Shamita Shetty Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 45 Years
Height: 5' 6"

Shamita Shetty

Full nameShamita Surendra Shetty [1]Zauba Corp
Profession(s)Actor, Model, Interior Designer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark Brown
DebutBollywood: Mohabbatein (2000) as Ishika Dhanrajgir
Mohabbatein (2000)
Kollywood: Raajjiyam (2002) as Geeta Karthikeyan
Raajjiyam (2002)
Tollywood: Pilisthe Palukutha (2003) as Shanti
Pilisthe Palukutha (2003)
TV: Bigg Boss 3 (2009)
OTT/Web series: Yo Ke Hua Bro (2017) as Suman Rao
Yo Ke Hua Bro (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 February 1979 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024) 45 Years
BirthplaceMangalore, Karnataka
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolSt. Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Mumbai
College/University• Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
• SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
• Inchbald School of Design, London
• Central Saint Martins, London
Educational Qualification [2]Golden Leaf Interiors• A bachelor's degree in commerce
• A three-year course in fashion designing at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
• Interior design and decoration courses at Inchbald School of Design and Central Saint Martins, London
EthnicityShe belongs to a Tulu family hailing [3]The Times of India from the Bunt community of Udupi. [4]India Today
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [5]Bollywood Hungama
AddressAditya Apartment, 701 D-Wing, opposite Versova Telephone Exchange, S.V.P. Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400053
Controversies• In 2007, Shamita's wardrobe malfunction made headlines when her skirt rode up momentarily exposing her private parts. The incident took place at the launch party of the film ‘Awarapan.’ [6]The Times of India
Shamita Shetty at the launch event of the film Awarapan (2007)

• She had another clothing failure in 2013 while attending Raveena Tandon’s jewellery launch event. The picture clicked by the paparazzi in the event featured Shamita braless in a see-through black dress. [7]Bollywood Biography
Shamita Shetty at Raveena Tandon's jewellery launch event in 2013

• In 2019, she was slammed by her fanbase for behaving rudely with a nervous fan. Her behaviour was captured by a paparazzo in a video that went viral. In the video, Shamita was seen walking towards her car when a girl approached the actress for a selfie. Shamita, who was already in an annoyed mood, grabbed the girl’s hand and rudely directed her to click a picture. Her arrogance was criticized by her fanbase, who credited her sister, Shilpa Shetty, for her stardom. [8]RCVJ
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• First boyfriend died in a car crash
Raqesh Bapat (2021-2022)
Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat

Note: In July 2022, she took to Instagram to announce her break-up with Raquesh. She wrote, "Raqesh and I are no longer together and have not been for a while." [9]NDTV
ParentsFather- Surendra Shetty
Mother- Sunanda Shetty
Shamita Shetty with her family
Note: Shamita Shetty's parents are manufacturers of tamper-proof water caps in the pharmaceutical industry.
SiblingsSister- Shilpa Shetty (Indian Actress)
Shamita Shetty with her sister Shilpa Shetty
DessertDark Chocolate Pastry
Fast FoodFrench Fries

Shamita Shetty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shamita Shetty

  • Shamita Shetty is an Indian model, actress, and interior designer. She is well known for appearing in the films Mohabbatein (2000) and Zeher (2005) and the song Sharara Sharara (2002). She is the sister of Bollywood celebrity Shilpa Shetty.
  • She began her career as an intern for the renowned Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who encouraged her to make a career in the entertainment industry.
  • Her debut role of Ishika Dhanrajgir in the Bollywood romantic drama film ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000) earned her the title of Best Female Debut at the 2001 IIFA Awards. In the film, Ishika is a student at an all-girls college, who is the love interest of Vicky, a student of the prestigious all-boys college called Gurukul. The film received critical acclamation and won various accolades.
  • She rose to prominence when she appeared in the chartbuster item number “Sharara Sharara” from the Bollywood film ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ (2002).

    Shamita Shetty in the song Sharara Sharara (2002)

  • In the 2003 Telugu film ‘Pilisthe Palukutha,’ she played the role of a college student named Shanti, who suffers from a brain tumour. Shanti is also a religious fanatic, who follows Indian spiritual master Sai Baba.
  • In the Bollywood mystery thriller film ‘Zeher: A Love Story’ (2005), she played the lead role of Sonia Mehra, which secured her a nomination for Star of the Year – Female at Stardust Awards (2006). In the film, Sonia Mehra is a special police force officer, whose husband (Siddharth) falls in love with a local married woman named Anna.

