About Suniel Shetty
Suniel Shetty is a well-known Indian film actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He is predominantly active in Bollywood films and has worked in several Malayalam and Tamil films. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has acted in over 100 movies. His significant works have been action and comedy movies. He has won a Filmfare Award out of 5 nominations for the movie Dhadkan.
Suniel Shetty was born in Bunt Hindu Family on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. His full name is Suniel Veerappa Shetty. His father is Late Veerapa Shetty. He has an elder sister named Sujata Shetty. Suniel married Mana Shetty in 1991, who is a creative director and runs an NGO for underprivileged kids. The couple has a daughter, Athiya Shetty, an actress, and a son, Ahan Shetty, a budding actor.
||Sunil Veerappa Shetty
||(as in 2022) 61 Years
||• As a Film Actor: Balwaan (1992)
• As a Film Producer: Khel – No Ordinary Game (2003)
• TV: Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
||Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Date of Birth
||11 August 1961
||18-B, Prithvi Apts., Altamount Road, Mumbai – 400 026
||Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
||Playing Cricket, Watching Movies, Shopping, Travelling, Working Out
||Late Veerapa Shetty
||Sujata Shetty (Elder)
||Mana Shetty (Creative Director)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
||• Son- Ahan Shetty (Actor)
• Daughter- Athiya Shetty (Actress)
||H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
||Degree in Hotel Management
||Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Caste / Ethnicity
||Tulu from Bunt Community
||• Hummer H3
• Mercedes-Benz SUV
||Tillwywali Kulfi, Fish Curry, Thai Cuisine
||Amitabh Bachchan, Bruce Willis
||Blue, White, Black
||Nargis, Sharmila Tagore, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Goldie Hawn
||Sharaabi, Hera Pheri
||J P Dutta, Gulzar, Rajiv Rai, Priyadarshan
||Sunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar
||• After the 9/11 attacks in USA, he faced a problem at the Los Angeles airport due to his beard that he had grown for his role in the movie Kaante (2002), the officials thought him as a suspect. But, after he clarified that he was an Indian actor, they let him off.
• Suniel Shetty and casting director Mukesh Chhabra had a spat when they used to work together. Mukesh Chhabra used to work at Suniel Shetty’s premises located in Versova (Mumbai), but after spat, he shifted to film producer Vashu Bhagnani’s office building in Juhu in Mumbai suburbs.
After completing his primary education, Suniel Shetty went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai to get a degree in Hotel Management. He has got training in Karate and is a black belt in Kick Boxing. When Suniel was a child, his father worked as a waiter at a restaurant in Worli, Mumbai, and used to clean the plates. His father’s boss called him to manage his new business and by 1943, his father had bought the whole building.
Suniel Shetty made his debut in Hindi movies with Balwaan in 1992, opposite Divya Bharti. The movie promoted him to retain his position in Bollywood as an action hero. Shetty went on to play the protagonist in several successful films such as Waqt Hamara Hai, Anth, Dilwale, Mohra, Gopi Kishan, Rakshak, Krishna, Sapoot, Border, Bhai.
Suniel Shetty Net Worth
Sunil Shetty has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)
||INR 2-3 crore/film
||Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
Suniel Shetty was mainly in action movies throughout the 1990s, playing the male protagonist in most of the films he acted in during the decade. From early 2000, Shetty essentially appeared in multi-starers across genres. He also starred opposite Isha Koppikar in Arjun Rampal’s debut film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat in the year 2001. In 2000, he appeared in one of his best films Hera Pheri along with Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal, Later he gave many Bollywood big hits including Jungle, Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar, and Red Alert: The War Within.
In the year 2014, Shetty changed the spelling of his name from Suniel to Suniel for numerological reasons. Suniel even did many negative roles in movies, including Dhadkan, Khel – No Ordinary Game, Baaz: A Bird in Danger, Main Hoon Na, Rudraksh, Cash, No Problem, and A Gentleman. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for Dhadkan. In 2009, Shetty bagged South Asian International Film Festival’s Best Actor Award for his role in the Naxalites-based Indian movie Red Alert.
Suniel produced movies including Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht, and Bhagam Bhag under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures. In 2020, Suniel Shetty also acted in his 2nd Tamil Blockbuster Darbar with Superstar Rajinikanth.
Ek Aur Faulaad
||Waqt Hamara Hai
Hum Hain Bemisaal
||Ek Tha Raja
Sapoot Raj Singhania
||Vinashak – Destroyer
Humse Badhkar Kaun
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
||Hu Tu Tu
||Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
Ehsaas: The Feeling
||Awara Paagal Deewana
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
Karz: The Burden of Truth
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
||Baaz: A Bird in Danger
Khanjar: The Knife
Qayamat: City Under Threat
Khel – No Ordinary Game
Main Hoon Na
Lakeer – Forbidden Lines
Aan: Men at Work
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na…
Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav
Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets
Deewane Huye Paagal
||Fight Club – Members Only
Shaadi Se Pehle
Darna Zaroori Hai
Chup Chup Ke
Phir Hera Pheri
Aap Ki Khatir
Apna Sapna Money Money
||Don’t Stop Dreaming
Shootout at Lokhandwala
Om Shanti Om
||One Two Three
Mr. Black Mr. White
De Dana Dan
||Tum Milo Toh Sahi
Red Alert: The War Within
Barood (The Fire) A Love Story
||Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai
||Welcome to New York
Aa Bb Kk
Facts About Suniel Shetty
- Does Suniel Shetty smoke?: No
- Does Suniel Shetty drink alcohol?: No
- Earlier, Shetty used to be a bad boy, as he was involved in fights and brawls. But after he understood that he requires to set an example for his fans, he became calm and rose to behave well.
- Due to his muscular body, he is marked as the He-Man of Bollywood.
- He is a successful businessman too, as he has a restaurant business, co-owns the famous boutique Mischief, owns the upscale pub Suzie Wong and has the club H2O, in Mumbai. Shetty also has a production company Popcorn Entertainment that produces movies and concerts.
- Shetty is a devotee of Lord Shiva.
- In the year 2005, on the eve of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi’s 61st birth anniversary, the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress honored him with the Rajiv Gandhi award.
- Shetty loves playing cricket and has played for the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League.
- He is actively involved in various charitable causes.
- Suniel is allergic to prawns.