Shamita Shetty Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Shamita Shetty?

Shamita Shetty is a Bollywood actress, model, and interior designer from India. She made her Hindi cinema debut in the multi-starrer blockbuster musical romance film Mohabbatein (2000), where she rose to popularity and won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female. She went on to star in films such as Bewafaa (2005) and Cash (2007).

Following that, she appeared in a number of reality television series, including Bigg Boss 3 (2009) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2015). Later, she appeared in the stunt show Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 (2019), as well as the game reality shows Bigg Boss OTT (2021) and Bigg Boss 15 (2021–2022).

Personal Life/Early Life

Shetty was born in Mangalore into a Tulu-speaking family. Her late father Surendra and mother Sunanda worked in the pharmaceutical sector as producers of tamper-proof water caps. She attended St. Anthony’s Girls’ High School in Mumbai. Shetty earned a fashion designing certificate from SNDT College in Mumbai after graduating from Sydenham College with a degree in commerce.

Following that, she began her internship with fashion designer Manish Malhotra, but Manish recognised a spark in her and urged that she prepare for her acting career. Shetty made the decision to pursue her love for interior design in 2011. Her first solo initiative was Royalty, a Mumbai-based club. Later, her passion for interior design made her to pursue a certificate from London’s Central Saint Martins and Inchbald School of Design.

Relationship Status

She became close to Indian actor Raqesh Bapat in the show Bigg Boss OTT (2021). Following the broadcast, the pair began dating and were seen on several outings together. She also disclosed on the broadcast that her first lover died in a vehicle accident. She stayed single and heartbroken for several years after the incident.

Name Shamita Shetty
Full Name Shamita Surendra Shetty
Birth Date 2 February 1979 (Friday)
Age (As of 2022) 43 years
Birth Place Mangalore, Karnataka
Gender Female
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hinduism
Profession Model, Actor, Interior Designer
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity She belongs to a Tulu family hailing from the Bunt community of Udupi.
Hobbies Travelling, Dancing, Photography
Debut Appearance Bollywood: as Ishika Dhanrajgir in Mohabbatein (2000)

Kollywood: as Geeta Karthikeyan in Raajjiyam (2002)

Tollywood: as Shanti in Pilisthe Palukutha (2003)

TV: Bigg Boss 3 (2009)

OTT/Web series: as Suman Rao in : Yo Ke Hua Bro (2017)

Famous For Her role of Ishika Dhanrajgir in Mohabbatein (2000)
Net Worth $5 million

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet & inches: 5’ 6”

In centimters: 168 cm

Weight(Approx) In kilograms: 60 kg

In pounds: 132 lbs

Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian

Family Background, Education

Father Name Surendra Shetty

Surendra Shetty

Mother Name Sunanda Shetty


Sunanda Shetty

Siblings Sister- Shilpa Shetty (Indian Actress)

Shilpa Shetty

School St. Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Mumbai
College Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Education Qualification Interior design and decoration courses at Inchbald School of Design and Central Saint Martins, London

Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage

Marital Status Unmarried
Boylfriend First boyfriend died in a car crash and

Raqesh Bapat (started dating in 2021)

Raqesh Bapat

Husband/Spouse None
Children None

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite TV Show Not Known
Favorite Book(s) Not Known
Favorite Fruit Nectarine
Favorite Vegetable Brocolli
Favorite Dessert Dark Chocolate Pastry
Favorite Fast Food French Fries
Favorite Comic Character Not Known
Car Collection N/A

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Shamita Shetty
Twitter Shamita Shetty

Career Highlights

After finishing her fashion design degree, she interned with renowned Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who recommended she try her hand at acting.


Shamita Shetty rose to prominence after making her Bollywood debut in the romantic drama film ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000), in which she played Ishika Dhanrajgir. Vicky, a student at the famous all-boys college Gurukul, falls in love with Ishika, a student at the neighbouring all-girls institution, in the film. The highly praised film received multiple awards, including Shamita’s 2001 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.

She debuted in the Tamil film business in 2002 with ‘Raajjiyam,’ in which she played Geeta Karthikeyan, the protagonist Karthikeyan’s wife who operates a secret agency. In the same year, she sprang to fame with a cameo role in the Hindi language film ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ for the chart-topping song “Sharara Sharara.”

She made her Tollywood debut in 2003 with the film ‘Pilisthe Palukutha,’ in which she played Shanti, a college student and disciple of Indian spiritual guru Sai Baba who contracts a brain tumour. In 2005, she portrayed Sonia Mehra, one of the characters in the Bollywood mystery thriller film ‘Zeher: A Love Story.’ Shamita was nominated for Star of the Year – Female at the Stardust Awards for her performance as Sonia Mehra (2006).

The film depicts Sonia Mehra, a special police officer, and her husband, Siddharth, who has an adulterous romance with a married woman in the neighbourhood named Anna. Her other film credits include Wajahh: A Reason to Kill (2004), Fareb (2004), Bewafaa (2005), and Cash (2006). (2007). In 2021, she featured in the film ‘The Tenant,’ playing the lead part of Meera, an appealing cosmopolitan lady whose presence in a middle-class housing society catches everyone’s interest.

