Athiya Shetty

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Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty attends the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 (12) (cropped).jpg
Shetty at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018
Born (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 (age 26)
EducationCathedral & John Connon School
American School of Bombay
Years active2015–present
Parent(s)Sunil Shetty
Mana Shetty
RelativesSee Shetty family

Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992)[1] is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She debuted in the romantic action film Hero for which she received a Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut.[2]

Early life[edit]

Shetty was born on 5 November 1992 to actor Sunil Shetty and director Mana Shetty in Mumbai.[3] While her father hails from Tulu speaking Bunt community,[4][5] her mother was born to Punjabi Hindu mother and a Gujarati Muslim father.[6] She has a younger brother, Ahan Shetty.[7]

Shetty studied at the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School and later shifted to the American School of Bombay.[8] While there, she participated in school plays alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff.[9] At the age of 18, she relocated alone in New York City to enroll at the New York Film Academy as she wanted to act in films.


In 2015, she made her acting debut in the romantic action film Hero. Produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikkhil Advani, the film earned a total revenue of 33.37 crore (US$4.8 million).[citation needed] Shetty portrayed the role of a girl named Radha Mathur, who fell in love with a kidnapper who was paid to abduct her in order to extort her father. For her portrayal as Radha, she received Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut.[10] Bollywood Hungama, a leading website of India, wrote that ″Shetty needs some more time to improve her acting skills″.[11] After her debut, she became the brand ambassador for the Indian franchise of Maybelline New York[12] and featured in the Indian edition of high-profile magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Verve, Harper's Bazaar and many more.[13][14][15] In 2017 Athiya appeared in Anees Bazmee's romantic comedy Mubarakan opposite Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana Dcruz. The film was a box office hit and earned 93.59 crores. In the film, Athiya played the role of a simple Punjabi girl named "Binkle" who fell in love with Charan but her wedding was fixed with Charan's twin brother Karan, The role of Charan and Karan was played by Arjun Kapoor. Athiya received mainly positive reviews for her acting in the film. After Mubarakan Athiya appeared in a song called "Tere Naal Nachna" in 2018, This song was composed and sung by Badshah and Sunanda Sharma, Song was shot for the promotional purpose of the film Nawabzaade directed and produced by Remo D'souza. Athiya's performance was appreciated by all for the song. In the same year she was cast in the film Motichoor Chaknachoor as a lead character Anita, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.[16]

She is also committed to appear in footballer Afshan Ashiq's biopic film, Hope Solo, where she will be seen playing the title role.[17]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2015 Hero Radha Mathur
2017 Mubarakan Binkle Sandhu
2018 Nawabzaade Cameo Special Appearance in the song "Tere Naal Nachna"
2019 Motichoor Chaknachoordagger Annie [18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2015 N/A Vogue Beauty Awards Face To Watch Out For Won
Hero Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow (Female) Nominated
Best Jodi Of The Year (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi) Won[19]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Debut (Female) Nominated
2016 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Most Promising Debut Jodi (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi) Won[20]
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Jodi No. 1 (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi ) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year (Female) Nominated
Hottest Pair (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi) Won


  1. ^ KBR, Upala (8 November 2010). "Sunil Shetty had a swell Diwali". Mid-Day. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty bag best debut at Dada Saheb Phalke awards". mid-day. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Acting with dad will be weird: Athiya Shetty". Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Tuluvas hardworking: Sunil Shetty". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  5. ^ Gupta, Priya (7 May 2014). "Mumbai girls were safe when Balasaheb was alive: Suniel Shetty". Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ FPJ Web Desk (11 August 2018). "Suniel Shetty Birthday Special: Amid politics of religion, Suniel-Mana interfaith love story is one for the ages". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Athiya Shetty says her brother Ahan Shetty's hard work inspires her". Times Now. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Athiya Shetty: Lesser known facts". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Athiya Shetty: My grandfather is larger than life for me as he has never discriminated between a boy and a girl". Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty bag best debut at Dada Saheb Phalke awards". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Hero Review". Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  12. ^ Marwah, Navdeep Kaur (9 February 2014). "Athiya is definitely debuting opposite Sooraj: Suniel Shetty". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  13. ^ "7 Times Athiya Shetty's Style Was On Point". cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Check out: Athiya Shetty on the cover of Harper's Bazaar India". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  15. ^ "GETTING TO KNOW ATHIYA SHETTY". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Athiya Shetty's Afshan Ashiq biopic to roll in December". Times of India. 30 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Bombay HC orders stay on release of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty's Motichoor Chaknachoor trailer". India Today. 9 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Stardust Awards 2015 Winners List!". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Guild Awards 2015: Here's the full winners' list!". dna. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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