Suniel Shetty Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

Suniel Shetty

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Suniel Shetty is an Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He has predominantly worked in many Bollywood, Malayalam, and Tamil films. Let’s find out some interesting facts about Suniel Shetty.

Biography/Wiki

Suniel Shetty was born on 11 August 1961 (age 57 years; as in 2018) in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. After completing his school education, he went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai to get a degree in Hotel Management. Suniel has received training in Karate and is a black belt in Kick Boxing. When Shetty was a child his father worked as a waiter at a restaurant in Worli, Mumbai, and used to clean the plates. Suniel is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.

Suniel Shetty image

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 10”

Weight: 80 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Body Measurements: Chest 42”, Waist 34”, Biceps 16”

Family, Caste & Wife

Suniel Shetty was born into a Tulu speaking Bunt Hindu Family. His father is Late Veerapa Shetty. Not much is known about his mother. Suniel has an elder sister named Sujata Shetty.

Suniel Shetty with his mother

Suniel Shetty with his mother

In 1991, he married Mana Shetty, who is a creative director and runs an NGO for underprivileged kids. The couple has a daughter, Athiya Shetty, who is an actress and a son, Ahan Shetty, who is a budding actor.

Sunil Shetty with his wife and children

Sunil Shetty with his wife and children

Career

Suniel made his debut in 1992, with the film, “Balwan.” The film was a commercial success and established him as an actor. Subsequently, he played the protagonist in movies like Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), and Dilwale (1994). It was a golden phase of his life as all his movies were a hit on the box office.

Balwaan

Later, he appeared in films like Border (1997), Bhai (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Dhadkan (2000), Main Hoon Na (2004), Welcome (2007), and Red Alert: The War Within (2010). He has also been a part of the TV reality show, “Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)”.

As a producer, he has produced films like Khel- No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag under the production banner of his company Popcorn Entertainment.

Khel No Ordinary Game

Apart from acting, he is a successful entrepreneur. He owns Suzie Wong and Club H20, in Mumbai. He is also the co-owner of the Mischief Dining Bar.

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Controversies

  • Suniel was caught into trouble at the Los Angeles airport post the 9/11 attacks in the USA. It so happened that the officials thought him as a suspect due to the long beard that he had grown for his movie, Kaante (2002).
  • Suniel Shetty got into a fight with director Mukesh Chhabra while working with him. Mukesh earlier used to work at Suniel’s office in Versova (Mumbai), but later shifted to producer Vashu Bhagnani’s building in Juhu, Mumbai suburbs.

Awards

  • Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dhadkan (2001)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award along with Kareena Kapoor and Sachin Tendulkar (2005)

    Suniel shetty received Rajiv Gandhi Award

    Suniel Shetty received Rajiv Gandhi Award

  • Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within (2011)

Car Collection

Suniel owns Hummer H3 and Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Suniel Shetty with his Hummer H3

Suniel Shetty with his Hummer H3

Salary/Net Worth

With a net worth of $10 million, Suniel gets paid ₹2-3 crore per film.

Autograph

Sunil Shetty's signature

Sunil Shetty’s signature

Favourite Things

  • Suniel follows a Non-Vegetarian diet and prefers eating Kulfi, Fish Curry, and Thai Cuisine.
  • Suniel loves watching Sharaabi and Hera Pheri.
  • His much-liked musician is Bryan Adams.
  • Shetty likes watching Cricket and Sachin Tendulkar is his favourite cricketer.
  • He loves the colour blue, white, and black.
  • Suniel’s favourite directors are J P Dutta, Gulzar, Rajiv Rai, and Priyadarshan.
  • His favourite chef his Chef Solomon.
  • The best book that he has ever read is Sunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar.

Facts

  • Suniel’s full name is Suniel Veerappa Shetty.
  • His family and friends fondly call him Anna.
  • Suniel resides at 18-B, Prithvi Apts., Altamount Road, Mumbai.

    Suniel Shetty's residence

    Suniel Shetty’s residence in Mumbai

  • Shetty is a good friend of Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon.

    Suniel Shetty with Raveena Tondon

    Suniel Shetty with Raveena Tondon

  • Suniel is often called the He-Man of the Bollywood due to his masculine body.
  • During the 1990s, actress Sonali Bendre had a huge crush on Suniel.
  • Shetty changed his name from “Sunil” to “Suniel” for numerological reasons.
  • Suniel is a huge fan of cricket and has also played for “Mumbai Heroes” in the Celebrity Cricket League.

    Suniel Shetty playing cricket

    Suniel Shetty playing cricket

  • Shetty is allergic to prawns.
  • He has actively participated in various charitable events.
  • Suniel earned his first Filmfare Award for the Best Villain for his performance in Dhadkan (2001).
  • When Raju Mavani signed him for Balwaan, many actresses denied working with him as Suniel was a newcomer. Later, Divya Bharti agreed to work with him, and the movie became a huge hit.
  •  Shetty was often involved in fights in his initials days in Bollywood. But he altered his behaviour to set an example for his fans.
  • He is politically inclined to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has done campaigning for the party.
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