Shamita Shetty (born 2 February 1979) is an Interior designer and former actress and model. She is the younger sister of Bollywoodactress Shilpa Shet
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” inSaathiya (2002). Later, Shetty found success as an actress with her first solo hit Zeher. She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Farebin that same year. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss (Season 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. In 2015, she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded.
A source told that Shamita readily accepted the role in a web series and has started prepping for her part already. “When the makers discussed the concept and her character sketch with her, she instantly agreed to be part of it. Earlier this week, Shamita started attending workshops to prep for her role,” Mid-Day quoted the source as saying. Shamita, actress Shilpa Shetty’s sister, will star in acting-project after a gap of nine years.
On Wednesday, Shamita tweeted, “Doing what I love best” using the hashtags ‘shootlife’ and ‘new beginnings’ with it. Sources reveal she will be seen in a never-before-seen avatar in the web series, a comic thriller, being produced by Viacom.
In the web series, Shamita will reportedly feature in a role that will surprise viewers. The web series is expected to be a comedy thriller to be produced by Viacom.
Meanwhile, Shamita shared a video on Twitter in which she can be seen getting ready for her first day of shoot. “Getting ready for my first day of shoot guys. Very excited about this one and can’t wait for you to watch it,” Shamita said in the video.
— Shamita Shetty (@ShamitaShetty) March 29, 2017
Confirming the development, a source close to her says, “When the makers discussed the concept and her character sketch with her, she instantly agreed to be part of it. Earlier this week, Shamita started attending workshops to prep for her role.”
She had mentioned that interior designing came naturally to her, “Interior designing is something that naturally happened to me… I just happened to do interiors of a night club and I did it with no technical knowledge… That’s when I decided when I am doing something… I would want to be technically sound with what I do,” Shamita told.
Last year, Shamita told news agency PTI that she was hardly given the scope to explore her acting ability. “Unfortunately, I have not been given a chance to explore acting that much. I hope to do that in near future. Dancing is fun for me. It keeps me really happy,” Shamita told .
Shamita Shetty made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s 2008 film Mohabbatein, also starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jugal Hansraj, Uday Chopra and Jimmy Shergill. She featured in a special song titled Chori Chori in Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji’s Saathiya and Sharara Sharara from Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai.
Shamita has also been part of films like Fareb, Zeher, Bewafaa, Cash and Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors, all of which proved to be box office duds.
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