Shilpa Shirodkar

Shilpa Shirodkar (born 20 November 1973) is an Indian actress and former photo model who worked primarily in Hindi-language films from 1989 to 2000. After a 13-year hiatus from acting, she made her comeback to acting, this time on television in the Zee TV series Ek Mutthi Aasmaan in 2013.[1]

Shilpa Shirodkar
Shilpa Shirodkar at success bash of Ek Mutthi Aasmaan in May 2014
Born (1973-11-20) 20 November 1973 (age 47)
Years active1989–2000, 2013–present
Aparesh Ranjit
(m. 2000)


Shilpa Shirodkar made her debut with Ramesh Sippy's film Bhrashtachar (1989), with Mithun Chakraborty and Rekha, in which she played the role of a blind girl.[2][3][4] She starred opposite Anil Kapoor in the hit 1990 film Kishen Kanhaiya. The following year she had successful films like Trinetra (1991) and Hum (1991). She appeared in several other hit films such as Khuda Gawah (1992), Aankhen (1993), Pehchaan (1993), Gopi Kishan (1994), Bewafa Sanam (1995) and Mrityudand (1997). She decided to quit acting after marriage and her last film appearance was in the 2000 film Gaja Gamini. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Khuda Gawah.[5] Shilpa paired in nine films with Mithun Chakraborty and fans appreciated their onscreen pairing.[1]

She took a 13-year hiatus from show business to raise her family in London and in 2013 made her comeback on television after shifting residence to Mumbai. The first shooting location was in a Delhi suburb for her comeback, Zee TV's new show Ek Mutthi Aasmaan, based on the life of domestic helpers.[6][7] The series finished in late 2014.

Her second television serial Silsila Pyar Ka aired on Star Plus on 4 January 2016[8][9][10] and ended six months later in June. From May 2017 to September 2018, she appeared in the Colors TV serial Savitri Devi College & Hospital.[11] In February 2020, she made a comeback to films playing a supporting role in Guns of Banaras, a film which had been completed in 2014 but was delayed for six years.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Born to Marathi actress Gangu Bai on 20 November 1973,[13][14] Shilpa is the younger sister of actress and former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar and grand-daughter of Meenakshi Shirodkar.[15][16][17][18] She married United Kingdom based banker Aparesh Ranjit in 2000. They have a daughter together.[1][19]


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Bhrashtachar Gopi
1990 Kishen Kanhaiya Radha
Ghar Ki Laxmi
Paap Ki Kamaee
Nyay Anyay Anju Singh
1991 Yodha
Trinetra Mona
Hum Anita Pratap Sinha
Benaam Badsha Bijli
Do Matwale Dr. Pooja
Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan Radha S. Kumar
Lakshmanrekha Vaishali
1992 Tilak Daku Mangla/Chanda
Brahma Telugu film
Apradhi Kamini
1993 Prateeksha Renu Khanna
Dil Hi To Hai Jayshree
Pehchaan Seema
Jeevan Ki Shatranj C.I.D. Inspector Kiran
Aankhen Chandramukhi
Khuda Gawah Insp. Heena Ranveer Singh nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Parwane Mona S. Saxena
Aakhri Chetawani
1994 Juaari
Gopi Kishan Chanda (Gopi's wife)
Gopalaa Sandra Dimento
Chhoti Bahoo Radha
Hum Hain Bemisaal Didi
1995 Raghuveer Roshni
Bewafa Sanam Mamta / In Flashback Sheetal Twin Appearance
1996 Return of Jewel Thief Sonu
Apne Dam Par Sapna Saxena
Hum Hain Premi
Rangbaaz Champa
1997 Mrityudand Kanti
Jayate Pooja M. Desai (TV movie)
Arasiyal Vasuki Tamil film
1998 Hitler Advocate Sheila S. Sharma
Dand Nayak
Badmaash Geeta
1999 Jai Hind Roshni
2000 Gaja Gamini Sindhu
2010 Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story Sona Delayed release. Was shot and completed in the 1990s
2020 Guns of Banaras Delayed release. Was completed in 2014


Year Title Role Channel Notes
2013–2014 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Kamla Vitthal Jadhav Zee TV [20]
2016 Silsila Pyaar Ka Janaki Randhir Tiwari STAR Plus Antagonist / Protagonist[21][22][23]
2017–2018 Savitri Devi College & Hospital Jaya Sunil Mishra Colors TV [24]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Category Role Show Result
2013 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Kamla Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Won
Favourite Popular Face - Female Nominated
Favourite Mata-Pita Rishta Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "90 के दशक में बोल्ड सीन देकर फेमस हुई थीं ये एक्ट्रेस, 13 साल बाद की वापसी तो पहचानना हुआ मुश्किल". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 20 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "अब ऐसी दिखती हैं नब्बे के दशक की हीरोइन शिल्पा शिरोडकर, बड़े पर्दे के बाद टीवी पर शुरू की दूसरी पारी". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 24 November 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ "सूजा चेहरा और आंखों के नीचे काले धब्बे, देखिए अब कैसी हो गई हैं शिल्पा शिरोडकर". Jansatta (in Hindi). 20 November 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Remember Shilpa Shirodkar? Here's what the 90s Bollywood actress is doing now". mid-day. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  5. ^ "51st Fair One Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Shilpa Shirodkar: I never missed Bollywood!". Bollywood Life. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  7. ^ Sharma, Priya (22 August 2013). "Hearth is where the art is". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Shilpa Shirodkar's next show about 'mother-son relationship'". The Indian Express. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Shilpa Shirodkar returns to the small screen as an obsessive mom". mid-day. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Shilpa thanks movie career for comeback". Deccan Herald. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  11. ^ "I'd be lying if I said that I didn't care about ratings, says Shilpa Shirodkar". The Asian Age. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  12. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (28 February 2020). "Shilpa Shirodkar makes a comeback". Rediff. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Happy Birthday Shilpa Shirodkar: Promising actress of 90s turns 44". Free Press Journal. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Have you seen these candid pictures of Shilpa Shirodkar?". mid-day. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Namrata Shirodkar - Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Indian Award Winning Talk Show - Zee Tv Hindi Serial". YouTube (in Hindi). Zee Tv. Retrieved 15 February 2020. Time 9:22 - 10:14
  16. ^ Sumit, Rajguru (22 April 2018). "Bollywood's Forgotten Stars: 10 Unknown facts about Mahesh Babu's wife and actress – Namrata Shirodkar". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Veteran Marathi actress dead". The Indian Express. 4 June 1997. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Meenakshi Shirodkar was the first Marathi actress to wear a swimsuit onscreen". The Times of India. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  19. ^ "I've never craved for fame: Shilpa Shirodkar". Hindustan Times. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  20. ^ "I felt its time to comeback: Shilpa Shirodkar". The Times of India. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  21. ^ "People's attitude in industry has changed: Shilpa Shirodkar". The Indian Express. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  22. ^ "New TV show 'Silsila Pyaar Ka' takes leap in second week itself". The Indian Express. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Shilpa Shirodkar Returns to Small Screen, Reveals What Has Changed - NDTV Movies". Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  24. ^ "I have never been image-conscious: Shilpa Shirodkar". Hindustan Times. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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