Shefali Shah

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Shefali Shah
Shefali Shah at Rahul Bose's sports auction event
Shefali Shah at Rahul Bose's sports auction event, 2012
Born Shefali Shetty
July 1972 (age 43)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Harsh Chhaya (1997–2001) (divorced)
Vipul Amrutlal Shah (present)

Shefali Shah (born July 1972) is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood films.[1][2] After making her film debut with a minor role in the 1995 drama Rangeela, she played a supporting role in the crime film Satya. Her performance in Satya received critical praise and won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 44th Filmfare Awards. She was later nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the family drama Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005).

In 2007, she received critical acclaim and won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Lear. She starred in the 2015 dramedy Dil Dhadakne Do, receiving several nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She along with the main cast won the Screen Award for Best Ensemble Cast for the film.

Biography[edit]

Shefali Shah (née Shetty) was born in July 1972 and is the only child of Sudhakar Shetty (former RBI employee) and Shobha Shetty (a homeopathy doctor, from Marathi family). She spent her early childhood at the RBI quarters in Santa Cruz, Mumbai where she attended Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai.

Career[edit]

Shah made her film debut with Rangeela (1995),[3] although she only had a few scenes in the film. She ventured into television with the serial Kabhie Kabhie.[4]

She starred in the critically acclaimed film Satya (1998) for which she received the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.

Shah starred in the hit Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) as Amitabh Bachchan's wife. The film was directed by her husband Vipul Shah. Her performance was appreciated by the critics. Shefali Shah's break through performance was as Ria Verma in the internationally acclaimed Monsoon Wedding. She graduated to mature roles as Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi, My Father and as Anil Kapoor's wife in the 2008 film Black & White. She won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear. In 2010 she took to the stage opposite Kiran Karmarkar in the Hindi version of Chandrakant Kulkarni’s play Dhyanimani, Bas Itna Sa Khwab.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Shah was married to television actor Harsh Chhaya.[6][7] After their divorce, she married director Vipul Amrutlal Shah. She has two sons with Shah .[8][9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of Acting Awards and Nominations
Year Film Award Category Result
1999 Satya Star Screen Award Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress Won
1999 Satya Filmfare Award Filmfare Critics Award Best Actress Won
1999 Satya Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1999 Satya Zee Cine Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2006 Waqt: The Race Against Time Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2006 Waqt: The Race Against Time Zee Cine Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2006 Waqt: The Race Against Time Star Screen Award Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2007 The Last Lear National Film Award National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress: Won
2007 Gandhi, My Father Tokyo International Film Festival Best Actress: Won
2007 Gandhi, My Father Producers Guild Film Awards Best Supporting Actress: Nominated
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Stardust Awards Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Won
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do FOI Online Awards Special Mention (Actress) Won

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
1995 Rangeela Gulbadan special appearance
1998 Satya Pyaari Mhatre Won, Filmfare Critics Award Best Actress
2000 Mohabbatein Nandini
2001 Monsoon Wedding Ria Verma
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time Sumitra Thakur
2005 15 Park Avenue Lakshmi J. Roy
2007 Gandhi, My Father Kasturba Gandhi Won, Best Actress Tokyo International Film Festival Award
2007 The Last Lear Vandana Won, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Black and White Roma Mathur
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Dr. Kapadia
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa Madhu Saxena
2014 Lakshmi Jyoti
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Neelam Mehra Nominated , Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2015 Brothers Maria Fernandes
2016 commando2 Veena Malik

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