OTT/Web Series

After a nine-year hiatus from acting, she made her digital debut in 2017 with MX Player’s ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro,’ in which she portrayed Suman Rao, one of the female stars. The series’ plot centres around two young lads, Mahendra and Piyush, who are on the hunt for their ideal females. In 2020, she starred as Kavita Tharoor in ZEE5’s original dark comedy series ‘Black Widows.’

The storey follows three ladies, Veera, Jayati, and Kavita, who plot to divorce their violent husbands in order to alleviate the suffering in their married life. She competed in the reality show Bigg Boss OTT, which aired exclusively on the OTT platforms Voot and Voot Select from August 8 to September 18, 2021. She made her appearance during the alleged pornographic scandal of her brother-in-law, Raj Kundra. She finished the programme as the show’s second runner-up.


She made her television debut in 2009, when she featured on Colors TV in the iconic Indian reality game programme Bigg Boss (Season 3). During the sixth week, she left the programme to attend her sister Shilpa Shetty’s wedding. Shamita Shetty finished third with her partner Deepak Singh in the dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (2015), which aired on Colors TV. She competed in the Indian stunt-based reality television show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (Season 9), which aired on Colors TV in 2019, and finished fourth. She debuted as a contender on Colors’ ‘Bigg Boss 15’ in 2021.

Wealth and Net Worth

Shamita Shetty is a professional actress and interior designer, and apparently makes various brand endorsements, which many people are unaware of. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million, or around Rs 7.5 crore to Rs 35 crore.

Physical Appearance

Her gorgeous appearance has made her highly popular on social media. She exercises and practises yoga on a regular basis to stay strong. She is a fitness enthusiast who works out for hours in the gym and works hard on her body. Aside from that, she eats a lot of green veggies to stay healthy. She also eats fresh fruits on a regular basis.

Shamita Shetty stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches, or 168 cm. Iyer’s physical measurements are 34-26-34 and she weighs 60 kg. Her eyes are black, and her hair is also dark brown.


Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About

  • She began her career as an intern for renowned Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who pushed her to pursue a career in show business.
  • Her debut performance as Ishika Dhanrajgir in the Bollywood romance drama film ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000) got her the Best Female Debut award at the 2001 IIFA Awards. In the film, Ishika is a student at an all-girls college who falls in love with Vicky, a student at the famed all-boys Gurukul. The film gained critical acclaim and several awards.
  • She rose to stardom after appearing in the chart-topping item song “Sharara Sharara” from the Bollywood film “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” (2002).
  • She portrayed Shanti, a college student suffering from a brain tumour, in the 2003 Telugu film ‘Pilisthe Palukutha.’ Shanti is also a devout follower of Indian spiritual guru Sai Baba.

  • She performed the major role of Sonia Mehra in the Bollywood mystery thriller film ‘Zeher: A Love Story’ (2005), which earned her a nomination for Star of the Year – Female at the Stardust Awards (2006). Sonia Mehra is a special police officer in the film, and her husband (Siddharth) falls in love with a local married woman named Anna.
  • She left Colors’ Bigg Boss (Season 3) during the sixth week to attend her sister Shilpa Shetty’s wedding.
  • She competed in the dancing reality programme Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 with her partner Deepak Singh in 2015, where she finished third.
  • She returned to the entertainment world after a lengthy sabbatical with the web series ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’ (2017), in which she portrayed one of the protagonists Suman Rao. The show revolved around Mahendra and Piyush, two young males on the hunt for their ideal girl.
  • She was a competitor on the 2019 television show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (Season 9) and finished fourth. Colors aired the stunt-based reality show.
  • She played Kavita Tharoor in the ZEE5 original dark comedy series ‘Black Widows’ (2020). The series follows three women (Veera, Jayati, and Kavita) as they plot and carry out the murder of their violent husbands in order to end their marriages.
  • From 8 August 2021 to 18 September 2021, she competed in the reality show Bigg Boss OTT. The show was only available on the OTT platforms Voot and Voot Select. She finished as the show’s second runner-up.
  • Following Bigg Boss OTT, she appeared in Colors’ ‘Bigg Boss 15,’ which debuted on October 2, 2021.
  • In the film ‘The Tenant,’ she plays the key character Meera in 2021. Meera, an intriguing cosmopolitan lady, captures everyone’s attention when she comes in a middle-class housing society in the film.
  • She has been a director of S-2 Global Productions Private Limited, together with her parents and sister, Shilpa Shetty, since April 2008.
  • Shamita was once the director of the now-defunct firm Esco Closures Private Limited.
  • She turned down a part in the epic musical sports film ‘Lagaan’ to portray Ishika in ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000). (2001).
  • She is a fitnes0073 enthusiast who eats lactose and gluten-free foods to keep her body in shape.
  • She broke her nose while practising for her role in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (2015) after colliding with her choreographer and partner, Deepak Singh.
  • She featured in the interview-style show ‘No More Secrets’ in 2020, when she confessed that she had buck teeth and a bowl hairdo as a youngster, which she despised. As a result, as she grew up, she tore up all the images of herself from the ages of eight to fourteen.
  • She has two cats as pets.
  • She is an active member of HelpAge India, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about elder abuse.
  • She has Colitis, which creates a burning feeling in the big intestine. As a result, she adheres to particular dietary limitations.

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