Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992) is an Indian actress. The daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, she has played the leading lady in the Hindi films Hero (2015), Mubarakan (2017), and Motichoor Chaknachoor (2019).
|Relatives||Ahan Shetty (brother)|
Shetty was born on 5 November 1992 to actor Suniel Shetty and director Mana Shetty in Bombay (now Mumbai). While her father hails from the Tulu-speaking Bunt community, her mother was born to Punjabi Hindu mother and a Gujarati Muslim father. She has a younger brother, Ahan Shetty, who also became an actor after debuting in the film Tadap (2021).
Shetty studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School and later shifted to the American School of Bombay. While there, she participated in school plays alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff. She relocated to New York City to enroll at the New York Film Academy, as she wanted to act in films.
Shetty made her acting debut in 2015 with the Nikhil Advani-directed romantic action film Hero, a remake of co-producer Subhash Ghai's 1983 classic of the same name. Produced by Salman Khan and co-written by Advani and Umesh Bist, the film earned a total revenue of ₹34.82 crore (US$4.4 million). She portrayed the role of Mumbai-based aspiring dancer Radha Mathur, who falls in love with her kidnapper Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi), a gangster trying to extort her police chief father, IG Shrikant Mathur. For her portrayal of Radha, she received Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut. Bollywood Hungama, a leading website of India, wrote that ″Shetty needs some more time to improve her acting skills″. After her debut, she became the brand ambassador for the Indian franchise of Maybelline New York and featured in the Indian edition of high-profile magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Verve, Harper's Bazaar and many more.
After a brief period of 2 years, Shetty appeared in Anees Bazmee's romantic comedy Mubarakan opposite Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. The film, shot in Punjab and London, was a box office hit, though perceived to be a failure, and earned 93.59 crores. In the film, she played the role of a simple Punjabi girl named Binkle Sandhu who falls in love with Charan (Arjun Kapoor) but her wedding is instead fixed with Charan's twin brother Karan, who wants to marry his love interest Sweety (D'Cruz). Shetty received positive to mixed reviews for her performance in the film, though the film received mixed to negative reviews. She then appeared in a song, "Tere Naal Nachna", in 2018, composed, written and sung by Badshah, and featuring newbie singer Sunanda Sharma, for the film Nawabzaade, produced by Remo D'Souza and directed by choreographer Jayesh Pradhan, starring Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande and Punit Pathak.
Later on, in 2019, Shetty was cast as Anita "Ani" Awasthi, a young woman who is desperate to settle abroad by marrying an NRI, in Debamitra Biswal's comedy drama Motichoor Chaknachoor, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film opened to mixed reviews.
Shetty is next committed to appear in footballer Afshan Ashiq's biopic film, Hope Solo, where she will be seen playing the title role.
|2018||Nawabzaade||Herself||Special appearance in the song "Tere Naal Nachna"|||
|2019||Motichoor Chaknachoor||Anita "Ani" Awasthi|||
Awards and nominations
|2015||Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow (Female)||Hero||Nominated|
|Best Jodi Of The Year (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi)||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Debut (Female)||Nominated|
|2016||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Most Promising Debut Jodi (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi)||Won|
|Screen Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Jodi No. 1 (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi )||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Star Debut of the Year (Female)||Nominated|
|Hottest Pair (Shared with Sooraj Pancholi)||Won|
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- "Athiya Shetty says her brother Ahan Shetty's hard work inspires her". Times Now. 13 October 2018. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
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- "Athiya Shetty: My grandfather is larger than life for me as he has never discriminated between a boy and a girl". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
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- "Check out: Athiya Shetty on the cover of Harper's Bazaar India". bollywoodhungama.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Getting to know Athiya Shetty". Verve (Indian magazine). 26 May 2016. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Athiya Shetty and Baadshah to feature in 'Nawabzaade's next track 'Tere Naal Nachna' - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty kick off Motichoor Chakna in Bhopal". Mumbai Mirror. 23 October 2018. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- "Motichoor Chaknachoor movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui tries hard in a deeply problematic film". Hindustan Times. 15 November 2019. Archived from the original on 15 April 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
- "Athiya Shetty's Afshan Ashiq biopic to roll in December". The Times of India. 30 September 2018. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- "LIVE Updates | KL Rahul-Athiya Shetty wedding: Ajay Devgn showers blessings on couple, gives shoutout to Suniel Shetty". Zee News. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
- Suri, Ridhi (6 September 2022). "Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul to tie the knot at Suniel Shetty's Khandala bungalow? Here's what we know". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
- "KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty to get married HERE - Check Details". Zee News. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
- Press Trust of India (15 July 2015). "'Hero' actors Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty join Twitter". Business Standard India. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
- "Mubarakan actor Athiya Shetty reveals 'biggest disadvantage' of being star child". The Indian Express. 15 July 2017. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
- "Athiya Shetty rocks to Badshah's new song from Nawabzaade, Tere Naal Nachna". Hindustan Times. 5 July 2018. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
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