Sweety Shetty known by her stage name Anushka Shetty, is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil films. She has received several accolades, including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards from eight nominations.

Birth Name

Sweety Shetty

Nickname

Anushka, Sweetu, Mac

Profession

Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anushka was born on 7 November 1981 in Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Age

She is currently 37 years old.

Hometown

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Education

Anushka completed her school education in Bangalore. Later, she got enrolled at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore to graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Applications degree.

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Indian.

She has ethnic Tuluva ancestry. Also, she is reported to have descended from Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family.

Religion

Hindu

Family Details

  • Father – A.N. Vittal Shetty

  • Mother – Prafulla Shetty
  • Siblings – Gunaranjan Shetty (Brother), Sai Ramesh Shetty (Brother) (Cosmetic Surgeon)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anushka Shetty has dated –

  • Naga Chaitanya – Anushka was RUMORed to have dated actor Naga Chaitanya. Towards the mid-2011, it was even reported that they had got engaged and were very serious about settling down.

  • Nagarjuna – Having worked with legendary actor Nagarjuna on numerous occasions, it is often whispered in South Indian movie industry that he has been having an extra-marital affair with Anushka from a very long time. Nagarjuna has refuted these rumors and has claimed that it is nasty to link him as well as Chaitanya with the same girl.

  • Prabhas (2015) – In 2015, Anushka was reported to be in a relationship with actor Prabhas, who was her co-star in the movie series, Baahubali (2015, 2017). There were also rumors about their imminent marriage.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 68 kg
  • In Pounds – 149 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

  • In 2005, she made her debut inPuri Jagannadh’s 2005 Telugu film Super as Sasha. The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film, Rendu alongside R. Madhavan.
  • She is currently acting in a multilingual (Tamil – Telugu – Malayalam) film titled Bhaagamathie, which is scheduled to release in 2018. This film marks her debut in Mollywood.

Television Debut

She hasn’t appeared in television series, but have occasionally been a part of movie promotional talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

Being a top paid celebrity endorser in south India, she has featured in a selected television commercials and print ads like Head & Shoulders, Colgate Active Salt toothpaste, Intex Aqua, and Chennai Silk.

Distinctive Features

  • Sweet smile
  • Innocent looking face

Style Quotient

Anushka Shetty owns a luxury pad in Woods apartments in Jubliee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana. She has a couple of exotics cars from the makers of Audi and Mercedes Benz.

Awards & Nominations

Year Category Award Film Result
2005 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Super Nominated
2009 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Arundhati Won
Nandi Special Jury Award Nandi Awards Won
CineMAA Award for Best Actress CineMAA Awards Won
Ugadi Award for Best Actress Gemini Ugadi Awards Won
Santosham Best Actress Award Santosham Film Awards Won
South Scope Cine Award for Best Actress South Scope Cine Awards Won
Vamsee film Award for Best Actress Vamsee Film Awards Won
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Vijay Awards Vettaikaran Won
2010 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Vedham Won
CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury) CineMAA Awards Won
Santosham Best Actress Award Santosham Film Awards Won
Vamsee Film Award for Best Actress Vamsee Film Awards Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Nagavalli Nominated
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Vijay Awards Singam Nominated
Edison Award for Best Actress Edison Awards Singam Nominated
2011 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil Filmfare Awards South Deivathirumagal Nominated
SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Tamil South Indian International Movie Awards Nominated
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Vijay Awards Won
Vijay Award for Best Actress Vijay Awards Nominated
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize Tamil Nadu State Film Award Won
Jaya Award for Best Actress Jaya Awards Won
ITFA Best Actress Award International Tamil Film Awards Vaanam Nominated
Edison Award for Best Actress Edison Awards Nominated
2012 Edison Award for Best Actress Edison Awards Thaandavam Nominated
Best Heroine Award T. Subbarami Reddy’s Lalitha Kala Parishath -Tv9 Awards Dhamarukam Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Nominated
Best Actor – Female Hyderabad Times Film Awards Won
2013 Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Vijay Awards Singam II Nominated
Vijay Award for Best Actress Vijay Awards Irandaam Ulagam Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Mirchi Nominated
2015 Ugadi Award for Best Actress Ugadi Awards 2016 Rudhramadevi Won
Best actress Apsara Awards 2016 Won
Entertainer of the Year Apsara Awards 2016 Won
CineMAA Award for Best Actress CineMAA Awards Won
Best Actress Bharatamuni Awards Won
Best Actress – Critics Choice SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) 2016 Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards South Won
Santosham Best Actress Award Santosham Film Awards Won
2016 IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress- Telugu IIFA Utsavam Award Nominated
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress – Telugu Size Zero Nominated
Best Actress Nandi Awards Won
2017 Best Actress Cinegoers Association Award Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Filmfare Awards Nominated
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Vijay Awards Nominated
Best Actress Zee Telugu Awards Nominated
Best Actress Lead role Behindwoods Gold Medals Won
2017 Edison Award for Best Actress Edison Awards Nominated

Anushka Shetty Favorites

  • Favorite Food – All Chicken dishes
  • Favorite Actors – Akkineni Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Abhishek Bachchan
  • Favorite Actress – Simran, Jyothika
  • Favorite Book – The Alchemist by Palio Coelho
  • Favorite Color – Black and White
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – London
  • Favorite Sport – Volleyball
  • Favorite Car – Maruti Swift
  • Favorite Perfume – Davidpff Cool Water
  • Favorite Attire – Saree

Anushka Shetty Net worth

Shetty is one of the richest and the popular actresses down the South, who charges Rs 3 – 4 crore per film. Anushka Shetty has an estimated net worth of $23 million as of 2018. Her source of income includes films, endorsements, modeling and personal investments.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anushka Shetty

  • Anushka is also a profound Yoga instructor. She got Yoga training from Yoga guru Bharat Thakur.
  • When Puri Jagannath was eyeing for a fresh face for his film Super, Bharat Thakur suggester her name and after successful audition, she was selected for the main role.

  • Anushka gained more than 20 kg weight for the film Size Zero starring opposite Arya.
  • Shetty has a crazy hobby of collecting paper cuts of natural calamities. She also loves listing music.
  • Anusha has won various wards for her stunning performance in Arundathi, Vedam, Deiva Thirumagal and Baahubali.
  • She is very fluent in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.
  • Anushka Shetty was paid Rs 5 crore for Baahubai 2: The Conclusion, making her the first South Indian actress to get 5 crore mark as salary.
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