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Shilpa Shirodkar at success bash of Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (TV series) in May 2014
|Born||November 20, 1969|
|Years active||1989 - 2000, 2013-present|
|Spouse(s)||Apresh Ranjit (2000 - present)|
Shilpa Shirodkar (born 20 November 1969) is an Indian actress who enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1990s.
Shilpa is the elder sister of actress and former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar. Shilpa and Namrata started their careers together, but Shilpa started with films and Namrata with modeling; and by the time Namarata became an actress, Shilpa had quit. Shilpa is the granddaughter of the famous Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in the Marathi film Brahmachari (1938), and stunned the audience by wearing a swimsuit.
Shirodkar made her debut with the 1989 film Bhrashtachar in which she played the role of a blind girl. She then starred opposite Anil Kapoor in the super hit film Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), She had several other successful films such as Hum (1991), Aankhen (1993), Pehchaan (1993), Gopi Kishan (1994), Bewafa Sanam (1995) and Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994). Her last film appearance was in the 2000 film Gaja Gamini. She was praised for her performances in films such as Mritiyudand, Khuda Gawah, Choti Bahu and Gopi Kishan. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Khuda Gawah.
She took a long hiatus from show business to raise her family and is now ready for a second innings albeit in television. She has shifted residence to Mumbai and busy shooting in Delhi suburb for her comeback vehicle, Zee TV’s new show Ek Muthi Aasman based on the life of domestic helps.
She married Apresh Ranjit, a merchant banker from the UK, on 11 July 2000 in Mumbai, after which she gave up acting and settled down in London, where her husband is employed with Barclays Bank. She gave birth to a daughter, Anushka, in 2003, and now she is seen in a daily soap in ZeeTV named Ek Mutthi Aasmaan.
|Ghar Ki Laxmi|
|Paap Ki Kamaee|
|Nyay Anyay||Anju Singh|
|Hum||Anita Pratap Singh|
|Do Matwale||Dr. Pooja|
|Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan||Radha S. Kumar|
|Dil Hi To Hai||Jayshree|
|Jeevan Ki Shatranj||C.I.D. Inspector Kiran|
|Khuda Gawah||Insp. Henna Ranveer Sethi||nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Parwane||Mona S. Saxena|
|Gopi Kishan||Chanda (Gopi's wife)|
|Hum Hain Bemisaal||Didi|
|Bewafa Sanam||Mamta Prasad Shukla|
|1996||Return of Jewel Thief||Sonu|
|Apne Dam Par||Sapna Saxena|
|Hum Hain Premi|
|Jayate||Pooja M. Desai||(TV movie)|
|1998||Hitler||Advocate Sheila S. Sharma|
|2013-p||Ek Mutthi Aasmaan||Kamla Bai||Zee TV|
Shilpa Shirodkar is set to return to the spotlight after 13 years gap with the upcoming TV Show, "Ek Mutthi Aasmaan" which is aired on Zee TV from August 2013. She plays the role of Kamla Bai . The story focuses on the domestic life of house helps and is produced with the sole aim to give the message that even house helps are human beings with emotions.
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- "Veteran Marathi actress dead". Express India. 4 June 1997. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "51st Fair One Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Shilpa Shirodkar: I never missed Bollywood!". Bollywoodlife.com. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
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