Shilpa Shukla

  • Actor

Feb 22, 1982  in Vaishali, Bihar, India

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Shilpa is an Indian theatre, television and Bollywood film actor. She made her debut in Khamosh Pani (2003). She was well known for her character in the film Chak De India!(2007). Some of her films also includes Frozen(2007), Rockstar(2011), Rajdhani Express(2013) and Crazy Cukkad Family (2015).
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Shilpa Shukla is a celebrated theatre and film artist. A graduate in sociology from Delhi University, she found her calling in acting through the stage. Later she debuted in the critically acclaimed film Silent waters that won three awards at the Locarno Film Festival. Her character in Bollywood movie Chak de India won her all the popular awards. In 2013, she got her first Filmfare award as best actress (critics) for the neo-noir film B.A.Pass.

Theatre for her is the backbone that keeps the crafts alive. She has acted in over more than 20 plays with eminent theatre directors M.K.Raina, Arvind Gaur, Barry John, Kirti Jain, Bharti Sharma before she started her career in movies. She returned on stage after twelve years with Dario Fo's Woman Alone. The play has had seven successful shows so far. The play 'Main Bhi Bachchan' is a breather for her from her 55-minute intense monologue, she says.