Anushka Shetty is the stage name of Sweety Shetty. She was born on the 7th of November, 1981, in Mangalore. She belongs to an Ethnic Bunt family that is from the Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. She has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty.
In All Black Outfit
Anushka did her schooling from Bangalore and did her graduation from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore with Computer Application as her major subject.
Cheery In Yellow
Anushka debuted in the Telugu Film Industry with the 2005 film Super and became a shining star with the 2006 released film Vikramarkudu. Her acting prowess was acknowledged by critics and the general public with her performance as Arundhati in the same titled film Arundhati and as the character Saroja in the film Vedam; she received two Filmfare Awards for these movies.
Amidst The Lotus
The superhit film Singam in 2010 has made her one of South film industry’s top ranked and paid female actresses. She is now in the enviable state of being sought not only for her status as Glamour Queen of the South, but also for her superb acting skills. Presently, Anushka has been a part of more than thirty five films movies, in both Telugu and Tamil languagse, in just seven years.
Music Makes Anushka Dance
These days she seems to be seen in more Tamil language films than in Telugu films, but it could be probably because of not foreseen delays in her Telugu films in the last two years, which had to be completed before signing new films.
Sexy In Red
Gold And Blingy
Anushka has been lucky to be offered roles whose characters are ‘women of substance’. A case in point is the Telugu language film Rudram Devi, which is a period film based on the powerful and enigmatic Rani Rudrama Devi, a ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty in the South.
Anushka has essayed a wide range of roles, whether as a queen in the upcoming film Rudram Devi or as an ordinary and simple girl in the film Dhamarukam.
Anushka does the Catwalk
While other actresses from the South film industry are looking Northwards, at Bollywood, to get a pan Indian audience and wider reach and fame, Anushka is satisfied to be occupied with her assignments in the South.
Her Pretty Head With A Hat
Anushka’s upcoming films include the fim Selvaraghavan, with Arya as her male lead, and Singham 2 opposite co-star Suriya. She is doing the film Mirchi with Prabhas as her male lead and Rudrama Devi.
Anushka is an ardent Yoga practitioner and has even been a Yoga Instructor. She learnt yoga under the tutelage of renowned yoga guru Bharat Thakur.