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Birthday special: Shilpa Shetty's notable performances

Updated on: 07 June,2023 11:40 AM IST  |  Mumbai

The actor's journey, from her debut in 'Baazigar' to her successful career spanning several decades, is a testament to her talent and ability

Birthday special: Shilpa Shetty's notable performances

Shilpa Shetty. Pic/Shadab Khan

Shilpa Shetty has portrayed a wide range of characters through her performances in the Bollywood industry. The actor's journey, from her debut in 'Baazigar' to her successful career spanning several decades, is a testament to her talent and ability. Her connection with the audience has made her a beloved figure in B-town. Here are some of her notable performances.


Shilpa's debut in a crime thriller film 'Baazigar' was a stepping stone towards her journey as an actor. In the film, the actor played the role of Kajol's sister and garnered attention with her performance. Despite being a supporting role, her portrayal in the movie was impressive and she caught everyone's attention with her screen presence. Her performance earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, the actor's debut in the film industry was recognized with the Best Debut Actress award that year. 


Who can forget Shilpa's character of Anjali in 'Dhadkan'? A wealthy and influential woman who falls in love with a man from a lower socio-economic background. Her portrayal of Anjali was highly appreciated for its depth and sincerity. Shilpa's performance showcased her versatility as an actor and her ability to bring emotional nuances to her characters. The film was not only a commercial success but also received critical acclaim. Her performance, in particular, was widely praised for its impact and contributed to the overall success of the movie. 


In 'Rishtey,' Shilpa Shetty had the opportunity to explore various genres, including comedy and drama, and she excelled in both. Her ability to bring authenticity to her character added value to the overall narrative. While the film primarily revolved around the lead actors, Shilpa's presence and her portrayal contributed significantly to the overall storytelling. The actor's performance in this film demonstrated her capability to leave a lasting impression even in supporting roles. 

Phir Milenge

Directed by Revathi, 'Phir Milenge' addressed the sensitive topic of AIDS. Shilpa portrayed the character of an HIV-positive woman who faces discrimination and fights for her rights. The actor's commitment to her role, her ability to convey the emotions and challenges faced by her character was widely acknowledged and it is often regarded as one of her career's best. 


In 'Apne' Shilpa portrayed the role of Sunny Deol's wife, a supportive and loving wife. It showcased her ability to emote with precision and authenticity. Her convincing portrayal of the character further enhanced the impact of the story and showcased her ability to excel in different genres to deliver impactful performances. 

Shilpa has served as a judge on reality television shows such as 'Nach Baliye' and 'Super Dancer,' where she shared her expertise and encouraged aspiring talent. Apart from her acting prowess, Shilpa Shetty is renowned for her dedication to fitness and wellness. The actor has proved herself to be a multifaceted personality, excelling in various domains.

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