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Shilpa Shetty Brief Biography


To British reality TV fans, Shilpa Shetty is known for winning 'Celebrity Big Brother', but the girl is an award winning Indian actress, has appeared in around 50 films, and has campaigned for worthy causes such as PETA and HIV-AIDS, and done a bit of modelling.

Born on June 8th, 1975, in Tamil Nadu, India, Shilpa's film career began in 1993 with her appearance in 'Baazigar'. A year later she took her first lead in 'Aag'. Shilpa Shetty won a clutch of film awards from 1998 onwards, including winning Bollywood Best Supporting Actress in 1998 for her role as Chinni Malhotra in 'Pardesi Babu', and several awards for her performance in 2004 film, 'Phir Milenge'.

In 2007, Shilpa appeared on and won 'Celebrity Big Brother' on British TV's Channel 4, which included the much publicised racism row, where Shilpa was seen being bullied by Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara, and Danielle Lloyd. This was British television at its worst.

Shilpa Shetty later showed compassion towards Jade Goody, when peace was restored between the two, before Jade's passing at such a ridiculously young age.

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Shilpa Shetty Condemns Circus Cruelty

Bollywood film star Shilpa recently supported a PETA campaign against circuses, saying: "These once dignified animals only leave their cages, which are barely larger than the size of their bodies, for a few minutes each day to be forced into the ring to perform tricks which make no sense and are upsetting to them. The best way to help animals suffering in circuses is to boycott the circus. I thought I should stop that. If I can make a little difference to their lives, why not go for it?"

Shilpa Shetty Filmography


1993 Baazigar Seema Chopra Hindi
1994 Aao Pyaar Karen Chhaya Hindi
1994 Main Khiladi Tu Anari Mona/Basanti Hindi
1994 Aag Bijli Hindi
1995 Hathkadi Neha Hindi
1996 Mr. Romeo Shilpa Tamil
1996 Chhote Sarkar Seema Hindi
1996 Himmat Nisha Hindi
1996 Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Sona Telugu
1997 Dus Journalist Hindi
1997 Gambler Ritu Hindi
1997 Prithvi Neha Hindi
1997 Insaaf Divya Hindi
1997 Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Roma Khurana Hindi
1997 Auzaar Prathna Thakur Hindi
1997 Veedeva Dani Babu Nandhana Telugu
1998 Pardesi Babu Chinni Malhotra Hindi
1998 Aakrosh Komal Hindi
1999 Jaanwar Mamta Hindi
1999 Shool Dancer Hindi
1999 Lal Baadshah Lawyer's daughter Hindi
2000 Azad Kanaka Mahalakshmi Telugu
2000 Dhadkan Anjali Hindi
2000 Tarkieb Preeti Sharma Hindi
2000 Khushi Macarena Tamil
2000 Jung Tara Hindi
2001 Indian Anjali Rajshekar Azad Hindi
2001 Bhalevadivi Basu Shilpa Telugu
2001 Maduve Agona Baa Preeti Kannada
2001 Preethsod Thappa Preethi Kannada
2002 Karz Sapna Hindi
2002 Rishtey Vaijanti Hindi
2002 Hathyar Gauri Shivalkar Hindi
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Kaajal Hindi
2002 Badhaai Ho Badhaai Radha/Banto Betty Hindi
2003 Ondagona Baa Belli Kannada
2003 Darna Mana Hai Gayathri Hindi
2004 Phir Milenge Tamanna Sahani Hindi
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Jannat Hindi
2005 Dus Aditi Hindi
2005 Fareb Neha Hindi
2005 Khamosh: Khauff Ki Raat Sonia Hindi
2005 Auto Shankar Money Lender Kannada
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Ahana Hindi
2007 Life In A... Metro Shikha Hindi
2007 Apne Simran Hindi


Year Programme Other notes
2004 Indian Idol Guest Judge
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Judge
2007 Celebrity Big Brother Winning Housemate
2007 GMTV Herself, interview
2007 The Real Shilpa Shetty Documentary
2007 The Dame Edna Treatment Herself, sketch with Sir Les Patterson

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