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Shamita Shetty (born 2 February 1979) is an Indian Bollywood actress and interior designer . She made her debut in "Mohabbatein" with industry stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the year. Featured in couple of movies later like "Zeher" , "Cash", "Bewafa" where her roles were appreciated. She was a contestant in the popular controversial reality show, Bigg Boss in 2009.
After completing her graduation in Commerce from Sydenham college, Shamita did a fashion designing diploma from SNDT college Mumbai. Post which she started her internship with ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, but Manish saw a spark in her and suggested to prep for her acting career. In 2011, Shamita decided to follow her passion in Interior design  and did her first solo project by designing Royalty a club in Mumbai. Later her love for Interior design pushed her to do a diploma from Central Saint Martins and Inchbald school of design in London.
She made her film debut in 2000 with the Yash Raj Films blockbuster Mohabbatein, which was directed by Aditya Chopra. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her the 2001 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female. Soon after she gave the best dance numbers to Bollywood , including "Sharara Sharara" in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and "Chori Pe Chori" in Saathiya (2002) to getting appreciated for her acting in blockbuster hit Zeher (2005) where she was nominated as the Star of the Year - Female at Stardust awards (2006). She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Fareb. She has also been part of multistarcast projects like "Cash" (2007) , "Bewafa" (2005). Alongside her acting career, she decided to focus on other love i.e. Interior designing. She designed Royalty (a club in Mumbai), Chandigarh Iosis spa (Won best interior award at Asia spa awards) and few other properties abroad. She has a registered company called "Golden Leaf interiors"  Her passion for the entertainment industry kept drawing her back and she returned with a popular reality show Bigg Boss internationally known as Big Brother on Indian television. She opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa Shetty wedding . She was out of the show on 14 November 2009 (day 41) after staying for 6 weeks and the only contestant who wasn't nominated even once during her stay in Bigg Boss house. .Soon after, she stormed the nation with her graceful dancing and became the most popular face on the Indian version of Dancing with the stars – Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa . Recently she did a web series "Yo Ke Hua Bro" streaming on Voot, Viacom 18 digital platform. Directed by Suparn Verma which also stars talented bunch of actors like Aparshakti Khurana, Gaurav Pandey and Ridhima Pandit.
|Mohabbatein||Ishika Dhanrajgir||2000||IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female|
|Saathiya||2002||Special appearance in song "Chori Pe Chori"|
|Raajjiyam||Pooja Karthikeyan||2002||Tamil film|
|Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai||2002||Special appearance in song "Sharara Sharara"|
|Pilisthe Palukutha||Shanti||2003||Telugu film|
|Fareb||Ria A. Singhania||2005|
|Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse||Megha||2006|
|Heyy Babyy||2007||Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"|
|Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors||2007||Special Appearance|
|Naan Aval Adhu||Geetha||2008|| Tamil film|
Simultaneously made in Telugu as Adi Oka Idhi Le
|Yo Ke Hua Bro||Suman Rao||2017||Web Series ( 6 Episodes)|
|1.||Bigg Boss 3||Herself||Colors TV||2009|
|2.||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Herself||Colors TV||2015|
|3.||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 8)||Herself||Colors TV||2015|
|4.||Dance Ki Takkar 4||Herself||Life OK||2016|
|5.||The Kapil Sharma Show||Herself||Sony TV||2016|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Mohabbatein||Filmfare Award||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2001||Mohabbatein||Screen Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2001||Mohabbatein||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Star Debut of the Year (Female)||Won|
|2001||Mohabbatein||Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2006||Zeher||Stardust Awards||Star of the Year - Female||Nominated|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Birthday girl Shamita Shetty turns 35, parties with sis, Bipasha (2 February 2014). Retrieved on 22 May 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 R Madhavan, Shilpa Shetty, Karishma Tanna, Upen Patel and others attend Shamita Shetty's birthday bash (4 February 2016). Retrieved on 22 May 2016.
- ↑ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/photo-features/bollywood-celebs-and-their-birthday-celebrations/Shamita-Shetty-rings-in-her-birthday-in-style-with-sister-Shilpa-Shetty-and-friends/photostory/62753822.cms
- ↑ Shamita Shetty: Filmmakers just assumed I’m not interested in acting and films (22 September 2017).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Shamita Shetty has design plans - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis (21 March 2013).
- ↑ "I Didn't Have Enough." Shamita Shetty Opens Up About Her Career Choices In Candid Interview. (23 September 2017).
- ↑ https://www.femina.in/celebs/indian/a-candid-chat-with-shamita-shetty-56564.html
- ↑ Shamita Shetty: Going Into Bigg Boss Was A Challenge That Went Completely Against My Personality.
- ↑ Shamita upset with Bigg Boss - Times of India.
- ↑ Shamita Shetty wins ‘Dance Marathon’ on ‘Jhalak Reloaded’ (11 September 2015).
- ↑ https://www.thestatesman.com/entertainment/getting-interesting-projects-web-space-shamita-shetty-1502578765.html
- ↑ https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/shamita-shetty-is-making-a-debut-again-this-time-in-web-series-called-yo-ke-hua-bro-1738843
- ↑ musicjinni. Shilpa Shetty with Shamita Shetty in Pantene TV Commercial - Music Jinni.
- ↑ Shamita Shetty at Aldo launch in Mumbai on 2nd Sept 2016.
- ↑ Shamita Shetty At Audi Magazine Launch videos - IndiaGlitz.com.
- ↑ Shamita Shetty inaugurates 11th Edition of IIFJAS - Free Press Journal (12 August 2017).
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