Shetty on the sets of Loot
11 August 1961
Mulki, Karnataka, India
|Other names||Suniel llama Shetty, Anna.|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Television presenter|
|Years active||1992 – present|
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 and has starred in many Hindi films like Mohra, Dilwale, Krishna, Hera Pheri, Sapoot and Bhai.
Shetty won a Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for the film Dhadkan. He has also produced films like Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht, Bhagam Bhag under the banner of 'Popcorn Motion Pictures'.
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 status in 1994 starring in the films Anth paired with Somy Ali and Dilwale with Ajay Devgan and Raveena Tandon ultimately 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. Hum Hain Bemisaal with Akshay Kumar did only average business. His four releases of 1995, Surakshaa, Raghuveer, Gaddaar and Takkar did average 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 a disappointing year for him as most of his films Vishwasghaat, Shastra, Rakshak, Ek Tha Raja, Krishna and Sapoot performed below par, 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, but his solo starrer Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar flopped. Shetty was a part of many successful multi starrers like Awara Paagal Deewana, 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). In recent years he has mostly played small roles in multi-starred films. Besides Bollywood he appeared in the English film Don't Stop Dreaming in 2007 and the Tamil film 12B. He also hosted Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One. Sunil Shetty is now also captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.
He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children named Athiya (born 5 November 1992) and Ahaan (born 15 January 1996). Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids He has a Black Belt in Kick Boxing.
- 2001: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dhadkan
- 2008: SAIFF Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within
- 2011: Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within
- 1995: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Dilwale
- 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Border
- 2001: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Refugee
- 2005: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Main Hoon Na
|Waqt Hamara Hai||Sunil Choudhry|
|1994||Gopi Kishan||Gopinath / Inspector Kishan||Double Role|
|Dilwale||Inspector Vikram||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Hum Hain Bemisaal||Michael|
|Rakshak||ASP Raj Sinha|
|Ek Tha Raja||Inspector Jay Singh / Dogra|
|1997||Judge Mujrim||Sunil / Dhaga||Double Role|
|Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law||Suraj|
|Border||Captain Bhairav Singh||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1998||Aakrosh||Officer Dev Malhotra|
|Humse Badhkar Kaun||Bhola / Suraj|
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Himself||Special Appearance|
|Vinashak – Destroyer||Inspector Arjun Singh|
|1999||Hu Tu Tu||Aditya|
|Bade Dilwala||Police Inspector Ram Prasad|
|Refugee||Mohammad Ashraf||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Dhadkan||Dev||Winner, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|12B||Jo's friend||Tamil film
Opposite to Jyothika
|Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi||Sameer|
|Kakkakuyil||Kunjunni||Special Appearance Malayalam film|
|Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat||Yash Sabharwal|
|Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||Dayashankar Manorilal Pandey|
|2002||Awara Paagal Deewana||Yeda Anna|
|Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani||Vijay|
|Karz: The Burden of Truth||Raja|
|Annarth||Jimmy / Jai|
|2003||Ek Hindustani||Sunil Shrivastava|
|Baaz: A Bird in Danger||Harshvardhan|
|Khanjar: The Knife||Raja|
|Qayamat: City Under Threat||CBI Officer Akram Sheikh|
|Khel – No Ordinary Game||Dev Mallya|
|LOC Kargil||Sepoy Sanjay Kumar|
|2004||Lakeer – Forbidden Lines||Sanju|
|Main Hoon Na||Raghavan Datta||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|Aan: Men at Work||Sub. Insp. Appa Kadam Naik|
|Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...||Ishaan|
|Ek Se Badhkar Ek||Rahul Bhagwat|
|2005||Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav||Lalichand Laloo Dilachand|
|Blackmail||ACP Ajay Rathod|
|Tango Charlie||Flight Lieutenant Shezad Khan|
|Dus||Canadian Detective Danish (alias Dan)|
|Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets||Rocker|
|Deewane Huye Paagal||Sanju|
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only||Anna|
|Darna Zaroori Hai||Vishwas Talegaonkar|
|Shaadi Se Pehle||24/7 Anna|
|Chup Chup Ke||Mangal Singh Chauhan|
|Phir Hera Pheri||Shyam|
|Aap Ki Khatir||Kunal|
|Umrao Jaan||Faiz Ali|
|Apna Sapna Money Money||Inspector Namdev Mane|
|2007||Don't Stop Dreaming||Dave|
|Shootout at Lokhandwala||Inspector Kaviraj Patil|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself|
|2008||One Two Three||Laxmi Narayan|
|Mr. Black Mr. White||Gopi|
|Mission Istaanbul||Owais Hussain|
|De Dana Dan||Ram Mishra|
|2010||Red Alert: The War Within||Narasimha|
|Tum Milo Toh Sahi||Amit Nagpal|
|2012||Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai||Amar Joshi|
|Kalimannu||as himself||Malayalam Movie Directed By Blessy|
|2014||Jai Ho||Captain Arjun Kaul|
|2014||Koyelaanchal||Releasing on 9 May 2014|
|2015||Hera Pheri 4||Releasing on 15 March 2015|
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- TNN (20 December 2002). "World Bunts meet begins Friday". The Times Of India. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- KBR, Upala (8 November 2010). "Sunil Shetty had a swell Diwali". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- KBE, Upala (3 January 2011). "Sunil Shetty, son Ahaan hit Bangkok". Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- 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."
- "Sunil Shetty: Awards & Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
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- "The Winners". Stardust.co.in. Retrieved 25 February 2011.