Shilpa Shetty is an Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar (1993), she has appeared in nearly 50 Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films, her first leading role being in the 1994 Aag. Although she went through years of decline during her career, Shetty was willing to reinvent herself quite often.
Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004), won her many accolades. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a
As for her participation, she stated: “I have zero expectations. The only thing I really hope to keep is my self-respect and my dignity. “Sister Shamita told the Times of India that this “is the boldest decision Shilpa has taken hitherto. “The Scotsman reported that PETA backed Shetty to win the contest and urged British viewers to vote for her. During her time, Shetty instructed fellow housemates Carole Malone and Ken Russell in meditation,flirted with Dirk Benedict but tempers started to fray by Day 7 as a clique formed in the house disapproving of Shilpa’s presence. Following a worldwide controversy that publicised her as a target of racist bullying within the house, Shetty won the contest after gaining 63% of the public vote and described the experience as “incredible and overwhelming”. She further thanked the public for “a fantastic opportunity to make my country proud”.
Source by Robert B Brown