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 42)
[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 television and film actress.[1][2]


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). She spent her early childhood at the RBI quarters in Santa Cruz, Mumbai where she attended Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai.


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]



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
15 Park Avenue Lakshmi J. Roy
2007 Gandhi, My Father Kasturba Gandhi Won, Best Actress Tokyo International Film Festival Award
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



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