|Full Name||Shamita Surendra Shetty Zauba Corp|
|Profession||Actor. Model. Interior Designer.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|The height (approx.||in centimeters– 168 cm
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Make your debut||Bollywood: Mohabbatein 2000 as Ishika Dahanrajgir
Kollywood: Raajjiyam as Geeta Kthikeyan
Tollywood: Pilisthe Palukutha (2003 as Shanti)
TV: Bigg Boss 3 (2010)
OTT/Web series: Yo Ke Hua Bro (2017) as Suman Rao
|Date of birth||Friday, February 2, 1979|
|Age as of 2023||42 years|
|Place of Birth||Mangalore, Karnataka|
|School||St. 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
|Higher Education 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
|Ethnicity||She is a Tulu descendant The Times of India Udupi Bunt Community India Today|
|Food habits||Non-Vegetarian Bollywood Hungama|
|Address||Aditya Apartment at 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. It happened at the movie’s premiere party. ‘Awarapan.’ The Times of India
• She had another clothing failure in 2013 while attending Raveena Tandon’s jewellery launch event. Shamita was wearing a transparent black dress and Shamita braless, as captured by the paparazzi. Bollywood Biography
• In 2019, she was slammed by her fanbase for behaving rudely with a nervous fan. In a viral video, a paparazzo caught her behaviour. Shamita is seen walking toward her car as a young girl approaches the actress to take a picture. 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. RCVJ
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Not married|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• First boyfriend died in a car crash
• Raqesh Bapat (started dating in 2023)
|Parents||Father– Surendra Shetty
Mother– Sunanda Shetty
Note: Shamita’s parents manufacture tamper-proof water caps used in the pharmaceutical sector.
|Siblings||SisterShilpa Setty (Indian Actress).
|Dessert||Dark Chocolate Pastry|
|Fast Food||French fries|
Shamita Shetty: Some lesser-known facts
- Shamita Shetty, an Indian actress and model, is also an interior designer. Well-known for her roles in Mohabbatein (1999) and Zeher ((2005), as well as the song Sharara Sharara(2002). Shilpa Shetty is Shilpa’s sister.
- Manish Malhotra was a well-known Indian designer who hired her as an intern. He encouraged her to go into the entertainment business.
- In the Bollywood romance drama film, Ishika Dhanrajgir is her first role. ‘Mohabbatein’ In 2000, her film won her the Best Female Debut title at the 2001 IIFA Awards. Ishika plays the role of a girl at an all-girls college and Vicky is Vicky’s love interest. Vicky is from Gurukul, an all-boys college. Film received high critical praise and was awarded numerous accolades.
- When she was chartbuster number one, her fame soared. “Sharara Sharara” From the Bollywood movie ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ (2002).
- Film in Telugu, 2003 ‘Pilisthe Palukutha,’ She played Shanti, a college student who has a brain tumor. Shanti, an Indian spiritual master Sai Baba is also her religious obsession.
- 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). Sonia Mehra portrays a Special Police Officer whose husband, Siddharth, falls in love and marries Anna.
- She has also appeared in Bollywood movies such as Wajahh, A Reason to Kill (2004) and Fareb (2004). Cash (2007) was her last film. Hari Puttar, A Comedy of Terrors (2008) is another.
- She walked out of the Colors’ game show Bigg Boss (Season 3) during the sixth week to attend her sister Shilpa Shetty‘s wedding.
- She decided to leave the movie industry later in life and pursue an interior design career. Her family acquired Royalty in Mumbai, where she began her design career. The club was designed by her without technical expertise. She stated in an interview that she did not have any technical knowledge.
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.”
After that, she went to London and studied interior design. She worked for one year with an architect upon her return to Mumbai. Golden Leaf Interiors was her first company. Her other projects include the IOSIS spa at Chandigarh as well several properties in foreign countries.
- With Deepak Singh as her partner, she competed on the 2015 dance reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. She won third place.
- Following a lengthy hiatus she has returned to entertainment with her web series ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’ 2017 in which she was one of the main characters, Suman Rao. This series was about Mahendra (the protagonist) and Piyush (the two teenage boys who are in search for their girl of dreams).
- In 2019, she was an entrant in the television program. ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ She was fourth in the Season 9 finale. Colors aired the reality-based stunt show.
- Her appearance was in ZEE5’s dark comedy original series ‘Black Widows’ Kavita Tharoor (2020). This series is about three women: Jayati Jayati and Kavita, who plot and execute the murder of their husbands for a happy ending to the married-locked life.
- From 8th August 2023 through 18th September 2023, she was a contestant on the reality series Bigg Boss OTT. This show was exclusively aired only on OTT Platforms Voot or Voot Select. In the end, she was second in line.
- While competing on the Indian reality TV show, 2023, she also participated. ‘Bigg Boss OTT,’ She developed feelings of love for Raqesh Bapat (an Indian actor), her housemate.
The paparazzi spotted the couple on several dates after the end of the series. She also revealed in the program that she was still single after losing her boyfriend in a car wreck.
- Following Bigg Boss OTT, she made an entrance in Colors’ ‘Bigg Boss 15,’ It premiered 2 October 2023.
- Her role as Meera was in the movie’s central character, 2023. ‘The Tenant.’ In the film, Meera, an alluring cosmopolitan woman, attracts everyone’s attention when she arrives in a middle-class housing society.
- She is the director of S-2 Global Productions Private Limited since April 2008.
- Shamita used to be the director at Esco Closures Private Limited, which is now defunct.
- The actress admitted in an interview that she had rejected roles after a series of films from her failed release. She was clearly following the philosophy of quality over quantity. She was soon turned down by many offers, and she decided to pursue a career as an interior designer. Interview:
Four films were shot, but they weren’t released due to various reasons. Then, I became more conscious of the films that I made. 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.”
- You can play Ishika the part in ‘Mohabbatein’ She turned down a part in the musical epic sports movie, “(2000).” ‘Lagaan’ (2001).
- To maintain her fitness, she is an avid fanatic of lactose/gluten-free eating.
- While preparing for her performance, she broke her nose. ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (2015), after stumbling into Deepak Singh, her partner and choreographer.
- She appeared on the 2020 interview-style program ‘No More Secrets,’ She revealed in this interview that she hated her childhood and had bad teeth. When she was fourteen, she decided to get rid of every picture that had been taken of her from eight to fourteen.
- Two cats are her pets.
- Her active participation in HelpAge India aims to raise awareness on elder abuse.
- Colitis is a condition that results in a burning sensation of the large intestine. She has to adhere to certain food restrictions.