New Delhi: Actress Shilpa Shetty’s life including her career has been full of excitement which is still continued. On her birthday today, we take a look at her life’s journey and extraordinary success that she gained in the past years.

Born on June 8, 1975, Shilpa shetty started her career as a model at the age of 16.  Two years later, she played a supporting role in Baazigar, which became a super hit. Shilpa’s first big film as a leading lady that did very well at the box office was Main Khiladi Tu Anari opposite Akshay Kumar. The film also starred Saif Ali Khan and Raageshwari, yet Shilpa managed to steal everyone’s thunder with the playful song, Chura ke dil mera. Soon the beautiful babe was sought after for mainstream masala entertainers where she mostly had to dance and look pretty. Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades.

The high point in her career came after winning the international reality show Big Brother. Shilpa was racially abused by jade Goody, her fellow contestant in the show. Shilpa gained sympathy and popularity among the viewers for the dignified way in which she had handled the situation, which was very instrumental in her win. She later launched her own perfume line and yoga DVD.

Shilpa met Raj Kundra soon after she became an international face with Big Brother. The duo later bought an IPL team Rajasthan Royals. They got married in 2009 and were blessed with a baby boy last year.We hear that Shilpa will not celebrate her birthday today. After Raj Kundra confessed to betting in the IPL, as reported by the police, followed by the confiscation of his passport, wife Shilpa has decided to give her starry birthday celebrations a miss. Instead, the actor has decided to perform a Maha Puja.

As for her upcoming projects, Shilpa has an international release lined up called The Desire Journey of a Woman which is an Indo-Chinese production.


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