Shamita Shetty Biography

Shamita is the second and youngest daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty. She was born in a traditional close-knit family that hails from the Bunt community of Udupi. Her parents are manufacturers of tamper-proof caps for the pharmaceutical industry and her native language is Tulu. Shamita Shetty attended St Anthony’s Girls High School in Chembur, Mumbai. She graduated from Sydenham College.
Shamita Shetty took a cue from sister Shilpa’s success in Bollywood when she decided to take up acting. Shetty made her debut in 2000 with the Yash Raj Films blockbuster Mohabbatein, which was directed by Aditya Chopra. Since Mohabbatein, she mostly found success in item numbers, including “Sharara Sharara” in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and “Chori Pe Chori” in Saathiya (2002). Later Shetty found success as an actress with her first solo-hit Zeher. She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Fareb in that same year. She was a guest on Bigg Boss (Season 3) on Colors TV. She opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa’s marriage. She was out of the show on 14 November 2009 after staying for 7 weeks in the show on day 41.

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