Name- Anushka Shetty
Date of Birth- 7 November 1981
Age- 40 years(as in 2021)
Mother- Prafulla Shetty
Father- A.N. Vittal Shetty
Brother- Gunaranjan Shetty & Sai Ramesh Shetty
Marital Status/Marriage- Unmarried
Height- 5’10 approx.
Net Worth- $20 Million approx.
Anushka Shetty Biography
Hot, beautiful and talented actress of South industry who has worked in super hit movies like Baahubali, Nishabdham, Arundhati, Rudramadevi, Bhaagmathie, Mirchi, Size Zero, Vikramarkudu, Billa, Lingaa and many others. If you are fan of South movies then you must know who we are talking about. The actress who have charmed her fans down with her acting skills and charismatic beauty. It is none other than beautiful Anushka Shetty.
Here in this article, we’ve shared a detailed Anushka Shetty biography, her career details, family info, love life and lots of other things related to her for her big fans. So without any delay lets start!
Who is Anushka Shetty?
Anushka Shetty is a popular Indian actress who is predominantly known for her work in Tamil and Telugu film industry. She is well known for her acting skills and humble nature. She is the second actress after late Sridevi to have $1 million grosser movie at the US Box office. The actress has garnered much appreciation and popularity for her work in movies Arundhati and Baahubali series. In fact, she is one of the very few actresses of the South industry to have lots of awards in her kitty. Even she has ranked number 1 multiple times for Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women, Chennai Times Most Desirable Women, Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women, Tamil Times Most Desirable Women, etc.
She is talented, hard working, beautiful and one of the tallest actress of Tollywood industry. Not just this, she has also been one of the highest paid actress of the industry with endless numbers of hit movies at the box office.
Anushka Shetty Family
She was born in Malaylam, Karnataka into a middle class Hindu family. Her father name is A.N. Vittal Shetty and mother name is Prafulla Shetty. She has two brothers named Gunaranjan Shetty, a businessmen and Sai Ramesh Shetty, a cosmetic surgeon.
Anushka Shetty Boyfriend
She was rumored to be dating director Krish but have never officially spoke about it. Later, her name was linked with actor Prabhas. They both have worked together in multiple movies and their fans love their on screen chemistry so much that they want them to date in real as well. As per some reports, both Anushka and Prabhas are rumored to be dating. But since they never speak about it publicly, we wonder if its only a rumor or they are really dating but keeping their relationship under the wraps from public to focus on their work and career.
Anushka Shetty Career
She completed her graduation in Bachelor of Computer Application from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. After completing her graduation, she started teaching in a school. She worked there for 2 years and then started working as a Yoga instructor. In an interview she revealed that it was the best phase of her life. She received training from Bharat Thakur. It was her yoga trainer who suggested her to try in entertainment industry and gave auditions to Puri Jagannath for his movie Super. Anushka went for the auditions and got selected as well.
In 2005, she made her debut with Puri Jagannath’s movie “Super” opposite Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ayesha Takia. The movie didn’t really do a good business at the box office but she got attention for her role in it.
Initially, it was not very easy for her to survive in the industry after 2 of her movies didn’t do good business. But luckily she got the call from director S.S. Rajamouli who offered her to star in his movie opposite actor Ravi Teja. She accepted the offer and the movie “Vikramarkudu” went on to become very successful and she got much appreciation for her role. There is no looking back for her since then.
One of her movie “Arundhati” became the highest grossing movie of Telugu industry in the year 2009. For this she received many awards including Filmfare Award, Nandi Award, CineMAA Award, Ugadi Award, South Scope Cine Award, etc. including few other awards as well. The movie was later dubbed in multiple languages like Oriya, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil.
Her career’s most successful movie series is Baahubali. This series broke many records worldwide and gave much deserved fame, popularity and appreciation to all the cast of this movie including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan and others.
Facts About Anushka Shetty
Have a look at some of the lesser known facts about her:
- Her real name is Sweety Shetty which she changed to Anushka Shetty before entering into the industry. It was Puri Jagannath who decided to name her Anushka after Super auditions.
- Initially, she had no plans of becoming an actress before she was selected in an audition which was conducted by director Puri Jagannath.
- She was reportedly a teacher before she dived into her career of becoming an actress. In an interview she revealed that she was keen on teaching school children.
- Before making her debut as an actress, she was a Yoga instructor. In an interview to a news portal she said, that it was the best phase of her life. She took her Yoga training from Bharat Thakur.
- Coming from a family with highly educated background, it was quite a brave decision for her to go for Yoga but ultimately this decision of hers changed her life for good.
- While she was working as a Yoga instructor, director Meher saw her and suggested her to give auditions for movie “Super” by director Puri Jagan. She gave the audition and was luckily selected for it too.
- In the beginning of her career, she had to struggle for survival as 2 of her movies “Super” and “Mahanandi” didn’t work well at the box office. But luckily she got a call from director S.S Rajamouli who offered her movie Vikramarkudu opposite actor Ravi Teja. The movie was life changing experience for her and she garnered much praise for her role in the movie.
- Her career’s turning point on screen character was Jejamma from movie Arundhati in 2009. The movie gave her immense popularity and even it was the highest grossing movie of that year.
- In 2015, she gained 20kgs for her role in movie Size Zero. She took it as a challenge to get deeply into her character and got lots of praise from the critics.
- Some of her successful movies are ‘Billa’, ‘Vedam’, ‘Nagavalli’, ‘Mirchi’, etc. And not to forget her career’s most successful movie series Baahubali. This series alone, broke many records worldwide and gave much appreciation, fame and popularity to all the stars of this movie.
- She is one of the tallest actress of Tollywood industry who has achieved a lot in her career with her dedication and hard work.
- Not many people know that she has habit of collecting newspapers that are related to natural calamities. She even likes to write poem in English.
- She is one of the very few actresses to have highest numbers of awards in her kitty.
Anushka Shetty is a humble actress who likes to live a simple life. In spite of everything she’s achieved in her life, she never let her success get to her head. Due to her nature and humble attitude, her fans loves her and she is known as one of the most respected actress of the Tollywood industry.