Anushka Shetty whose real name is Sweety Shetty is an Indian actress and model former Yoga Teacher who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil films. She is one of the highest paid actresses of Telugu film industry. She has received several accolades, including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards from eight nominations.
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Anushka was born on 7 November 1981 as Sweety Shetty in Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Anushka is an ethnic Tuluva hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. She has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty who is a cosmetic surgeon.
Anushka did her schooling in Bangalore and her Bachelor of Computer Applications at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She was also a yoga instructor, trained under Bharat Thakur. She currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her nickname is Mac. She is well-known for her acting skills and gave numerous hit films. In 2011, she was honored with the Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu State Government. In the same year, she received the TSR Lalitha Kala Parishath Award.
She is 5’ 10’’(178cm) tall and weighs around 60 kg(137lbs). Her figure is 34-28-34. Her bra size is 34B, waist size is 24 inches and hip size is 32 inches. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, Anushka is an ethnic Tuluva hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. She has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty who is a cosmetic surgeon. Anushka did her schooling in Bangalore and her Bachelor of Computer Applications at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She was also a yoga instructor, trained under Bharat Thakur.
Anushka Shetty House Address: 6th floor, Woods Apartments, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana. There was a rumored that she had an affair with director Krish. As per the reports, she is currently dating popular actor Prabhas.
She did her graduation (Bachelor of Computer Applications) at Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru. After completing studies, she used to work as a yoga teacher and received training under Yoga instructor cum husband of actress Bhumika Chawla, Bharat Thakur. She also shared some yoga videos on YouTube.
She made her acting debut with the 2005 Telugu film Super, which garnered her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress – Telugu nomination. The following year, she starred in S. S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu, which went on to become a major commercial success. Her further releases Lakshyam (2007) and Souryam (2008), and Chintakayala Ravi (2008) were also box office successes. In 2009, Shetty played dual roles in the dark fantasy Arundhati, which garnered her critical acclaim and several awards, including her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, Nandi Award, Cinema Award for Best Actress.
The following year, Shetty’s portrayal of a prostitute in the acclaimed drama Vedam won her a second consecutive Best Actress Award from Filmfare and CineMaa Award. Following the success of a series of films, she established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinema.
In the 2010s, Shetty also achieved success in Tamil cinema with starring roles in the action films such as Singam (2010), Singam II (2013), Yennai Arindhaal (2015), and Si3 (2017), all of which were major commercial successes. She continued to draw praise from critics with her leading performances in the dramas Vaanam (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011) and Inji Iduppazhagi (2015). She portrayed the titular Queen in the 2015 epic historical fiction Rudramadevi, which won her the third Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Telugu.
Shetty’s portrayal of Princess Devasena in the Baahubali series (2015–17) received widespread acclaim. While The Beginning (2015) is the fourth highest-grossing Indian film, its sequel The Conclusion (2017) was the highest-grossing Indian film of all time and also made her the highest-paid actress in South Indian Cinema. With Bhaagamathie, Anushka Shetty emerges as the second Indian actress after Sridevi to have a $1 Million grosser at the USA Box Office.
She ranked number one multiple times, that is, in Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women 2012 – Kannada, Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women 2013 – Kannada, Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2013 – Tamil, Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women 2015, Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women 2016 – Telugu, and Chennai Times Most Desirable Women 2016 – Tamil. After late actress Sridevi, she is the second Indian actress to have a $ 1 Million grosser at the US Box Office.
- For the film Size Zero (2015), Anushka needed to gain 20kgs weight or to chose a fat suit but instead of wearing a fat suit, she gained 20kgs weight.
- During her school days, her favorite subject was Geography.
- She charges around 3 crores per film.
- She hates giving auditions.
- She loves to eat Chicken dishes.
- Black and White are her favorite colours.
- London is her all-time favorite place.
- During her free time, she likes to read and her favorite book is The Alchemist by Palio Coelho. She also likes to collect nature-based articles and poems.
- Before making an entrance into the film fraternity, Anushka Shetty went through a yoga training program under Bharat Thakur. Kudos to her for keeping herself fit.
- Ms. A. Shetty was paid a whopping sum of 5 crores for the Telugu blockbuster “Rudhramadevi”. This was the highest ever fee paid to a South Indian heroine.
- How much did Anushka Shetty get for her role as “Devasena” in Baahubali-2? A whopping 5 crore; same as Rudramadevi.