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Sunil Veerappa Shetty (born 11 August 1961)[2] is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is predominantly active in Bollywood films. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has acted in more than 110 films. His major works have been action and comedy films.[3] He has also acted in Malayalam, Tamil, and English language films. He has received a Filmfare Award out of five nominations.

Sunil Shetty
ಸುನೀಲ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ
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Sunil Shetty
Born Sunil Veerappa Shetty[1]
(1961-08-11) 11 August 1961 (age 57)
Mulki, Mangalore, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Action Anna
Occupation Actor, entrepreneur, tv host, film producer
Years active 1992–present
Mana Shetty (m. 1991)
Children Athiya Shetty
Ahan Shetty

He made his acting debut in 1992 in Balwaan. Subsequently he featured in several commercial successes including Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Dilwale, Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), Gopi Kishan (1994), Krishna (1996), Border (1997), Judge Mujrim (1997), Bhai (1997), Qahar (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Refugee (2000), Jungle (2000), Dhadkan (2000), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Kaante (2002), Qayamat (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004), Hulchul (2004), Dus (2005), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Apna Sapna Money Money (2006), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), One Two Three (2008) and De Dana Dan (2009).

In addition to acting in films, Shetty has produced films including Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures. Along with Mukesh Chhabra, he has also started an online venture ‘F…the Couch’ (FTC). Shetty is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in Celebrity cricket league and owns the restaurants Mischief Dining Bar and Club H20, in Mumbai. He has also featured as a host for India's leading fitness reality shows Biggest Loser Jeetega and India's Asli Champion Hai Dam?. He is married to Mana Shetty with whom he has two children, actress Athiya Shetty and Ahan Shetty.



Sunil Shetty's debut film was Balwaan (1992), opposite Divya Bharti. The film was Hit and launched his career as an action hero.[citation needed] He went on to play the protagonist in various successful movies such as Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Dilwale (1994), Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), Gopi Kishan (1994), Krishna (1996), Sapoot (1996), Rakshak (1996), Border (1997), Bhai (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Dhadkan (2000) Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001), Main Hoon Na (2004), Welcome (2007), and Red Alert: The War Within (2010).[4] In 2014, he changed the spelling of his name from Sunil to Suniel for numerological reasons.[5]

Shetty was involved primarily in action films throughout the 1990s, playing the male protagonist in most of the movies he acted in during the decade. From early 2000, he mainly appeared in multi-starrers in across genres. He also starred opposite Isha Koppikar in Arjun Rampal's debut movie Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001).

In 2005, on the eve of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's 61st birth anniversary, the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress honoured Shetty with Rajiv Gandhi award

Shetty won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for Dhadkan.[6] In 2009, Shetty bagged South Asian International Film Festival's Best Actor Award for his role in Naxalites based Indian movie Red Alert.

The actor has entrepreneurial ventures as well. Shetty produced films such as Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures. Along with Mukesh Chhabra, one of the best-known names in the casting fraternity, Shetty has also started an online venture called ‘F…the Couch’ (FTC).

The FTC is a digital platform that discovers new talent in Bollywood provides a platform to new artists to make a place for themselves in Bollywood. Apart from being part of this project, Shetty has also been actively involved in realty and restaurant business.

Non-film workEdit


Shetty has appeared as a host for India's leading fitness reality shows Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One.[7] and India's Asli Champion Haidam? on &TV


He is a well known in restaurant business in Mumbai. The Actor owns Mischief Dining Bar and Club H20, in Mumbai. Both the places are running successfully.[8][9]

Celebrity cricket leagueEdit

Suniel Shetty is captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.[10]

Hiru Golden Film AwardsEdit

Suniel Shetty was participant in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 and 2016 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with other Bollywood actors such as Anil Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, and actresses such as Bipasha Basu, and Neha Dhupia.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Sunil Shetty was born in a Tulu speaking ethnic Bunt[12][13] family on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, India.[12]

He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children, actress Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992)[14] and Ahan (born 15 January 1996).[15] Athiya made her acting debut opposite actor Aditya Pancholi's son Sooraj Pancholi in Hero (2015).

Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids.[16] Shetty has a Black Belt in Kickboxing.[17] He owns clothing boutiques as well as restaurants specializing in Udupi cuisine.[18]

Sunil Shetty's son Ahan Shetty has been signed by Sajid Nadiadwala for his debut film.[19]




Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Balwaan Arjun Singh
1993 Waqt Hamara Hai Sunil Chaudhary
1993 Pehchaan Kunal Verma
1994 Dilwale Vikram Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1994 Anth Vijay Saxena
1994 Mohra Vishal Agnihotri
1994 Gopi Kishan Gopi / Kishan Double Role
1994 Hum Hain Bemisaal Michael
1995 Surakshaa Raja
1995 Raghuveer Raghuveer Verma
1995 Gaddaar Sunny
1995 Takkar Ravi Malhotra
1996 Ek Tha Raja Jay
1996 Vishwasghaat Avinash
1996 Krishna Krishna / Sunil
1996 Shastra Vijay
1996 Sapoot Raj Singhania
1996 Rakshak Raj Sinha
1997 Border Bhairav Singh Nominated- Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award

