Athiya Shetty is the daughter of the veteran Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty and the director, Mana Shetty. Here’s a peek into her personal life and a few of her daily habits.
Athiya Shetty (born on 5 November 1992) is an Indian actress who is now a famous name in the Bollywood industry. While her dad hails from Tulu speaking Bunt community, her mom was born to a Punjabi Hindu mother and a Gujarati Muslim father. She also has a younger sibling, Ahan Shetty.
Shetty completed her schooling from the esteemed Cathedral and John Connon School and later moved to the American School of Bombay. While there, she took an interest in school plays close by Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff. At the age of 18, she moved alone to New York City to study at the New York Film Academy as she needed to act in movies afterward for her professional career Bollywood industry. She was starred in a sentimental activity film Hero for her debut movie in the Bollywood industry which later earned her a Filmfare Award selection for the Best Female Debut as well. She portrayed the role of Mumbai-based aspiring dancer Radha Mathur, who falls in love with her kidnapper Sooraj. Bollywood Hungama, a leading Indian site wrote that ‘She needs more time to improve her acting skills’. After her debut, she became the brand ambassador for the Indian franchise of Maybelline New York and featured in the Indian edition of high-profile magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Verve, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more.
After a short time of 2 years, Shetty showed up in Anees Bazmee’s romantic comedy film Mubarakan in which she was starred opposite Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Ileana D’Cruz. The film, shot in Punjab and London, was a film industry hit, however, the movie proved to be a disappointment, and procured 93.59 crores. In the film, she assumed the part of a straightforward Punjabi young lady named Binkle Sandhu. Shetty received positive to mixed reviews for her acting in the movie although the movie received mixed to negative comments from the audience. Later on, in 2019, Shetty was given a role as Anita “Annie” Awasthi, a young lady who wants to travel to another country as soon as possible, in Debamitra Biswal’s parody dramatization Motichoor Chaknachoor, she was starred opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film opened to mixed reviews. Shetty is next dedicated to showing up in footballer Afshan Ashiq’s biopic film, Hope Solo, where she will be seen portraying the lead role.
In her childhood, she often used to drape her mother’s sarong as a saree and mimic the Bollywood actresses. Before becoming an actress, she had worked as an interior designer, fashion designer, chef, architect, and waitress in a New York cafe. She was involved in dramatics since childhood even during her school days. She is also very good at singing and has been a part of her school choir.
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