Actress, model, mother, fitness freak and an entrepreneur, sensational Shilpa Shetty defies age at 42! She is one of Bollywood’s fittest people around and her fitness mantra is not a secret anymore. A yoga practitioner, Shilpa Shetty is one of the most popular actresses of her time and still looks so glamorous and beautiful. The tall and pretty lady is a proud mother today and after taking a break from her long acting career, she has donned the role of a judge in many singing and dancing reality television shows.
As Shilpa celebrates her 42nd birthday today, we give you five memorable performances of her that made her a one of the sought-after actresses of her time.
1. Phir Milenge Phir Milenge
It is undoubtedly the best performance of Shilpa Shetty in her career. The film was an attempt to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and how it affects the lives of those who get infected. Shilpa played Tammana in the film who got infected by HIV virus and how her life came to a screeching halt after that. She played this character so convincingly that viewer felt her pain and empathized with her.
2. Life In a Metro
Directed by Anurag Basu: The film featured a storyline of nine different people and their lives in a metropolitan city. It has an ensemble cast like Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Shiney Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut and Shilpa Shetty. Shetty portrayed a homemaker stuck in a loveless marriage and she explores an extramarital relationship with Shiney Ahuja. She was critically acclaimed for her mature performance.
starring Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty proved to be a turning point for all these actors. The film catapulted her to the big leagues instantly and she bagged many big roles of substance after this. The film went on to become on the highest grossing films of the year.
Shilpa Shetty appeared as Sunny Deol’s wife in Apne which also starred Bobby Deol and Dharmendra. Although she had a small role in the film, she was critically praised for a matured performance. The film turned out to be a big hit at the box office.
Shilpa surprised the audiences with her tough-cop role in Dus. Helmed by Anubhav Sinha, the film also featured Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan and Suniel Shetty in pivotal roles.