Anushka Shetty is a popular Indian actress who mostly works with Tamil and Telugu cinema. She is one of the highest paid actresses of Telugu film industry. After late actress Sridevi, she is the second Indian actress to have a $ 1 Million grosser at the US Box Office. Check out Anushka Shetty Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Husband, Biography, Facts & More.
Anushka was born on 7 November 1981 as Sweety Shetty in Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her nickname is Mac. She is well-known for her acting skills and gave numerous hit films. In 2011, she was honoured with the Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu State Government. In the same year, she received the TSR Lalitha Kala Parishath Award. She ranked number one multiple times, that is, in Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women 2012 – Kannada, Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women 2013 – Kannada, Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2013 – Tamil, Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women 2015, Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women 2016 – Telugu, and Chennai Times Most Desirable Women 2016 – Tamil.
She is a talented and hard-working Indian girl who is approximately 5’ 9’’ tall and weighs around 60 kg. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
She belongs to a Hindu Bunt community and was born to A.N. Vittal Shetty and Prafulla Shetty. She has two brothers, a businessman Gunaranjan Shetty and a cosmetic surgeon Sai Ramesh Shetty.
There was a rumoured that she had an affair with director Krish. As per the reports, she is currently dating popular actor Prabhas.
She did her graduation (Bachelor of Computer Applications) at Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru. After completing studies, she used to work as a yoga teacher and received training under Yoga instructor cum husband of actress Bhumika Chawla, Bharat Thakur. She also shared some yoga videos on YouTube.
Her yoga guru Bharat Thakur suggested her to try her luck in the entertainment industry. She then started her acting career in 2005 by playing the role of Sasha in the Telugu film Super, directed by Puri Jagannadh. In the same year, she got another lead role in Telugu film Mahanandi which was moderately successful.
In 2006, she made her Tamil debut with the director Sundar C.’s film Rendu. She also made her special appearances in several Telugu songs like I Wanna Spider Man of film Stalin (2006), Nuvvu Ready Nenu Ready of film King (2008), and Kedigaadu of film Kedi (2010). As of 2018, she has worked in 5 bilingual films that were released in Telugu and Tamil languages such as Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Size Zero (2015), Oopiri (2016), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), and Bhaagamathie (2018).
One of her Telugu films Arundhati (2009) became the second highest grossing Telugu film of all-time. She received several awards for this film like Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, Nandi Special Jury Award, CineMAA Award for Best Actress, Ugadi Award for Best Actress, Santosham Best Actress Award, South Scope Cine Award for Best Actress, and Vamsee film Award for Best Actress. The film was later dubbed in several different languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya, and Hindi. The film was also remade in the Bengali language with the same name.
- For the film Size Zero (2015), Anushka needed to gain 20kgs weight or to chose a fat suit but instead of wearing a fat suit, she gained 20kgs weight.
- During her school days, her favourite subject was Geography.
- She charges around three crores per film.
- She hates giving auditions.
- She loves to eat Chicken dishes.
- Black and White are her favourite colours.
- London is her all-time favourite place.
- During her free time, she likes to read and her favourite book is The Alchemist by Palio Coelho. She also likes to collect nature-based articles and poems.