19 July 1972
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
(m. 1997; div. 2001)
Vipul Amrutlal Shah (present)
Shefali Shah (née Shetty, born 19 July 1972), is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood films. 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) and for her performance in Dil Dhadakne Do(2015).
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.
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Shefali Shah (née Shetty) was born in July 1972 and is the only child of Sudhakar Shetty and Shobha Shetty. She spent her early childhood at the RBI quarters in Santa Cruz, Mumbai where she attended Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai.
In the early days before starting her career in Bollywood, Shefali acted in a Gujarati stage drama called 'Ant Vagarni Antakshari'. Drama was soon forgotten, however, she delivered a very powerful performance.
Shah made her television debut with the show Aarohan that aired on Doordarshan. She made her film debut with Rangeela (1995), although she only had a few scenes in the film. She ventured into television with the serial Kabhie Kabhie.
Shah starred in the film Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) as Amitabh Bachchan's wife. The film was directed by her husband Vipul Shah. Shah's breakthrough 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.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1998||Satya||Pyaari Mhatre||Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Critics|
|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|
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do||Neelam Mehra||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2016||The Jungle Book||Raksha (voice)||Hindi dub|
|2017||Commando 2||Leena Chowdhury|
|2017||Juice||Manju Singh||Won, "Best Actor - Female" Award at Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards 2018|
|2018||Once Again||Tara Shetty||Won, "Editor’s Choice – Best Actor - Female" Award from Power Brands|
|2021||Ajeeb Daastaans †||TBA|||
|TBA||Doctor G †||Nandini|||
|2019||Delhi Crime||Vartika Chaturvedi|
|1997||Kabhie Kabhie||Radha Pathak|
|1993-1997||Banegi Apni Baat||Richa|
|1993-1994||Naya Nukkad||Shefali Shetty|
|?||Tolo TV Kabul||?|
Awards and nominations
- "Now, I'll play my age in films: Shefali Shah". The Times of India. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- "Shefali Shah wins best actor award". The Times of India. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- "Revealed: This 'Dil Dhadakne Do' actress will do a special cameo in 'Commando 2'". DNA India. 22 January 2017.
- Vimla Patil (24 January 1999). "The Tribune...Sunday Reading". The Tribune. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- Sadhwani, Bhavya (22 March 2019). "Shefali Shah Has No Qualms About Doing Less Number Of Roles, As Long As They Are Special Ones". IndiaTimes.
- "The Last Lear is my best performance: Shefali Shah". Sify. 16 September 2008.
- "Strong and never silent". Indian Express. 27 April 1998.
- Rinky Kumar (20 August 2010). "Re-living a dream". Indian Express. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Delhi Crime a turning point in my life: Shefali Shah". The Indian Express. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
- 'I get on with life quickly' - Hindustan Times Archived 23 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Harsh Chhaya's wife Shefali to replace Seema Kapoor in Hasratein". India Today. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- Subhash K Jha (8 March 2006). "People say I look like Kasturba Gandhi: Shefali Shah". Sify. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- "Married to the 'boss'! Shefali Shah's waqt with Vipul!". Indiatimes.com Movies. 22 April 2005. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010.
- "Shefali Shah on playing different shades of an 'everywoman', and using silence as her weapon of choice- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 16 June 2019.
- Karki, Tripti (14 April 2020). "Shefali Shah shares heartfelt experience on seeing parents '7 feet far' amid coronavirus outbreak". www.indiatvnews.com.
- "Mothers are mere props in Bollywood: 'Dil Dhadakne Do' actress Shefali Shah". The Economic Times. 3 June 2015.
- "Karan Johar unveils teaser of Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans which is set to premiere on April 16". Bollywood Hungama. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
- "Shah Rukh Khan announces next production titled Darlings, starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah among others - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- "Shefali Shah joins Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh in Doctor G". The Indian Express. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- "Shefali Shah to star in Hotstar's web-series 'Human'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- Dubey, Rachana (26 January 2019). "Shefali Shah: A lot of women who have suffered are being heard, but those who misuse the #MeToo movement should be held accountable - Times of India". The Times of India.
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