Shamita Shetty (born 2 February 1979)[1][2] is an interior designer and actress and model. She is the younger sister of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.


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 and her fellow co-stars Kim Sharma and Preeti Jhangiani the 2001 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female. Since then, she mostly found success in item numbers, including "Sharara Sharara" in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and "Chori Pe Chori" in Saathiya (2002). Later, Shetty found success as an actress with her first solo hit Zeher. She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Fareb in that same year. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss (Season 3)[3] on Colors TV. She opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa's wedding. She was out of the show on 14 November 2009 (day 41) after staying for 6 weeks.

On 14 June 2011, Shetty decided to follow her passion in interior design alongside her acting career.[4] In 2015, she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded.


Film Role Year Other notes
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
Agnipankh Anjana 2004
Fareb Ria A. Singhania 2005
Zeher Sonia Mehra 2005
Bewafaa Pallavi Arora 2005
Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse Megha 2006
Cash Shanaya Rao 2007
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)


No. Name Role Channel Year
1. Bigg Boss 3 Herself Colors TV 2009
2. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 8) Herself Colors TV 2015

Awards and Nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
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

See also


External links

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IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year - Female
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