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.
Suniel Shetty Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Sunil Veerappa Shetty|
|Age||(as in 2023) 62 Years|
|Debut||• As a Film Actor: Balwaan (1992)|
• As a Film Producer: Khel – No Ordinary Game (2003)
• TV: Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Leo|
|Birth Place||Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Date of Birth||11 August 1961|
|Residence||18-B, Prithvi Apts., Altamount Road, Mumbai - 400 026|
|Home Town||Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hobbies||Playing Cricket, Watching Movies, Shopping, Travelling, Working Out|
|Mother's Name||Not Known|
|Father's Name||Late Veerapa Shetty|
|Sister||Sujata Shetty (Elder)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Mana Shetty (Creative Director)|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Marriage Date||Year: 1991|
|Children||• Son- Ahan Shetty (Actor)|
• Daughter- Athiya Shetty (Actress)
|College/University||H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Hotel Management|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg|
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Caste / Ethnicity||Tulu from Bunt Community|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||10 Inches|
|Cars Collection||• Hummer H3|
• Mercedes-Benz SUV
|Favourite Food||Tillwywali Kulfi, Fish Curry, Thai Cuisine|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Bruce Willis|
|Favourite Colors||Blue, White, Black|
|Favourite Actresses||Nargis, Sharmila Tagore, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Goldie Hawn|
|Favourite Film||Sharaabi, Hera Pheri|
|Favourite Musician||Bryan Adams|
|Favourite Director||J P Dutta, Gulzar, Rajiv Rai, Priyadarshan|
|Favourite Chef||Chef Solomon|
|Favourite Cricketer||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Book||Sunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar|
|Controversies||• 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.
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Suniel Shetty Net Worth
Suniel Shetty has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$11.5 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$11 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||INR 6 Crore +|
|Income Source||Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur|
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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
|1993||Waqt Hamara Hai|
Hum Hain Bemisaal
|1996||Ek Tha Raja|
Sapoot Raj Singhania
|1998||Vinashak – Destroyer|
Humse Badhkar Kaun
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
|1999||Hu Tu Tu|
|2001||Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi|
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
Ehsaas: The Feeling
|2002||Awara Paagal Deewana|
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
Karz: The Burden of Truth
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
|2003||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
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only|
Shaadi Se Pehle
Darna Zaroori Hai
Chup Chup Ke
Phir Hera Pheri
Aap Ki Khatir
Apna Sapna Money Money
|2007||Don't Stop Dreaming|
Shootout at Lokhandwala
Om Shanti Om
|2008||One Two Three|
Mr. Black Mr. White
De Dana Dan
|2010||Tum Milo Toh Sahi|
Red Alert: The War Within
Barood (The Fire) A Love Story
|2012||Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai|
|2018||Welcome to New York|
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Facts About Suniel Shetty
- Does Suniel Shetty smoke?: No
- Does Suniel Shetty drink alcohol?: No
- In the past, Shetty was a bad boy who engaged in fights and brawls. He became calm after he realized he had to set an example for his fans.
- Due to his muscular body, he is marked as the He-Man of Bollywood.
- Additionally, he owns a restaurant business, co-owns the famous boutique Mischief, owns the upscale pub Suzie Wong, and has the club H2O. Besides producing movies and concerts, Shetty also runs a production company called Popcorn Entertainment.
- Shetty is a devotee of Lord Shiva.
- On the eve of Rajiv Gandhi’s 61st birth anniversary, the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress honored him with the Rajiv Gandhi award in 2005.
- Cricket is Shetty’s favorite sport, and he has played for the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League.
- Various charitable causes are important to him.
- Suniel is allergic to prawns.
How did Suniel Shetty become a great businessman after not getting movies?
By taking the right decisions at right time! Suniel started the restaurant business more than a decade ago and his club H2O is widely recognized and praised by celebrities and the common man alike. Their Long Island Iced Teas are extremely popular. Suniel started working in the real estate sector in 2013, his company, S2 Realty And Developers Pvt. Ltd. made luxury homes in Khandala. Suniel owns a fair share in Aalim Hakim salon’s in Mumbai and at other places.
Why could Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty not become as famous and successful as Akshay Kumar?
Suniel took on too many poor projects out of a combination of gratitude and anxiety. His debut was in trouble thanks to the wonderful Pahlaj Nihalani, who had shelved his movie. So up until Balwaan came along, Suniel was in a lot of anxiety. So when people offered him roles, he indiscriminately chose them all without being picky. That resulted in his doing a lot of movies that were never going to be successful.
Why are Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty starrer ‘Hera Pheri 3’ on hold?
Revealing that the film is on hold Suniel Shetty recently told Mumbai Mirror, “Everything is on hold for now. The film’s team intends to make Hera Pheri 3, but some differences need to be ironed out first. The film is a big hit on television as well as in the meme world and we are all aware of the anticipation among the audience for the film.” However, Suniel Shetty is positive that the film will be made. “We have a lot of respect for each other and so I think it works like magic and I am looking forward to it. It will happen and whenever it does I know it will happen,” he had told.
Who has played Suniel Shetty’s son in Ranjnikanth’s Darbar movie?
Prateek Babbar son of Raj Babbar played as Suniel Shetty’s son in Rajnikanth’s Darbar movie.