Shetty on the sets of Loot
|Native name||Sunil Shetty|
11 August 1961 
Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Other names||Sunil llama Shetty, Anna|
Sunil Shetty (born 11 August, 1961) is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur predominantly active in Bollywood. He made his mark in the industry doing action-oriented films. His films such as Balwaan (1992), Dilwale (1994), Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), Gopi Kishan (1994), Krishna (1996), Rakshak (1996), Border (1997), Bhai (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Dhadkan (2000) are other successful films thus making him one of the successful leading actors of Bollywood. In 2014, he changed his name to Suniel Shetty as per numerology.
Sunil Shetty was signed as the leading man by Pahlaj Nihalani for the film Ek Aur Faulad, but production was cancelled due to creative differences. Shetty eventually commenced his career with the film Balwaan with Divya Bharti in 1992. It was a moderate success. His second release, Waqt Hamara Hai which paired him with Akshay Kumar for the first time, met with success. His big brother role in Pehchaan with Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shirodkar and Madhoo also did well at the box office.
Shetty achieved further career stability in 1994 starring in the hit films Anth paired with Somy Ali and Dilwale co-starring Ajay Devgan and Raveena Tandon, followed by the blockbuster Mohra with Akshay Kumar. That same year he featured in his first comedy role Gopi Kishan which was a remake of Tamil hit Avasara Police 100, which became a box office hit. Hum Hain Bemisaal, his third film with Akshay Kumar was a box office failure. All of his releases of 1995, Raghuveer, Gaddaar and Takkar were box office average hits. He played the anti hero for the first time in Gaddaar and was pitted against Naseeruddin Shah in Takkar with Sonali Bendre. In 1996, most of his films like Vishwasghaat, Shastra and Ek Tha Raja flopped but he had average success with Sapoot, his fourth film with Akshay Kumar and Krishna opposite Karisma Kapoor. In 1997 he was appreciated for his performance in the war epic blockbuster Border and Bhai released on Diwali was a success despite its release coinciding with Shahrukh Khan's Dil To Pagal Hai. 1998 and 1999 were unsuccessful years for him but he was critically acclaimed for his role in Hu Tu Tu in 1999.
This decade started with Dhadkan once again with Akshay Kumar earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance as well as huge box office success. Shetty was a part of many successful multi-starrers like Hera Pheri, Refugee, Jungle, Awara Paagal Deewana, Kaante, Aan: Men at Work, Dus, Qayamat: City Under Threat, Main Hoon Na, Hulchul, Chup Chup Ke, Apna Sapna Money Money, Shootout at Lokhandwala, One Two Three, De Dana Dan and Phir Hera Pheri throughout this decade. In 2009 he won SAIFF (South Asia International Film Festival) as a Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within.
As a producer, he set up a production company called Popcorn Motion Pictures Ltd, which produced the films Khel – No Ordinary Game (2003), Rakht: What If You Can See the Future and Bhagam Bhag (2006). Besides Bollywood, he appeared in the English film Don't Stop Dreaming in 2007 and the Tamil film 12B (2001).
In 2010, he starred in the comedy No Problem, which was a box office flop. His first release of 2011 Thank You was a box office average. His second release of 2011 Lootwas a box office flop. In 2012, he featured in Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai directed by Rajnish Raj Thakur. His last two films Enemmy (2013) and Koyelaanchal (2014) were box office flops.
Celebrity cricket league
Sunil Shetty is captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.
In Award Ceremony in Sri Lanka
Sunil Shetty was participated to the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with other Bollywood actors such as Anil Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, and actresses such as Bipasha Basu, and Neha Dhupia.
The actor owns restaurants specialising in Udupi cuisine and clothing boutiques.
He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children named Athiya (born 5 November 1992) and Ahan (born 15 January 1996). Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids He has a Black Belt in kick boxing.
