Sanam Shetty Age, Biography (Bigg Boss Tamil 4) Family, More

Sanam Shetty

Sanam Shetty is an Indian film and television actress and a model. She got her hands on the coveted title, Miss South India, in 2016. She has worked in various Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films. Before her glam life in the entertainment industry, she worked as a Software Engineer with Tata Consultancy Services. She is best known for portraying Dr Preethi in the Tamil film, “Sadhu ram 2” which was packed with action. Sanam also played the role of Namratha Pramod in the crime thriller, “Walter”. She has been the face of many textile and jewellery brands for many years. 

Sanam Shetty Biography 

Name Sanam Shetty
Nickname Sanam
Profession Actress, Model, Software Engineer
DebutFilm- Ambuli (2012)TV – Villa To Village (2018)
Height 5’5” or 1.65 m or 165 cm
Weight 56 kg or 123 lbs
Body Measurements 34-26-35
Tattoo No
Date of Birth 12th September, 1993 (27 years old in 2020)
Birthplace Bengaluru, Karnataka
Hometown Bengaluru, Karnataka 
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian 
SchoolCandor International School, Bangalore
College/University B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Educational Qualifications Graduate in Software Engineering 
FatherParshad Shetty
MotherName Not Known
Eye colourBlack
Hair colour Black
Marital status Unmarried 
Net Worth₹3 crore (approx.) 
HobbiesDancing, gardening 

Early life and Background

Sanam was born and brought up in an unorthodox and well-to-do family from Bengaluru, Karnataka. She currently resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Sanam was born to Parshad Shetty, a businessman by profession. She completed her schooling from Candor International School, Bangalore and then went to London for her higher education. Sanam secured a Bachelor’s degree in Software engineering. She acknowledged her love for acting and modelling early in life and went on to join the entertainment industry. She worked with Tata Consultancy Services for a few years before quitting to become a model and an actress. 

Personal life 

Sanam Shetty is single as of now. She came in the headlines when she filed a complaint against her ex-boyfriend and fiancé Tharshan Thiyagaraj, a South Indian Film Actor. They dated for two years after which they got separated. There were reports of Thiyagaraj falling in love with another actress Sherin Srinagar whom he met in the reality TV show Bigg Boss Tamil 3. Sanam is now focusing more on her career as a model and actress. 

Personal favorites 

Actor Deepika Padukone, Sridevi, Rajinikanth
Director Upendra
MusicJazz, Pop
CuisineSouth Indian, Continental
Colour White
Destination Maldives


Sanam Shetty started off her career as an IT professional and worked with a very famous company, Tata Consultancy Services as a Software Engineer. She went on to win the coveted Miss South India title in 2016. She got her interest back in acting after working with the Sri Lankan documentary. Her fluency in all South Indian languages and love for entertainment made her into a great actress.

She has been a model for several reputed jewellery and textile brands. Her first film Ambuli came out in 2012 after which she did another movie called Cinema Company in Malayalam. Other films she acted in were Kalaivendhan, Katham Katham, and Vilasam. She has played diverse roles like that of a Black Belt Kung Fu expert in Kalaivendhan and the role of an NRI wife in Vellaya Irukkaravan Poi Solla Maataan. Sanam is currently working on an action-thriller project, Maggie. 


  • Ambuli in 2012 as Poongavanam
  • Cinema Company in 2012 as Deepika
  • Maayai in 2013 as Jenny
  • Ravu in 23 as Sanjana
  • Daiyathinte Swantham Cleetus in 2013 as Anna
  • Vilasam in 2014 as Abhi
  • Katham Katham in 2015 as Madhu
  • Srimanthudu in 2015 as Meghna 
  • Singam 123 in 2015 as Chandni
  • Kalai Vendhan in 2015 as Malar
  • Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan in 2015 as Aruna
  • Sawaari in 2016 as Jeni 
  • Thagadu in 2016 
  • Sadhuram 2 in 2016 as Dr. Preeti
  • Premikudu in 2017
  • Intintaa Annamayya in 2018 as Rekha
  • Vara in 2018 
  • 23 in 2018
  • Atharva in 2018
  • Ticket in 2018 as Ria
  • Walter in 2020 as Narmatha Pramod
  • Maha in 2020 


  • Villa to Village in 2018 as contestant 
  • Bigg Boss Tamil 4 in 2020 as contestant

Lesser known Facts

  • She won Miss South India 2016 title after which she started appearing in many brand endorsements for jewellery and textile brands. 
  • Sanam had received the Guinness World Record certificate for show stopping at the Longest Running single Fashion Show in 2018.
  • She works out regularly in the gym. 
  • Shetty filed a complained against her fiancé Tharshan Thiyagaraj for mental abuse after they broke up. 
  • She is a fan of actor Mahesh Babu and actresses Sridevi and Deepika Padukone. She aims to be like her idols one day. 
  • Sanam loves to play with her pet dogs in her free time. 
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