Nominated- Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor

1997 Prithvi Prithvi
1997 Judge Mujrim Sunil / Dhaga Double Role
1997 Bhai Kundan
1997 Dhaal Suraj
1997 Qahar Amar Kapoor
1998 Vinashak – Destroyer Arjun Singh
1998 Aakrosh Dev Malhotra
1998 Humse Badhkar Kaun Bhola / Suraj
1998 Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Himself Special Appearance
1999 Hu Tu Tu Aditya
1999 Bade Dilwala Ram Prasad
1999 Kaala Samrajya Arjun
2000 Krodh Karan
2000 Hera Pheri Shyam / Ghanshyam
2000 Refugee Mohammad Ashraf Nominated- Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award

Nominated- IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award

2000 Jungle Shivraj
2000 Dhadkan Dev Won- Filmfare Best Villain Award

Won- Zee Cine Best Supporting Actor Award

Nominated- IIFA Best Villain Award

2000 Aaghaaz Govind Narang
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Sameer
2001 Officer Sagar Chauhan
2001 Kakkakuyil Kunjunni Special Appearance Malayalam film
2001 Ek Rishtaa Himself Special Appearance
2001 Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Yash Sabharwal
2001 Ittefaq Shiva
2001 12B Pratap Tamil film
2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Dayashankar Manorilal Pandey
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Ravi Naik
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Yeda Anna
2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Vijay
2002 Annarth Jimmy / Jai
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth Raja
2002 Maseeha Krishna
2002 Kaante Marc Issak
2002 Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Himself Special Appearance
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Harshvardhan
2003 Khanjar: The Knife Raja
2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat Akram Sheikh Nominated – IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award
2003 Khel – No Ordinary Game Dev Mallya Producer
2003 LOC Kargil Sanjay Kumar
2004 Rudraksh Bhuria
2004 Main Hoon Na Raghavan Won- GIFA Best Villain Award

Nominated- Filmfare Best Villain Award

Nominated- IIFA Best Villain Award

2004 Lakeer – Forbidden Lines Sanju
2004 Aan: Men at Work Appa Kadam Naik
2004 Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... Ishaan
2004 Rakht Mohit Producer
2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Rahul Bhargav
2004 Hulchul Veer
2005 Page 3 Himself Special Appearance
2005 Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Laloo
2005 Blackmail Abhay Singh Rathod
2005 Tango Charlie Shezad Khan
2005 Paheli Sunderlal Special Appearance
2005 Dus Dan
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Rocker
2005 Kyon Ki Karan Special Appearance
2005 Deewane Huye Paagal Sanju
2005 Home Delivery Time Man Special Appearance
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Anna
2006 Shaadi Se Pehle Anna
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Vishwas Talegaonkar
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Himself Special Appearance Malayalam film
2006 Chup Chup Ke Mangal Singh Chauhan
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Shyam
2006 Aap Ki Khatir Kunal
2006 Umrao Jaan Faiz Ali
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Namdev Mane
2007 Don't Stop Dreaming Dave English film
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Kaviraj Patil
2007 Cash Angad
2007 Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Nawab
2007 Welcome Himself Special Appearance
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan
2008 Mr. Black Mr. White Gopi
2008 Mission Istaanbul Owais Hussain Producer
2008 Mukhbiir Rehman
2009 Daddy Cool Steven
2009 De Dana Dan Ram Mishra
2010 Tum Milo Toh Sahi Amit Nagpal
2010 Red Alert: The War Within Narasimha Won- SAIFF Best Actor Award

Won- Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor

2010 Barood Shakti
2010 No Problem Marcos
2011 Thank You Yogi
2011 Raada Rox Himself Special Appearance Marathi film
2011 Loot Builder Producer
2012 Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai Amar Joshi
2012 Delhi Safari Sultan The Leopard Voice only, Animated film
2013 Enemmy Eklavya Karmarkar / Bhau
2013 Kalimannu Himself Special Appearance Malayalam film
2014 Jai Ho Arjun Kaul Special Appearance
2014 Koyelaanchal Nisheeth Kumar
2014 Desi Kattey Suryakant Rathore
2014 The Shaukeens Himself Special Appearance
2015 2 Chehare Ajay / Babu
2017 A Gentleman Vijay Kumar Saxena
2018 Welcome to New York Himself Special Appearance
2019 Marakkar:Arabikkadalinte Simham Zamorian Malayalam film


Year Film
2003 Khel – No Ordinary Game
2004 Rakht
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2008 Mission Istaanbul
2008 EMI
2011 Loot


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