- 1998: Zee Cine Best Actor Award for Border
- 2001: Bollywood Movie Award Best Actor for Hera Pheri
- 2001: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dhadkan
- 2001: Zee Cine Best Supporting Actor Award for Dhadkan
- 2008: SAIFF Best Actor Award for Red Alert: The War Within
- 2011: Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within
- 1995: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Dilwale
- 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Border
- 1998: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor for Border
- 2001: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Refugee
- 2001: IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Refugee
- 2001: IIFA Best Villain Award for Dhadkan
- 2004: IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Qayamat: City Under Threat
- 2005: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Main Hoon Na
- 2005: IIFA Best Villain Award for Main Hoon Na
|1993||Waqt Hamara Hai||Sunil Chaudhary|
|1994||Dilwale||Vikram Singh||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1994||Gopi Kishan||Gopi / Kishan||Double Role|
|1994||Hum Hain Bemisaal||Michael|
|1996||Ek Tha Raja||Jay|
|1996||Krishna||Krishna / Sunil|
|1997||Border||Bhairav Singh||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1997||Judge Mujrim||Sunil / Dhaga||Double Role|
|1998||Vinashak - Destroyer||Arjun Singh|
|1998||Humse Badhkar Kaun||Bhola / Suraj|
|1998||Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Himself||Special Appearance|
|1999||Hu Tu Tu||Aditya|
|1999||Bade Dilwala||Ram Prasad|
|2000||Hera Pheri||Shyam / Ghanshyam|
|2000||Refugee||Mohammad Ashraf||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|2000||Dhadkan||Dev||Winner, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|2001||Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi||Sameer|
|2001||Kakkakuyil||Kunjunni||Special Appearance Malayalam film|
|2001||Ek Rishtaa||Himself||Special Appearance|
|2001||Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat||Yash Sabharwal|
|2001||Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||Dayashankar Manorilal Pandey|
|2001||Ehsaas: The Feeling||Ravi Naik|
|2002||Awara Paagal Deewana||Yeda Anna|
|2002||Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani||Vijay|
|2002||Annarth||Jimmy / Jai|
|2002||Karz: The Burden of Truth||Raja|
|2002||Chalo Ishq Ladaaye||Himself||Special Appearance|
|2003||Baaz: A Bird in Danger||Harshvardhan|
|2003||Khanjar: The Knife||Raja|
|2003||Qayamat: City Under Threat||Akram Sheikh|
|2003||Khel – No Ordinary Game||Dev Mallya||Producer|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Sanjay Kumar|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Raghavan||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|2004||Lakeer - Forbidden Lines||Sanju|
|2004||Aan: Men at Work||Appa Kadam Naik|
|2004||Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...||Ishaan|
|2004||Ek Se Badhkar Ek||Rahul Bhargav|
|2005||Page 3||Himself||Special Appearance|
|2005||Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav||Laloo|
|2005||Tango Charlie||Shezad Khan|
|2005||Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets||Rocker|
|2005||Kyon Ki||Karan||Special Appearance|
|2005||Deewane Huye Paagal||Sanju|
|2005||Home Delivery||Time Man||Special Appearance|
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only||Anna|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Anna|
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Vishwas Talegaonkar|
|2006||Kilukkam Kilukilukkam||Himself||Special Appearance Malayalam film|
|2006||Chup Chup Ke||Mangal Singh Chauhan|
|2006||Phir Hera Pheri||Shyam|
|2006||Aap Ki Khatir||Kunal|
|2006||Umrao Jaan||Faiz Ali|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Namdev Mane|
|2007||Don't Stop Dreaming||Dave||English film|
|2007||Shootout at Lokhandwala||Kaviraj Patil|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special Appearance|
|2008||One Two Three||Laxmi Narayan|
|2008||Mr. Black Mr. White||Gopi|
|2008||Mission Istaanbul||Owais Hussain||Producer|
|2009||De Dana Dan||Ram Mishra|
|2010||Tum Milo Toh Sahi||Amit Nagpal|
|2010||Red Alert: The War Within||Narasimha|
|2010||Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story||Shakti|
|2011||Raada Rox||Bhau||Special Appearance Marathi film|
|2012||Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai||Amar Joshi|
|2012||Delhi Safari||Sultan The Leopard||Voice only, Animated film|
|2013||Enemmy||Eklavya Karmarkar / Bhau|
|2013||Kalimannu||Himself||Special Appearance Malayalam film|
|2014||Jai Ho||Arjun Kaul||Special Appearance|
|2014||Desi Kattey||Suryakant Rathore|
|2014||The Shaukeens||Himself||Special Appearance|
|2015||Hera Pheri 3||Shyam|
|2003||Khel – No Ordinary Game|
- Violet Pereira (29 March 2011). "Mangalore: A tete-a-tete with Suniel Shetty". Mangalorean.com. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- "Celebrity profile - Suniel Shetty". Zee news. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
- "The name game". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
- Host with the most Suniel Shetty debuts as a Television Host
- TNN (20 December 2002). "World Bunts meet begins Friday". The Times Of India. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- KBR, Upala (8 November 2010). "Suniel Shetty had a swell Diwali". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- KBE, Upala (3 January 2011). "Suniel Shetty, son Ahaan hit Bangkok". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- IANS (4 January 2011). "Suniel Shetty returns to action". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
A Black Belt in kick boxing, he kept the decade packed with more of muscle power in outings like Waqt Hamara Hai, Bhai, Border, Mohra, Suraksha, Shastra, Rakshak, Krishna, Aakrosh and Dus, to name a few.
- "Suniel Shetty: Awards & Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
- Banerjee, Soumyadipta (12 June 2010). "Suniel Shetty’s naxal act". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
- "The Winners". Stardust.co.in. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
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