Anushka Shetty Actress, Age, Biography, Movies, Career

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Anushka Shetty ( born 7th November 1981), is the stage name of the Indian actress and Model Sweety Shetty. The actress is popularly known as the Lady Superstar of South Indian cinema. The Superstar primarily works in the Telegu and Tamil film industry and is one of the highest-paid actresses of the Indian cinema.

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She is also the holder of several awards including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare awards over eight nominations. She is best known for role in the famous movie Arundhati and Bahubali.

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Anushka Shetty Actress, Age, Biography, Career, Family

Name Anushka Shetty
Nickname Mac
Profession Actress
Height 178cm or 1.78m or 5’10”
Weight 62kg or 137lbs
Figure measurement 34-28-34
Eye colour Dark brown
Hair colour Black
Date of birth 7th November 1981 (38 years as of 2020)
Birthplace Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
School Not known
College Mount Carmel College,  Bengaluru
Educational Qualifications Bachelor’s of Computer Applications (BCA)
Debut Telegu: Super (2005), Tamil: Rendu (2006)
Father A.N. Vittal Shetty
Mother Prafulla Shetty
Siblings Gunaranjan Shetty (businessman) and Sai Ramesh Shetty (doctor)
Religion Hinduism
Address 6th floor, Woods Apartments, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad,  Telangana
Hobbies Yoga, reading, travelling and gardening
Marital status Unmarried
Affairs Krish (director): Rumour and Prabhas (actor)
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Early life and Background

Sweety Shetty was in the Karnataka town –Puttur, Mangalore. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty.  She has two siblings namely Sai Ramesh and Gunaranjan Shetty. Sai Ramesh Shetty is a cosmetic surgeon.  Anushka did her schooling from Bangalore and has her degree in Bachelor’s of Computer Applications (BCA) from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.  She also has had worked as a yoga instructor,  trained under Bharat Thakur.

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Personal Life

The actress belongs to the Hindu caste. Anushka is an ethnic Tuluva hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. She currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her friends and family call her by her nickname Mac.

There was once reports about her dating the director Krish, but it was never confirmed.  She has also been linked romantically with the famous actor Prabhas.

Personal favourites

  • Colour – Black and white
  • Actor – Akkineni, Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu
  • Actress – Soundarya, Simran and Jyothika
  • Food – Chicken dishes
  • Book – The Alchemist
  • Author – Paulo Coelho
  • Subject – Geography
  • Place – London.


The actress made her debut with the Telegu Film “Super” in 2005. The movie resulted in her nominations to the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress.  The next coming years she was seen in S.S Rajamouli’s Vikramarkidu which was a great commercial hit. She further starred in Lakshyam (2007)  and Souryam (2008) and Chintakayala Ravi (2008) which were also a box office hit. In 2009 she took part in the dark fantasy film “ Arundhati”.

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Arundhati led to her critical acclaim and winning several awards and nominations,  including her first Filmfare award for Best Actress,  Nandi Award and CineMAA Award for Best Actress. The following year Shetty took part in the film Vedam that made her win her consecutive second Best Actress Award from Filmfare and CineMAA. In the movie, Vedam Shetty portrayed the role of a prostitute. The consecutive hits established the actress as the top leading actress of Tamil cinema.

In 2010 she starred in movies like Vettaikaran (2009), Singam (2010) Singam II (2013), Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Si3 (2017) which get commercial hits and action films. She continued her line of applause from critics for her leading performance in the dramas Vaanam (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011) and Inji Iduppazhagi (2015).

She portrayed the titular Queen in the 2015 epic historical fiction Rudramadevi that led to her winning of her third Filmfare for Best Actress. Anushka received worldwide applause for her role of Princess Devasena in the Bahubali series (2015-17). She was also the part of the fourth highest-grossing Indian movie – the Beginning (2015) and it’s the second part – The Conclusion (2017) was the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. Both movies led to her establishment as the highest-paid actress in South Indian cinema.

Shetty became the part of the 2018 horror thriller film Bhaagamathie where she played the role of an AIS officer, Chanchala who was sent to prison after killing her husband. Her role of Bhaagamathie and Chanchala is applauded highly by the critics. The News Minute highlighted the actor’s ability to switch between roles with ease.

They also said how the actress was able to pull stereotypical depictions of femininity without grating it on anyone’s nerves, so when she swoons at the sight of blood in one scene,  it doesn’t put us off because she takes herself seriously and isn’t around just as a decorative festoon.

Lesser-known facts

  • Anushka Shetty is the stage name of Sweety Shetty.
  • Anushka belongs to the Tuluva ethnicity.
  • The star’s yoga guru Bharat Thakur was the one to persuade her to try her luck in the entertainment industry.
  • During the shooting of the film Size Zero (2015), she gained 20kg instead of choosing a fat suit.
  • Sweety charges three crores approximately for each film, making her one of the highest-paid actresses in Indian cinema.
  • She always has had a dislike for giving auditions. It made her feel nervous and lose control.
  • She is a collector of nature-based articles and poems.
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