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Shamita Shetty at Esha Deol's wedding reception, July 2012
2 February 1979 |
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
and interior designer
She made her film debut in 2000 with the Yash Raj Films blockbuster Mohabbatein, which was directed by Aditya Chopra. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her and her fellow co-stars Kim Sharma and Preeti Jhangiani the 2001 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female. Since then, she mostly found success in item numbers, including "Sharara Sharara" in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and "Chori Pe Chori" in Saathiya (2002). Later, Shetty found success as an actress with her first solo hit Zeher. She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Fareb in that same year. She was a guest on Bigg Boss (Season 3) on Colors TV. She opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa's wedding. She was out of the show on 14 November 2009 (day 41) after staying for 7 weeks.
On 14 June 2011, Shetty announced her retirement from acting to start a career in interior design.
|2000||Mohabbatein||Ishika Dhanrajgir||IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female|
|2002||Saathiya||Special appearance in song "Chori Pe Chori"|
|Raajjiyam||Pooja Karthikeyan||Tamil Film|
|Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai||Special appearance in song "Sharara Sharara"|
|2003||Piliste Palakutha||Student||Telugu Film|
|2004||Wajahh: A Reason to Kill||Ishita Singhania|
|2005||Fareb||Ria A. Singhania|
|2006||Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse||Megha|
|Heyy Babyy||Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"|
|Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors||Dancer / Singer||Special Appearance|
|2011||Naan Aval Adhu||Geetha||Tamil film
Simultaneously made in Telugu as Adi Oka Idhi Le
- 2001: IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female for Mohabbatein
- "Rakhi's mom on Bigg Boss". Times of India. 2009-10-06.
- "Shamita Shetty quits acting; takes to interior designing!". 2011-06-14.
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