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Anushka Shetty

07 Nov 1981 (Age 37)

Anushka Shetty Biography

Anushka Shetty is an Indian film actress who works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil films. She was introduced by Puri Jagannath in the movie Super. She was mainly known for choosing female centric movies like Arundathi, Rudharamadevi, Size Zero and many others.


Anushka Shetty was born in a Tulu speaking family hailing from Mangalore and pursued her studies in Bangalore. Her parents are A N Vittal Shetty and Prafulla. She has two brothers, Gunarajan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty, who is a cosmetic surgeon. She was also a yoga instructor trained under Bharat Thakur.

Film Career

Even after acting in Puri Jagan's Super in 2005, she did not get any fame. But after director S S Rajamouli cast her in Vikramarkudu, the film went on to become very successful and got her much recognition.

In 2009, Anushka first starred in the blockbuster hit, the fantasy film Arundhati. In this heroine-centric film, she essayed two roles for the first time. It was a critical as well as commercial success. Critics heaped praise on Anushka for her performance.

In 2010, she portrayed a prostitute's role in Krish's critically acclaimed anthology film Vedam. For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, her second consecutive Filmfare Award. In 2015, she starred in the first part of Baahubali directed by S. S. Rajamouli which became one of the top grossing films in the Indian film industry.

Her third release in 2015 was Gunashekar's bilingual Rudhramadevi in which she portrayed the title role of Kakatiya dynasty queen Rudrama Devi opposite Rana Daggubati and Allu Arjun. Her final release in 2015 was Size Zero where she played the role of a plus-sized woman. Even though the movie did not click at the boxoffice, her acting was prased by the critics as well as the audience.

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