Shilpa Shinde was embroiled in an MMS scandal last year, where she was seen with a man in an awkward position. The video immediately had gone viral. A few days ago, the Bigg Boss 11 winner posted a video on her social media handle in which she denied being part of the clip and said that it was an impostor. To which her arch-rival Hina Khan and her boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal criticised her for apparently promoting pornography. Shilpa then responded to the allegations by posting an article, where they slammed her along with another post (pictured) in which she shared a snap from original video that went viral. She captioned it, "One of my fan sent me this original video of this girl.. (sic)"
Television industry's most talked about 'Bhabhiji' Shilpa Shinde emerged victorious in the Bigg Boss 11 house after treating viewers with her noteworthy antics. Shilpa beat Hina Khan and Vikas Gupta to bag the coveted trophy. She is currently seen with comedian Sunil Grover in the cricket-themed web series Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan
Shilpa Shinde played a character with negative shades in the 1999 TV series Bhabhi but gained recognition in the 2001 show Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai. The show which ran till 2003, tells the story of a united family, which finds itself confronted with teh biggest temptations of all times - money. Shilpa starred alongside Pooja Ghai Rawal, Aaanchal Anand, Pamela Mukherjee, Prabhat Bhattacharya, Jaya Bhattacharya, Tarun Khanna, Ram Kapoor and others
Shilpa earned appreciation from viewers for her role as Chitra in the series Sanjivani after which she did shows like Hatim, Waris, Mayka and Chidiya Ghar. Shilpa played Koyal in Chidiya Ghar, which is considered her breakthrough role opposite Paresh Ganatra but quit the show in March 2013 due to problems in her personal life and was replaced by Shubhangi Atre, who played the part for a year. After returning in June 2014, she quit in September over creative differences
Shilpa Shinde became a household name in 2015 with the popular TV series Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai. This light-hearted comedy show was a hit with viewers and everyone liked Shilpa's performance as the lead. Shilpa played the character of Angoori Bhabhi on the show but decided to leave the series in 2016 after having several issues with the makers and accusing them of mentally torturing her. Interestingly, Shubhani Atre, who earlier replaced in her Chidiya Ghar, was brought on aboard as Shilpa's replacement
Shilpa Shinde takes her roles very seriously in real life. She left the show Do Dil Ek Jaan because she felt her character was not given enough attention. She played a godmother named Daya Mayi on the show, which starred Ayaz Ahmed and Nikita Sharma, Nikita young Kashmiri woman, who moves to Mumbai with her family and falls in love with a gangster, Raghu essayed by Ayaz
Shilpa Shinde blamed the production team of the popular TV show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai for her departure. She claimed she was required to bring her own sarees and make-up on sets, among several other accusations. Furthermore, the show as controversial for its adult-oriented theme and jokes but garnered acclaim for its characters, stories and setting, while also inspiring many other shows with similar themes
Shilpa Shinde has even alleged that she was forced to complete her shooting schedule despite being ill. She would have gotten her salary cut if she had refused. She even filed a sexual harassment case against the show's producer Sanjay Kohli last year in March, claiming he called her 'sexy', hugged her forcefully and touched her waist and breasts
Shilpa Shinde remained in the news following her departure from Bhabhiji Ghar Pari Hai and the ensuing controversy. The actress says she had a tough time filing the case. "I went to the police station thrice this week with my lawyer. The cop, Mahesh Patil, was indifferent and insensitive." Shilpa even claimed that a make up man witnessed Sanjay Kohli harassing her, which ended in his sacking. She alleged that Kohli later sacked her from the show for spurning his advances
Today Shilpa Shinde is a big name in the television industry but not many know that her family members were not supportive of her decision to enter acting. Shilpa reveals that her late father didn't want her becoming an actress but she managed to convince him to give her a year's time to allow her to follow her dream. She claims his passing in 2013 devastated her and left in a deep depression
Shilpa Shinde and her Maayka co-star Romit Raj were in a serious relationship. They were about to wed but Rohit broke the engagement. Shilpa essayed Soni Khurana, one of the leads on the show while Romit played Jeet Khurana. She replaced Aarti Singh after which she would herself be replaced by Kanchi Kaul. Maayka lasted till 2009
Shilpa Shinde grabbed headlines recently for performing an item number in the film Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi. She did a naughty dance number in Sanjay Chhel's family comedy, which also stars Paresh Rawal and Vir Das. She said about her involvement in the film, "After enough controversy that affected my reputation, it was surprising to get a call from the makers of the film. When I was offered the song I thought: ‘I will have to shed some kilos’ as I haven’t done dance numbers before, but the PKPS team didn’t have enough time and wanted to shoot immediately. They briefed me about the concept and I was okay with it. I thought if I let go off this opportunity, it might not get it again, especially to dance along with such a stalwart Rishi Kapoorji. I was destined to do it. Moreover, PKPS was such a good team to work with right from the producer to the stars to director, the film title also sounds good. The name Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi is so vibrant"
Shilpa Shinde has won the 'Best Comic Actress Award' for her performance in Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. The show inspired by the 1995 sitcom Shrimaan Shrimati, which starred Reema Lagoo, Jatin Kanaika, Archana Puran Singh and Rakesh Bedi, revolves around two neighbouring couples, the Mishras and the Tiwaris, in which the husbands are attracted to each other's wives and attempt various tropes to impress them while constantly failing to do so
Shilpa Shinde believes that no work is inferior and has readily accepted roles of any kind. She does her roles with great dedication. Shilpa feels that even though the role might be small it is still important. Interestingly, Shilpa was initially cast to play glamourous neighbour Anita Mishra, who would be eventually portrayed by Saumya Tandon but got locked in a simple housewife Angoori Tiwari, after Rashami Desai opted out due to personal reasons, and went on to garner acclaim
Shilpa Shinde was not quite active on social media after quitting Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. She however maintains a Twitter handle and Instagram account and has recenty started posting regular updates especially after becoming a part of the cricket-themed web series Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan with Sunil Grover of The Kapil Sharma Show fame. She plays a character named Googly Devi on the show
Shilpa Shinde shocked many when she became a contestant on the controversial reality show Bigg Boss in its eleventh season. She and fellow contestant Vikas Gupta initially shared an unpleasant relationship during the first few weeks on the show, and would constantly engage in fights. Vikas was a producer on the TV channel, where Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai aired and she accused him of causing her exit from the show. Their relationship became cordial later. Shilpa also engaged in a rivalry with fellow contestant Hina Khan, which basically became one of the talking points of the season. Hina and Vikas later became finalists but Shilpa beat them to win
Shilpa Shinde is no stranger to the small screen world. Beginning her career almost two decades ago in the television world, she went on to star in several successful TV shows over the years most notably becoming a household name with shows like Chidiya Ghar and Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai. Her exit from the latter was riddled with controversies, which eventually led to her stint as a contestant on Bigg Boss 11, which she went on to win. Shilpa recently grabbed headlines for a viral video clip, which was purported to be her in a compromising position with a man, which she denied. A look at her career so far in pictures...