Actress Shilpa Shetty is celebrating the second year of her fabulous forties. What seems as a long journey now that has given us some blockbuster hits, Shetty is now more or less a Yoga activist and a famous socialite.
Now at 42, she says that she has never been bothered by her age. And if you look at how stunning she looks at this age, you’ll know exactly why.
Let's know a little more about the diva by peeping a little deeper and taking a look at some of the hidden facts of her daily life:
Queen Of All Trades
She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She is also interested in sports and during her school days, she was a captain of the volleyball team. She is also a black belt in karate.
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The legendary actress definitely has had a successful career in Bollywood. But, she is a great human being off the camera as well. She donated all the money she earned from the movie Phir Milenge to an AIDS charity. She is also an active member of People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
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As much as she is an icon in Bollywood, she is the same in other film industries as well. Years of acting has made her well-versed in six different languages. The icon can speak Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Tamil fluently. Now, that is what a versatile actor is.
A Young Star
Shilpa began her career as a model and featured in a Limca commercial in 1991. She later went on to feature in many commercials until she finally made her debut on the silver screen in the 1993 thriller Baazigar alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. She was just 18!
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The First ‘OK!’ Face
Shilpa Shetty was the first face on the cover of ‘OK!’ magazine’s first issue in India.
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Fond rider but not a fond driver
She might be the driving force behind the success of numerous films, but Shetty doesn’t like driving her cars. She has opted for a driver to take her around town.
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Her Relationship With Akshay Kumar
Her relationship with Akshay Kumar was one of the most talked about things in the 90s. A lot of people know about this relationship. However, what a lot of people don’t know is the fact that this was Shetty’s first relationship and she had never even kissed anyone previously. A close friend of Akshay revealed that Shetty was very shy in the beginning of the relationship and wanted to take things quite slowly. She loved romantic gestures a lot. Now, how adorable is that?
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A Star On Every Screen
She has won billions of hearts all around the world. Her charm and enigma have always been talked about. It didn’t matter where she went; she was a diva all along. After some great performances in Bollywood, Shetty took a sabbatical from films and went on to participate in the UK’s Big Brother and even won that show.
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A Claimed Author
Apart from being a solid actor, trained dancer and a philanthropist, the superstar is also an author. There doesn’t really seem to be the world where the icon isn’t a star. She co-authored her book “The Great Indian Diet” along with Luke Coutinho. Her book talks about the nutrition that you can derive from locally grown fruits and vegetables.
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The Naughty Kid
According to Shilpa’s mother Sunanda, Shilpa was a naughty child and was called a “fighter cock” as she mostly fought with her younger sister Shamita. Her mom also acknowledges that she was a very bubbly and vivacious child and her pet name is “Manya” but her mom calls her “babucha” or “Honeybunch”.
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A Big Fan Of Prints
Shilpa Shetty is a big fan of animal printed dresses (and yes, she supported PETA) and is mostly seen donning similar printed clothes. Many people close to her have revealed that her entire room is filled with such prints.
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The Queen Of Controversies
Shilpa Shetty has been in and out of controversies but the most talked about topic was when Richard Gere kissed Shetty on stage at an event which shocked everyone and even the actress. However, for the star, this scene became a lot of trouble as it created legal issues for her.
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Rise Above The Hate
Apart from being a solid actress, she is a woman of substance too. Despite being racially abused in the show Big Brother a lot of times she always kept her cool. There was even an occasion when one of the contestants called her an “ugly duckling”. She, however, didn’t let the hate get on to her head and rose above it to finally win the show.
It’s no coincidence that her birthday and the World Yoga Day fall in the same month. We all know how devoted she is towards yoga. She does Yoga religiously and is also one of the most prominent promoters of the practice. Now we know the reason behind those curves!
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A Home Person
Despite all the success and fame, she has gathered in her lifetime, Shila Shetty continues to be a home person. She never lets her work and fame come between her family members, especially with sister Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty share a very strong bond and are always seen as a cute pair of siblings. It is also said that Shilpa Shetty and Shamita were the first sisters who appeared on the silver screen for a film together.
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In Shilpa Shetty's case, age is just a number! She has inspired men and women across the globe alike. She will always be considered as one the finest actresses that the world has ever seen.
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