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


Anushka, Sweetu, Mac


Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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


She is currently 37 years old.


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sun Sign



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.





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




Family Details

  • Father – A.N. Vittal Shetty

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

Marital Status


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


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


  • 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


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).



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

2005Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthSuperNominated
2009Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthArundhatiWon
Nandi Special Jury AwardNandi AwardsWon
CineMAA Award for Best ActressCineMAA AwardsWon
Ugadi Award for Best ActressGemini Ugadi AwardsWon
Santosham Best Actress AwardSantosham Film AwardsWon
South Scope Cine Award for Best ActressSouth Scope Cine AwardsWon
Vamsee film Award for Best ActressVamsee Film AwardsWon
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsVettaikaranWon
2010Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthVedhamWon
CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury)CineMAA AwardsWon
Santosham Best Actress AwardSantosham Film AwardsWon
Vamsee Film Award for Best ActressVamsee Film AwardsWon
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthNagavalliNominated
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsSingamNominated
Edison Award for Best ActressEdison AwardsSingamNominated
2011Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TamilFilmfare Awards SouthDeivathirumagalNominated
SIIMA Award for Best Actress – TamilSouth Indian International Movie AwardsNominated
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsWon
Vijay Award for Best ActressVijay AwardsNominated
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special PrizeTamil Nadu State Film AwardWon
Jaya Award for Best ActressJaya AwardsWon
ITFA Best Actress AwardInternational Tamil Film AwardsVaanamNominated
Edison Award for Best ActressEdison AwardsNominated
2012Edison Award for Best ActressEdison AwardsThaandavamNominated
Best Heroine AwardT. Subbarami Reddy’s Lalitha Kala Parishath -Tv9 AwardsDhamarukamWon
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthNominated
Best Actor – FemaleHyderabad Times Film AwardsWon
2013Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsSingam IINominated
Vijay Award for Best ActressVijay AwardsIrandaam UlagamNominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthMirchiNominated
2015Ugadi Award for Best ActressUgadi Awards 2016RudhramadeviWon
Best actressApsara Awards 2016Won
Entertainer of the YearApsara Awards 2016Won
CineMAA Award for Best ActressCineMAA AwardsWon
Best ActressBharatamuni AwardsWon
Best Actress – Critics ChoiceSIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) 2016Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare Awards SouthWon
Santosham Best Actress AwardSantosham Film AwardsWon
2016IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress- TeluguIIFA Utsavam AwardNominated
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress – TeluguSize ZeroNominated
Best ActressNandi AwardsWon
2017Best ActressCinegoers Association AwardBaahubali 2: The ConclusionWon
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – TeluguFilmfare AwardsNominated
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsNominated
Best ActressZee Telugu AwardsNominated
Best Actress Lead roleBehindwoods Gold MedalsWon
2017Edison Award for Best ActressEdison AwardsNominated

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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