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    Shamita Shetty in the film Zeher: A Love Story (2005)

  • Other Bollywood films in which she appeared include Wajahh: A Reason to Kill (2004), Fareb (2004), Cash (2007), and Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (2008).
  • She walked out of the Colors’ game show Bigg Boss (Season 3) during the sixth week to attend her sister Shilpa Shetty‘s wedding.
  • Later, she broke away from the film industry to pursue a career in interior designing. She began by designing a nightclub in Mumbai named Royalty, which is acquired by her family. She designed the club without any technical knowledge in the field. In an interview, she said,

    I just happened to do interiors of a night club and I did it with no technical knowledge… That’s when I decided when I am doing something… I would want to be technically sound with what I do.”

    Thereafter, she moved to London, where she studied interior design. Upon her arrival back in Mumbai, she worked with an architect for a year to gain experience. Later, she started her own company, Golden Leaf Interiors. Another project designed by her includes IOSIS spa in Chandigarh and a few properties abroad.

  • In 2015, she contested in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8, along with her partner Deepak Singh, in which she secured the third position.

    Shamita Shetty in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (2015)

    Shamita Shetty in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (2015)

  • After a long hiatus, she returned to the entertainment industry with the web series ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’ (2017) in which she played one of the protagonists Suman Rao. The series centred around Mahendra and Piyush, two young boys in search of their dream girl.
  • She was a contestant in the 2019 television show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (Season 9) in which she secured the fourth position. The stunt-based reality show aired on Colors.

    Shamita Shetty in Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 (2019)

    Shamita Shetty in Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 (2019)

  • She appeared in the ZEE5 original dark comedy series ‘Black Widows’ (2020) as Kavita Tharoor. The series follows three women (Veera, Jayati, and Kavita) who plan and execute the murder of their abusive husbands to get rid of the wed-locked life.

    Shamita Shetty in Black Widows (2020)

  •  She appeared as a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss OTT from 8 August 2021 to 18 September 2021. The show exclusively aired on OTT Platforms Voot and Voot Select. She was the second runner up in the show.
  • While she was contesting in the 2021 popular Indian reality game show ‘Bigg Boss OTT,’ she developed romantic feelings for her fellow housemate Raqesh Bapat, an Indian actor.

    Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat in Bigg Boss 15 (2021)

    After the show ended, the couple were spotted together on various dates by the paparazzi. Additionally, in the show, she revealed that she had remained single for long as she was heartbroken after her first boyfriend died in a car crash.

  • Following Bigg Boss OTT, she made an entrance in Colors’ ‘Bigg Boss 15,’ which premiered on 2 October 2021.
  • In 2021, she played the central character named Meera in the film ‘The Tenant.’ In the film, Meera, an alluring cosmopolitan woman, attracts everyone’s attention when she arrives in a middle-class housing society.
    The Tenant (2021)
  • Since April 2008, she is a director of the S-2 Global Productions Private Limited company, along with her parents and sister, Shilpa Shetty.
  • Previously, Shamita was the director of the now-defunct company Esco Closures Private Limited.
  • In an interview, the actress confessed that she started rejecting the roles offered when a string of her films failed to release due to various reasons. Apparently, she was following the ideology of quality over quantity. Soon, the offers became scarce, which led her to establish a career in interior designing. In an interview, she said,

    I shot for four films but none of them released because of various reasons. So, I started becoming conscious about the kind of films I do. I realised that a film has to have the right backing and then I started saying no to lot of work that came my way and people started thinking that I was not interested.”

  • To play the role of Ishika in ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000), she rejected a role offered to her in the epic musical sports film ‘Lagaan’ (2001).
  • A fitness fanatic, she consumes lactose and gluten-free food to maintain her physique.
  • She fractured her nose while rehearsing for her performance in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (2015) after dashing into her choreographer and partner, Deepak Singh.

    A picture of Shamita Shetty, exhibiting her fractured nose, in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (2015)

    A picture of Shamita Shetty, exhibiting her fractured nose, in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (2015)

  • In 2020, she appeared in the interview-style show ‘No More Secrets,’ in which she revealed that she had buck teeth and a bowl haircut during her childhood, which she hated. Hence, when she grew up she got rid of all the pictures, which featured her between the age of eight to fourteen by tearing them.
  • She has two pet cats.

    Shamita Shetty with her cats

    Shamita Shetty with her cats

  • She is an active member of HelpAge India that aims at promoting awareness about Elderly Abuse.

    Shamita Shetty at the HelpAge India event in 2018

    Shamita Shetty at the HelpAge India event in 2018

  • She suffers from Colitis, a disease that causes a burning sensation in the large intestine. Hence, she follows certain food restrictions.