Known|
Some lesser known Interesting facts
- In an interview, she told that when she was a child, she wanted to start her own company called Golden Leaf.
- The actress fractured her nose while rehearsing for her performance in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ in 2015 when she dashed into Deepak Singh, her partner and choreographer.
- To raise awareness on elder abuse, she partnered with HelpAge India in 2018.
- On Bigg Boss, she revealed to suffering from colitis, a condition that causes severe pain in the large intestine.