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Hot Pictures: Anushka Shetty – A South Indian glamour queen

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Actress Anushka Shetty, who debuted in films with Telugu film Super in 2005, might have joined late, but she has struck gold in very short span of time. Fondly called Sweety Shetty, she has acted mainly in the Telugu and Tamil film industries and become one of South India's most leading actresses in just seven years. She is also one among the highest paid actresses in South India.

Born in Mangalore, Anushka Shetty has completed the BCA in Bangalore. Trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur, she was also a Yoga Instructor. As an actress, she has come a long way and she has acted in 35+ movie in both Telugu and Tamil in seven years. Besides winning a few Filmfare, Nandi and CineMAA Awards, she has impressed young audience with her curvy and svelte figure. She has become the a glamour queen in South India.

Anushka Shetty, who born on 7 November 1981, is turning 31 day. We, at Oneindia, wish her a very happy birthday. We wish all the success to her upcoming movies like Damarukam, Mirchi and Rudram Devi. Here we bring you some of the very hot and sexy pictures of glam girl Anushka.

Although she entered film with Super, Anushka Shetty rose to fame following her performance in Ravi Teja's 2006 blockbuster movie Vikramarkudu, in which she has portrayed the character Neeraja Goswami. Here are some hot poses of her in the film.

Anushka Shetty's first release in 2007 was Lakshyam and she had played a sexy college girl named Indu. Her glamour quotient was one reason behind the huge success of the movie.

After the above average success of her debut movie Super, Anushka Shetty once again teamed up with Akkineni Nagarjuna in the movie Don, which went on to become a big success at the Box Office.

Lakshyam success made Anushka Shetty star once again with young actor Gopichand in film Souryam, which also became a Box Office hit.

Anushka Shetty rose to fame with back-to-back success, which bagged a female centric movie Arundhathi, which was a big hit in her career. She also received high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in it.

After Arundhathi, Anushka Shetty starred alongside young actor Prabhas in the action movie Billa, which featured Shetty in a role contrary to that in Arundathi and was also a big hit at the Box Office. She received accolades for her performance.

Anushka Shetty took up a challenging role of a prostitute alongside Allu Arjun in Krish's critically acclaimed anthology film Vedam in 2010. Her performance won accolades, including her second consecutive Filmfare Award.

After Vedam, Anushka Shetty had a series of failures in the year 2010. But by the end of the year, she scored a hit with Ragada, which was her third movie with Nagarjuna.

Anushka Shetty has teamed up with Nagarjuna for the fourth time in Damarukam, which is slated to hit the screens this weekend. It is one of the most awaited Telugu movies in 2012. It should be seen how it would perform at the collection centres.

Anushka Shetty has another movie titled Mirchi lined up to release. The actress is starring alongside Prabhas again. The movie is likely to hit the screens by the end of 2012.

Anushka Shetty has recently signed her second female-centric movie, which has been titled Rudrama Devi. Director Gunasekhar, who is working on the movie, has released her first look in the film as her birthday gift. Although she has not started shooting for it, he has taken some posters from Arundhathi and released them as first look of Rudrama Devi.

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