Shamita Shetty is an Indian actress who has worked in Bollywood movies and works as an interior designer. She debuted in Bollywood through movie ‘Mohabbatein’ in the year 2000 and won IIFA Award in star debut category. Shamita has also worked in Telugu and Tamil movies. Since the year 2011, she works as an Interior Designer after discontinuing her acting career in Bollywood.
|Date Of Birth||02-Feb-79|
|Profession / Occupation||Actress, Model, Interior Designer (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu)|
|Height in Centimeters||165 cm|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Diploma in Fashion Designing|
|School||Saint Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Mumbai|
|College / University||Sydenham College, Mumbai|
|SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai|
|Sister||Shilpa Shetty Kunda|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Home Town||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Present Residence||Chembur, Mumbai, India|
Early life And Family – Shamita Shetty was born on 2nd February 1971 in Mangalore, Karnataka. She was born in the Tulu Bunt family. Her father, late Surendra Shetty (died on 11th October due to cardiac arrest), manufactured tamper-proof water caps for the pharmaceutical industry. Her mother name is Sunanda Shetty. Shamita Shetty is the younger sister of well-known Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Shamita Shetty spent her early childhood in Bangalore, and then family shifted to Mumbai.
Education and Qualification – Shamita Shetty completed her schooling at ‘Saint Anthony’s Girls High School’, Mumbai. She completed her graduation from ‘Sydenham College’, Mumbai. She graduated from commerce and is B.com. As she wanted to make a fashion designing career after graduation, Shamita Shetty pursued fashion designing diploma course from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.
Acting Career – After completing a diploma in fashion designing Shamita Shetty started her internship under the famous fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Manish Malhotra hinted spark in her and advised her to pursue an acting career.
Shamita Shetty made her debut in Bollywood with Yash Raj film ‘Mohabbatein’ directed by Aditya Chopra in the year 2000. In the movie, she portrayed the role of Ishika which earned her IIFA Award 2001 for Star Debut of the year female. Soon after the movie, she gave two of the best numbers to the Bollywood including ‘Sharara Sharara’ in ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ 2001 and ‘Chori pe Chori’ in the movie ‘Saathiya’ 2002. In 2005 she appeared in the movie ‘Zeher’ and was appreciated for her acting. She was also nominated as a Star of Year Female at Stardust Award for her acting skills in Zeher. Shamita has also worked in the movie ‘Fareb’ with her sister Shilpa Shetty and has been part of multi-star cast movie projects such as ‘Bewafaa’ in 2005 and ‘Cash’ in the year 2007. Some other movie Shamita appeared in include Agnipankh, Wajahh: A Reason to Kill, Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse, X Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terror and Naan Aval Adhu. Her most recent appearance was in movie ‘The Tenant released in year 2019.
Career as Inetrior Designer – Shamita was always passionate about becoming a designer, so she decided to focus on interior designing alongside her acting career. In year 2011 decided to follow her passion for interior designing. She created her first solo project Royalty, a Mumbai club. Because of a love for interior designing she graduated from Central Saint Martins and the Inchbald School of Design in London. She also designed Chandigarh losis Spa for which she won the ‘Best Interior Award’ at ‘Asia Spa awards’. She has a registered interior designing company called as ‘Golden Leaf Interiors’.
Other Works In The Entertainment Industry – Even after leaving the Bollywood, entertainment industry kept Shamita drawing back. She made her come back on the small screen as a contestant in the Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. However, she opted out of the show to attend her sister Shilpa Shetty’s wedding after staying in the Big Boss house for six weeks. During her stay in the Bigg Boss, she was the only contestant who was not nominated even once. After Bigg Boss, she appeared in the reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ which is the Indian version of ‘Dancing with Stars’. Shamita also appeared in mini web series ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’ (2017) that streamed on Voot. In the year 2019, she participated in ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ and became one of the finalists.
Personal life and affairs- Shamita Shetty is not very open about her personal life. Once there was a rumour that she was in a relationship with the Indian actor Harman Baweja. Both were spotted together on several occasions but eventually parted their ways and got separated.
Shamita Shetty is not married. In one of her interviews, she said that marriage for her is a very secret affair and she will not tie the knot just for its sake. The actor further adds that partners these days do not respect each other enough and do not hold to their relationship as people used to in the past. In her, another r interview Shamita Shetty expressed her idea of a successful relationship and said that trust and respect are the most important to be friends with your partner and build a healthy relationship.
Less Known Facts About Shamita Shetty
- Shamita Shetty is very active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and has thousands of followers.
- At parties and social gatherings, she is mostly seen along with her sister Shilpa Shetty and brother-in-law Raj Kundra.
- The estimated net worth of Shamita Shetty is approximately INR 10 crore.
- Just like her sister Shilpa Shetty, Shamita Shetty too loves to do yoga and meditation.
- She is a big devotee of Lord Shiva.
- Shamita Shetty is the big fan of Ellen Keller’s show. She is an excellent dancer and has taken the training from famous dance choreographer Sharman Dawar.
- Shamita Shetty endorsed for Pantene brand along with her sister Shilpa Shetty for the year. She was also associated with other brands like Audi, Aldo, IIJAS jewellery exhibition etc.
- A big controversy was raised when a photographer took a photo of Shamita Shetty in a very awkward wardrobe malfunction.
- The favourite destination of Shamita Shetty is Egypt.
- Does Shamita Shetty smoke – No
- Does Shamita Shetty drink alcohol – Not known
As she belongs to Karnataka, she can very fluently speak Kannada.