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Shilpa Shukla Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More


Shilpa Shukla

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Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Theatre Artist, Actress, Model, Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-30-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Pakistani): Khamosh Pani (2003)Shilpa Shukla- Khamosh Pani
Film (Hindi): Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005)Shilpa Shukla- Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Awards• 2008 Screen Awards- Best Supporting Actress for 'Chak De India'
• 2014 Screen Awards- Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) for 'B.A. Pass'
• 2014 Filmfare Awards- Best Actress (Critics) for 'B.A. Pass'
• Stardust Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 February 1982
Age (as in 2018) 36 Years
BirthplaceHajipur, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolDelhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi
CollegeMiranda House, Delhi
Educational QualificationPost Graduate
ReligionShe was born into a Hindu Family but follows Buddhism.
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPhotography, Reading, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusSeparated
Affairs/BoyfriendsAjay Bahl (Film Director; rumoured)Shilpa Shukla with Ajay Bahl
Family
Husband/SpouseMohit Tripathi (Associate Director)
ParentsFather- N.K. Shukla (Income Tax Officer; Died)
Mother- Namita ShuklaShilpa Shukla parents with Dalai Lama
SiblingsBrother- Tenzin Priydarshi (Buddhist Monk)Shilpa Shukla Brother
Sister- Name Not Known (Lawyer)
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodOmelette
Favourite ActorGuru Dutt
Favourite DrinkFruit Juice
Favourite PhilosopherJiddu Krishnamurti
Favourite Flag Tibetan

Shilpa Shukla

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Shilpa Shukla

  • Shilpa Shukla is of Ladhaki-Tibetan descent.
  • She was born and raised in a family of civil servants, political leaders, and scholars.

    Shilpa Shukla during her childhood

    Shilpa Shukla during her childhood

  • At the age of 16, Shilpa started doing modelling.
  • She started her career as a theatre artist with the renowned theatre actor and director Maharaj Krishna Raina.

    Shilpa Shukla doing theatres

    Shilpa Shukla doing theatres

  • Initially, Shilpa worked in Doordarshan-TV-serials, and thereafter, she started getting short roles in the movies.
  • She has appeared in many Hindi movies like ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Chak De India’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Rajdhani Express’, ‘B.A. Pass’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Bombairiya’, ‘Junction’, etc.
  • Shilpa shot to fame in 2007 with the Bollywood movie ‘Chak De! India’ in which she played the role of ‘Bindiya Naik’.

    Shilpa Shukla in Chak De! India

    Shilpa Shukla in Chak De! India

  • In 2013, her performance again earned laurels both from the public and critics as well; when she did bold scenes with a much younger boy in the film ‘B.A. Pass’; she went on to win several awards for portraying such a bold character.

    Shilpa Shukla in B.A. Pass

    Shilpa Shukla in B.A. Pass

  • She has hosted the popular real-life crime based TV show ‘Savdhaan India’ (Mini-Series).
  • Apart from TV serials and films, Shilpa has also worked in TVC ads, web series, and short films.
  • In 2012, she rejected an offer given by Anurag Kashyap for the film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur;’ because, at that time, she needed a break.

    Shilpa Shukla- Gangs of Wasseypur

    Shilpa Shukla- Gangs of Wasseypur

  • In 2014, Shilpa attended the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) and the 33rd initiation of Kalachakra with the Dalai Lama as well.
  • Her brother, Tenzin Priydarshi, is a founder of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics And Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.
  • Shilpa first met her husband Mohit Tripathi (associate director of B.A. Pass) at the Asmita Theatre Group in Delhi.
  • In 2018, she was featured on the coverpage of magazine ‘Delhi Noir’.

    Shilpa Shukla on magazine coverpage

    Shilpa Shukla on magazine coverpage

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