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Shilpa Shukla Biography

Shilpa Shukla is an Indian theatre, television and Bollywood film actress, born into a Bihari Bhumihar family in Vaishali and brought up in New Delhi, Kolkata and Gujarat. She attended Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi till Class XII, then went to Miranda House, University of Delhi.

She started her acting career with eminent theatre personality M.K.Raina. Later, she worked with Director Arvind Gaur of the Asmita Theatre Group; her major plays are Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions and Tara, Govind Deshpande's Antim Diwas, Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi, Girish Karnad's Rakt Kalyan (Taledanda) and Neil Simon's Log-Baag.

After making his film debut with the critically acclaimed Khamosh Pani in 2003, she next appeared in Sudhir Mishra's Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, also in 2003. Popular acclaim came her way when she played an arrogant and stubborn role of Bindia Naik in the Shahrukh Khan starrer, Chak De! India in 2007, which got her a Filmfare Award nomination and also the National award consideration.

Her film B.A. Pass directed by debutant director Ajay Bahl, won the best film Audience Choice Award at the South Asian Alternative Film Festival (SAAFF) in Paris, France. In 2012, the film was named the Best Film in the Indian Competition at the 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival.

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