Sunil Shetty

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Suniel Shetty
Sunil Shetty.jpg
Shetty on the sets of Loot
Born Sunil Shetty
(1961-08-11) 11 August 1961 (age 53)
Mulki, Karnataka, India
Other names Sunil llama Shetty, Anna.
Occupation Actor
Television presenter
Years active 1992 – present
Height 5 ft 10 in
Spouse(s) Mana Shetty
Children Athiya Shetty
Ahan Shetty

Sunil Shetty [now Suniel 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 [1] 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.He later changed his name to Suniel Shetty as per numerology.[2][3]

Shetty won a Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for the film Dhadkan.[4] He has also produced films like Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht, Bhagam Bhag under the banner of 'Popcorn Motion Pictures'.

Film career[edit]


Suniel 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 film career with the film Balwaan with Divya Bharti in 1992. The film was a moderate success. His second release,Waqt Hamara Hai with Akshay Kumar, was also met with success. His big brother role in Pehchaan along 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 films Anth paired with Somy Ali and Dilwale co-starring Ajay Devgan and Raveena Tandon, both became a success followed by the blockbuster Mohra with Akshay Kumar. Shetty would later feature in comedy roles with films such as Gopi Kishan, and the remake of Tamil hit Avasara Police 100, which became a box office hit. Hum Hain Bemisaal with Akshay Kumar did only average business. Among his four releases of 1995, Raghuveer, Gaddaar and Takkar did good business and he played the anti hero for the first time in Gaddaar and pitted against Naseeruddin Shah in Takkar along with Sonali Bendre. 1996 was an average year for him as most of his films Vishwasghaat, Shastra, Ek Tha Raja, Sapoot performed average, But Rakshak and Krishna became hit.Rakshak is not only a hit but also bigest hit of him(Solo acted) as it was in a theater of rajasthan till 2004, after the VAT act 2004 it was got out of that theater but Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is still there in maratha mandir (Mumbai) to make a record. while in 1997 he was appreciated for his performance in the war epic blockbuster Border and Bhai released on Diwali was a success despite coinciding with Shahrukh Khan's Dil To Pagal Hai.


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 the film 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).


His first release of 2009 Daddy Cool, which was a box office flop. His second release of 2009 De Dana Dan, which was a box office hit. In 2010, he starred in the comedy No Problem, which was a box office flop.His first release of 2011 Thank You, which was a box office average.His second release of 2011 Loot, which was a box office flop.

In recent years he has mostly played small roles in multi-starred films.His last two films Enemmy (2013) and Koyelaanchal (2014) were box office flops.

Non-film work[edit]


He hosted Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One.[5]

Celebrity cricket league[edit]

Suniel Shetty is now captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Suniel Shetty was born in a Tulu speaking ethnic Bunt[7][8] family on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, India[7] The actor also owns restaurants specialising in Udupi cuisine and clothing boutiques.[9]

He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children named Athiya (born 5 November 1992)[10] and Ahan (born 15 January 1996).[11] Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids[12] He has a Black Belt in Kick Boxing.[13]




Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Balwaan Arjun Singh
1993 Waqt Hamara Hai Sunil Chaudhary
Pehchaan Kunal Verma
1994 Dilwale Vikram Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Anth Vijay Saxena
Mohra Vishal Agnihotri
Gopi Kishan Gopi / Kishan Double Role
Hum Hain Bemisaal Michael
1995 Surakshaa Raja
Raghuveer Raghuveer Verma
Gaddaar Sunny
Takkar Ravi Malhotra
1996 Ek Tha Raja Jay
Vishwasghaat Avinash
Krishna Krishna / Sunil
Shastra Vijay
Sapoot Raj Singhania
Rakshak Raj Sinha
1997 Border Bhairav Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Prithvi Prithvi
Judge Mujrim Sunil / Dhaga Double Role
Bhai Kundan
Dhaal Suraj
Qahar Amar Kapoor
1998 Vinashak - Destroyer Arjun Singh
Aakrosh Dev Malhotra
Humse Badhkar Kaun Bhola / Suraj
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Himself Special Appearance
1999 Hu Tu Tu Aditya
Bade Dilwala Ram Prasad
Kaala Samrajya Arjun
2000 Krodh Karan
Hera Pheri Shyam / Ghanshyam
Refugee Mohammad Ashraf Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Jungle Shivraj
Dhadkan Dev Winner, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Aaghaaz Govind Narang
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Sameer
Officer Sagar Chauhan
Kakkakuyil Kunjunni Special Appearance Malayalam film
Ek Rishtaa Himself Special Appearance
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Yash Sabharwal
Ittefaq Shiva
12B Pratap Tamil film
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Dayashankar Manorilal Pandey
Ehsaas: The Feeling Ravi Naik
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Yeda Anna
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Vijay
Annarth Jimmy / Jai
Karz: The Burden of Truth Raja
Maseeha Krishna
Kaante Marc Issak
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Himself Special Appearance
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Harshvardhan
Khanjar: The Knife Raja
Qayamat: City Under Threat Akram Sheikh
Ek Hindustani Sunil Shrivastava
Khel – No Ordinary Game Dev Mallya Producer
LOC Kargil Sanjay Kumar
2004 Rudraksh Bhuria
Main Hoon Na Raghavan Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines Sanju
Aan: Men at Work Appa Kadam Naik
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... Ishaan
Rakht Mohit Producer
Ek Se Badhkar Ek Rahul Bhagwat
Hulchul Veer
2005 Page 3 Himself Special Appearance
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Laloo
Blackmail Abhay Rathod
Tango Charlie Shezad Khan
Paheli Sunderlal Special Appearance
Dus Dan
Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Rocker
Kyon Ki Karan Special Appearance
Deewane Huye Paagal Sanju
Home Delivery Time Man Special Appearance
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Anna
Shaadi Se Pehle Anna
Darna Zaroori Hai Vishwas Talegaonkar
Chup Chup Ke Mangal Singh Chauhan
Phir Hera Pheri Shyam
Aap Ki Khatir Kunal
Umrao Jaan Faiz Ali
Apna Sapna Money Money Namdev Mane
2007 Don't Stop Dreaming Dave English film
Shootout at Lokhandwala Kaviraj Patil
Cash Angad
Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance
Dus Kahaniyaan Nawab
Welcome Himself Special Appearance
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan
Mr. Black Mr. White Gopi
Mission Istaanbul Owais Hussain Producer
Mukhbiir Rehman
2009 Daddy Cool Steven
De Dana Dan Ram Mishra
2010 Tum Milo Toh Sahi Amit Nagpal
Red Alert: The War Within Narasimha
Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story Shakti
No Problem Marcos
2011 Thank You Yogi
Loot Builder Producer
2012 Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai Amar Joshi
Delhi Safari Sultan The Leopard Voice only, Animated film
2013 Enemmy Eklavya Karmarkar / Bhau
Kalimannu Himself Special Appearance Malayalam film
2014 Jai Ho Arjun Kaul Special Appearance
Koyelaanchal Nisheeth Kumar
Desi Kattey Rathore Releasing on 12 September 2014
Shooter Sada Nair
Afra Tafri


Year Film Other notes
2003 Khel – No Ordinary Game
2004 Rakht
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2008 Mission Istaanbul
2011 Loot

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Celebrity profile - Suniel Shetty". Zee news. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  3. ^ "The name game". Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
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  5. ^ Host With the most Suniel Shetty debuts as a Television Host
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  7. ^ a b Violet Pereira (29 March 2011). "Mangalore: A tete-a-tete with Suniel Shetty". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  8. ^ TNN (20 December 2002). "World Bunts meet begins Friday". The Times Of India. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
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  10. ^ KBR, Upala (8 November 2010). "Suniel Shetty had a swell Diwali". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  11. ^ KBE, Upala (3 January 2011). "Suniel Shetty, son Ahaan hit Bangkok". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
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  13. ^ 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." 
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  16. ^ a b c d e "Suniel Shetty: Awards & Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
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  18. ^ Banerjee, Soumyadipta (12 June 2010). "Suniel Shetty’s naxal act". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  19. ^ "The Winners". Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
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