Nitya Shetty is an Indian actress, model, and entrepreneur, who mainly works in the Telugu film industry. She is a recipient of two Nandi Awards.
Nitya Shetty was born on Sunday, 31 January 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Hyderabad, Telangana. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
She pursued her graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dundigal, Telangana. She bagged her first film as a child artist while she was studying in class 6.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Balck
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Nitya Shetty’s father’s name is Mallesh Shetty. She has a younger sister, Tejaswini (Teju), and a younger brother, Rishi Shetty.
Nitya Shetty is unmarried.
Nithya Shetty started her career as a child artist in 1999 with the Telugu film Chinni Chinni Aasa. She then played the role of Bhavani in the Telugu film Devullu.
In 2001, she played the titular role in the Hindi film Maya. Some of her popular Telugu films as a child artist include Little Hearts (2000), Mounamelanoyi (2002), and Anji (2004). After working in around 20 films as a child actress, Nithya decided to take a break from acting and concentrate on her higher studies.
After completing her graduation, Nitya Shetty was campus placed at Infosys, Hyderabad, as a system engineer. She worked there for around two years and then resigned from her job as she desired to pursue a career in acting. From January 2015 to October 2015, she worked as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Geethika Tradelinks Ltd.
She made her debut as an actress in 2016 with the Telugu film Padesave (a triangular love story) in which she played the role of Niharika, a chirpy teenager full of life.
Subsequently, she appeared in the Tamil films Kaadhal Kaalam (2017) and Aghavan (2019). Later, she appeared in the Telugu films Nuvvu Thopu Raa (2019), O Pitta Katha (2020), and Wanted Pandugod (2022). However, none of the films earned her recognition.
In 2022, Nitya Shetty appeared in the Telugu web series Hello World as Pravalika Jaladhanki. The series streamed on ZEE5.
Nitya Shetty has been featured in print shoots for various apparel and jewellery brands.
In 2018, she walked the ramp for Kirti Rathore at the Lakme India Kids Fashion Week season 6.
- Nandi Award for Best Child Actress for the Telugu film Chinni Chinni Aasa (1999)
- Nandi Award for Best Child Actress for the Telugu film Little Hearts (2000)
In April 2023, Nithya stirred controversy for posting a semi-nude video of herself on social media in which she could be seen wearing just a towel and posing in her bathroom. In the video, she could also be seen sipping champagne while sitting in her bathtub. Soon, after the video surfaced online, Netizens started trolling her and calling her cheap. Telugu Samayam
- Actor: Akkineni Nagarjuna
- Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
- Attire: Kanjivaram Saree
- Street Food: Pani Puri
- Food: Burger
- Dessert: Chocolate
- Travel Destination: Paris
- Nitya Shetty loves travelling and reading in her leisure time.
- A food connoisseur, Nitya loves trying out different cuisines.
- She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer.
- A pet lover, Nitya posts several pictures with dogs on her Instagram account.
- She is very particular about her fitness and follows a strict workout regimen.
- Nitya is fond of sweets.
- Nitya is well-versed in various languages including Hindi, English, Telugu, and Tamil.
- She has been featured on the covers of various magazines like Coco Fashion magazine.
- She bears a resemblance to the Telugu TV actress Swathi Reddy, better known as Colours Swathi. In an interview, while talking about the same, she said,
Yes, many have told me that I look like Swathi. I admire Swathi’s body of work. I used to watch her TV show Colours as a child.”
- Nitya considers her mother her role model.